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Offline cwm

Allegheny Mountains loop--motel info
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:39:06 am »
Hi everyone,

I am thinking of doing the Allegheny Mountains loop this summer and wonder about non-camping accommodations along the route.  I love camping but might want to do the route as light as possible.  I wonder if there are enough motels, etc. that one could do this route as a credit card tour?  I am willing/able to ride long days. 

Thanks,

Christian


Offline indyfabz

Re: Allegheny Mountains loop--motel info
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 10:41:00 am »
According to my version of the map, there are several locations with indoor accomodations. Some of them are listed as "cabins." Who knows what that includes?


One issue I see is that, going counter clockwise, there does not appear to be any indoor accomodations between Paint Bank and the USFS Middle Mountain cabins. That's a distance of nearly 105 miles. To find something sooner, you would have to take either the Dumore or Bartow cutoff.

(The place in Paint Back has an old caboose you can rent. Looks like a popular place where a reservations would probably be a good idea: http://www.depotlodge.com/reservations.php).

You might cosnider sprining for the map (it's available for download) and contacting the places for accomodation details. That would also allow you to check the spacing of other indoor options. Looking into reservations for places along the Greenbrier Trail miight also be a good idea. None fo the places sound like large establishments.

Offline cwm

Re: Allegheny Mountains loop--motel info
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 11:51:59 am »
Many thanks!  I for sure need to simply get the map; just want some basic info for now.  If the longest distance appears to be 105 then that's OK--especially as I'd be more or less unloaded if I'm planning a credit card version.  If I go loaded seems like there's plenty of camping options.  Thanks again,

Christian

Offline indyfabz

Re: Allegheny Mountains loop--motel info
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 04:13:31 pm »
Here are some details from someone who rode much of the loop:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=8937.0

In one of the posts in this thread there is a link to a Crazy Guy journal:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=10929.msg55872#msg55872


Offline cwm

Re: Allegheny Mountains loop--motel info
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 11:18:49 am »
Thanks again. 

Christian