Cycling accommodation in Bordeaux, the Dordogne and Aquitaine

Published by Lyn on 11 June 2017

Use our interactive map to plan your cycling holiday accommodation in Bordeaux, the Dordogne, Gironde, Lot et Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Landes.

Bordeaux – Novotel Aéroport Hotel

Reliable chain hotel a short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac airport

80 Avenue John Fitzerald Kennedy
33700 Mérignac, Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €95

Open: Year-round

Hotel located a short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac airport, west of the city centre. Onsite restaurant and bar. Lounge area. Free wifi. Kids' play area. Pool and terrace. Management advises bikes can be securely locked overnight in the hotels conference room, or kept in bedrooms. Good for groups.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Bordeaux – Le Boutique Hotel

Classy city centre hotel with friendly staff and secure bike parking

3 rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
33000 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €180 per room or €387 for a 4-person apartment

Open: All year

Treat yourself to a touch of class in one of France's most elegant cities. Le Boutique Hotel is a converted 18th-century townhouse located in the UNESCO-listed centre of Bordeaux. Its modern, stylish rooms and self-catering apartments are surrounded by a peaceful green courtyard, and there's even a lovely terrace shaded by a 100-year-old chestnut tree. Rooms are air-conditioned, each with an iPod docking station and a Nespresso coffee machine. Continental breakfast. Wine bar. Massage and hot tub available. Luggage room for bike store. Staff can help you plan local bike routes, including through the vineyards. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English, Romanian and Bulgarian spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Brantome - Hostellerie du Perigord Vert

Bike-friendly hotel-restaurant in the north of the Dordogne

7 Avenue André Maurois
24310 Brantôme
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

Situated in Brantôme, a pretty village on the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle route in the River Dronne area in the north of the Dordogne region, the Hostellerie du Perigord Vert is a welcoming hotel and restaurant. After exploring the area, you can take a dip in the heated pool or take a meal on the shady terrace. Hotels bikes available for guest use. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal de Garonne - Chateau Saint Marcel

17th century chateau a short detour from the Garonne river route

Route de Toulouse
47550 Boé
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Chateau Saint Marcel is located in Boé, just south of Agen, a short detour from the Canal de Garonne bike route. A 17th century castle, it's been restored to offer hotel-style accommodation. Large garden with cedar trees to relax in. Free wifi. Pool. Bike hire can be arranged by the hotel. More basic 'comfort' hotel rooms, plus more deluxe options with garden views. Kettles in rooms. We have had mixed reviews about this place but options are limited around but since June 2018 it is under new managament.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal de Garonne - Gîte Les Hirondelles (near Marmande)

4-bedroom bike-friendly barn conversion sleeping 8 people

Au Bourg
47120 Caubon-St-Sauveur
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 24 30 18 95 or +33 (0)6 35 26 84 09
Email: bonjour@giteleshirondelles.fr

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Price from: From £165 per night (min 4 nights) or £1295 per week in low season. From £1795 per week high season (Saturday to Saturday during July and August)

Open: Normally closed mid-October to early May but please ask outside these months

Matt and Pauline at Gîte Les Hirondelles are keen to welcome more cyclists to their detached and spacious barn conversion in the beautiful Lot-et-Garonne. Located between Marmande and Duras and just 15km from the Canal de Garonne, Gîte Les Hirondelles offers a great base for exploring bastide towns and villages with castles atop hills, market squares, rivers, vineyards and sunflower fields. This is one of France's under-explored areas for cycling – there are several marked bike routes here, taking in rolling hills, winding roads and beautiful views across open countryside. We at Freewheeling France live around 40km to the north(ish) and we can ride for miles without passing cars on the roads around here. In fact, it's one of our favourite areas for a pootle. Les Hirondelles is private with views across the open countryside from the terraces and a 10x5m salt-water pool for post-ride relaxation. English and French spoken. Bikes can be stored inside the gîte in the utility room or in the communal areas. A local bike hire service will also deliver leisure bikes to your door (for kids and adults). Sleeps 8 adults + cots for two babies.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Canal de Garonne - Le Clos d'Any

