Countries

It’s hard to sum up a country in one webpage, but we’ve had a go. We wanted to break down the essentials – food, sleep, navigation – plus a few extras, to give an idea of what it’s like travelling through these countries by bike. We hope this might also be a useful resource for other cycle tourists planning similair routes!

With big thanks, as ever, to The Slow Race for the inspiration – their country guides are awesome.

France

Dates: 16 April – 13 May 2019 (27 days)Distance cycled: 1,300kmRegions covered: Normandy, Pays de la Loire, Poitou Charentes, Perigord, Dordogne, Midi Pyrenees, Languedoc-RoussillonKey towns & cities: Arromanches-les-bains, Bayeux, Angers, Poitiers, Perigueux, Tolouse, CarcassonneBlog posts: Three – read them here Highlights Visiting Bayeux – the tapestry was awe-inspiring and the war cemeteries were incredibly moving. … Continue reading France

Spain

Dates: 13 – 21 May 2019 (9 days, 4 of which were in Barcelona)Distance cycled/climbed: 204km / 1,850mRegions covered: CataloniaCities visited: BarcelonaBlog posts: One – read it here Highlights Getting a glimpse of Catalonia outside of Barcelona. Tapas and cañas after a long day in the saddle Milla surprising her friend Charlotte for her Hen … Continue reading Spain