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Lagos de Covadonga – Picos de Europa

The day after L’Angliru we climbed the road to the lakes of Covadonga. I was more keen than ever to climb steep roads. I was hoping, Lago the Covadonga would be as steep as L’Angliru. The pain was forgotten. The … Continue reading

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O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park.

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Queen of El Angliru

It was one of our last cycling highlights on our 2012 Europe Tour of Highlights. We were on the home stretch, bee-lining the over 2600km back towards my hometown of Senftenberg near Dresden, after our mechanical delay in Porto, Portugal. … Continue reading

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Cycling in Portugal – Climb to Senhora da Graça

Never before had I seen a climb like this one. After what Martin had told us, I was curious about the climb to Senhora da Graça. And when I, with the rare fortune of good, fast, free wifi, checked out … Continue reading

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Cycling in Portugal – Serra da Lousã and Schist villages

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Should I first tell you about our amazing rides in the Serra da Lousã, or about the Aldeias do Xisto? Language barrier aside, I had heard about Schist villages many years ago, probably in school. But it took me a … Continue reading

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Cycling in Portugal – Cascais to Sintra via Cabo da Roca

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In Portugal our focus was not on cycling. We anticipated beach, food and Fado – a holiday at the end of our travels. Any cycling was considered a bonus. The great fatigue at the end of a long season, and … Continue reading

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La Covatilla

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I hadn’t heard of La Covatilla prior to coming to Spain despite this climb featuring in the 2011 Vuelta a España. Bejar and the Sierra de Bejar is only a short drive from Avíla and Piedrahíta, where we had ridden … Continue reading

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