Modern take on an ancient mill on the Garonne towpath

1 Lardon
33190 Fontet,
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

This is a wonderful stop on the Canal de Garonne ride. Le Clos d’Any is a 12th century farmhouse and mill that has been brought into the 21st century. It's now run as a modern B&B with three guestrooms (sleeping 3-4 people each), plus a Gypsy caravan for two (with bonus private jacuzzi). It's just south of the La Reole and east of Castets-en-Dorthe where the canal splits off from the river Garonne. Within easy reach of the vineyards of Graves and the sweet white wines of Sauternes. Outdoor pool. Free wifi. Secure bike parking in the barn. Families welcome.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Cap Ferret - Le Saint-Eloi

Bike-friendly hotel on Arcachon Bay near Cap Ferret

11 Boulevard de l'Aérium
33740 Arès
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €50

Open: Year-round

Friendly hotel just 100m from the Bay of Arcachon. With great access to Cap Ferret and to routes around the bay, it's ideally located for anyone cycling this section of the Atlantic Coast. Onsite restaurant serving local food. Free wifi. Some rooms have balcanies with view of the bay.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Capbreton - Baya Hotel & Spa

Ocean views from hotel and spa on Atlantic Coast bike route

85 Avenue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
40130 Capbreton
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €91

Open: All year

Just south of Biarritz you'll find Capbreton, a town that comes alive with surfers, holidays makers and local enjoying the Atlantic Ocean. The Baya Hotel & Spa has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here while cycling the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 bike route. The hotel is located perfectly to capture the views and atmosphere. There's an outdoor swimming pool and spa, and rooms are decorated tastefully with a seaside influence to get you in the mood for your stay. There's also a bar and terrace.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Carcans - Le Medoc Bleu

Accueil velo-accredited campsite on the Atlantic Coast

35 Route de Lacanau
33121 Carcans
Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: Pitches from €15; cabins and fixed tents from €63 a night

Open: Pitches from April 28-September 30; Self-catering cabins from April 7-November 4

Le Medoc Bleu is part of the Flower Campings network of independently owned campsites with fewer than 300 pitches. This one has just 121 pitches, making it one of the smaller ones on the Atlantic Coast. It's 3-star and an ideal stop on the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 bike route. There are pitches for tents and camping cars, as well as mobiile homes and log cabins for self-caterers. Heated outdoor pool, 5km from Carcans-Hourtin (France’s largest freshwater lake). Children’s activities. Close to Lacanau, it offers peace and quiet in spacious grounds dotted with oaks and sweet chestnuts. This area of France - well within reach of Bordeaux and an ideal stop on the Bordeaux-La Rocelle Ride, is a favourite summer holiday destination for Freewheeling France and her mini-cyclists. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Casteljaloux - Camping Moulin de Campech

Peaceful lakeside campsite close to the Garonne river south of Marmande

Moulin de Campech
47160 Villefranche-de-Queyran
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €8

Open: April to October

With a focus on peace and quiet, Camping Moulin de Campech is located in a wooded valley complete with 16th century watermill. The mill is located on the river Ourbise which provides delightful background sounds of running water, and a home for local flora and fauna. The site itself has a heated pool set away from the large pitches to maintain the sense of tranquility. The mill is home to a popular restaurant, bar and terrace. The area is rich in cycling and walking opportunities and the English-speaking owners can supply further details about paths and trails. There's also a trout fishing lake and unspoit local towns waiting to be explored.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Wifi

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Creon - Chateau Camiac

A 'treat yourself' option near the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route

Route de la Forêt, D121
33670 Créon
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €160

Open: All year

Who doesn't want to stay in a Bordeaux chateau just once in their life? Just 30km from Bordeaux – 4km from the Roger Lapebie bike path that links to the Canal de Garonne and Toulouse – Chateau Camiac is set amid 20 acres of parks and ponds, and within easy reach of vineyard bike routes. Relax by the pool after your ride or use the free wifi to send photos to your friends to make them jealous of your stately surrounds. Hotel dining is also possible (complete with fine Bordeaux wines). This is an expensive option compared to many hotels but it's a memorable one. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Creon - Hotel Atena (Bordeaux-Toulouse bike path)

Budget accommodation on the Canal de Garonne bike route

55 avenue de l'Entre-Deux-Mers
55, avenue de l'Entre-Deux-Mers
33670 Créon
Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Hotel Atena is an affordable option at Creon, near the Roger Lapebie bike path on the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route. It offers basic two-star accommodation that cyclists tell us is clean and friendly. There's an in-house restaurant plus bike storage. All rooms are en suite. There are twins, doubles, triples and family rooms (sleeping 5), making this a good, budget option for groups or couples/friends cycling together. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Damazan - Inter-Hotel de la Confluence

