All of the accommodations we have selected for your tour have been specifically chosen with cyclists in mind. We have a good working relationship with all of our accommodation providers, and they have been selected due to fulfilling a number of criteria;
1. Quality of the accommodation, including condition, breakfast, friendliness of owner and staff, and facilities.
2. Safe, secure, suitable bicycle storage
3. Ease of access to local amenities such as shops, bars and restaurants. We try and select accommodations that can be walk-able into the local town where possible.
For our self-guided itineraries we use a selection of bed & breakfasts, guesthouses and small independent hotels. The personal touch is important to us. We also offer accommodation upgrades for an additional cost if you feel like treating yourself at any stage of the trip! If you are unhappy with your room or any aspect of your stay, it is best to speak directly with a member of staff at the accommodation. If the issue is unable to be resolved there and then, you should contact us and we will do our best to resolve the situation.
Most of our accommodation providers will be happy to wash some of your cycling gear for you if you ask them the evening you arrive. We try our best to select accommodation with good wifi and phone signal, but if you are in a particularly remote area you may find that you service can be patchy. Remember to clarify with the hotel staff what time you require breakfast in the morning, particularly if you are an early riser and plan on getting on the road in good time. If the accommodation is busy, they may ask you to book a slot in the morning, so that everybody doesn't arrive at once and slow down their operation. Some accommodations will offer evening meals in their on-site restaurant. Again, check with a staff member about booking a table when you are checking in if it interests you.
Check in times will vary from place to place, but usually your room will be ready between 2pm and 4pm. If you arrive early the accommodation provider will often try and find you a room, or offer to look after your bikes and gear until one becomes available.
Please note that in some regions, particularly in Italy, there may be a small tourism tax on your room. This varies depending on the region, and the size of accommodation, and cannot be settled by us, it must be paid directly by the guest. This is usually two or three euro, so it is worth carrying a small amount of cash with you.
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