Author Topic: Tour plan: St Malo, to Puivert, to the Raid Pyrenean, to Santander, to the ferry  (Read 237 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Got this beauty planned for October.



I will be supporting a control point for an upcoming long distance race and I will be riding there from St malo.

This is a draft route based on komoot. For the Pyrenees I will be following the Raid Pyrennean randonée route - details at https://ccb-cyclo.fr/raid-pyreneen.html

What I'm undecided about most is the route from St malo to Puivert, and from the end of the Raid to Santander. I have quite a few slack days either side of deadlines so moderate sidetracks are fine.

I will be wild camping for quite a bit but hope to be put up by friendly warmshowers types too. I will probably treat myself to an Airbnb on finishing the raid.

I'm riding on 32s, a bit of gravel is fine but I will swerve anything that's more technical.

Any experience of cycle touring in these regions and input on route selection, must-visits, etc, is very welcome

And if you're doing the race I might see you at CP4!  ;D
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bludger

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That's a cracking read cheers Phil. I think I'll be borrowing that route to Portsmouth if I fancy riding there on the day!
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mattc

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And if you're doing the race I might see you at CP4!  ;D
Youi're on.

Er... remind me where CP4 is?
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Puivert!
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