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|Bike Tour: Italy - France - Spain - Mallorca
, submitted 1 July 2010
language: en, de
One month on the bike for over 2000 kilometers from Switzerland to Mallorca. Alpine crossing of Switzerland, snowy winter days in the French Alps, coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea, the challenge of the Pyrenees, wild romantic Costa Brava, Gaudi dominated Barcelona and finally around the island of Mallorca.
Ein Monat auf dem Fahrrad für die über 2000 Kilometer von der Schweiz nach Mallorca. Alpen-Cross durch die Schweiz, verschneite Wintertage in den französischen Alpen, Küstenfahrt dem Mittelmeer entlang, der Lockruf der Pyrenäen, wild romantische Costa Brava, Gaudi dominiertes Barcelona und schlussendlich die Umrundung der Insel Mallorca.
|Biking from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain)
tour started July 2002, submitted 20 March 2010
A beautiful bike tour from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain).
, submitted 15 February 2010
For me this is the fifth year of touring and the fourth for my wife. Our site is about the cycle tours we've made through Europe. We've cycled trough nine countries so far (some several times) and hope to visit the rest in the years to come. Enjoy!
|Ruta por Extremadura, de Talavera a Caceres
tour started December 2009, submitted 6 February 2010
Esta ruta une las ciudades de Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) con Caceres capital. Cruza la Sierra de las Villuercas pasando por pueblos de indudable interes historico-artistico como Guadalupe, Trujillo o la propia ciudad de Caceres.
Via Verde de la Jara
Los viajes en pleno Invierno siempre son una pequeña aventura, y no fue una excepcion. Los dos primeros dias no dejo de llover ni un momento y tuvimos rachas de viento de hasta 80km/h (como no, siempre de cara ). Tambien sufrimos algun que otro contratiempo con las bicis y el equipo. Camino de Trujillo reventamos un neumatico que no pudimos reparar y no levábamos repuesto (no quedo otro remedio que terminar la etapa andando), las cadenas y piñones se nos oxidaron de tanta agua y con la sal que echan en las carreteras, las alforjas Massi se calaron completamente ... pero bueno, de todas estas desventuras hemos sacado valiosas lecciones que nos van a dar para un par de articulillos y nos obligaran a revisar otros.
|Bicycletour in Tenerife and La Palma, the steepest island of the world
tour started April 2009, submitted 19 January 2010
I bicycled 2 weeks in Tenerife and La Palma, the steepest island of the world. Both have mild weather so they are said to be the islands of the forever spring. The clouds fly under the height of 1500m, so above it the Sun always shines and we can see the clouds lower.
In Tenerife I visited the wild Teno mountains with the beautiful Masca, later I ascended up to the 2100m Teide plateau where one can feel as in Arizona. In La Orotava I enjoyed the Loro Park animal park with orca, penguine and dolphine shows, then I cycled through laurelsilva forest next to La Esperanza.
The islands have subtropical climate and subtropical plants, besides I saw a lot of cactusses and sometimes papaya and orange trees. In La Palma I ascended the Roque de los Muchachos (2426 m) from both sides. As I looked around from the ridge of the Caldera crater I could hardly say a word: outside I saw te clouds from above to the infinity, while inside clouds in the half-rounded crater shined by evening sunlights. I had a round the tour in the island and visited volcanos and tropical forest. Wonderful islands!
|Uphill cycle tour through France
tour started May 2009, submitted 2 January 2010
Foreword :Day 8
This morning I was Lance Armstrong leading the peleton on the road through France to Rodez! No it's OK, I wasn't suffering from heat stroke. I just saw the tell tale still partly decipherable graffiti road markings that told me that my man "Lance Armstrong" & 200 other athletes had cycled this very road. I put my head down & stepped up the cadence racing to my imaginary finish line. Out of breath, but exceedingly happy & content I hoisted my arms & shouted at the top of my voice "KING OF THE WORLD" beating my chest like a gorilla. Not quite the British coolness & understatement I know, but this was my tour, I was a winner & feeling good at what I was doing!
