The Hotel Alcyon in Saumur was just the job. It was very geriatric biker friendly. We booked half-board and the hotel used a very novel way of providing the evening meal. We were dispatched to a different restaurant each evening for an excellent three course dinner. You can tell that we are not happy!
Recently we went to France (again!). As we are mostly from the Midlands and the heathen North, we decided to sail from Hull to Zeebrugge. Not riding to Dover saves a lot of hassle and frustration. Instead of the M1 south, M25 and M2 we opted for going against the flow for an easy ride on the A38, M1 north, M18 and M62. The ship, the accommodation, the food and the service on this P & O route are all excellent. Here we are at Hull Docks.