Campsites near cycle racing routes in France
This area is known for its spectacular climbs from the Tour de France: Tourmalet – Luz Ardiden – Aubisque – Hautacam, all beautiful routes that lead over the mythical hills of the Tour and through smaller, lesser-known roads with exceptional views.
A perfect destination to combine a beach holiday with a sporty trip. From the beach you can cycle into the mountains within a few minutes. Characteristic to this area are the wide boulevards, the palm trees and the enormous yachts, but also the beautiful bays and forests where several bike routes are set.
You'll find lots of lovely bike routes with heavy climbs leading over the Gorges de l'Ardèche and the Montagnes Ardèchoises. Characteristic to this region are the volcanic mountain tops, chestnut trees, rivers, open heaths and picturesque villages. The well-known annual bike festival l'Ardèchoise is also in this area.
Climb one of the most famous mountains, the Mont Ventoux, in this region. This giant is almost 2000 metres high and features in some of the most classic cycling races in France. As well as cycling, taste the nougat from Montélimar, the truffles from Triscastin and of course the delicious wines of Côte du Rhône.
This is the real deal! Diehard cyclists can enjoy this area which is known for many of the climbs in the Tour de France. Think of the Alpe d'Huez, La Marmotte and Le Galibier. Visiting Briançon is a must, it's also called the capital of the bicycle.