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This is not an Expedition


It's not even a world tour.

9,335 km (5,800 miles) over 245 days from October 4, 2010 to June 5, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Winter touring, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, Extended, World
Locales: Europe, Spain, France, Africa, Morocco, Italy, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany
Years: 2010, 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/nnocycling

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Oanh Tran and Nic Geard - (contact)

Status: Completed Jun 2011Featured Journal #420
Last update: Sunday June 12, 2011 15:59 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 21 Feb 2012 19:15 (US/Pacific))
243,208 hits since August 19, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
1,852 pics

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Oanh, cooking on the windowsill.


Table of Contents

Who Are We?

Why the title?

Whose idea was this anyway?

Where have we been?

Gear

      The Bikes
      Camping
      Clothing & Misc. Personal Things
      Entertainment

Preparation

      Vaccinations
      Malaria: It deserves a page of its own

Keep in Touch: RSS, Email Updates and other techno mumbo-jumbo

England

      Leaving England: Southampton to Portsmouth

France

      First Day: St Malo to Chauvigne
      Getting Organised Takes Time: Chauvigné to Vitré
      Sightseeing in Vitré
      Back on the Bike: Vitré to Marigné
      First Time as a Warm Showers Guest: Marigne to Le Landreau
      First Time Free Camping: Le Landreau to Treves
      French Saviours: Treves to Brehemont
      Into the City...: Brehemont to Tours
      Sightseeing and Chores in Tours
      The Longest Day: Tours to Obterre
      Taking it Easy: Obterre to Rosnay
      No Chateau for you!: Rosnay to Chaillac
      A Swiss Ocean?: Chaillac to La Souterraine
      Monts d'Ambazac: La Souterraine to Limoges
      A Day of Protests: Limoges to Le Chalard
      High Road, Low Road: Le Chalard to Lascaux
      Rest day in Lascaux
      Extra Hills for Fun: Lascaux to Chatrier-Ferriere
      Medieval Madness: Chartrier-Ferrier to Sarlat
      Wet and Cold: Sarlat to Payrac
      Warmshowers to the Rescue!: Payrac to Salviac
      To Market We Go: Salviac to Luzech
      More Misty Rivers: Cahors
      No Boulangeries, No Cafes: Luzech to St Maurin
      Ups and Downs and Cats: St Maurin to Bonas
      Interlude: Bonas
      The Saga of the Parcel: Bonas to Berdoues
      Faffing About in the Foothills: Berdoues to near Espoey
      Entering Basque Lands: Near Espoey to Oloron
      On the Pilgrim Route (Briefly): Oloron to St Jean Pied de Port
      A New Country!: St Jean Pied de Port to Aurizberri/Espinal
      France Summary

Spain

      Rain in Spain: Aurizberri/Espinal to Pamplona
      No Bull!: Rest Day in Pamplona
      Out of the Washing Machine, Into the Dryer: Pamplona to Ibiricu
      A Hard Day: Ibiricu to Viana
      Back on the Pilgrim Trail: Viana to Berceo
      Mountains are Wow: Berceo to Embalse de Mansilla
      More Geological Marvels: Embalse de Mansilla to Rio Arlanza
      Respite from Rain: Rio Arlanza to Covarrubias
      OK Spain, You Win: Covarrubias to Roa de Duero
      Straight Roads: Roa de Duero to Cantalejo
      Hello Headwind!: Cantalejo to Segovia
      Alcazars and Aqueducts: Segovia
      Monotony on the Highway: Segovia to Avila
      Walking the Walls: Avila
      Two Passes: Avila to Mombeltran
      Out of the Mountains: Mombreltran to Talavera de la Reina
      Into La Jara: Talavera de la Reina to La Nava de Ricomalillo
      Mist, Pines and Lost Worlds: La Nava de Ricomalilllo to Puerto Pena
      Truly Wild Camping: Puerto Pena to Garlitos
      Green Hills of Andalucia: Garlitos to Belalcazar
      Outpost of Al-Andalus: Belalcazar
      Into Moorish Spain: Belalcazar to Cordoba
      Orange Trees in the Rain: Cordoba
      Heads Down, Pedal, Pedal (Repeat): Cordoba to Baena
      Stuck in the Mud: Baena to Alcala
      All Down From Here: Alcala to Granada
      Monumental Fatigue: Granada
      Into Las Alpujarras: Granada to Orgiva
      “Mountains, eh? That'd Mean Some More Climbing Then...”: Orgiva to Cadiar
      Yes, We Can!: Cadiar to Almeria
      Goodbye Europe: Almeria
      Misty Modernisme: Almeria to Melilla
      Spain Summary

