The Tour de France’s outing to the sea

It’s official: this year the tour de France will pass through Charente-Maritime!

The stages of the Tour de France in Charente-Maritime

In order to fight effectively against the spread of the COVID19 epidemic, the organizers of the Tour de France, in agreement with the International Cycling Union, decided to postpone the Tour de France to Saturday 29th August to Sunday 20th September 2020.

Initially scheduled from June 27 to July 19, the Tour de France will take place on the planned route, without change, from Nice to Paris via the Charentes.

Charentes: a great place for cycling

Charentes is a prime cycling destination boasting diverse itineraries and major long-distance cycle paths that will enable you to discover the various facets of the region.
The cycle routes are clearly sign-posted and extremely safe to use. They pass through landscapes exhibiting a kaleidoscope of colours, especially rich in shades of green and blue!

The Tour de France in Charentes

TDF © A.Broadway

Whether you’re an occasional cyclist, a cycling buff or a real pro, there are treasures aplenty to linger over (not forgetting the competitive aspect of things).
We’re confident that our favourite professional cyclists will make the most of this amazing route and even have the chance to take a short time-out to enjoy the best the Charentes region has to offer.

Cycling and holidays go hand-in-hand!

If you fancy following these key stages of the Tour de France in the Charentes, nothing could be easier – just book accommodation near the route to keep track of the progress of the race and cheer on the competitors!
The Charentes region boasts a wide range of accommodation options tailored to all budgets! So, what are you waiting for? Book your holiday in Charentes without delay!

a stage on the Tour de France

TDF © B.Bade

So, what about you?

The Loopi app enables you to embark on an adventure with just a couple of clicks!
If you’d like to get in on the act and organize a cycling getaway, it’s child’s play to download the Loopi
app, the key to being able to plan trips that are just right for you: cycle-friendly accommodation (Accueil Vélo), online itineraries and more. Let yourself be inspired by the tour de France and look forward to wonderful cycle rides, whether as a family, a couple or with your friends!

cycling routes on the French Atlantic Coast


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