Valencia to Barcelona

Valencia marked the start of my ride along the Mediterranean and I was hoping for a nice flat ride along the coast. As always there were some surprises along the way, both good and bad.

Coimbra to Valencia

This 2 week ride through the heart of Spain was full of varied terrain and mixed weather conditions. With rolling hills, mountain climbs and even some snow along the way I was always kept on my toes and enjoyed every minute of it.

Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra

After spending a couple of weeks riding along the Camino Francés it was time to start heading south to Portugal. Before crossing the border I first took a detour via Finisterre and Muxia on the west coast of Spain.

Packing for a bicycle tour

What to take and what to leave at home? In this post I’ll go over everything I’ve currently got packed on my bike while I’m touring around Europe.

Riding the Camino Francés

For many people spending months walking the Way of St James is both a spirtual and fun milestone within their lives. Without much planning at all I found myself following this path to Santiago.

Bordeaux, Bilbao and Burgos

It was getting later in the year so I decided to head south to warmers weather. To kick of the next section of my trip I traveled to Bordeaux and from there I would be riding along the coast into Spain.

Paris to Amsterdam

During 2 weeks in September I set off from Paris and I headed for Amsterdam. This ride took me through French wine country, along winding rivers, across Belgium and finished with a goat.

How I started Bicycle Touring

I guess I started my bicycle touring adventures a bit later than most other travelers seem to, I was almost 32 when I went on my first big tour which was a few weeks in New Zealand. Grab a drink and let me tell you a brief story about how it all began


Paris is such an iconic city that it’s hard to know where to start. I didn’t really have a plan when I arrived, but I had a list of things to see and do including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and a few others.

Stolen Bicycle

I planned to stay in Paris for 2 weeks. While there I would catch up with a friend, see the sights of Paris, do some work, and then set off for Amsterdam. I never planned on getting my bike stolen.

Tour de France

Even though I enjoy riding I’ve never been a big fan of watching the Tour de France on television.

The Chambery miscalculation

On our trip from Geneva to Lyon, Tim and I gave ourselves a couple of days off here and there so we could really enjoy the French Alps.

Starting the European Tour

It was finally time to start my big ride through Europe and I was happy to have a friend along to join me.


This 10 day visit to Berlin was my first trip to a European city and I was not at all disappointed.