Since then, almost every holiday I’ve taken has been a cycling trip, on my own, or with my amazing wife (who began cycling too, after my first couple of years). I’ve island-hopped the Scottish Hebrides, crossed the C2C in England a couple of times, and together we’ve cycled right round the coast of Brittany in France, and explored Mallorca, Provence, the Veneto in Italy, and the Mozart Trail in Austria and Germany.
Yet, I’ve only travelled relatively short distances. I started on 30 to 40 miles a day, but lately we’ve been happy with around 25 miles a day. My longest solo trip has been just three weeks.
Nevertheless, every journey has felt like an expedition, bringing happy anticipation during planning, and a real sense of achievement at the end.
I’m going to write more soon about cycle touring — how easy it is, how you see much more, how it always feels like an adventure, and the fun of camping with a bike.
Until then, here are a few random pictures from some of my favourite cycling trips:
North West Scotland and the Hebrides
Brittany and Provence
Austria and Germany
Our regular trips to Mallorca have been our most leisurely, and relaxing, cycling holidays. We’ve gone there in spring or autumn for the last 5 years, and it’s always been perfect.
We’ve just booked to go again in October 2017. When we get back, I’ll write a more detailed post about why we love cycling there.
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