One year, 13’000 km and almost home. We are just next to Annecy lake, it’s June 16th, when we pass the last milestone of our trip. But to end with a nice view we will still climb the Jura mountains. Let’s just go up to a 1’500 m high peak before arrive to Geneva. Less than 160 km to our door.
Sometimes is when we don’t expect that we are mostly away from internet. We did the 12’000 km last 31.May, just on the border between Andorra and France. It was the same day we did the highest pass of our trip, 2’408 m, in Andorra.
We are now cycling through France, following the “gorges du Tarn”. See you soon!
With our trial of drawing an 11’000 with ourselves and the bicycles…
We just arrived Albacete, after crossing the Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Villas, having our second puncture of the trip and a lot of wild camping. Continue reading “11’000 km and counting”
We can say that a difficult journey starts when you are still 30 km from the planned arrival point and you really need to make a break in the middle of the long climb because you are already tired. The legs are still sore from previous days long journeys. Twenty minutes and some food later we keep going. We decide to keep on the main road so that for sure we arrive before it gets dark. Now there are only 10 km left. Uphill. Long, steep uphill next to cars and trucks (that fortunately are not the main problem). It starts to rain and it is a strong rain. There was no time to find a spot to put our rain gear and we are completely wet. We keep going. With the rain it is difficult to check the GPS but to avoid the trafic we go into small roads. Wrong turn, couple hundred meters return, take the right turn and… gravel road. Due to the heavy traffic and although having rain we decide to continue on it. Almost there. Sometime later we join back the main road. The fog also joins the main road. Tired, wet and in the middle of the fog here we are:
Today, in the North of the Chiloé island, the 9’000km milestone. It was a great day for cycling with blue sky and good temperature.