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Arrived/angekommen in Santiago

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Day 7 Caldas de Rei – Padrón

This was supposed to me an easy day. It was going so well until I took a wrong turn and my Garmin didn’t make a sound. Often these sounds can be so irritating but this was one of those times … Continue reading

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Day 6 Redondela-Caldas de Rei

Yesterday I fell asleep while writing my blog and when I woke up it hadn’t been saved It took me a while to get started because my Garmin was still playing up. I finally realised I had to delete some … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Mougás-Redondela

The day started beautifully although it was VERY cold. The route ran alongside s not too busy road on the (not so bright) yellow tarmacked cycle track.Baiona is beautiful, Vigo not. The latter is a huge city and it took … Continue reading

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Day 3 Caminha-Mougás

…and day 4 just Mougás This day started with a long ride along the river in Portugal and back along the other side in Spain. This seemed to be the only way. I didn’t see any other bridge or ferry. … Continue reading

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Day 2 Esposende-Caminha

Today was easier. The first part was on not to busy tarmacked main roads, which made for faster cycling. The bigger ones had a wide hard shoulder.The paths along the coast were also easier than yesterday, but there was an … Continue reading

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Day 1 Porto-Esposende

It was slow and difficult leaving Porto. I had to push most of the way, steeply Downhill on cobblestones.After that it was very beautiful right along the coast. However it was hard going on wooden walkways built above the dunes … Continue reading

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Done it! Geschafft!

My tour is complete – 1508 kilometres and 11100 metres of climb in 20 days. It’s a funny feeling not to be cycling today, but nice to be home again. But this was not just for me.I have been cycling … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Wednesday 22nd September, Gries am Brenner – Innsbruck

Today was only a short day and mostly downhill. The first part was still on the main road, but there wasn’t too much traffic at that time in the morning. After 4.5 kilometres the cycle route branched off onto a … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Tuesday 21st September, Mühlbach-Gries am Brenner

Day 19 – Tuesday 21st September, Mühlbach-Gries am BrennerThe first few kilometres were steeper than expected.i was sorry to leave the beautiful Pustertal and apprehensive about what to expect from the Brennerpass. The first part after Franzensfest was not very … Continue reading

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