Follow the Tour de France 2010 route
Following the buzz around Tour de France 2010, we decided to treat Pierre & Vacances customers and fellow cycling enthusiasts to an entry filled with Tour de France 2010 information and tips.
The 97th Tour de France is running from the 3rd – 25th July 2010 and will take in some of the French Alps’ and Pyrenees’ toughest cycling terrain including Avoriaz, Alpe d’Huez, Ax Trois Domaines and Font Romeu.
So, to all our customers and fellow cycling enthusiasts who want to experience the legendary climbs and cols of the Tour de France 2010, look no further! Pierre & Vacances have self-catering summer accommodation in over 40 resorts throughout the French Alps and Pyrenees and alongside key points in the Tour de France route.
We’ve picked out the four hottest places to visit and best cycling trails to follow along the Tour de France route for 2010:
Font Romeu is a small but lively family resort in the eastern Pyrenees and can boast the highest amount of sunshine of any French resort. This picturesque village is perched along the Cerdagne plateau with views over Spain and Andorra and is used as a high altitude training camp for professional and amateur cyclists. As well as cycling, Font Romeu also boasts some of the best-marked walking trails in the Pyrenees.
Stay at the…Résidence Maeva Les Balcons du Soleil
The Residence Maeva Les Balcons du Soleil offers magnificent views over the Pyrenees mountain range and is just 100m from the shops and services of the resort. A studio apartment, suitable for two people, starts from as little as €152 (£126) per week in August.
Port du Soleil
Pierre & Vacances Avoriaz La Falaise, Avoriaz
Tour de France 2010 spends three days in the Portes du Soleil region and it will be the 24th time that the tour has visited the Alpine resort of Avoriaz. There are plenty of cycling trails in Portes du Soleil, ranging from beginner to more experienced, rugged trails, making it a haven for cyclists.
Stay at the….Pierre & Vacances La Falaise
The Pierre & Vacances La Falaise is ideally located in the “La Falaise” district, right next to the resort centre and a great base from which to explore the cycling trails in the region.A one bedroom apartment, suitable for up to four people, starts from as little as €306 (£254) per week in August.
Ax 3 Domanies
With its impressive summit finish, Ax 3 Domaines remains one of the highlights of the Tour de France and its position above the spa town of Ax-les-Thermes ensures fantastic views on the climb.
Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Trois Domaines is ideally located at the heart of the village, right next to the thermal baths and boasting its own outdoor heated swimming pool. A one bedroom apartment, suitable for up to four people, starts from as little as €306 (£254) per week in August.
The Alpe d’Huez is one of the great climbs of the Tour de France and offers fantastic views across the mountain range and the glaciers of the Ecrins massif. There are lots of cycling and walking trails in both the valleys and the mountains.
Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Bergers, Alpe d’Huez
The Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Bergers lies at the heart of the Oisans mountain range, 100 metres from the resort centre, overlooking both the valley and the Écrins mountain range – a perfect spot for relaxing after a hard days cycling. The property also boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna.A one bedroom apartment, suitable for up to four people, starts from as little as €428 (£356) per week in August.
Pierre & Vacances have property in Avoriaz, Alpe d’Huez, Ax Trois Domaines and Font Romeu. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Pierre & Vacances’ summer accommodation in these resorts as deals currently stars from less than £10 per person, per night. Find out more about Pierre & Vacances discounts here.