Cycling trip to Europe May to July 2008

Plan is to do a lot of road cycling, principally in Italy and France. For three of the ten weeks I will be travelling and riding with some of my cycling friends from Melbourne: Dave, Frank, Graeme and Laurie plus Laurie's wife Kay will also be with us. Before being joined by my mates I will be staying a 'bike hotel' in Riccione in Italy (Hotel Belvedere) and after they leave I am booked on a ride in the French Pyrenees and another in the French Alps with an English company(Saddle Skedaddle). Some other friends from Melbourne will be in the French Alps while I'm there and I hope to catch up with them one night too. The reasons for setting this site up are so I can fairly easily provide some updates and share a few photos with folk from cycling, work, other friends etc. However, don't expect too much - I'm planning on having a holiday and do some riding, not spend time in front of the PC.

  • 85 days (27 Apr 2008 - 20 Jul 2008)
  • 20569 km (12781 miles)
  • 4 countries
  • 15 entries (9068 words)
  • 189 photos
  • 3.7 ratings (21 votes)
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Day Journal date: Country Place Title Distance Media Rating
1 Apr 27, 2008 01:06 Australia Melbourne » Pre trip 0 km [*] (4) 1.7 (1 votes)
7 May 03, 2008 23:41 Italy Milan » To Italy & Milan 16311 km [*] (6) 2.7 (1 votes)
12 May 09, 2008 00:16 Italy Riccione » Hotel Belvedere - a Riccione Bike Hotel 16630 km [*] (16) 2.7 (1 votes)
16 May 12, 2008 01:58 Italy Riccione » Riccione # 2 16630 km [*] (12) 2.7 (1 votes)
22 May 18, 2008 19:56 Italy Riccione » Riccione Final 16630 km [*] (10) 5 (1 votes)
29 May 25, 2008 17:18 Italy Montone » Montone 16800 km [*] (12) 3.9 (1 votes)
34 May 30, 2008 23:05 Italy Trento » Trento 17229 km [*] (13) 4.3 (2 votes)
41 Jun 06, 2008 01:36 Italy Bergamo » Bergamo, Italy 17347 km [*] (17) 3.9 (2 votes)
46 Jun 11, 2008 09:32 France Biarritz » Biarritz, France 18274 km [*] (12) 4.1 (1 votes)
46 Jun 11, 2008 16:54 France Massat » Tour of Pyrenees (Pt 1) 18520 km [*] (12) 4.4 (1 votes)
52 Jun 17, 2008 07:47 France Perpignan » Tour of the Pyrenees Pt 2 18648 km [*] (9) 3.6 (2 votes)
54 Jun 19, 2008 08:23 United Kingdom London » London 19656 km [*] (14) 3.5 (2 votes)
58 Jun 23, 2008 07:03 France Annecy » Annecy, France 20429 km [*] (13) 3.9 (1 votes)
63 Jun 28, 2008 13:53 France Grenoble » French Alps 20517 km [*] (18)
85 Jul 20, 2008 20:05 France Paris » Final couple of weeks 20569 km [*] (21)