Grab a coffee and pull up an armchair. Travel with me for the next 30 minutes through one of the most scenic Countries in the World. France!
|Europe en vélo
tour started 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, CzechRepublic, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Belgium
J'ai fait le tour de l'Europe à vélo en solo durant l'été 2009. J'ai parcouru 12 000km à travers 11 pays. J'ai vécu une expérience magnifique! Venez lire mon blog!
|Cycling Gypsies: A Bicycle Odyssey with Dogs
tour started July 2008, submitted 14 November 2009
Europe: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, SanMarino, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia
We don't just have our house on our bikes, we also have our two dogs, Jack and Paco, along for the ride. That's 60kg of furry luggage and another 50-60kg of non-furry luggage between the two of us! Needless to say we don't go fast but we do go everywhere, refusing to let our extra load stop us from tackling hills with grades of up to 18%. We have been on the road with our two dogs since July 2008. So far we have covered 17,000 kms and 18 countries in continental Europe.
|Round trip from Aracena Mountains and Doñana in Andalucia
tour started 2008, submitted 12 November 2009
Round trip in Andalucia. Starting in Seville, fist crosses the Aracena Mountains, to later on turn South and follow the coastline until Doñana and San Lucar de Barrameda. A very nice trip that can be done even in wintertime (we did in X-mass).
|Ruta por la Sierra de Aracena y Doñana
tour started December 2008, submitted 12 November 2009
Ruta que parte de Sevilla y que discurre en su mayor parte por la provincia de Huelva. Pirmero por la Sierra de Aracena para despues bajar y bordeando la costa llegar hasta la desembocadura del Guadalquivir cruzando Doñana por la playa y en Barcaza a San Lucar.
|Travel By Bike - Fietsen over Europa's mooiste wegen
, submitted 14 September 2009
Europe: Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK
Travel By Bike is a website about a group of enthusiastic bikers with more than 10 years of travel experience. From Belgium through The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Do not forget look at to the page 'pregnant on bike', reading our travel stories and watching the beautiful pictures!
|Primavera en Andalusia
tour started May 2009, submitted 19 August 2009
Primavera (spanisch for spring) with our bicycles in lusciuos green Andalusia. Amazing how many flowers we saw and how quiet it gets if your off the beaten tracks. We crossed the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Segura and the Sierra the Carzorla. Wonderful! We slept in b&b's but most of the time we camped on campings an also in the wild. Enjoy the video-report.
|Cycling to Santiago de Compostela
tour started June 2002, submitted 24 June 2009
In the first week of June 2002, I cycled with my brother on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. He started from Le Puy, France, and after he'd been on the road for 750 miles, and two weeks, I met him at Sahagun, near Leon, Spain, to cycle the remaining 250 miles to Santiago. This is an account of my journey, and the preparations for it. I have gone into detail about some aspects, which may help anyone else travelling the route.
The journey was to be a pilgrimage, so as well as preparing the bike, and getting myself physically fit, I felt I needed some spiritual preparation. My parish, St Joseph's, Pudsey, was running an Open Retreat in Lent, where instead of going away for a retreat for a day or a weekend, you go for a couple of hours, once a week, for six weeks. I found this period of prayer and reflection very helpful; over the weeks, the support of other members of group was most welcome.
|World Biking:share the adventure of cycling around the world
tour started June 2006, submitted 20 May 2009
Africa, Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Mali, Niger, BurkinaFaso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, EquatorialGuinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, USA
World Biking: The web's most comprehensive Africa Cycling Expedition. Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000 kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. The next stage of their expedition beginning in June 2009 will take them across the USA and then through South America all the way to its southernmost tip, Ushuaia. Lots of photos, tales of their adventure plus touring tips, practical information and gear reviews.