Ideal for the Canal de Garonne and Lot Valley bikes routes

Avenue de la confluence
47160 Damazan
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This clean and friendly chain hotel comes recommended to us by cyclists who rode the Canal de Garonne bike route between Bordeaux and Toulouse. It is also close to where the Garonne River meets the Lot River (and its bike route) at Aiguillon (hence the 'confluence' in the title). The hotel is registered as an accueil velo place to stay and regularly sees cyclists through. Modern and friendly, it has crisp and interesting interior design that sets it apart from regular chain hotels. This is a good option if you're looking for a clean and reliable base for a night. On site restaurant and bar but may not be open at weekends during the low season.
We've stayed here – check our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dordogne - Chateau de la Richardie

South-west France chateau that's ideal for cycling groups and families

24320 Bouteilles-san-Sebastian
Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 07 91 61
Email: vdegivry@yahoo.fr

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Price from: Varies with the season - please check via our links or email/phone for info

Open: April to December

There's nothing more quintessentially French than staying in a private family-owned chateau – and that's exactly what Chateau de la Richardie promises for cycling groups. Near the village of Champagne-et-Fontaine on the Dordogne/Charente border, Chateau de la Richardie is halfway between Angouleme and Perigueux in south-west France. The chateau sleeps up to 17 people in 7 bedrooms and it's offered on a self-catered basis (local catering can also be provided). This is an ideal base for cycling groups or families with a mix of cyclists and non-cyclists. The chateau – which dates to the 18th century – has been full restored and comes complete with modcons (including a heated saltwater swimming pool). The area is packed full of interesting cycling routes for all abilities, going via historic towns and villages. These quiet roads are massively undercycled and underrated. Hosts Fran and Paul are on hand to provide additional support and advice about local restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and activities. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dordogne - Le Mas & Le Mazet (Monpazier)

16th century farmhouse and cottage for cyclists visiting the Dordogne

Lieu dit Le Mas
24440 Sainte-Croix
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 85 85 28 68
Email: rupert@lemasdordogne.com

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Price from: €100 per night

Open: All year

Le Mas & Le Mazet offers flexible and versatile accommodation for cyclists in an unbeaten Dordogne location. Just 40km from the airport at Bergerac, Sainte-Croix is just 10km from Monpazier, one of France's officially designated most beautiful villages. The historic towns of Sarlat, Domme and Beynac-et-Cazenac can all be reached by bike. In the other direction, you'll find the sweet white wines of Monbazillac (35km) and the underrated red wine of the Bergerac vineyards. Just off cycle route 26 – a 70km loop to Monpazier, Cadouin and back – the property caters for groups both large and small. There are many other cycle routes nearby bringing you to the hidden gems of the Dordogne, away from the tourists. Le Mas is a characterful farmhouse with 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people. It has its own heated saltwater pool with views of the stunning Dordogne countryside. Le Mazet is a charming detached cottage with 1 bedroom sleeping 2 people. They can be rented individually or together. Both come fully equipped with modcons plus BBQs for outdoor dining. After a day on the bike, relax among the jasmine, roses, wisteria, lavender and mature trees. Prepare your own meals or make use of a traiteur service that can deliver meals to your door. For a slightly more extravagant stay, a private chef can cook for your group. A masseuse is also available on request for weary legs. Just ask for help if you need to arrange bike hire locally – they can be delivered to your door. French, English, Dutch, German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dordogne - Les Charmes de Carlucet (Sarlat)

Stylish self-catered accommodation in the heart of the Dordogne

24590 Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)6 84 22 79 86
Email: contact@carlucet.com

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Price from: Manor house (sleeps up to 14): €3850-€5495 per week. Beaux Reves Villa (sleeps up to 7): €1575-€2380 per week; Please ask about nightly rates for shorter stays.

