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Re: Touring advice/suggestions/tips/etc
Reply #10 on: 10 Jan 20, 09:23:35
I book as I go along, often book the first night camping, or hotel but other than that I do not like to be tied down to having to go to X, as I may see something different that attracts me.

It’s never that hard, to find a hotel even if you start looking at around 5pm. I’ve not as yet ever struggled, so would book as you go along.

I also would never want to stay in one place and ride back there each day, as I’m sure it will feel like you going no where, it’s great stopping for the night at different places, or even different countries.
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Reply #11 on: 10 Jan 20, 10:01:36
Got to say that I think all these replies just go to show how diverse "touring" can be. We seem to have a 50/50 split for all the options so it really is a personal thing.
If you're trying to keep 5/6 riders happy then just accept that you won't do it, as the saying goes you can't please all the people all the time.

I watched a clip off a Youtube channel the other day, 17 riders went to the Picos. My idea of hell  :827:. Trying to keep the bunch together was bad enough but the constant inane chatter over the comms units would drive me mad, that's why I like to ride alone, but as said that's just me.

Whichever option you choose I'm sure you'll have a great time  :028:

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Reply #12 on: 10 Jan 20, 12:31:25
*Originally Posted by yorkie [+]
Got to say that I think all these replies just go to show how diverse "touring" can be. We seem to have a 50/50 split for all the options so it really is a personal thing.
Completely agree Yorkie  :028:

It's great to read what everyone else does and reassures me that whichever option we choose, that i'm confident it'll be a great time.

Our group has grown from 5/6 riders to about 12 when we go to the TT (friends of friends, relatives, etc) but like you say, that many people doesn't appeal on this kind of trip - fortunately i'm the only one with an intercom (for when I ride with the Mrs). I'm just keeping the trip open to our original bunch as we are all the same age and have been riding together for over 30yrs which is a big help knowing what the person next to you is going to do.

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Re: Touring advice/suggestions/tips/etc
Reply #13 on: 10 Jan 20, 03:34:34
What do you need to know signals more fun...lol
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Mime the old fellas hanging out for the toilet...if ladies in your group sure you can sort it yourself... :celebrate:

Just a foot note a large group could be tricky to accommodate as you go along...as one might have to sleep in the cot,deckchairs or the bath...just a though....all good fun whatever.... :745:


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Re: Touring advice/suggestions/tips/etc
Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 06:31:50 PM
Have done it both ways and preferred to move on every night, used booking.com on my phone at 4pm on the day and
never had any issues in finding accommodation by 5pm in Spain or any other country there are always many hotels and B&B's just waiting to welcome you in. I can highly recommend the booking.com app so easy to use

Was in a villa in Spain for 2 weeks in August and rode the Picos on the way back, Picos are very nice but by the end of the 2 weeks everyone in the villa had cabin fever and it really confirmed for me that I like to move on every morning to spend the night elsewhere.

personally I prefered the pyrenes to the picos

But that's just my opinion, it might be worth you getting everyone together and get a feel for what they want to do as some might want the safe option of pre booked but some may prefer the crazy riskier book as you go option

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Re: Touring advice/suggestions/tips/etc
Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 08:24:22 PM
Defo turn left at Santander and do the Pyrenees. Roads and weather are much better. Just my opinion of course  :028:

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Re: Touring advice/suggestions/tips/etc
Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 09:38:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Jimbrodie1 [+]
Defo turn left at Santander and do the Pyrenees. Roads and weather are much better. Just my opinion of course  :028:
Only another 124 days before I go, can’t bloody wait!

And yes i will be turning left! Though tbh, of late I’ve been thinking of maybe doing Pico & Pyrenees.

As I will have 11 full days riding (arrive 6pm on the 20th, leave 3pm on the 1st June) so may well have time to do both, though I’m also quite keen to ride to Barcelona, still not decided what I will do, well besides the Pyrenees
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Re: Touring advice/suggestions/tips/etc
Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 09:50:42 PM
If you stick to the N roads then you will enjoy the ride where ever you decide on,not ridden a bad one yet. Cheers,Bladesman.
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