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by HarryD
21 May 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: data only sim
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: data only sim

I've a pay as you go SIM from O2. Costs something like 1p per MB and can easily top up over the web. I think there is a minimum of £10 top up. No time limit as to how long the credit lasts.
by HarryD
8 May 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Bike Thoughts and Source
Replies: 33
Views: 1329

Re: Touring Bike Thoughts and Source

Paul Hewitt Cycles in Leyland, Lancashire or the aforementioned Spa. Both will see you right
by HarryD
3 May 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pootling around northern Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Pootling around northern Italy

Seems like you've got it sussed out so go and enjoy. We loved our tour there and apart from start and finish dates we didn't plan anything else. Simply went with the flow. Good food and wine was not a problem. The cycle paths were always interesting: from brilliant to a bit chaotic. Avoiding the mai...
by HarryD
2 May 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norway, Lofoten Islands
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Norway, Lofoten Islands

We were there 5 or 6 years ago. Campsites generally have basic kitchens and so we used those whenever possible. We took an MSR Pocket Rocket which uses a threaded gas cylinder which were readily available from most garages, sport shops and DIY places which we did use quite often
by HarryD
30 Mar 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Got the motivation for the ride, just worried about the train
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

Re: Got the stones for the ride, just worried about the train

Was on the Canal de Midi on new years day. Certainly didn't need any shade, it was miserably cold. The section was on the Toulouse side of the A66 flyover. It had been recently resurfaced with yellow concrete - very wizard of Oz. There was a complete complement of plane trees. Not sure how extensive...
by HarryD
19 Mar 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malega, Spain & Carpignano Salentino, Italy - Solo Cyclist
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Malega, Spain & Carpignano Salentino, Italy - Solo Cyclist

Ashley Arriving in Malaga I would avoid the coast. Its very built up and very busy. Malaga itself is worth a visit. The three great cities to visit are Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada. At the same time there are many great towns such as Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera, Antequera .... You can get to Ronda f...
by HarryD
14 Mar 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accommodation Seville
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: Accommodation Seville

Not in our room but in the laundry drying area behind reception. We used booking.com and it has a section to ask about such things at the time of booking which we did. The location was excellent. In a quiet narrow lane in the old Jewish quarter but close to bars and restaurants and not far from the ...
by HarryD
24 Feb 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galicia and the Picos de Europa
Replies: 9
Views: 3242

Re: Galicia and the Picos de Europa

Nearly all hotels and hostels now put themselves on sites such as booking.com. You will also find cheap rooms above bars but they may only be advertised locally.

Use the Cycle.travel website to find the smaller roads close to the coast. as not many maps show them all.
by HarryD
18 Feb 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Questions regarding bike transport with Loganair, GLA → KOI
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Questions regarding bike transport with Loganair, GLA → KOI

Ring the up and ask. Cannot imagine they randomly assign aircraft on a daily basis
by HarryD
10 Oct 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: highest navigable route in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 1068

Re: highest navigable route in Europe

Apart from the last km the road up Great Dun Fell is a public bridle path so there should be no issues regarding cycle access. Can't imagine anyone begrudging cyclists the final stretch A few years ago I did the Capiliera to Granada route over pass next to Pico de Valeta. Rode it on a hybrid with th...
by HarryD
4 Sep 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Britain's best tours
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Britain's best tours

Have a look on the Cicerone website. They do a number of guides to tours of all distances in the UK and overseas.

Lonely Planet used to do a guide to cycling in the UK but not sure if it is still around.
by HarryD
25 Jun 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: advise on routes in Spain (Barcenola to Bilbao/Valencia or Valencia to Granad inland/coastline)
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: advise on routes in Spain (Barcenola to Bilbao/Valencia or Valencia to Granad inland/coastline)

Haven't been to Zaragoza but have been to Soria and east of it if you are heading there

Cheers

Harry
by HarryD
21 Jun 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: advise on routes in Spain (Barcenola to Bilbao/Valencia or Valencia to Granad inland/coastline)
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: advise on routes in Spain (Barcenola to Bilbao/Valencia or Valencia to Granad inland/coastline)

Taryam If still looking for suggestions and heading for Granada you could do worse than Horta de Sant Joan, Valderrobres (you'll see why), Morella (walled medieval city on hill), Valdelinares (at 1694m most probably the highest village in Spain so worth the climb), Rubielos de Mora and Mazanera. Fro...
by HarryD
19 Jun 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: advise on routes in Spain (Barcenola to Bilbao/Valencia or Valencia to Granad inland/coastline)
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: advise on routes in Spain (Barcenola to Bilbao/Valencia or Valencia to Granad inland/coastline)

Taryam You've got 3 potentially good routes there. As you've already worked out the east and south coasts are generally flat with mountains rearing up not far inland. The coastal plain has a lot going for it but it is often well built up, well populated and can be incredibly busy traffic wise. You m...
by HarryD
11 Jun 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Short Southern Spain trip

Like Woof we spent a night in Yunquera but because it was too hot to continue Fairly close to Ronda nearly every village has a reason to visit. Probably the prettiest with a good selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and accommodation are Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra and to a lesser extent Sete...