Col du Pourtalet

On our trip down to Portugal we managed to ride a couple of cols in the Pyrenees that are Tour de France favourites, continuing our journey we crossed into Spain over the Col du Pourtalet and it was spectacular,  so much so that I opted to return by the same route so we could ride…

La Seguiniere to Clisson

After a day cycling around Vannes and Carnac we were looking for some routes that would avoid traffic and main roads so a stop at a Camping Car Parks site just to the West of Cholet should tick that box. Two weeks earlier we had cycled through Clisson and enjoyed the area so I plotted…

The Ring Of Kerry

Saturday 4th May A bright and sunny start as I lifted the blinds at 6-45am, the Austrians in the next motorhome have their e-bikes out and panniers loaded ready for an adventure and are busily back and forth to the van for drinks bottles, GPS, lights and then hi-viz tabards, a single back packing camper…

Bantry Bay, Eyeries and Adrigole.

Bantry to Sheeps Head, Wednesday 1st May A sunny start but with areas of low cloud and drizzle pushing through as we left the van for our ride to Sheep’s Head, the peninsula between Dunmanus Bay and Bantry Bay. We had opted to take the secondary road out that runs along the north coast line, this…

Kinsale, Bantry Bay and Mizen Head.

After a good day in Cobh we were awoken at 1am by what sounded like a brick coming through the side of the motorhome as a car sped off. The offending missile turned out to be no more than an egg …….must be a local custom to welcome visitors and begs the question who goes…

Storm Hannah Approaches.

A grey start with showers as storm “Hannah” approaches the South of Ireland, warnings had been issued and our campsite is on high ground so will be very exposed. The weather warning suggested rain and increasing winds from early afternoon so we took the opportunity for an early start for our planned cycle ride around…