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by Bogawski
13 Sep 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Geneva to Lille
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Geneva to Lille

Verdun is very interesting, visit the memorial and underground hospital, bit of an eye opener. Looks a nice route.
by Bogawski
19 Jul 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ile d'oleron
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Ile d'oleron

Nice ride over the bridges and there are cycle paths going out to the end of the island. I stayed at Brouage for a night which is an old fortified town, check it out on the net, I think there was only one hotel on the main street which was good.
by Bogawski
23 May 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?

Haway the Lads, and it's Makems
by Bogawski
18 Oct 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Salzburg > Grado (via the Alps)
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Salzburg > Grado (via the Alps)

Did you go with a tour company or sort it yourself? I have been looking at the threads and links above and there seem to be quite a few outfits that do the route. I am interested in Salzburg to Grado with an addition to Triest with a bike transfer back to Salzburg where I will have left the bike box...
by Bogawski
27 Jul 2018, 6:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cyclists accommodation Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Cyclists accommodation Italy

Try ITALY BIKE HOTELS,
by Bogawski
1 Jun 2018, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium
Replies: 17
Views: 800

Re: Belgium

Interesting place to stay in Ghent is the Poortackere Monesterium Hotel, an old monastery in the centre of town. You get a "cell" for the night all very civilised. Belgium folks are friendly and speak English.
by Bogawski
17 May 2018, 6:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in the Champagne region
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Cycling in the Champagne region

I stayed at the PRIM'HOTEL BAGATELLE, 51530 DIZY, which is just north of Epernay on the circular "route de vin" which is a nice route. The hotel is Logis and has a good restaurant and would be an excellent base, nice area all round.
by Bogawski
14 Apr 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks - Southease - Eastbourne
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

Re: South Downs Way - Petersfield to Amberley

Check the trains mate, they have been having a bus shuttle between Woking and Guildford some weekends.
Petersfield town is nice, plenty of cafes and pubs.
by Bogawski
11 Jan 2018, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike on a budget to cycle from France to denmark
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Bike on a budget to cycle from France to denmark

Have a look at the Giant GSR Trekking bike for sale in the "For Sale Complete Bikes" section of this forum. Looks good for what you want and a bargain. All the best for the trip.
by Bogawski
26 Sep 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?

Can't see it being a pack of wolves but can see a pack of dogs.
by Bogawski
26 Sep 2017, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?

I think all stray dogs should be culled once or twice a year, they serve no purpose. My family were on Holiday in southern Spain about 15 years ago and if I had a gun I would have shot the lot. I was reduced to selecting suitable stones during the day for throwing during the night, they were that ba...
by Bogawski
26 Sep 2017, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long distance saddle choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Long distance saddle choice

Try a Rido 2 mate
by Bogawski
26 Aug 2017, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Valence 0520 arrival - suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Valence 0520 arrival - suggestions?

I was dropped of at Saintes at a similar time in the morning,(on EBE), and the guy that also exited said to make for the railway station until there was some light, which we did. There was nothing open but could ride out by about 5.30 with no lights, no traffic, all good so I wouldn't worry, have a ...
by Bogawski
23 Feb 2017, 6:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SW France
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: SW France

Ubert, if you go through St Jean de Luz try the sardines avec frites at The Old Fish Market. Nice part of the world, Lourdes is definitely worth a visit, All the best.