Cycle holiday in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland. Our accommodation is a mix of camping and hotels. We visit spectacular locations and choose local hotels and stunning camping locations.
WE CHOOSE LOCAL, FAMILY RUN HOTEL / B&B ACCOMMODATION WHERE POSSIBLE.
SOME of our holidays combine a mix of hotels and camping. Don’t let this deter you!
CAMPING IN EUROPE
Campgrounds in Europe are of a much higher standard than those you may be used to in Australia. They often have their own swimming pool, restaurant, bar and mini-mart. They usually bake their own bread fresh each morning which means we have freshly baked croissants, pain au chocolate, pain au raisin and baguettes delivered to our group marquee for breakfast. Campground amenities are of a high standard – with private shower rooms and vanity rooms (often complete with power points for your hairdryers ladies!), washing machines and dryers available.
To get an idea of why we love camping in Europe... Check out the CampingDes Sources website for the campground in Gordes; the Luberon Valley in Provence, where we stay for two nights on our Nice to Alpe d’Huez ride.
We have a communal marquee where we enjoy group breakfasts and afternoon-teas together – time to kick back and chat about the ride ahead or the ride we just did, to talk about the Tour de France or the touristic highlights of the day. We also ensure we have communal power available at our marquee for you to re-charge your cameras, gamins, phones etc...
Wide Open Road provide high quality tents and sleeping mats for hire so that you do not have to bring your own from home and can reduce the weight of your luggage. We use well designed, waterproof, 2-second self-erecting Quechua tents and extra-thick and comfy sleeping mats. There’s no messing around at the end of a days ride!
2 person tent hire for duration of trip(s) - perfect for 1 person $75
3 person tent hire for duration of trip(s) - great for 2 people $95
New single inflatable mattress (suitable for 1 person) $30
New double inflatable mattress (perfect for 2 people) $40
As well as the ease and practicalities offered by the camping setup on our holidays, we think one of the best bits of camping is that you get to experience holidaying the way the locals do and learn more about the culture of the regions we pass through. Perhaps a glass of Pastis and game of boules at the campground boulodrome? Or maybe cheer your Tour de France heroes on TV alongside French accents in the camp-bar! But, as we know, sometimes you want your own little bit of space and privacy – so we add a hotel night now and then to get the balance right.
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