|Central Spain by ('bent) Bike
tour started May 1999, submitted 18 May 2009
I had a wonderful time, everywhere I went the people were friendly, the drivers reasonably considerate, and the touring spectacular. Why the Extremadura? The Extremadura is a very interesting part of Spain for any American because the people in Extremadura have had such a profound impact on the history and development of America. It turns out that the two most famous (or infamous) conquistadors, Pizzaro and Cortez, both hail from the Extremadura. Many other Extremadurans joined them in the conquest of central and south America by the Spanish. Why? During the early 1500's, the Extramadura was a relatively undeveloped part of Spain, filled with minor nobility and controlled by absentee landlords. There were few prospects for a second or third son growing up in this region, and it was a tough neighborhood. The region had long been a contested area in the wars between the Moors and the Spaniards, it was dotted with walled towns, and inhabited by enduring people accustomed to hardship and violence. The opportunity for wealth and fame in the Americas was a magnet for aggressive young men who had few prospects for inheritance and were well trained to fight for what they wanted. Some of them did achieve wealth and fame, very few of them died peacefully in their bed.
|Summer cycling from Hungary to Morocco and across Canada
tour started 2006, submitted 28 March 2009
Europe, Africa, America: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, UK, Morocco, Belgium, Canada
A lonely Hungarian cyclist who has the Summers free and likes to make new advantures on his bike.
Started with his short Croatian tours, but made it always longer, and in 2005 didn't stop before the 2700th kilometer in Greece. In the following year he decided to start the real adventure, to cycle out of Europe.
2007 was the year of cycling across Canada, the headwindy way - of course :) After this 9000km trip now he is in the planning stage of the South-American tour for 2009.
|Genis routes in bike homepage
tour started August 2008, submitted 9 February 2009
bike route between Gósol and col du Tourmalet. Circular Route 630 Kms between Gósol and Gósol by the most famous cols of Tour de France Pyrenees.
|Tandeming 'round the world' 09
tour started December 2008, submitted 29 December 2008
Europe, America, Australia, Asia: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, NewZealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Germany, CzechRepublic, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Spain
We are entering our fourth year on our tandem adventure 'round the world'. We have visited Mexico, Central & South America, New Zeland, Australia, South East Asia, China, and Europe. We are now wintering over on the Costa Del Sol, Spain. Off to Morocco in Feb. 09 then back into Europe for 09.
|Cammino di Santiago
tour started August 2008, submitted 26 November 2008
Un cicloviaggio praticamente indimenticabile, 12 tappe da Saint Jean Pied de Port a Santiago de Compostela, passando per i monti della Navarra e i vitigni della Rioja, attraversando le immense distese delle mesetas tra Burgos e Leon, salendo in alto verso la Cruz de Hierro e il Cebreiro per ridiscendere infine verso i boschi e i saliscendi della Galizia. Il racconto di un viaggio di 850 km lungo le strade del mitico Cammino di Santiago!!!
|Sophos tour around the world
tour started June 2008, submitted 27 September 2008
Europe, Asia, Africa: France, Ireland, UK, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, SaudiArabia, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain
language: en, fr
Vagabondages autour du monde d'un apprenti voyageur.
Un ou deux ans de voyage au programme pour découvrir l'Europe du Nord, l'Asie et l'Afrique du Nord différemment.
Prochaine étape : la traversée de la Russie en hiver
Vagrancy around the world by a apprentice traveller.
One or two years to discover in a different way north Europe, Asia and north Africa.
