All Set For France and Spain September 2011

3 Friends - Tim, Ben and Francis
3 Bikes - A Peugeot, Specialized and ?
3 Countries - Britain, France and Spain
3 Weeks - In September

Over 1300 Miles of roads...

Yesterday we booked our ferries to Spain in preparation for our touring trip to France and Spain in September. Very Exciting!

I talked about the route in an earlier Blogpost (link).
Not a lot had changed in it except that we are now planning on going to Santander in Spain first and then making our way back up to Le Havre, via the Picos de Europa, the Pyreness and the Alps. We have planned the route to take us 3 weeks - including two full rest days. This means that we can cut back the daily mileage to a "moderate" sixty miles when we are in the mountains and more like 100 miles when we are on the flat plains of central France.

My kit is all coming together for the trip:

Black Classic Ortlieb Panniers:

a Tortec Expedition Rear Rack, and a lot of upgrades to the Peugeot winter training bike - it's steel frame is perfectly suited to lightweight touring.

This trip is going to be the most challenging thing that I have ever done on a bike by a long way.

I'm going to try and blog throughout it whenever I can, but as we are 'camping wild' for a lot of the trip it might be difficult at times.


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