Morocco

      Into Africa: Melilla to Tazaghine
      Further Along the N16: Tazaghine to Al Hoceima
      Some Days, This IS an Expedition (Part 1): Al Hoceima to Parc Wild Camp
      Some Days, This IS an Expedition (Part 2): Parc Wild Camp to Torres Alcala
      Wild Camping in the Rif Mountains: Torres de Alcala to Fauzi's Field
      Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Fauzi's Field to El Jebha
      Seaside Loitering: El Jebha
      A Hospitality Situation: El Jebha to Sale
      Back in the Big Smoke: Sale to Casablanca
      Second Impressions: Casablanca
      It was the Shortest of Days, It was the Longest of Days: Casablanca to Azemmour
      Seven on the Beaufort Scale: Azemmour to El Jadida
      Puddles: El Jadida
      Easy Riding: El Jadida to Oualidia
      Christmas: Oualidia
      Ladybug Day: Oualidia to Safi
      Supper by Firelight: Safi to south of El Mehattat
      How Things Change: Wildcamp to Essaouira
      End of the Year: Essaouira
      There's Always Somewhere to Camp: Essaouira to near Smimou
      Surf Camp: near Smimou to Imessouane
      Hassle: Imessouane to Paradis Plage
      Another Day in Paradise: Paradis Plage to Paradise Valley
      Up, Up, and Away: Paradise Valley to Immouzzer
      Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream: Immouzzer to Taroudannt
      Finding the Garden: Taroudannt to Lakhnanif
      Recharging: Lakhnanif
      Into the Anti-Atlas: Lakhnanif to Ait Baha
      A Fortress Home: Ait Baha to Tizourgane
      To the Heart of the Anti-Atlas: Tizourgane to Tafraoute
      Going in Circles: Ameln Valley Circuit, Tafraoute
      Life on Mars: Tafraoute to Wildcamp near Issouka
      Ups and Downs: Near Issouka to Igherm
      Oases: Igherm to Tagmoute
      The Desert Beckons: Tagmoute to Tata
      Conversations: Tata to Tissint
      On a Lone Desert Highway: Tissint to Foum Zguid
      In the Middle of Nowhere: Foum Zguid to Tagrana
      Hungry Day: Tagrana to Agdz
      Chilling in the Kasbah: Agdz
      Northward Ho!: Agdz to Ouarzazate
      The Mighty Arms of Atlas: Ouarzazate to Agouim
      A Winter Crossing: Agouim to Toufliht
      Marrakech Express: Toufliht to Marrakech
      Chilling in Marrakech?
      What Is and What Should Never Be: Marrakech to Tanger
      We Might be in Tangier
      Cabin Fever: Tangier to Livorno
      Morocco Summary

Italy

      Viva Italia!: Livorno to Guardistallo
      Hilltop Towns: Guardistallo to Volterra
      Feeling Sorry for Ourselves: Volterra
      The Cycling Sick: Volterra to Montespertoli
      Friends in High Places: Montespertoli to Poggiolino
      Resting and Planning: Poggiolino
      From a Villa to the Woods: Poggiolino to Lucignano
      Hilltop Towns, Part Deux: Lucignano to Bagno Fillipo
      Ice All Around: Bagno Fillipo to Tuscania
      Tombs with a View: Tuscania to Civitavecchia
      Cake AND Death!: Palermo to Sferracavallo
      A Walk in the Park: Capo Gallo Nature Reserve
      Mosaics in the Mountains: Monreale
      A Series of Unfortunate Decisions: Sferracavallo to Calatafimi
      You Could Catch a Cold in Weather Like This: Calatafimi to Biscione
      Down by the Seaside: Biscione to Selinunte
      From Classical Antiquity to Carnevale: Selinunte to Sciacca
      Tunnels and Bridges: Sciacca to Agrigento
      Greek Ruin Trifecta: Agrigento
      A Good Day Gone Bad: Agrigento to Manfria
      No Roman Villas for Us: Manfria to Piazza Armerina
      Another Greek Ruin: Piazza Armerina to Raddusa
      600 Views of Etna: Raddusa to Catania
      Gelati But No Internet: Catania
      Campsite Hunting: Catania to San Alessio
      Got the Out-of-Season Seaside Resort Blues: San Alessio to Palmi
      Beach Holiday: Palmi to Pizzo
      In Which We Arrive at Another P-Town: Pizzo to Paola
      Nic and Oanh are Climbing the Mountain; Why are they Climbing the Mountain?: Paola to SS283 wild camp
      Making Hay While the Sun Shone: SS283 wild camp to Rocca Imperiale
      We Need a Shower: Rocca Imperiale to Matera
      Oops! We Did It Again!: Matera
      Arrividerci Italia!: Matera to Bari
      Italy Summary

