There’s nothing better than getting away from it all and exploring a new place on holiday. If you have mobility issues then there’s a lot to plan. To take some of the stress away, why not have a getaway on us? Allied Mobility is offering one lucky winner £2,000 to spend on an accessible trip of their choice. With the help of travel blogger, Carrie Ann Lightley, check out our top accessible travel tips to help you plan the perfect getaway.
Before getting carried away planning your dream break, sort out your insurance. Anything could happen when you’re away in a place you aren’t familiar with. If you have a mobility aid which is invaluable to you, it’s essential to get good cover to protect yourself and your aid against any eventuality.
Next, where would you like to go? Consider where would be best for you. If you’re a manual wheelchair user, you’ll probably not have a very relaxing holiday in a hilly destination. Nowadays, you’ll find more and more places becoming accessible friendly, especially public spaces like beaches.
Need some inspiration? Destination Everywhere helps you tailor your holiday around your needs, offering everything from experiences for adrenaline junkies to a list of medical centres to go to while you’re away.
Accommodate All Your Needs
Think about accommodation. Does the place you want to stay at have the accessible options that you need? Whether it’s ramps, lifts or mobility aids and assistance, finding the best lodgings is a must. For holidayers in the UK, dedicated accessible search engine AccesAble can filter by exactly which kind of accessibility you need.
Before you go, find out a little about transport options for the destination. Busses, trams and trains are usually fairly easily accessible and in some cities, you can get a combined travel pass that’s valid on multiple methods of transport.