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by BigH
9 Mar 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hiring bikes abroad - poss. Majorca
Replies: 18
Views: 1380

Re: Hiring bikes abroad - poss. Majorca

I also prefer Can Picafort to Puerto Pollenca because popular rides such as to the San Salvador and Randa climbs work out at about 60 miles rather than the 80 miles from Pollenca and you can still ride into the mountains via Bunyola, Orient or Inca/Lluc and Pollenca from a more central location. Alc...
by BigH
20 Mar 2015, 12:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Narbonne
Replies: 12
Views: 4927

Re: Bordeaux to Narbonne

I cycled from the Atlantic to the Med near Narbonne in 2012 and the middle bit of our route followed the tarmac cycle path along the Garonne canal which we joined east of Langon having followed other off-road cycle routes down the coast to the west of Bordeaux. A good source of info about the area i...
by BigH
12 Sep 2014, 10:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santander to Calais - info required
Replies: 7
Views: 2236

Re: Santander to Calais - info required

I cycled from Santander to Caen in 2010 and, like Bikepacker, caught the ferry across the bay from Santander to Pedrena which cost 6 euros. This puts you on quieter roads straight away. Then I followed an inland route across northern Spain to avoid the busy coastal strip using campsites at Ramales, ...
by BigH
9 Apr 2014, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling round Iceland
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

Re: Cycling round Iceland

I cycled around the ring road last summer and ended up covering just over 1000 miles, starting and finishing at Keflavik. There is a hostel called the Alex Guesthouse about 1 mile from the airport where you can leave bike boxes during your trip provided you stay there on the first and last night of ...
by BigH
18 Mar 2014, 11:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Montpellier
Replies: 14
Views: 7639

Re: Bordeaux to Montpellier

I cycled from Saintes north of Bordeaux to Narbonne two years ago in June using the European Bike Express to get there and back. The weather was beautiful - dry, sunny and a little too hot at times. You may want to look at the french Voies Vertes website ( which has a Carte Inter...