Well, I've just moved to France and to get to know the country a little better I have decided to do a bike tour. The route has been planned out for the most part, and I'm pretty set on where I want to go, so I don't really have any questions about that. Mostly my concerns/questions are centered around navigation and lodging. So here goes....
- I plan to mostly take the littel white roads, but after doing some day rides around here I have found that they are a little more difficult to navigate than I first thought. How well signed are the small white "D" roads? Will a compass come in handy when trying to decide which direction to take or is it not really needed?
- When I tour I like to camp. I would like to stay in the "camping municipale" because they are cheaper than the larger campground, and hopefully have less screaming kids and such. At the same time I don't have a great internet connection so planning out the camping beforehand is not that easy. I also don't see myself finding internet along the way to check on camping. How likely is it that most small towns have a camping municipale site? I know that almost all aournd here (ardennes) have one.
- If I can't find a camping and it is starting to get late how easy is it to wild camp in France? So far I have only been warned against hunters, as they don't like to find a scraggly american camping in "their" forest.
- How easy is it to find alcool à bruler and where should I look for it?
That's all for now. I appreciate any insight that you all can give, thanks!