I'm considering riding across northern Spain and/or France at the end of March. I'm assuming that the weather will not be very camping-friendly so early in the year, so I will probably save on the weight by leaving camping gear at home and relying on (budget) accommodation en route. The routes would be, very roughly, a) Barcelona to Bilbao or Santander, or b) Barcelona to Channel (eg St Malo/Caen/Dieppe) Does anyone have experience of touring in these areas out of season, especially with regards to accommodation? How easy is it to find find cheap rooms at this time of year, and at what sort of places? Are there likely to be large gaps outside main towns with nothing open? eg. - pot luck with small hotels (hostales, pensions) ? - budget chains, eg. Formule1 - main towns only? - airbnb? - warmshowers? - gîtes d'étape? - on most websites they look more like group accommodation (and I haven't yet found a good single site where you can search from a map). - hostel websites eg hostelworld.com - in a few tourist centres only? Any tips gratefully received.