Next step : from St Petersburg to Vladivostok during winter time
|First Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle
tour started October 2008, submitted 28 August 2008
Europe, America, Asia, Africa: Ireland, France, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Japan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, UK
This November, Simon Evans and Fearghal O'Nuallain will begin the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. Their unsupported expedition will cover over 30,000km, passing through 30 countries and some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth. In doing so, they will be promoting the positive contribution that cycling can make to mental health and the environment, raising 100,000 euro for Aware and highlighting climate change.
|Cote d'azur to costa brava on a bike
tour started July 2008, submitted 1 August 2008
A seven day cycle trip from Nice in France to Santa Susana on the Costa Brava in Spain, a fabulous cycling adventure of 457 miles mostly keeping right on the coast and including some off road tracks such as the 'digue a la mer' going through the Camargue National Park to the seaside town Saint Marie de la Mer.
|Spain -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
tour started October 2007, submitted 9 July 2008
language: en, it, tr
We visited Spain in October 2007, for 14 days and our route followed from Malaga on the Mediterranean coast, north to Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
The roads varied in condition. Mostly they were in good shape although some of the back roads could be bumpy after being patched over several times. If we had one complaint about Spanish roads it was that sometimes we struggled to find a quiet alternative to busy routes and in cities like Seville it seemed almost impossible to leave without running into endless motorways.
|Un voyage entre Toulouse et Gibraltar à vélo couché - A trip from Toulouse to Gibraltar on a recumbent bike
tour started May 2007, submitted 4 June 2008
language: fr, en
¡ Mira la bici ! c'est un site entièrement monté avec la pipe et le couteau, consacré au voyage à vélo couché et qui parle de ce premier périple en 2007 à travers l'Espagne entre Toulouse et Gibraltar.
Mais ¡ Mira la bici ! ( ``Mate le vélo!'' en espagnol) n'est pas seulement le carnet d'un voyage à vélo couché à travers l'Espagne, c'est aussi le point de convergence entre le voyage à faible empreinte environnementale, la photographie et le vélo couché.
Et puis parce qu'internet m'a été d'une aide précieuse pour la préparation de mon périple, ces pages vous en diront un peu plus sur ce petit bout de chemin et donnent le maximum d'informations sur ce voyage en particulier, sur le voyage à vélo en général sans oublier deux ou trois mots sur le vélo couché.
The travel diary and the technical features of the trip are also available in English
|Bilbao to Valencia - May 2008
tour started May 2008, submitted 1 June 2008
A six-day tour from Bilbao to Valencia in Spain. 710km cycled, stopping over in Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Calahorra, Calatayud, Teruel and Chelva.
Highlights included: tasting percebes in Bilbao, wine for lunch amidst truckers at Los Arcos, tailwinds out of Calahorra, the plateau south of the Sierra Moncayo, 35K of downhill to Calatayud, Man Utd winning the Champions League (watched in Teruel), and getting a true taste of rural Spain at Bar Neutral in Chelva.
|A two week bicycle tour on the Camino de Santiago, Spain
tour started September 2006, submitted 28 May 2008
From dodging bandits to sidestepping trucks, surviving the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrim's way in Spain hasn't changed that much since the sandal made way to the cycling shoe. This is a trip report of my two week mountainbike tour on the Camino, following the route from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Included are a background history, detailed packing list and some tips on preparation and logistics for your own tour.
|Our trips around Europe by bike and tips and tricks for cycletouring and everyday cycling
tour started 2008, submitted 26 May 2008
Europe: UK, Holland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain
Rodadas es un manual para aquellos que quieran iniciarse en el cicloturismo. En esta página encontrarás información sobre cómo elegir tu material, trucos para solucionar algunas de las situaciones con las que se enfrentan habitualmente los cicloviajeros e información sobre iniciativas cicloturistas en España y allende de los mares.
Además, te contamos nuestros viajes a través de Europa (en junio-octubre 2005), Escocia (2003) y Holanda (2002).
tour started July 2006, submitted 31 March 2008
Die Suche nach einer neuen Herausforderung führte uns diesmal ins Grenzgebiet von Frankreich und Spanien. Es stand nichts geringeres auf dem Programm als die Pyrenäen von West nach Ost zu überwinden. Wir starteten in Bilbao und radelten zwei Etappen am Atlantik bis zur Grenze nach Frankreich. Auf der französischen Seite fuhren wir dann in die Pyrenäen. In den Bergen konnten wir viele bekannte Pässe abfahren. Zudem erlebten wir äußerst gastfreundliche Franzosen und grandiose Landschaften.
