Search found 48 matches

by molly
7 Jan 2016, 12:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Rochelle to Barcelona
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: La Rochelle to Barcelona

Thank you, really helpful info. I'll be quite tight on time so following the canal route might be a good option.
by molly
6 Jan 2016, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Rochelle to Barcelona
Replies: 2
Views: 419

La Rochelle to Barcelona

Can anyone recommend a route from LaRochelle to Barcelona in mid March?
by molly
13 Oct 2015, 5:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Andalucia and Pico Veleta
Replies: 16
Views: 1693

Re: Andalucia and Pico Veleta

Try August. I cycled up on the 28th August last year, it was a challenge I'd set myself to accomplish having had a bi-lateral hip replacement 9 months before. 40degrees in Granada but a very pleasant 28degrees on the summit and just a light breeze. I used an enigma, titanium road bike with 24mm tyre...
by molly
12 Aug 2014, 5:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Info on route from Las Alpujarras to Malaga
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Info on route from Las Alpujarras to Malaga

Thank you for the responses. I'm heading off at the end of the month for a round trip from Malaga incorporating the Pica de Valeta and Alpujarras so this would be part of the return journey.
by molly
10 Aug 2014, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Info on route from Las Alpujarras to Malaga
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Info on route from Las Alpujarras to Malaga

Has anyone out there used the mountain/forest track between Albunuelas and Jayena. I was wondering how passable it was for lightly loaded touring bikes with 25mm tyres?
Or
Does anyone recommend any particular routes?
by molly
5 May 2014, 8:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shetland Orkney Mainland
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Re: Shetland Orkney Mainland

I live in Shetland and know that when travelling to the mainland via Kirkwall and taking the first ferry out of Stromness to Thurso you can get B&B on the ferry alongside in Stromness. My husband and daughter last used it in March of this year but whether it's a facility just for Islanders I'm n...
by molly
14 Apr 2014, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lanzarote June 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Lanzarote June 2014

I stayed in Arrieta last month which is very close to Punta Mujeres. Road bike would be my choice although I did also see plenty of mountain bikers about. There is an excellent coast road north to Orzola and some good loops that can be done but you must be prepared to climb. The route past Tabaesco ...
by molly
11 Apr 2014, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 3095

Re: dogs

A very angry dog gave chase when I was cycling alone in an isolated part of Central Spain, no cars and no habitation in sight. It just didn't want to give up and I can admit to be very scared as it came within snapping distance and I could see it meant business. Miraculously just when I thought I wa...
by molly
16 Mar 2014, 9:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What did you forget?
Replies: 28
Views: 8747

Re: What did you forget?

Not me but my team mate forgot his seat and seatpost when we travelled to an event a couple of years ago. We have to fly to the UK mainland and the bikes get packed in cases. Rather than not take part he rode the entire 50mile event without them(in a very decent time too) hovering in mid air!
by molly
14 Mar 2014, 9:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pico de Valeta, Sierra Nevada
Replies: 2
Views: 4822

Re: Pico de Valeta, Sierra Nevada

Thank you so much for that, you answer a lot of the questions I had. I'll probably fly to Malaga and take the touring bike from there, Do you think the start of October would be leaving it too late?
by molly
13 Mar 2014, 2:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pico de Valeta, Sierra Nevada
Replies: 2
Views: 4822

Pico de Valeta, Sierra Nevada

Doea anyone have any experience of cycling the 3392m Pico de Valeta? I hope to attempt this during the summer and would welcome any advice.
by molly
12 Nov 2013, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shetland Islands - Between Christmas and New Year
Replies: 10
Views: 24137

Re: Shetland Islands - Between Christmas and New Year

I live and cycle throughout the year in Shetland so it is possible but I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone as a mid-winter destination. I commute to work by bike and experience some seriously extreme weather throughout the winter months. Winds are frequently well in excess of 30kts and snowy...
by molly
8 Nov 2013, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EasyJet Bike cost. EDIT re-Edit re- New weight limits.
Replies: 26
Views: 41678

Re: EasyJet Bike cost.

I recently received a promotion email from Jet2 promoting 'cycling holidays' to Mallorca and offering free bike carriage up to 20kilo so it might be worth looking at.
by molly
18 Apr 2013, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: aberdeen long term parking
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: aberdeen long term parking

Have you enquired whether there's any parking provision at the ferry terminal?

Theres a good camping site in my village 'Levenwick' in the south mainland