Full Route

Brighton to Villa Basilica – the scenic route

Total Distance: 4,978km (3,093 miles)
Daily Average: 83km (52 miles)
Total Ascent: 77,234m (8.73 x Everest)
Total days: 145
Total days cycling: 60
Total rest days: 85
Punctures: 1

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4037km’s

Montpellier! A day off and a night out with the Missus. Maybe the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant here and the black run of cycle touring, the Pyrenees, complete!

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1709 Meters

  • Biggest climb yet! Yesterday the Col D’Aubisque. The highest altitude I have ever cycled, and not once did I push my bike!
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Day Off – My Bike!

After entering Spain I cycled for 19 days and covered about 1700km without a day off!

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Santiago in the bag!

Stage 3 compete! 2094km from Brighton to Santiago!

Mountains have been conquered and friends made. This really is starting to turn into the epic adventure I had dreamed of.

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Lost in Les Loges

Where am I? What is going on? Hopefully from reading this blog you have so far come to some conclusions such as – ‘what is this pillock up too? He obviously has no idea about cycle touring!’

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Stage 2 – Paris to Les Loges (somewhere in the middle of France)

After my rest day in Paris, which didn’t involve any resting as we walked the best part of 20km sightseeing – stage 2 began. Spent the morning frantically google mapping out a route which then had to get onto GPS and print out. The missus helped loads!

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Stage 1 – Brighton to Paris

This is a route I have been thinking about for ages. Anybody else thinking of doing it – I advise go book the time off work now! Then go get your bike ready!

It’s a well pedalled path and as such, easy to find info about. One of the highlights has to be the Avenue Verde – a sign posted, totally traffic free section that at present starts shortly after Dieppe and runs for the best part of 50km – following a disused railway line. If that doesn’t tempt you, this first part also follows a river, so no hills! It doesn’t get any easier!

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First Post – No Punctures!

So here it is! Stages 1 and 2 complete of my epic. Have cycled from Brighton (UK) to my folks place in Les Loges, which is somewhere in the middle of France. In total that’s about 680km in 8 days and included a stop off in Paris to go see the missus. As any body who owns a bike would know, that’s a good distance to cycle without getting a puncture. As any body who knows me would know Continue reading

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