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Hello Warm Showers Team!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm planning to do a tour by bike of Nova Scotia and New Foundland (Halifx to Saint John's) and I'll be interested to hear from you guys if you have some tips, especially regarding:
- biking infrastructure: seems like there a lot of non-protected roadways there...can anyone who's done it confirm it to me and tell me how he/she did it?
- lodging: would you recommend camping in October, and even November in these season or is everything already closed?
Looking forward to exchange with you some information about this exciting trip and wish you a pleasant rest of the week!
I'm looking to tour the perimeter of Ireland. I see there are lots of hosts around the country - does anyone have any tips for an American experiencing bike touring in Ireland (or Europe, for that matter) for the first time?
We are a cycling family from Ukraine - dad, mom and 5 year old boy. The three of us have been traveling for a long time, a lot and far.
You can learn about all our travels from our vlog - http://www.youtube.com/c/DvokolisniHroniky
On October 7, we will start a cycling trip from Barcelona to Lisbon by the sea and ocean (of course, we allow a depth of several tens of kilometers inland).
We will be happy to meet local people to learn more about the culture and lifestyle of those regions. This will be our first time in Spain and Portugal. We will also be grateful for any advice and tips online.
Planning to start In marseille on the 9th of October. Then to Cassis or La Ciotat to catch a train to Menton. Then follow the EV8 more or less on our way to Avignon. Maybe swing up to Mt Ventoux for a bit. Let us know if you're in the area
I have a crazy plan to cycle from Penzance, in Cornwall, to London.
I have friends in Devon I can stop off with - but curious as to what are the most manageable and scenic routes for that journey.
I would appreciate very much receiving invitations to stay for 1 night in your place.
Thanks in advance,
I will start shortly with my #WorldGraceRide leaving Europe for Africa (middle of Germany, crossing into France (down along the Rhone), along the Sea Med. taking the ferry from Sete to Morocco).
I wanted to take the ferry from Spain (Almeria) but the borders are still closed.
I will cycle south between the coast line and the Sahara desert, hopefully cycling in to Senegal in January.
I am looking to volunteer my time and talents along the way. Obviously, I appreciate invitations!
Did you watch the videos or Nomad's Trails? They went through Morocco and the Sahara. Mostly by bicycle (there was a part they had a lift by a truck or so). See here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVj8O2eJeN1ydK2Nig-1YrLiyoO9uaEYq
thank you for commenting and sharing! I saw and watched their videos. Honestly, I follow them since they are on the road. That time, they could still make the trip through Spain, which is now closed. I am looking forward to the beauty and diversity of the African continent.
With regards to your next trip; please, please, please remember to record feedback for your hosts and guests, it is most mportant for all of us.
I've hosted 12 folks this season an not a single person has left feedback about their stay. No feedback makes it difficult for someone to get current information about me and/or you as a host or a guest. Not to mention it's just rude.
Just my 2£ worth, sorry for the rant.....
I had a total of four guests (two of them came together as a couple). All of them left feedback here at the website, after I wrote feedback on them (as guests) first. The last guest also wrote a few lines in my guestbook; I did not yet have that before, otherwise the others would probably have written in it too.
My whatever, once a few reviews are written, and nothing changes, I have no need to give or receive another review. And yes, your question sounds much like ranting - definitely not appropriate in the WS community. WS is a community of cyclists who understand life offers us much while on the road. Hosting is but one way to return what we have all received.
REAL early planning stages and no real start time. I have been thinking about this for a while but like everyone else the pandemic changed things and not sure if I can pull it off in 2022.
In 2019 I rode from England to Barcelona riding down the West coast of France then I cut across France and rode into Spain on the East coast.
I figured this time I would start in Belgium ( I am planning to meet back up with a Warmshowers friend I met in 2019 so that makes Belgium the probable starting point) head into France, up the Alp Du Hue’z and I think I can ride across Italy and down the Eastern Coast of Italy from that point.
I am looking at the Euro maps. In 2019 I relied on Google and I really want to avoid that as much as possible on the next trip. It really is a hassle with trying to find internet and the fact google was not so great at keeping me on good roads. However I do kinda make my own path so I know that is also part of the issue :) .
Any advice I would happily take it.
I saw your post on the forum about the Belgium to Southern End Italy trip.
are you looking for a companion?
I am planning a Nice, France to Naples/Sicily bike trip in May. I have friends in Sanremo and Naples with whom I would like to visit. I am debating an inland vs coast routing for north of Rome.
Here is a link to my placeholder map: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/268136
I use cycle.travel for route planning and it is the best! The developer has a spot on algorithm that takes into account road surface and traffic count and other criteria. Get used to it and you'll wonder how you operated without it I tried Google and it was a disaster. Totally lame
I am just back from a great solo ride from Viladecans, Spain to Nice, France. I stayed at campgrounds, hotels, and wild camped. It was wonderful!
not sure at all about time frame other than POSSIBLLY start the End of March and finish about end of May.
I want to start in Belgium and go to Foy and see Bastogne. I also am planning to ride up the Alp Du Huez.
Somehow I want to ride down the EAST coast of Italy but I am not at all sure how I will cross ?? From the top of Alp Du Huez or maybe ride back down to coast of France? Like I said real early planning stages.
If it worked out where we could met up that seems like a good thing.
ANYBODY with maps or ideas I am alwasy lsitening
Back to planning
I'm planning a 6-7 day tour from Muğla to Antalya on Sunday, overnight in a tent. It would be great to have someone to accompany you �
Wanting to get some homeless vets some decent camp gear/touring setups to give them a chance to re enter society, if they choose to. VetSouthWestTour coming soon... Thanks
My girlfriend and I are planning to cycle along the Eurovelo 6 from Besançon (France) to Ulm (Germany). We would like to know if this part of the Eurovelo 6 is doable with road bikes (25-28 mm tyres). Did some of you rode this route ?
Also, we are interested to know if the route is shared with cars or follow a separeted path. We've been looking to videos and blogs but did not find much information about this part of the EV6.
Any feedback and tip is welcome !
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