Guest blogging

Writing a travel blog while bicycle touring is a big piece of work. You would think that we don’t have time for anything else. But there are a few things for which we always manage to make time. One of them is reading other peoples’ travel blogs. Reading other peoples’ experiences while cycle touring is inspiring, motivating, interesting, funny, addictive. It can be useful to get information about the road ahead. Sometimes it makes you laugh when you read that others feel exactly like you about certain aspects of life on the road. But most importantly, reading what other people have to say makes you dream and plan other adventures. Continue reading “Guest blogging”

Change of plans

We have been gently rolling this last week, passing the not so flat Alentejo region, entering Spain through Extremadura and slide to Andalusia until one of the main towns: Córdoba.

Our rhythm is relaxed, doing as much as we can of wild camping. From here our next destination was Granada. We knew we need to buy the entrance to the Alhambra while in advance, something we thought of doing today, for next Friday or Saturday. Well, there are no more tickets. Until the end of May!

So we changed our route and are cutting directly to Albacete, via a national park. This has some good part on it: besides decreasing the trip by some 100km, we will climb the equivalent of Serra da Estrela (2’000m) only once every three days, instead of every second day. And this for the next thousand kilometers.

We hope to get the time to write more here before arriving to the Pyrenees, without promise.

Ready for departure

The weather could be better, but hopefully soon the sun will be back. It is the first day of rain since we arrived to Lisbon. We are leaving  Lisbon direction Geneva via Elvas, Cordoba, Granada and the Pyrenees – see light dashed line on the map. Tips and ideas are welcome. Less than 3’000km to home.