Accommodation is always a key element of any trip. With BOOT and BIKE you can also plan your tour around some great places to relax, refuel and recover!
Accommodation: the nature of your accommodation will dictate how much you have to carry; not just if you camp, but also in terms of towels and toiletries.
- It is vital to establish in advance if you can eat at, or very near to, your accommodation in the evening, otherwise you may find yourself having to walk/cycle again after you thought your exertions were over for the day
- Most places do welcome booters and bikers and their equipment, some city boutique hotels, eg http://www.hoxtonhotels.com even provide secure bike racks and always ask in advance about drying facilities.
- A list of some sites with comprehensive lists of accommodation is listed in Our Directory/Accommodation Information
- A number of eco-sensitive places, particularly in national parks, offer discounts for guest who arrive by public transport or under their own steam DIRECTORY: Accommodation Providers offering Discounts to Guests arriving by Boot/Bike/Public Transport
- Solo travellers are still treated unfairly with high supplements, few single rooms and lack of facilities (eg, en suites) in those that are available, so please add your experiences and recommendations BLOG: Where should I stay if travelling solo?
Refuel: tearooms, cake stops, coffeehouses
Whatever else, you must include this traditional element of walking/cycling tours – indeed, for many it’s the whole point!
Here are some more favourites, again the list is far from comprehensive so please add your own recommendations. BLOG: The Tearoom: As Essential to Booting and Biking as a Rucksac and a Bike Pump?