route suggestions for Corolla, NC to Savannah, GA
I'm getting ready to do a little one week "mini" bike tour, from Corolla, NC down to Savannah, GA, and I could sure use some help with suggestions on decent bike routes to do it. I'm leaving May 23rd, and plan on making it down to Savannah somewhere between the 26th - 29th, depending on how many miles I opt to do each day.
I want to try to hug the coast as much as is reasonably possible, as well as avoid making too many turns. Given a choice between the two, I'd rather have to deal heavier traffic than to have to figure out where my next turn should be every couple miles. I'm thinking Hwy 17 will probably comprise a lot of my route. I biked it once years ago, from downtown Charleston up to Surfside Beach, so I'm not a stranger to that road or completely adverse to it.
Also, if anyone can reccomend any cheap (but reasonably decent) motels along the way, that would be a big help, too. I plan on staying at the Driftwood Inn on Cedar Island for my first night, but after that, I have no idea. I'd like to make it to somewhere in or near Wilmington for my second night. I'd also like to spend a night in Charleston, or possibly Beaufort, SC, before making my way to Savannah.