That's it, we're leaving!

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Brock, 4 Jan 2008.

  1. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    It's decided, The good woman and I are going to flog everything in the flat, dump our jobs and become cycle-camping hippy-bums for a year or so. Will start by taking a leisurely meander down through France and spain then see how we're doing and where we fancy going after that. My mother lives in Cadiz so that's the only target really.

    We're probably looking at leaving mid to late April, which makes me slightly worried about the possible temperatures by the time we reach Southern Spain (we really won't be rushing), also the availability of camp sites in France pre-season, will this be a problem?

    The only vague route I have in mind so far is Calais > Barcelona, then across northern spain perhaps on the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela, and possibly on down through Portugal..

    Any more specific route ideas would gratefully received, especially the French leg. Keeping in mind this foolhardy adventure isn't a race and easy, picturesque indirect cycling routes would be our preference.

    Gosh, we're really doing this :smile:
  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Sounds good.
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    Sounds great.
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Zounds !!
  5. OP

    Brock Senior Member

    Haha thanks chaps.

  6. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

  7. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Oooooooh ....... Doom.... gloom.... illness..... theft..... disaster.....


    Good on yer!
  8. OP

    Brock Senior Member

    oh... hurricanes? Nobody told me that :smile:
  9. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Global Warming :smile:
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Git git git git.:smile:
    Sounds wonderful - I'm sure you'll have a great time.

  11. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I don't swear but BASTARD!
  12. xilios

    xilios Veteran

    Maastricht, NL
    A whole year? Sounds like a great ride. We will be leaving for Santiago de Compostella from Maastricht, starting the end of April. Still have to work out some minor details. If it's anything like Spring 2006 expect head winds and rain.
    cheers ;-)

    Check out this maps one, two and three. I just bought part three of this book. One and two we will make our own way.
  13. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Well all the best both of ya !
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    When you say "It's decided", does that mean that you've decided but haven't plucked up the courage to tell the missus yet? :smile:

  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Okay, now I've swallowed my BRILLIANT! Sounds fab, am seriously very jealous. What route plans are you dreaming up? What bikes do you have??
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