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by molly
28 Mar 2013, 3:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: sierras de gredos or flat lands to the south of madrid
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: sierras de gredos or flat lands to the south of madrid

I incorporated some of HD's route through the Sierra de Gredos into one of my trips...it was amazing and I could highly recommend it. I approached from the south having stayed in Guadalupe then Oropesa. Approaching the Sierra de Gredos from the flat lands made them even more impressive and one of my...
by molly
29 Feb 2012, 7:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Marseilles to Torino
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

Re: Marseilles to Torino

Thanks for the information, much appreciated
by molly
24 Feb 2012, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Marseilles to Torino
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

Marseilles to Torino

Can anyone help suggest a route from Marseilles to Torino(Turin). This will be for a fairly large group of varying abilities at the height of the tourist season so one that avoids worst traffic and steepest climbs if possible.
by molly
5 Jan 2012, 1:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier/luggae bag
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Pannier/luggae bag

I bought a holdall off ebay for £9.99, it held both panniers with plenty of space and then folded down and zipped up into the size of a purse. It worked really well.
by molly
3 Jan 2012, 5:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Bilbao via the empty bit in the middle.
Replies: 9
Views: 2924

Re: Malaga to Bilbao via the empty bit in the middle.

I rode from Malaga to Bilbao last September and it was amazing. My route took me via Antequerra, Cordoba and into the Sierra Morena, Guadalupe then Sierra Gredos keeping west of Madrid via Avila, Segovia and then north through the Sierra de la Demanda.I mainly stuck to quiet roads and small villages...
by molly
8 Oct 2011, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening

It was actually extremely easy to cycle from the airport to the Holiday Express. After cycling away from the arrivals hall as described in comments I took the service road at the roundabout This runs alongside the road that heads to the dual carriageway. As it curves round to the left leave the serv...
by molly
20 Sep 2011, 5:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: surly/hewitt/other? - your experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Re: surly/hewitt/other? - your experiences

I am just a day away from completing a tour across Spain on my Hewitt Cheviot 26" and can highly recommend it. I have ridden on and off road and tackled some quite significant climbs. I am well pleased with it.
by molly
16 Aug 2011, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airline carry-on baggage
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Airline carry-on baggage

I regularly travel with my pedals and seat post/saddle in my hand luggage and have not had a problem with either. I've used most UK major airports and Spanish ones. Initially my bag was checked but staff were fine once they knew the suspiscious objects were pedals so now I just take them out and lay...
by molly
2 Aug 2011, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening

I phoned the HE to ask about bike storage(they said it was OK to keep them in the room) and at the same time they mentioned the airport bus. More or less the same info as given by previous poster although they gave me Terminal 3 A19 as number, 3 stops and runs until midnight. I'm not going until Sep...
by molly
31 Jul 2011, 8:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening

Thanks, all noted. The place I was planning on in Churriana ia closed so looks like I'll have to settle for the Holiday Express which is a little closer though more expensive and in the opposite direction.
by molly
28 Jul 2011, 10:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Cycling out of Malaga airport in evening

Does anyone have any experience of cycling away from the airport after dark. my flight arrives late evening and I just need to make the short journey to Churriana but realise it does involve the use of a dual carriageway. I have good lights and was thinking there might actually be less traffic aroun...
by molly
19 Jul 2011, 12:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: Trans Spain

Hi again and thanks to all replies. Flights booked now so I'm committed. Good advice Harry D, I'll be travelling light and relying on finding accommodation en-route...maybe one or two concerns about finding somewhere in what looks like a remote part of the route NW of Cordoba but I'm hoping that by ...
by molly
15 Jul 2011, 11:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: Trans Spain

I have 17days available to do this trip and have opted for the route from Malaga via Cordoba and to the west of Madrid as per Harry D's suggestion then linking up with the updated Cicerone route north of Madrid to Bilbao. I am aware that I'm going to be up against some fairly mountainous terrain and...
by molly
21 Jun 2011, 8:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accommodation near Malaga Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Accommodation near Malaga Airport

Does anyone have any recommendations of accommodation near Malaga Airport? My flight arrives late evening and I'm intending an early start the following day in the direction of Alora.