Albania

      Tungjatjeta Shqiperia!: Durres
      In Which We Stop Eating and Start Riding: Durres to Berat
      Another Hilltop Town? Sure, But an Ottoman Hilltop Town: Berat
      In Which We Explore Albanian Backroads and are Thermally Cured: Berat to Llixhat
      A First Foray into Albania's Mountains: Llixhat to Tirana
      Cafe Culture: Tirane
      Fantasy Land: Tirane to Kruje
      Rocky Road: Kruje to Qafeshtame
      Down the Mountain and Up the Valley: Qafeshtame to Klos
      Go East: Klos to Peshkopi
      Waterfall Adventure: Peshkopi
      Never Again: Peshkopi to Kukes
      Two Passes: Kukes to Fushe-Arrez
      What a Road!: Fushe Arrez to Shkoder
      Albania Summary

The Six Month Report

Montenegro

      Springing into Montenegro: Shkoder to Ostros
      It's All Too Beautiful: Ostros to Virpazar
      In and Out of Podgorica: Virpazar to Mala Rijeka
      A House by the River: Mala Rijeka to Kolasin
      Snowbound: Kolasin
      Snow on the Tear of Europe: Kolasin to Budecenice
      No Room at the Inn: Budecenice to Krusevice
      A Bleak Place: Krusenice to Cevo
      Winter, Spring, Summer: Cevo to Kotor
      A Vertical Fortress: Kotor
      Montenegro Summary

Croatia

      Tell Me Why I Don't Like Highways: Kotor to Dubrovnik
      Just Tourists: Dubrovnik
      Cycling With Company: Dubrovnik to Above Trstenik
      Marco! Polo!: Above Trstenik to Korcula
      Island Life: Korcula
      Living in a Palace: Korcula to Split
      Hot and Boring: Split to Sibenik
      The Loveliest Sunset in the World, According to Alfred Hitchcock: Sibenik to Zadar
      The Croatian Coast Redeems Itself: Zadar to Starigrad
      Take A Hike: Starigrad
      High Road To Rab: Starigrad to Rab
      Island Hopping: Rab to Krk
      Over It: Krk to Rijeka
      Croatia Summary

Slovenia

      If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of Croatia: Rijeka to Kozina
      There's A World Going On Underground: Kozina to Ozeljan
      A Beautiful Battlefield: Ozeljan to Kobarid
      Into Alpine Territory: Kobarid to Trenta
      Struggling out of Slovenia: Trenta to Villach (& via train to Salzburg)
      Slovenia Summary

Austria

      The Sound of Music, Mozart and Eurovision: Salzburg

Germany

      In Bavaria!: Salzburg to Bergen
      All Very Nice: Bergen to Bad Feilnbach
      Fair Tuckered Out: Bad Feilnbach to Schliersee
      The Town That Reveals Our Inability to Pronounce Umlauts: Schliersee to Bad Tolz
      The Little Storm That Couldn't: Bad Tolz to Staffelsee
      From See to Shining See: Staffelsee to Hopfen Am See
      What A Difference A Day (Off) Makes: Hopfen am See to Immenstadt
      An Ending, Of Sorts: Immenstadt to Lindau
      Over the Border: Lindau to Kreuzlingen
      Train!: Frankfurt
      A Place in the Shade: Frankfurt to Mainz
      Rain on the Rhine: Mainz to Bacharach
      Hangin' Out: Mainz
      The Bike Box Incident: Mainz to Frankfurt Airport
      Germany Summary

Australia

      Home Again: Brisbane


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