Looking for some knowledge on planning a road trip. My son and I will be cycling from the Channel to the Med next summer. To keep costs down, I'm considering camping, perhaps not all the time, but a fair amount.
Question is, in the height of summer, would you advise pre-booking campsites? We are embarking on a 3 week tour, my fear is we have a delay/issue at some point early, which causes a knock on effect all the way through, or forces us to keep going later than we should to meet a destination, rather than just simply stop and sleep.
The flip side is that if we don't book, might we turn up somewhere and struggle to get a pitch?
I've never done the rural France bit before, so any info appreciated - thanks.
I have a small trailer which carries gear for both of us. It'll be tightly packed for 3 weeks!
We parked the camping idea in favour of AirBnB, with one or two small hotels in the mix too. I have it all sorted bar the last night in Nice.
Latest dilemma: Mum will fly in on the Friday night and stay for 2 nights. Boyo and I will arrive Saturday (if we play our cards right).
She will be bringing the two oversized bike cases as well as her luggage. I'm thinking that a hotel close to the airport will be easier, she can effective drag them, or trolley them across. Question is, would we be able to cycle to such a hotel i.e. are there road limitations to cyclists in the Nice airport area?
Any local knowledge would be great. I'm sure there's alternatives - I'm all ears if there are.
Happy to say we completed the trip - nearly 1000 miles and he's not yet 13! What an experience!On 22nd April 2019 at 02:15pm, Fiona said:
Would it not be better to look for a hotel /B&B a little away from the airport? The taxi cost could be offset by the difference in prices. Also it may be nicer for mum rather than being stuck at an airport area, especially as she is only there 2 days.
We did indeed use Airbnb mostly. We stay in some beautiful places, met wonderfully helpful people and saw some truly spectacular sights. I think I may have to return.....
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