Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com is gearing up for this year’s Tour de France with a new interactive Tour route planner on its website. The planner details the 2,000-mile route the Tour de France will take, as well as a comprehensive list of bookable campsites, holiday parks and lodges for every stage of the race.
The route planner (http://www.pitchup.com/tour_de_france/) covers all 20 stages of the Tour, beginning with the Grand Départ in North Yorkshire, on Saturday July 5, right through to the finish at Périgueux, on Saturday, July 26.
The interactive planner is in the form of a map, with the Tour route stages clearly marked. Users can click the map anywhere along the route to find details of each stage, the dates they take place, the nearby towns and the route itself. Clicking on the map will also give details of up to 10 nearby holiday parks and campsites along the way, which can be booked on Pitchup.com.
Users simply need to click the name to go to its listing page, add in the dates they want to stay, pick their accommodation and book – all done!
The map also has a ‘Find out more’ section for a lowdown of other attractions in the vicinity.
Pitchup.com founder Dan Yates said: “With British cycling at the top of its game right now and the fact that cycling’s most gruelling event will depart from Yorkshire this year, the Tour de France has never been so popular this side of the Channel.
“Our interactive route planner means cycling fans can follow the action, choosing between holiday parks, camping pods, luxury lodges or pitches for their tourer, tent or motorhome. Whether they want to do the whole 2,000 miles of the route by pedal power, or cover a small area by car or campervan, it’s up to them. Whatever they choose, by using the interactive route planner, cycling fans can rest assured they’ll find a fabulous place to stay.”
Dan adds: “But hurry! With less than six months to go before the start of the Tour, many sites are starting to get booked up and, as the event draws nearer, prices are likely to shoot up. Cycling fans can secure their accommodation for as little as a £10 deposit, and, with prices as low as £12 per night, it makes sense to book early.”