Tour de France 2020
Updated: Aug 9
Not long to go now until all of Europe goes cycling mad. Le Tour was initially scheduled to take place from the 27th June to the 19th July. However, because of Covid-19 it has now been postponed, and will run from Saturday 29th August to Sunday 20th September 2020. The Tour de France will follow the same route, with no changes, all the way from Nice to Paris. Will you be following the super-fit, speedy men in Lycra this year?
Beaches and Bicycles
If you are avid fans of the Tour de France then you will already know the route. If not, then check out the full Le Tour 2020 route information here. The nearest stage to us is probably Sarran, which is about 1 hour and 15 minutes south of Limoges. Or if we fancied making a day of it we would head over to the stunning French Atlantic Coast, and watch the race around Ile de Oleron and Ile de Re. That would be my preferred choice because we could hit the shops and the beaches all in the same day! If we wanted to go a bit further we could combine the stage at Poitiers with a trip to Futuroscope. Now that could be fun, and there are some really lovely shopping centres in Poitiers too.
The weather here in August and September is still going to be in the high 20's, which is perhaps slightly cooler than the usual July temperatures. So maybe that's a good thing, for the cyclists and for the huge crowds that line the Tour de France route.
Hot Tubs On Tour
We just hope that everyone who travels to and around France for the Tour is sensible, and that they strictly follow the guidelines of the French health authority. On our Hot Tubs On Tour we do everything we can to provide a safe environment for everyone that comes to see us. And for all our lovely host families.
When the Tour de France is in full flow we will be having a short break from our Hot Tubs tour. On the 22nd August we will be holding the event at home, here in Puy Cerut, 87510, Peyrilhac. Then we are planning to restart our tour in late September after we have had a well-earned break. So keep an eye open for our future locations.
I wonder what the teams of cyclists do to relax and re-energise after a gruelling day cycling up and down mountains. We're too late this year, but maybe in 2021 we should schedule our Hot Tubs On Tour summer event to coincide with the Tour de France. Trouble is, if they decided to try out our Cool Tub they might never want to leave their hot tub heaven.
And I don't think that would go down well with the cyclists' team managers and event organisers, do you?
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