Thanks to everyone who has shared their experiences riding a huge variety of routes. These are just some from around 2007 onwards...
Challenge Mistral from France to Spain. This is a super account with loads of route detail and great pictures and maps http://www.x-alt.com/blog/showevent.php?eventid=25
Image © R. Davis
Nazca Paseo from Land’s End to John O Groats. “Success!! Arrived at destination just after lunch. The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the surrounding sea was glistening... It was amazing... The speedo max read 56mph.” Tom Bird
More adventures from Laid Back customers. Bealach na Ba and the West Highlands of Scotland, the Canal du Nivernais and the plains of Mongolia. 2010 was another varied year touring on bikes, trikes and tandems. Thanks to everyone for their pictures, stories and links
Mistral from Auxerre to Agen. Following the Canal du Nivernais to Decize, went west towards Chateauroux and Le Blanc then Poiter. The route then goes beside La Vienne river skirting Angouleme, Limoge and Perigeux to get to La Reole, finally following the Canal Entre Deux Mers to Toulouse. Lots of pictures to entice you onto the ‘roads less travelled.’ http://www.x-alt.com/blog/showevent.php?eventid=27
Image © R. Davis
Circe Helios Tandem to China via Netherlands, Finland, Russia and Mongolia. Alasdair and Kate wanted a bike that could work for them and their two children. It had to be strong, light and very adjustable with the ability to be packed small. There was only one choice. Their amazing 3000km trip has pdf download from here.
Orleáns to Roses. Touring by recumbent is comfortable and addictive! This year Challenge Mistral owner Rob set off on a 1220+km route through France and Spain. ”....the trip started in Orléans, went through the Massif Central, down to the Med and then back inland before going over the Pyrenees and to Roses. The second part of the trip, from the Massif to Spain was largely the route I'd done two years ago and had enjoyed so much. The dates that European Bike Express offered allowed me to arrive in Allègre to coincide with the Human Powered Vehicle Festival (VPH) held there every year.
Dave McCraw has been riding further and faster on his Raptobike than most people. Get a taste of what it’s like here.
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia
Over 4300 miles with camping gear on three Nazca Fuegos. Read more at Angelo, Ally and Olmo’s blog here.
Crossing Canada - 3 Fuegos completed!
In support of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation
Video of Olmo, Angelo and Ally (first time on Fuego!)