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Cherbourg to Gibraltar in March 2015

Vinny003 27 Jan 15:45  

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Hello to all


After working as a cycle messenger for the past 15 years in Dublin Ireland i've decided to really test myself and cycle from Cherbourg(France)to Gilbraltar in March of this year.
I've done a few cycle tours but only in my own country and lasting no more that 4 days so this will be a real test(i'm bloody itching to hit the road).
My route is Cherbourg,all the way down the west coast of France,crossing the French/Spanish border on the coast,into Pamplona and straight down Spain avoiding Madrid and into Gilbraltar
I'm confident in my bike,bags,clothing,tent and myself.
The reason why i've chosen to do this trip in March is due to the coldish climate(love cycling in crappy weather purely for the challenge)

I'm wondering if anyone has done this route before or even parts of it?Are there any towns or places you could recommend me seeing or avoid?
Any tips big or small or any advice you could give would be much appreciated and welcomed

Hope to hear from you soon

Thanks



BusterG 02 Feb 15:48  

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Hi Vinny

No real tips but this website helped me plan for my future trip.
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/index.html?o=1&page_id=172846&v=64
it is just one blog of many on that site.
Also try http://www.pedrodiaz.com/cycling/spain2008.php


Good luck

My Latest Route: Oct 2013 Liss

Chris & Carl 08 Mar 14:45  

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Hi

We are doing a similar trip St Malo to Gibraltar leaving St Malo on 18th April 15.

We are going down the west coast of France and in to Spain to Pamploma, then going down the west side of Madrid via Sergovia and Toledo.

We will be very interested in the route you take. Will you be putting anything on the internet as you go along ?

Regards


Chris Higham


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