We have just returned from our trip along the beautiful Iberian Peninsula and are planning our next adventure. On this page we share some of our most recent experiences, on what we learned about ourselves, the countries we travelled and the equipment we used. 

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    We are still in the Algarve waiting for warmer nights before heading up north. We’ve been looking for bicycles and polishing the blog on South East Asia. We’re still doing HelpX but in the different place now, we’re in Aljezur a little bit further north west where we’ve met Myriam a lovely spanish Read More …

There’s plenty of nice bikes riding around the Algarve and we thought we would be in for treat with the selection of bikes shops around.  However we found it hard to find the bikes we saw ‘advertised’, and on asking we were often told that they were brought from their home country… Reluctant to fork Read More …

Cruising up the coast of Portugal has been a fantastic experience, we have taken our time enjoying the fishing villages and deserted beaches. Our bellys have not been deprived on this trip, with roadside stands providing enough fuel for our legs… from dried figs to marinated olives we have profited from this country’s specialities. Delayed Read More …

On entering a camping shop you are presented with hundreds of options for tents; different sizes, shapes and colours. It can all be a bit confusing over what is going to be best for you. From pop up to tunnel tents, the practicalities might not be apparent in the shop then and there. So here Read More …

Enjoying life on a different rhythm… In life, we often tend to do things too quickly, with little effort and empty amusement. When you travel by bicycle you need to be fully committed; you’ll constantly be challenging yourself on different levels, leaving your comfort zone and getting dirty & sweaty. All of this makes the Read More …

On the road we sometimes forget how important food is for us and tend to eat cheap and quick. Pre sliced hams/cheeses, the usual canned food, readymade tomato sauce and other processed food on the shelves, are easy options. Sadly, all of these are empty calories that won’t give you the energy you need, so Read More …

Spice boxes Goon sack Grater Saucepan and pot Mixing bowl Matches Chopping board Knife Spork/ and mix set Gas cooker We have all this into one 30L pannier, along with the food – of course! This means sometimes the bag may have bulges and it has to be organised in a certain way. We had Read More …

Our plans happen to change more often than the English weather. So our simple route back from Portugal went a little differently than expected… Here’s a little update on how things went. Our trip had started in the Algarve where we worked for several months waiting for the season to turn. By the 1st of Read More …

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