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3 week tour ideas

Postby fill_d » Wed Jun 20, 2007 15:39 pm

I'm planning to do a solo tour next year taking 3 weeks off work. Problem is there are too many locations to choose from! What are peoples recommendations? My choices seem to be; 3 weeks in UK (not too keen) ; travel for 3 weeks from home crossing channel (I live near south coast) and then get train back; travel somewhere miles away and cycle for 3 weeks then travel back; travel 3 weeks distance away across Europe and cycle home.

Also, I need to kit myself up- want to be as independent as possible so lots of lightweight camping gear needed. My plan is to probably buy a Thorn Rholoff tour bike- any opinions? Also lightweight gear recommendations would be appreciated. I'm getting myself all excited typing this!!

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Postby waltho bum gravy » Wed Jun 20, 2007 15:44 pm

fly out to the tip of italy's toe/sicily and cycle back from there. i might ask the missus if i can get a 3 week pass to do it myself.

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Postby vernonlevy » Wed Jun 20, 2007 18:06 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by fill_d</i>

I'm planning to do a solo tour next year taking 3 weeks off work. Problem is there are too many locations to choose from! What are peoples recommendations? My choices seem to be; 3 weeks in UK (not too keen) ; travel for 3 weeks from home crossing channel (I live near south coast) and then get train back; travel somewhere miles away and cycle for 3 weeks then travel back; travel 3 weeks distance away across Europe and cycle home.

Also, I need to kit myself up- want to be as independent as possible so lots of lightweight camping gear needed. My plan is to probably buy a Thorn Rholoff tour bike- any opinions? Also lightweight gear recommendations would be appreciated. I'm getting myself all excited typing this!!
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A three week leisurely LEJOG would fit the bill. DOn't underestimate the beauty and interest of our landscape. I've done LEJOG and JOGLE and had to be persuaded to do something else this summer otherwise I'd I've done a variation of one of the rides.

I'm doing a Channel to the Med ride and using European Bike Express to get back from the med. You could use the company to take you down to Span and cycle home. I'd considered that but decided to acclimitise to the heat as I rode southwards.

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Postby fill_d » Wed Jun 20, 2007 21:24 pm

Hmmm not convinced about LEJOG. Not that I don't want to do it, but a mate did it recently so wanted to do something a bit different.

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Postby Noodley » Wed Jun 20, 2007 21:31 pm

I like the idea of Roscoff - Nice. Saw it as a permanent audax route, and it has stayed with me as something worth doing - 1405km

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Postby fill_d » Wed Jun 20, 2007 21:48 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jibi</i>


What do you like?
Where would you like to see?


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Well, I think I'm looking for off the beaten track, put the tent up anywhere for the night, interesting villages and bars, see a bit of wildlife, that sort of thing.

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Postby philip99a » Wed Jun 20, 2007 22:38 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by fill_d</i>

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jibi</i>


What do you like?
Where would you like to see?


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Well, I think I'm looking for off the beaten track, put the tent up anywhere for the night, interesting villages and bars, see a bit of wildlife, that sort of thing.
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Bike Express to Venice then head east to explore coast of Croatia and back through Slovenia. It's a thought. Or just explore Slovenia. Should meet your demands.

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