Another Year Older……

As another year closes we can look back on what has been a year of travelling, tinged with sadness at the departure of two good friends but with thanks that with good health we have been able to follow our dreams of adventures by motorhome and bicycle. The year started with a lot of local…

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…

Bilbao to Deba

Thursday 27th June Bilbao to Morga. Sun and blue sky with a temperature of 18c and a forecast high of 40c , luckily a leisurely start as today’s ride was only 27 miles due to the rearrangement of our ferry crossing. The hotel breakfast selection was fit for a king so given our short day…

Next Stop Bilbao

Tuesday 25th June The alarm rang at 6am for our 7am meet to cycle to the ferry. The overnight storms did not materialise but light rain had wet the ground and spits and spots were still in the air. The route to the ferry was on 3 miles of cycle paths and it was a…

Cycle Touring, Bilbao to Caen

A chance conversation at the end of last year with friend Darren revealed that he and his wife Christine were planning a ride from Santander across the Pyrenees and back up the West coast of France, this aroused my interest and with an invitation from Darren for myself and Kaye to join them, very soon…

Barcelona

A trip to Barcelona to explore the city had been on our radar for a while so this was an opportunity not to be missed. We booked the motor home in for a two night stay at  Camping Tres Estrellas a beach side camp site which was also on the bus route for a 45…

Ribadeo to Santiago de Compostela and beyond

This is certainly a post I was not planning to write but very often the best laid plus go awry, the one advantage of travelling with the motorhome is that if the description of your destination does not match reality you can move on and find another place to stop. Our first stop on this…