Category Archives: Cycling in Europe

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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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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Sierra del Gredos

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This amazing journey, on which AMR and I had been for seven months, has finally come to an end! Like all good things must! Some, or most of you, will already know that we are back in Brisbane and it’s good … Continue reading

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