Das Wetter spielte auch fast immer mit. Bis auf zwei Tage hatten wir den gesamten Tag über Sonnenschein und Temperaturen von knapp 40°C im Schatten. Auch eine durchgebremste Felge, Mückenschwärme am Mittelmeer und die zahlreichen Stunden bergauf konnten uns nicht unsere Motivation nehmen. Nach zahlreichen anstrengenden Bergettappen hatten wir das Mittelmeer erreicht. Von dort war es nicht mehr weit bis nach Barcelona wo wir unseren Urlaub mit einigen Cocktails entspannt ausklingen ließen.
tour started February 2004, submitted 31 March 2008
Vom 20. bis 28. Februar umrundeten wir die Insel Teneriffa und weil es uns so gut gefiel, radelten wir für ein paar weitere Tage auf der Nachbarinsel La Gomera! Wir erlebten abwechslungsreiche Landschaften, viele schweißtreibende Kilometer berauf, das relaxte Leben einer Hippie-Kommune am Strand und ein Intermezzo mit Lance Armstrong. Diese und viele andere Impressionen sind in unserem Kanaren-Reisebericht nachzulesen...
tour started March 2003, submitted 31 March 2008
Nach einigen Recherchen standen zwei mögliche Ziele fest: Mallorca oder die Kanaren. Favorit unter den kanarischen Inseln war Teneriffa. Sie ist größte Insel und bietet die tolle Auffahrt zum 4000 Meter hohem Teide, Spaniens höchstem Berg.
|International Cycle Traveling, solo and self contained
tour started 2008, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe, Australia, America: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, UK, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia
I'm at one of those grave intellectual impasses that have been known to bring even greater minds than my own to a standstill. I have an orphan sock. Trivia, you say. Ha! I think not.
The cause of this problem is surely the work of that Slovakian KGB Agent, foolishly disguised as a laundress in Svolen. She stole it, I'm sure. Probably for a DNA sample to impress her superiors in Bratislava. They've been following my every move since the kustoms agent in Warsaw asked me the purpose of my visit to Poland. When I answered ``vacation'' the disbelief on his face gave him away. What, doesn't anyone go to Poland on vacation?
But back to the real problem, the orphan sock. The purists among cycle tourists would say, ``Throw it away, it's excess baggage. And while you're at it, cut three inches off that over-long toothbrush handle.'' But the Calvinist in me says, ``Save it. It's a good sock, nearly new.'' I've already reduced the weight of my baggage by losing its mate. Maybe I'll lose another and be back to even and lighter still.
|Turismo en bicicleta
tour started March 2008, submitted 22 March 2008
Web personal en la que comparto mis experiencias en el uso de la bicicleta y la información sobre viajes de cicloturismo que tengo o preparo. Consejos para el uso tanto como medio de transporte habitual como medio de disfrute ocasional.
|Camino de San Vicente Mártir
tour started July 2007, submitted 18 March 2008
La Asociación VIA VICENTIUS VALENTIAE está recuperando el CAMINO DE SAN VICENTE MARTIR, un camino histórico de Huesca a Valencia para senderistas y ciclistas que rememora los pasos del santo, cuando en el siglo IV fue apresado en Zaragoza junto al Obispo Valero por los soldados romanos enviados por el Cónsul Daciano y trasladado a Valencia para sufrir martirio ante la negativa a renunciar a su fe. Así la difusión del conocimiento de este hecho provocó en los siglos siguientes una corriente de peregrinaciones desde toda Europa hasta Valencia para visitar los restos del mártir en San Vicente de la Roqueta, convirtiéndose este fenómeno en algo muy anterior a las peregrinaciones medievales a Santiago de Compostela.
