Stay, refuel

Stay

Accommodation is always a key element of any trip. 

The nature of your accommodation will dictate how much you have to carry; ensure, before you go, whether the establishments provide 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, even some city boutique hotels, e.g. Hoxton Hotels, 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
  • 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!

Each of the trips featured in Articles describes the places we’ve enjoyed en route and CTC  the national cyclists’ organisation, has a list of refreshment stops throughout the country.

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?