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Day 2169: Organya – Andorra la Vella!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 10 - 2017

Distance: 44.0 km Ride time: 2:50:21 Average: 15.5 km/h Max speed: 42.8 km/h Total: 55484 km Ever since I spent 6 months in Spain back in 2006 the country has had a special place in my heart. Later on during my cycling trip when things were getting tough, for example in the Australian outback or  [ Read More ]

Categories: Andorra, Spain

Day 2168, Tarrega – Organya: Last Night in Spain

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 08 - 2017

Distance: 75.9 km Ride time: 4:25:18 Average: 17.2 km/h Max speed: 58.7 km/h Total: 55440 km I had heard from other cyclists that wild camping works great in Spain. Now, after trying it for a night in the foot hills of the Pyrenees I can confirm – a very nice and peaceful night out here.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2167, Tarragona – Tarrega, Spain: Back to Wild Camping

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 08 - 2017

Distance: 89.2 km Ride time: 5:56:03 Average: 15.0 km/h Max speed: 50.0 km/h Total: 55364 km We left our “usual” Spain behind as we took a left turn in Tarragona towards the mountains. So far our Spanish ride has consisted of the Mediterranean Sea combined with white mountain villages. Now were were heading for the  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2165 – 2166: L’Ametlla de Mar – Tarragona, Spain

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 07 - 2017

Distance: 58.1 km Ride time: 3:09:51 Average: 18.4 km/h Max speed: 47.2 km/h Total: 55275 km Today’s program consisted of an easy 50 km ride into Tarragona, a smaller historical city some 60 km south of Barcelona. But first a coffee to get started. Good morning from Spain ūüôā Back on the road we passed  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2164, Pe√Ī√≠scola – L’Ametlla de Mar: Into Catalonia

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 06 - 2017

Distance: 87.1 km Ride time: 4:57:49 Average: 17.6 km/h Max speed: 43.2 km/h Total: 55217 km We started the day by cycling over to the fortress of Pe√Ī√≠scola for a bit of tourist sightseeing. Or well, what I really like about Spain is that the surroundings look like some place out of a movie, but  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2163, Castell√≥n – Pe√Ī√≠scola, Spain: Mediterranean Surprises

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 06 - 2017

Distance: 76.6 km Ride time: 4:44:40 Average: 16.2 km/h Max speed: 52.6 km/h Total: 55130 km Spain, Spain, Spain – you just keep it coming don’t you. Gotta say the country is turning into one of my favourite cycling countries; the deep blue Mediterranean, the wild mountains, the natural parks, the historical cities… After saying  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2160 Р2162, Valencia РCastellón: Friction

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 06 - 2017

Distance: 74.8 km Ride time: 4:30:25 Average: 16.6 km/h Max speed: 34.6 km/h Total: 55053 km In theory today should be an easy, flat 70 kilometer ride to Castell√≥n – in reality it turned out to be quite the challenge. It all started during the night when our hostel dorm didn’t provide the best environment  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2159, El Verger – Valencia: Orange Country

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 05 - 2017

Distance: 91.0 km Ride time: 4:59:14 Average: 18.3 km/h Max speed: 55.8 km/h Total: 54978 km We are entering orange country in this part of Spain where most of Europe’s exotic fruits come from. In the beginning of the day we even found a nice cycling path right in the orange fields. Welcome to Spain  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2158, Alicante – El Verger: Coastal Holiday Trail

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 04 - 2017

Distance: 96.1 km Ride time: 5:12:41 Average: 18.5 km/h Max speed: 48.6 km/h Total: 54887 km We are back in full-on holiday country on the Spanish coast between Alicante and Barcelona. The beaches keep coming, and sometimes we are even able to follow a bike path right next to the water. Once again I keep  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain

Day 2157, Murcia – Alicante, Spain: Back to the Coast

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 04 - 2017

Distance: 92.9 km Ride time: 5:07:38 Average: 18.1 km/h Max speed: 39.2 km/h Total: 54791 km It had been a great break in Barcelona with my family. After spending all of yesterday in a train it felt good to be cycling again. Our idea was to go down to the coast at Alicante for a  [ Read More ]

Categories: Spain