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Re: Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras

5 September 2014 - 12:07am
There is station at Vilajuiga, one stop after Figueres. The RENFE timetable states that on Saturday 13th September there is a Regional service from Girona at 16:48, 18:48 and 20:54. The journey time is 47 mins and the fare is 4.90 euros. From there you can cycle on a direct road GI-610 to Roses (11.6 kms). SARFA run a bus service from Figueres to Roses at 15:30, 17:00, 20:30. However you have to get to Figueres so I would use the train above. There should be no problem with your bikes on the train.

Re: Do I need front panniers for touring?

4 September 2014 - 10:32pm
Prompted by this and a couple of other topics, I've started a topic on equipment lists. Hope it's useful. viewtopic.php?f=42&t=90160&p=818392#p818392

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

4 September 2014 - 10:31pm
Prompted by this and a couple of other topics, I've started a topic on equipment lists. Hope it's useful. viewtopic.php?f=42&t=90160&p=818392#p818392

Re: My second tour (I made it)

4 September 2014 - 10:20pm
Well done, the first of many tours I hope.

Re: My second tour (I made it)

4 September 2014 - 10:19pm
Farawayvisions wrote:Well done you.
I'm so glad you've ditched the lucozade. How are you finding the water?

The water was fine, I did what someone recommended in the other thread and took small sips instead of gulping loads down.

I did have a bottle of Coke one day as it was that hot, I needed something ice cold

Dave

Re: Lon Las Cymru on starting on Sat 6.9.14, campsite sugges

4 September 2014 - 9:49pm
Hi there, we did the Lon Las Cymru about a month ago, starting at Holyhead, and finishing in Chepstow.
I can't remember all the sites we stayed at, but 2 that really stand out are as follows.

Tan-Y-Fron caravan and camping park at Dolgellau. This is a couple of hundred metres off the route. £15 per night, for 2 people. Washing facilities, good showers and loos.

Dol Llys Farm Caravan and Camping, at Llanidloes. This was by far the best campsite we encountered. £7 per person per night. Great facilities, lovely spacious shower rooms, and the real bonus, a huge kitchen room with 2 microwaves, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, well almost everything really! And plenty of power points to charge phones etc, and also seating and tables.

Whichever route you take, the scenery is spectacular, and I'm sure you will have a real adventure, and something you will remember for a long time.

Good luck, and hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Re: Whats wrong with Portugal?

4 September 2014 - 8:01pm
ConRAD wrote:Try looking at my Portugal, if you need gpx tracks just let me know.
Tried to look at this. Nice pictures but unfortunately it's not in English.

Re: My second tour (I made it)

4 September 2014 - 7:23pm
Well done you.
I'm so glad you've ditched the lucozade. How are you finding the water?

Re: Thank you to the forum

4 September 2014 - 7:20pm
Looks idyllic.

Re: Trans Penine Trail

4 September 2014 - 5:17pm
East of Penistone, the trail splits into a northerly and southern route. I guess you're taking the northern route. Just after you take the branch after Oxspring, there's a section that can barely be ridden on any sort of bike. It's an old stony pack horse path up the side of a hill.

Actually, just checking Google cycle trails, there may be an alternative by road up Bower Hill.

Re: Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras

4 September 2014 - 5:14pm
Sorry I can't help with specifics about bikes on train or bus, I have done the journey a couple of times and must just say that the Salvadore Dali museum in Figures is amazing and a 'must'.

Re: My second tour (I made it)

4 September 2014 - 3:55pm
Bicycler wrote:Congratulations

Your turn Vantage

Ha Ha!
It's looking to be mid October for my 2nd attempt. With any luck, no-one will make any plans that include me till then.

Re: Trans Penine Trail

4 September 2014 - 3:51pm
I haven't done it, but I imagine that bit's going to be the worst as it's crossing the Peak District...

Re: Trans Penine Trail

4 September 2014 - 3:50pm
There is a diversion in place in Widnes because of the new bridge being built, it will be in place for about 3 years.

It is well sign posted but parts are on roads.

Dave

Re: Trans Penine Trail

4 September 2014 - 3:46pm
Thanks James. I know that the Liverpool end is entirely paved, but curious to see if anyone has been closer to Barnsley and knows about that stretch.

I suspect you're right though and bits will be unpaved...

Re: My second tour (I made it)

4 September 2014 - 3:43pm
honesty wrote:Sounds great! Did you make any changes to the kit you took, or just a different route?

Different route helped a lot I think but I didn't take any lucozade and instead a 1.5L of water. In doing that I could put my tent inside the bag and just my chair tied to the top. This made the trailer lighter (obviously) but also more stable as it wasn't built up as much.

Dave

Re: Trans Penine Trail

4 September 2014 - 3:37pm
The Trans Pennine Trail website (http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/cyc ... -cyclists/) says:

Most of the Trail is off-road, but not all is surfaced; you will need a bike and tyres capable of being taken off-road. A mountain bike or sturdy tourer will be more than capable of riding the Trail, thin racing wheels / tyres are not recommended.

Re: New Route Planner

4 September 2014 - 3:29pm
This route planner is really very good, and I can confirm that it works fine for my city centre cycling in Paris.

As there seems to be no limit to what you can do, it would be nice if there was a link to the ferry details (for the Oban to Fort William example on your website), in the route directions...

Trans Penine Trail

4 September 2014 - 3:07pm
Hi all,

I'm planning a one day trip along the Trans Penine Trail between Barnsley and Liverpool (sorry, probably abusing the Touring & Exped section!) as a recce for a longer trip next year.

Just one question - If anyone is familiar with the route, will I be okay on a road bike? Not sure if it is likely to be nice and paved or if it will be rocky enough to require a mountain bike or at least a hybrid.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras

4 September 2014 - 2:56pm
My wife and are flying in to Girona Saturday after next with bikes. We need to get to Rosas. We understand that there are trains to Figueras from Girona centre, but not at a time that suits us (we are arriving late afternoon). It does not look far from Figueras to Rosas so we can cycle that bit. I understand from one web site (The Trainline Company Europe) that there is a station called Riudellots about 4k from the airport which runs trains on Saturday evening to Figueras, but I cannot get confirmation about this from the Spanish rail companies. Has anyone done this journey and offer any advice please? I am hoping that local trains will take bikes. An alternative is by coach. I understand that you can take bikes on buses or coaches at the discretion of the driver on some routes. has anyone tried this route by bus with bike?

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