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by andy_scot_uk
9 May 2011, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Estonia Tallinn cycle advice
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Estonia Tallinn cycle advice

Thanks. We booked our flights at the weekend so I'm now doing the planning. It appears that people do not travel by trains a lot and the service isn't great. Found some great sites on the internet with secluded "tourist" farms - perhaps the food there will be like you say on your website a...
by andy_scot_uk
2 May 2011, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The basics of taking a bike on a UK train
Replies: 50
Views: 5407

Re: The basics of taking a bike on a UK train

Scotrail have just changed their policy on bikes - we got on a train with potentially 9 cycle spaces and the guard said he had received an instruction that only two bikes per train were allowed. He was a apologetic and even showed us the instruction on paper. He relented ( thank goodness). I want to...
by andy_scot_uk
15 Apr 2011, 1:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Estonia Tallinn cycle advice
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Estonia Tallinn cycle advice

I am planning a cycle holiday in Estonia for 6 people. We normally cyle independently as detailed here http://arwallace.com/ and hire bikes after travelling cheaply on Ryanair. My thought is that it's quite sparsely populated with lots of forest so accommodation and scenery map not be great ( we are...
by andy_scot_uk
14 Mar 2011, 6:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best android mapping app
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

Re: Best android mapping app

I use google maps and ordnance survey maps through Memory Map to produce a route. These will include minor roads, off road cycling on dedicated cycle tracks and some rough paths through, for example, a forest. I also download GPX routes from cycling route sites and incorporate these. I will print th...
by andy_scot_uk
13 Mar 2011, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best android mapping app
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

Re: Best android mapping app

it's more ordnance survy or google or open street map files I'm looking for as these packages you mention are more for cars. Generally my routes are mapped out using google or ordnance survey software on my pc, then transferred to my phone. If on the trip we need to change our route the phone map al...
by andy_scot_uk
13 Mar 2011, 4:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best android mapping app
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

Best android mapping app

I need a good android mapping app to use for my next trip in Europe - any recommendations? Disappointed in OSMand which I used today for the first time. I used to have windows mobile 6 and memory map software which I happily used all over europe with downloaded maps. I need an app which shows the ro...
by andy_scot_uk
3 Jan 2011, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rhein / Danube
Replies: 27
Views: 2606

Re: Rhein / Danube

Of all our trips the Danube is our favourite. My route and accommodation choices for the small section I did are here http://arwallace.com/2009/danube I would recommend the bed and breakfast options a list of these in Austria is here http://homes.tiscover.com/prjt/austria_bb/xxl/_lang/en/_area/45848...
by andy_scot_uk
2 Jan 2011, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe Cycling Weekend planning help
Replies: 17
Views: 1462

Re: Europe Cycling Weekend planning help

I have been doing cheap European weekends for years and have a list of trips here http://www.arwallace.com . I have found bed and breakfast and cheap hotels to be the best option - they are cheaper than hostels. I never take my own bike but fly with a budget airline and rent. Favourite destination a...
by andy_scot_uk
2 Jan 2011, 9:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Spain or Italy?
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Touring Spain or Italy?

Spain
by andy_scot_uk
12 Oct 2010, 9:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycles on Ryanair - Change of Policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 7603

Re: Bicycles on Ryanair - Change of Policy?

I have a list of places that hire bikes. Generally I use the tourist offices who have lists and then check the web sites of the bike shops to see what they look like. Not really had a bad experience even when things went wrong. Cheapest was €15 for three days and most expensive was €15 a day. Usuall...
by andy_scot_uk
8 Oct 2010, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycles on Ryanair - Change of Policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 7603

Re: Bicycles on Ryanair - Change of Policy?

I always hire a bike. You get the benefit of local knowledge, no hassle with planes and it's usually cheaper than paying to fly a bike. A pannier bag fits with Ryanair's cabin luggage policy so that saves the cost of hiring a pannier. Done this for 16 odd trips over 7 years and only once had a probl...
by andy_scot_uk
24 Sep 2010, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: how to print route map from google
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: how to print route map from google

cheers for that. Was looking for the easier way....

mapmyride.com is promising the easier way but not yet.
by andy_scot_uk
24 Sep 2010, 8:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: how to print route map from google
Replies: 2
Views: 418

how to print route map from google

I have worked out routes on google for a few days cycling round Lucca in Italy. I can't get paper maps less than 1:200000 in this country and would like to print out my route maps here http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&source=embed&msa=0&...
by andy_scot_uk
19 Sep 2010, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling forth and clyde and union canal
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: cycling forth and clyde and union canal

great route, I always stop at the Falkirk wheel for snack ( expensive but great location). At the wheel as you come from Glasgow you turn right following the course of the wheel to get on the canal for Edinburgh. This part can be muddy if its been raining. Stop at Ratho Bridge inn is also good, just...
by andy_scot_uk
13 Aug 2010, 5:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: sustrans maps/routes problems
Replies: 27
Views: 2775

Re: sustrans maps/routes problems

agree with this 100%. The round the Forth route from Edinburgh to Stirling descends into a muddy swamp on the stretch between Alloa and Stirling. Completely uncyclable in wet weather even with a mountain bike. My impression is that Sustrans does good in improving things for cyclists but cycle policy...