Open: All year

Get the full French 'chateau' experience with a self-catered cycling holiday at Les Charmes de Carlucet, near the popular market town of Sarlat in the heart of the Dordogne. This is an ideal base for cycling groups or families with a mix of cyclists and non-cyclists as there is plenty to do both on and off the bike. From here, it's possible to ride out to a large proportion of the region's key historical sites and natural wonders, including the world-famous Lascaux prehistoric caves just to the north-west, and to the Dordogne River for canoeing or leisurely lunches and picnics. There are various mapped routes from the door (both road routes – see here for longer rides and here and here for day circuits – and MTB circuits). For the accommodation, Kerry has a large manor house sleeping 14 people, as well as smaller villa for 7. They can be rented separately or together. Both have private pools and are stylishly fitted out with all the mod cons you need for a relaxing stay. Bike hire and self-guided rides can be arranged locally. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dordogne River Valley - Le Peyrail B&B

Artist's retreat and B&B in the vineyards east of Bordeaux

Le Peyrail
33220 Les Leves-et-Thoumeyragues
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aqutaine)
Phone: +33 (0) 6 87 12 54 91
Email: j.surridge92@gmail.com

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Price from: €60 per night B&B; evening meals an optional extra

Open: All year

Peyrail B&B is a charming 19th century farmhouse in a picturesque and quiet corner of the Dordogne River Valley, east of Bordeaux. It's run by artist Jo. This area is perfect for cycling – mostly empty roads with a choice of undulating routes through the vineyards or flatter routes along the river valley (Freewheeling France lives not far away and cycles these roads regularly). Les Leves-et-Thoumeyragues is a small village within reach of both Bergerac and Bordeaux airports (plus the train line linking Bordeaux to the Sarlat/eastern Dordogne area). Within a 60km radius are Bergerac, Eymet, Monpazier, Beynac and, of course, the great wines of Saint-Émilion. The nearest 'big' town is the medieval bastide of Ste Foy La Grande, which has a wonderful Saturday morning market that had been voted the best market in France. Peyrail B&B is a short and worthy detour for anyone cycling the Dordogne River route from Bordeaux to Sarlat via Bergerac.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dordogne Valley - Maison Dordogne (Villefranche-de-Lonchat)

Lovely renovated townhouse near Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux vineyards

17 Rue Michel Montaigne
24610 Villefranche-de-Lonchat
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +44 (0)750 6309523
Email: villy@dordogneholiday.com

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Price from: £1995-£3995 per week, depending on the season; sleeps 10 people

Open: All year

There are some areas of France inexplicably overlooked by visiting cyclists - and this is one of them. Freewheeling France knows the village of Villefranche-de-Lonchat, 60km east of Bordeaux, well because we ride these roads often, regularly winding through the country lanes and across the valley top to Saint-Emilion or down to the river Dordogne. Maison Dordogne, 20km from Saint-Emilion, is perfect base from which to explore these quiet and scenic roads. newly renovated 5-bed, 4-bath stone French townhouse, Maison Dordogne comes complete with a large heated pool, air-conditioning and fast wifi to make it an ideal holiday let for friends and families. There is a boulangerie just next door for fresh croissants and baguettes, while the Villefranche-de-Lonchat has a few local bars and restaurants. In summer, the village holds night markets and other community events in the town square, while the annual area fete is also held here. 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 with en-suite bathrooms, and a separate master bathroom on the first floor. 40km from Bergerac airport and around 10km to the train for Bordeaux, this is a handy and accessible base in SW France. Bike storage in a secure outbuilding plus in the private courtyard.

 

 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Douville - Hotel-Restaurant Le Tropicana

Family-run hotel halfway between Bergerac and Périgueux

Lieu-Dit Les Trois Freres
24140 Douville
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

Family-run 3-star hotel and restaurant between Perigueux and Bergerac, the two largest cities in the Dordogne. Part of the Logis hotel network, it conforms to that company's cycle-friendly charter. Free wifi. Welcomes groups. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and mini golf.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Duras - Logis Hostellerie des Ducs

Local hotel for exploring off-the-beaten tracks in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bd Jean Brisseau
47120 Duras
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Hostellerie des Ducs is a locally owned hotel recommended to us by cyclists. In the centre of Duras, it is close to local restaurants and the castle, and is on signposted bike trails (see the Dropt river route and this local cicruit). Free wifi. Private garage. Onsite restaurant during the summer months (check ahead for restaurant opening hours/days off-season if arriving late). Outdoor swimming pool.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Wifi

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