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Jun 10

Posts: 130

oddjob183882 says:

Touring Spain & Portugal

Hi everybody! :biggrin:

I've just booked the ferries for my 2012 tour & would very much appreciate any advice.

The outward ferry is Plymouth to Santander & the return Santander to Plymouth.

I'll be going in August for three weeks; just me, a bike (my old Triumph for a change) & tent.

I don't usually follow a set route & prefer to just ride & see where a road may take me. However, although lots of squiggly lines on a map can often be a good indication of twisties, it would be a shame if I was to miss something truly outstanding!

In 2010, I toured for two weeks & caught the ferry to Bilbao & spent the first week in Northern Spain. I rode through the Picos de Europa to Leon & then looped back to Jaca & then over the Pyrenees into France & caught the return ferry from Calais.

In 2011, I toured for three weeks & caught the ferry to Bilbao once again, but immediately turned left & headed up to Biarritz. I then followed the Pyrenees lengthways down to Menton, then took the Route Grand Alps up to Switzerland, then the Black Forest, Luxembourg, Belgium & France. I caught the usual return ferry from Calais.

I look forward to hearing from you! :biggrin:

Bye for now & ride safe!        

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May 12

Posts: 2

Paul985 says:


Hi there..

If on your travels you come down Malaga way give me a shout and the dorr will be open for a cup of tea or something stronger,perhaps a rideout too..

Paul  :smile




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