Calais has plenty of hotels available and the good news is that so many cyclists come through here that many of the hotels are cycle friendly with secure storage for your bike.
Most people stopping over in Calais will be arriving off the ferry late at night after an exhausting ride from London to Dover so we suggest you book your accommodation well in advance to avoid cycling around Calais late at night.
Whilst you can find some campsites out of Calais in the rural part of Normandy we have listed central Calais accommodation here. The reason for this is because when you are knackered after a long days ride the last thing you want to do is cycle another 10+ miles to a campsite and pitch a tent! – trust us on that one.
This Holiday Inn is located in the centre of Calais and overlooks the boats moored up in the harbour. This means its very close to the ferry port for those with weary legs!
The hotel actively encourages cyclist and has secure storage reserved just for bikes. The hotel also has local maps, details of cycle routes and Laundry facilities.
The Ibis Styles hotel is located again in central Calais. It also has 24 hour reception and free wi-fi. This hotel is a 5km ride from the ferry port.
There is space to store bikes in the luggage room. However because this storage space is shared with suitcases it cannot hold lots of bikes so is not suitable if you are in a large group.
If you want to cycle a bit further out of Calais and stay in a more peaceful setting then we recommend this hotel which is in Arras, a few miles inland from Calais.
This is an 18th century mansion with beautiful rooms. Bikes are stored in a room inside the house and in the morning you can enjoy a continental breakfast before setting off.
If you have to leave early then the owners will make you a packed lunch to take on your way.