|de carabanchel a pekin en bicicleta
tour started June 2008, submitted 12 March 2008
Europe, Asia: Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China
Un viaje en bicicleta siguiendo los paises que rodean el mar mediterraneo, hasta turquia, y paso de georgia y azerbayan saltando el mar caspio a kajhastan y desde alli hasta los juegos olimpicos de pekin 08, atravesando uzbekistan, kyrsjystan y china desde el oeste hacia el este, un viaje de 6 meses de duracion que acaba de comenzar y se puede seguir en la pagina web www.carabancheltobeijing08.com un viaje en solitario recorriendo la antigua ruta de la seda y como fin unos juegos olimpicos, que viento nos empuje en nuestras pedaladas!
|Andalousia - tandem tour
tour started April 2007, submitted 9 March 2008
This is a brief description of our tandem tour in Andalousia(Spain). We did cycle for nine days, visisted the main cities (Seville, Granada, Cordoba) and combined bicycle with train.
|A trip around Patagonia from Ushuaia, Torres Del Paine, Lago Del Desierto and Careterra Austral
tour started 2007, submitted 20 December 2007
Europe, America, Australia: Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Australia
Here is a trip that takes me to places I have dreamed about for 35 years. Mountains, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Easter Island.
Now includes my 2007 tour of Australia.
|Raid Pyreneen 2007 - From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean sea by bicycle
tour started July 2007, submitted 16 November 2007
In 2007 I and the tourmate of mine, Peter Riskó planned cycling in the Pyrenees. The tourist version of the RAID PYRENEEN seemed to be ideal for us. It is 790 kms long, has ca. 18000m heightdifference with 28 cols and we had 10 days for it. Before starting the Raid Pyreneen, we spent 4-5 days in the Pyrenees, in Andorra and visited such climbs as Port Cabus (2300 m), Port d'Envalira (2408 m) and enjoyed the Tour de France feeling. We had fantastic memories at Cirque Gavernie and then in the valley of Cirque Troumouse, where we saw waterfals, and small clouds coming up from the bottom of the valley not much before sunset. I enjoyed very much the legendary climbs of the Pyrenees as the hard (11% for 4 kms) Col du Marie Blanque, Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet... which we waited very much. With a little bit clouds around us the surroundings of the col was so fantastic which made the Col du Tourmalet one of the most memorable col for me through my 15 years bicycling.
The second half of the Raid went through lower mountains, but we had Col de Mente and Portet d'Aspet, Port de Pailheres as legends. It was a good feeling, that we cycled where famous bicycleracers climbed a few decades before us. Our last day was memorable again with the beautiful Col de Garavel, the mediterranean Col du Palomere with the sight for the sea and the last 20kms along the sea through a few tourist village.
|Planète.d - 2 French, a tandem, and a camera around the world
tour started April 2006, submitted 21 October 2007
Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, NewZealand, Australia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy
language: en, es, de, fr
Planète D. is our volunteering and filming world tour on the tandem bike. It's that simple.
|Malaga to Madrid - May 2004
tour started May 2004, submitted 29 September 2007
A six-day tour through the hills and plains of southern Spain. 544km cycled, stopping over in Antequera, Castro del Rio, Fuencaliente, Ciudad Real and Toledo.
This tour was a baptism of heat and hills through the olive groves north of Malaga, giving way to cooler weather, stunning landscapes and beautiful plains as we neared Madrid.
|Home to the Rhone via Barcelona
tour started July 2007, submitted 9 September 2007
My first tour without a firm objective. I knew I wanted to start from my front door and meet up with my family somewhere in the Ardèche. Barcelona seemed like a reasonable intermediate destination, but the rest was pretty much à la carte.
The resulting -less thorough than usual- planning was noticeable, as the route featured more major roads than I would normally prefer, and even turned around and bit me on the day two when I needed a train to complete the second half of the route.
However, there were still plenty of opportunities to bask in the quality of the French road network and many pleasant surprises, as towns I had given scant regard while planning the route turned out to be fantastic places to visit.