For my regular readers, all the previous posts are updated with Flickr links
Its been a reasonable 1,000-mile bike ride at an average of 56 miles (90km) a biking day (it’s the first question everyone asks me).
Things I’ve maybe learnt:
a) It’s hopelessly impractical to do long distance train journeys in Europe with a touring bike may be just about on your own but for two well I wish you both best of luck 🙁 Even two Brompton’s would be a challenge. Stick to planes or the various ferries maybe even coaches.
b) Southern Spain Andalucia is excellent for winter biking and with Mallorca getting overcrowded with bikes it’s certainly worth a go, Quiet, excellent roads, good weather and relatively inexpensive. Portugal isn’t really suitable for road biking, off-roading it’s probably OK.
c) Audaxing in Spain in winter is certainly a lot more pleasant than the UK and straightforward.
Here is my fun spreadsheet of the trip with links to all my blog posts etc: Note: This sheet will get updated automatically
Where to next, then, Geoff ?
Can’t remember if you have done this but flying your bike out to Seville and following the via de Plata to the North of Spain, then the ”Atlantic route’ through France to the ferry ports home is a good ride and no trains !!
Hi Graham & Frances I never know where to next 🙂 I did something like what you suggest https://www.geoffjones.com/2016/11/26/end-morocco-bike-trip/ in November 2016 Hope you are enjoying Sri Lanks – I loved it there