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following 2011 tour

petewinpetewin Posts: 2
edited December 2010 in Tour & expedition
Looking for any info on following the 2011 tour de france with my family. We would like to hire a campervan and try and do it as cheap as possible.If anybody has done anything simlar i would be very gratefull for for some advice .


  • rf6rf6 Posts: 323
    Not sure about following the tour, although I am going over to watch a couple of legs in Brittany for the first time.

    Campsites are plentiful and good value, but I imagine that it'll be worth surfing and booking in if you want to be close to the route.

    The biggest way of saving money is not eating and drinking out. Carrefore and Lidl are your friend BUT, this is also a good way of missing out on one of the major benefits of France. I've always found cafes, bars and restaurants to be very friendly places, especially to cyclists, and the food can be exceptional.

    Have you considered taking a car and tent? This will save you on camping fees, and free up some money for the finer things!
  • Eat out for lunch, not dinner!
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