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Tagged With: Cycling

Eurovelo 1 / EV1 Algarve, Portugal

1.  Eurovelo 1 is rarely signposted in The Algarve, and 2.  not shown at all on Google maps. We use Locus Map Pro, an inexpensive offline mapping programme, with GPS, that shows all hiking and biking trails as well as contours, street details, it’s from openstreetmap. Not only is EV1 difficult to find without Locus … Continue reading »

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5* luxury!

              In Phan Thiet we stayed in The Palms, hidden down a track next to a golf course, delicious breakfasts, only guests, nice pool too.  It is the first of 3 nice hotels in a row.  When we left Phan Thiet  we cycled along coastal roads 719 and 709 … Continue reading »

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The driest town in Vietnam :-))

At last, glorious sunshine, blue blue sky, and a pretty and quiet hotel by a golf course.  Staying two nights and enjoying Phan Thiet, the driest town in Vietnam. There’s a thriving port here, fishing boats in and out of the harbour, repairs in boatyards,  great local food.  We cycled to a resort and swam: … Continue reading »

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Da Nang and Hoi An

After 70km of quiet roads the horns and chaos of Da Nang was brutal! Found a LP hotel on the river, splendid views of a city bursting with development: 5 modern bridges, wide boulevards, new business towers and hotels with quirky names (Happiness Hotel, Hotel Brilliant). The Dragon bridge especially impressive. These ducks were being … Continue reading »

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A karst of thousands!

First I have to share with you our journey south from SaPa to Hanoi.  We could only get top bunks of 3, hard seats, really hard! Poor Charles having to deal with public transport, in fact just with Joe Public!! It is impossible to hire a car here but motorbikes are only $5/day!!  And Charles … Continue reading »

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A room without a view!!

We took an overnight sleeper train to Lai Cai from Hanoi so we could visit the mountains around SaPa.  Only 38km to the town from the station.  That was the hardest climb of my life!  We started at The Red river (first cycled for a view of the border with China) at 100m and climbed … Continue reading »

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Cycling in Sierra Nevada

Just returned from an excellent 10 days cycling in Southern Spain. This is an extract from Michelin map 124.  Zoom in to see our base in Orgiva (450m): we cycled to Capileira (1436m) and Trevelez (1476m – highest village in Spain and famous for its ham) on our first day.  Stunning views, fantastic road surface and reasonable … Continue reading »

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