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. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru Photo Winner

    I shall peruse some maps etc. Cheers!
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  2. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Devon & Die
    If you wanted to go further north to Grenoble, a good way to go would be north from Léoncel to St Jean & Pont-en-Royans, up the Gorges de la Bourne to Villard-de-Lans, and then drop down into Grenoble. That'd be a stunning route, and worth every metre of climbing. Lots of history there too, of the Resistance in WW2. Worth reading Paddy Ashdown's The Cruel Victory if you're into that sort of stuff.
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  3. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Devon & Die
    Incidentally, you'll see the route also goes through Beaumes de Venise... ;)
  4. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru Photo Winner

    Who's she then?
  5. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Devon & Die
  6. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru Photo Winner

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    Devon & Die
  8. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    February a week in the mountains in Calpe
    April London to Paris in 24 hours.
    Later in the year would love to do another tour of Belgium.
  9. mike chadwick

    mike chadwick Active Member

    No but I did st malo to Narbone 2 years ago which was good did that in 2 weeks about 100 to 130 km a day
    Promised my self a more relaxed tour this year , out of interest what route are you taking through Spain
  10. The Lone Rider

    The Lone Rider Active Member

    North Kent
    I have got to Hendaye so far and staying at maybe Irun on the Friday night I then got to Tuesday for the boat back from Santander. Its still a bit all over the place where I will be staying only confirmed place is a campsite in Ponchateau and a warmshower host in Angles. Its a bit to earlier for any other host to commit, which I understand. I am not sure to break down my first two days into three, and then just go with the flow.
  11. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    I have an invite to a friend’s house in Sarrancolin in the Hautes Pyrenees. The current thinking is:

    Chorley > London > Portsmouth (train) > St Malo (ferry) > Sarrancolin (cycle tour) followed by a week’s climbing before flying home from Toulouse.
  12. dickyknees

    dickyknees Über Member

    Not as exotic as some of the tours mentioned but I’m looking forward to the Lon Las Cymru in June.
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  13. midliferider

    midliferider Veteran

    Fat biking in Finland in February.
    Always liked the idea of cycling on snow over frozen lakes etc.
    My family and friends think I am crazy. This time I agree with them.
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  14. keithaitch

    keithaitch Senior Member

    Has this progressed? Are you using the bike bus? I live in Barcelona and have a house near Beziers so if you want local route knowledge is be happy to help. Fwi my trip fue next year, ayer this year's teams Pyrenees, is Girona, Berga, tremp, col de. Mente, Foix, Beziers. A sublime climbers route, 15000m of climb.
  15. avsd

    avsd Über Member

    Hi Keith

    Thanks for the offer. Yes the trip is on and we are flying from Dublin to Girona. I will post some details of our proposed route over the Christmas period as the planning is still a work in progress despite a rather nice Indian meal last month.
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