Mountains, Rivers and Rivieras – Introduction

It began as a crazy idea whilst on holiday in France back in 2003 and within a couple of weeks had turned into a serious plan. Now after two years preparation and a couple of false starts we’re finally off.

The plan is to ride from our home in Chesham to Portsmouth on the south coast where we can catch a boat to Bilbao on the north coast of Spain. Then we’ll cross France to Germany’s Black Forest where we can pick up the famous Danube cycle path which we plan to follow east to Vienna. After that, we want to spend a couple of months in the Alps before heading south for a lap of Italy. The final leg of the tour will see us cross France again to the Pyrenees before we head south to Spain where we plan to follow the coast round to Portugal and back into Northern Spain where we can catch the boat back to England.

We hope you enjoy reading about how we got on.

Best wishes,

Justin & Agata

The masterplan, as sketched on the back page of our journal. This was drawn in a pizza restaurant in Germany for a family we got chatting to.

The masterplan, as sketched on the back page of our journal. This was drawn in a pizza restaurant in Germany for a family we got chatting to.

 

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