Where are you planning to bike tour in 2018 - somewhere familiar or somewhere new?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Bimble, 6 Oct 2017.

  1. Bimble

    Bimble Bimbling along ...

    Just wondering if any of you have made plans for your 2018 cycling tours and whether you are going to be revisiting somewhere you've been before or trying pasture new?
  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Both :smile:
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  3. Crackle

    Crackle ...

    I have a plan. It's been a plan for a long time but with both boys now at Uni I might just be able to persuade Mrs C to go for it. I've always wanted to do the Outer Hebrides from bottom to top, having done part of it in the past and having read a number of reports about it from people on here. I would combine it with seeing son1 in London, what the heck, I hear you say but part of the plan involves getting the sleeper train up to Scotland. I'd like to do it next June/July but the work on persuading Mrs C begins now......
  4. TrishnBonnie

    TrishnBonnie Senior Member

    I'm planning to do the Yorkshire dales cycle way then train over to York cycle rally in June. Putting Bonnie in kennels which I feel guilty about but want to stay in yha and do more miles in a day than I can with her :smile:
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  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
  6. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Half way there
    I don't have a destination yet but after seeing the thread about the Isle of Arran, I like the look of that.

    a trip across Belgium to place a memorial at my great uncles grave is another option.

    I've promised myself (and the other members of the UHS family that ill have a week away with the bike on my own)

    I like the idea of jumping on a train with the bike and seeing a completely different area from the saddle. I pass through lots of places in the course of my job and am always looking at it wondering what the locals etc are like. I think this sort of trip will be the best way of finding out. from experience, people are generally friendly if you take the time to stop and chat.
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  7. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Bexley, Kent
    Eastern Europe is calling me. Or maybe Berlin back to London... The world is our Oyster!
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  8. stumpy66

    stumpy66 Über Member

    Hopefully back to the Outer Hebrides after having to cancel this years trip due to illness, need my fix of Harris
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  9. BlueFox

    BlueFox Active Member

    I have a few things lined up. I'm in a walking and cycling club and we organise easy cycle tours for our members, exploring interesting places with plenty of time to stop and look and coffee and cakes (rather than lots of miles and tarmac). We are off cycling in Puglia in March and in April we are doing the Italian section of the Ciclovia Alpe Adria Radweg. Later in the year we may do part of the Baltic Sea Trail or the Ruhr Valley. More information on our website: http://www.clog.org.uk/p/cycl.html
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  10. Polite

    Polite Über Member

    Hmmmm, familiarity would be France but this time the velodysée - north to south along the Atlantic coast.

    Dreams, I can't turn into reality due to either day to day life or time limits or family ill health, would be;

    - Seattle to San Francisco
    - Japan
    - NC 500 Scotland
    - Scandinavia
    - Via Francigena
    - Cycling the Danube
    - Cycling the Rhine
    Last edited: 1 Jan 2018
  11. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Going back to Calpe in Spain, Roll on February Training camp with the club,:okay:
  12. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    So many ideas.
    Zadar, Croatia via Solvenia and Austria to Friedrichshafen in Germany.....probably hilly
    Basel to Brussels.....easy to get home from.
    Channel to the Med
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  13. graham bowers

    graham bowers Über Member

    NW Leicestershire
    Couple of ideas.

    First is a tour around Wales. The rough idea is to head for the Welshpool area from home (Midlands) then follow the border down to Chepstow. From there head West and follow the coast all the way to the Dee. Back to Welshpool via the borders, then home. I've just started the detail route plan.

    Second is to go to the Alps. Rough plan is to cycle to the South Coast, ferry to Le Havre, Geneva, nip around the Alps a bit then home.
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  14. avsd

    avsd Veteran

    Currently planning Girona to Mont Ventoux. An Indian meal and some beer later in October is required to complete the detailed planned,
  15. Transcontinental Race...No idea where it's going but there will be big hills and barking dogs. Possibly a bear or two.
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