Day 4: Back to Plan ‘A’!

Day 4: Wednesday June 20th – Back to Plan ‘A’! Blog log: 378 kilometres today – 1,051 total so far. Straight to Day 4? Torrential rain began on Monday evening and carried on all night, and carried on drizzling all day on Tuesday . . . making it pointless to ride in the mountains. So … Continue reading

Day 1: a pootle up the Pyrenees

Day 1: La Pobla de Segur to Ochagavia Blog log: 387.5 kilometres ridden today. Off at last! After the HISS event at the end of May time flew by with little spare for planning, so this trip is very much a seat-of-the-pants thing with only outline plans made. First observation is what a change it … Continue reading

Day 23: Touring the Picos de Europa: a good day!

Wednesday, July 20th Casa Gustavo. Bloglog: Kilometres from ‘Go’: 5322.7 (224.3 today) Find accommodation in the Picos de Europa This was one of the highlights of the ‘Tour’ and I guess I don’t need to point this out too much! From Potes the definitive route is over the Puerto de San Glorio – in good … Continue reading

Day 10: Sierra de Gredos – take 2

Thursday, July 7th Sierra de Gredos. Blog-log: Kilometres from ‘Go’: 2491.2 (111.6 today) Location: Camping Sierra de Gredos, Hoyos del Espino, Ávila. I was so impressed with my day at the riding around the sierra on Day 9 that I decided to stay on and explore the mountains in detail. I had also realised that … Continue reading

Day 9: Grand, laddie, well grand: the Sierra de Gredos

Wednesday, July 6th Sierra de Gredos. Blog-log: Kilometres from ‘Go’:  2379.6 (306.6 ridden today). Location: Camping Sierra de Gredos, Hoyos del Espino, Ávila. I was so impressed with the Puerto del Pico that I planned my day’s ride around it, hoping to profit by the morning light for better photography. But first I rode further … Continue reading

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