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by barneybear69
13 Feb 2018, 10:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle insurance for very short trip around Mallorca
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Cycle insurance for very short trip around Mallorca

Hi,
I'm flying out to Mallorca in April where I'm hiring a bike and cycling around the mountain range for a total of 5 days stopping in a different town each night (already booked). Flying home on 6th day.
Can anyone recommend reasonably costed insurance for such a trip?
Many thanks
Nigel
by barneybear69
14 Jun 2016, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Touring in Mallorca

Well we went and had a fantastic time. We cycled to well above the Es Verger restaurant until it was impossible to cycle because it was was steps leading to the castle itself - well wortht he effort for the views and the unique settings on the top. We also changed our original descent off the mounta...
by barneybear69
10 Mar 2016, 11:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for a 4 day trip around Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Insurance for a 4 day trip around Mallorca

many thanks Helen,
Sorry you had to use yours but it's a painful reminder to remember mine.

Nigel
by barneybear69
29 Feb 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for a 4 day trip around Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Insurance for a 4 day trip around Mallorca

Thansk for teh suggestions.
I will get athe EHIC1 card
I enquired with Insure and go anfd they don't cover you for personal accident or personal liability whilst youi are cycling.
I'll check some of the others on the comparison site.
by barneybear69
29 Feb 2016, 12:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for a 4 day trip around Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Insurance for a 4 day trip around Mallorca

Hi, Two of us are flying to Mallorca in April with our panniers, hiring trekking bikes and cycling around the mountain range. Everything is now booked apart from trip insurance. Does anyone have any recommendations for a one off holiday insurance which will cover amini cycling trip around the island...
by barneybear69
22 Feb 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Touring in Mallorca

1st post = Looking on Google-Earth map, there is a track shown after the Restaurant. Probably get a 4x4 up to the castle for provisions. Whether you can ride that on the bike I don't know. 2nd post = Not quite sure what you mean but I have used Garmin Connect to pre-plan my routes ready for April/M...
by barneybear69
22 Feb 2016, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Touring in Mallorca

1st post = Looking on Google-Earth map, there is a track shown after the Restaurant. Probably get a 4x4 up to the castle for provisions. Whether you can ride that on the bike I don't know. 2nd post = Not quite sure what you mean but I have used Garmin Connect to pre-plan my routes ready for April/M...
by barneybear69
22 Feb 2016, 6:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brooks Saddle Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Brooks Saddle Help!

I have a b17 fitted on my tourer which I've done lejog (100 +miles day after day) on and Hadrian's cycleway In a day (175 miles) and many thousands in between. Mine gets no treatment at all so I'm now concerned when I'm reading your stories. Mine is like a comfy armchair - no issues at all. On long ...
by barneybear69
22 Feb 2016, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Touring in Mallorca

Also when plotting a route to download onto my garmin 800 I use bikehike or bike route toaster. Will these work for mallorca or is there a Spanish equivalent?
by barneybear69
21 Feb 2016, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Mallorca
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Touring in Mallorca

Hi, I'm intending to fly to Mallorca in April this year for a few days stopping in refuges on the way. Day 1 (hire a touring bike fom Palma) Then cyle Palma to Port De Soller via Andratx Day 2 Port De Soller to Pollence via Sa Colabra Day 3 Pollenca to Alaro via Cap Formentor (stopping at Castell d'...
by barneybear69
28 Mar 2014, 3:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC B&B route? Map or Garmin?
Replies: 11
Views: 8225

Re: CTC B&B route? Map or Garmin?

Hi, I did LeJog in 2010 on my own and unsupported, stopping in B&Bs and YH's. I pondered the navigation question also and decided (as i was aiming for ten day completion)on the following approach: I purchased/treat myself to a Garmin 800 which was my main method as it enabled me to make split de...
by barneybear69
13 Mar 2014, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alternative to Bike Route Toaster for touring in UK
Replies: 11
Views: 10894

Re: Alternative to Bike Route Toaster for touring in UK

Thanks folks,
Looks like I might have to give Bikehike some serious digging #steeplearningcurve
by barneybear69
13 Mar 2014, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alternative to Bike Route Toaster for touring in UK
Replies: 11
Views: 10894

Alternative to Bike Route Toaster for touring in UK

Being a keen tourer (just in the UK for now) I've always used BRT and been very happy with the results including plotting my LEJOG on it. This all came crumbling down in November when Google changed their API and BRT pulled their plotting until they could fix it. Well, it's back now but IMO it's not...
by barneybear69
13 Mar 2014, 11:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation near Loch Lomond
Replies: 13
Views: 20866

Re: Accomodation near Loch Lomond

Although I didn't use it when I did my www.nigelend2end.co.uk I used http://www.greatglenhostel.com/ last year when I paddled the Caledonian Canal.