Winter cycling

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Mark_CX, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Mark_CX

    Mark_CX Funster

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    I'm planning to escape the Brtish winter this year by taking off in my camper for two or three (or four) weeks to do some cycling. I'll be travelling solo and will be away over Christmas and New Year so it would be nice to find some company from time to time. I'm new to this game so would appreciate any suggestions as to suitable destinations.
    Most of my travelling in Europe has been by motorcycle and in the warmer weather. I got a shock a couple of years ago when I rode down to southern Portugal in January and it was -2 C in central Spain! So where will I find the most reliably warm weather?

    I'm worried that I may struggle to find campsites that are open in the off-esason and I want to keep the mileage down if possible. I am happy to wild camp some of the time but would not be comfortable leaving the van unattended if I am off cycling for the day, hence the need for campsites.

    I know a lot of you Funsters fly south in winter so I'd appreciate advice and suggestions.
     
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  3. stephen wormald

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    Hi Mark

    Talking to full time motorhomers Portugal the south coast is the best 18 to 22C they seem to float around France the go to Bordeaux San Sebastian and the down to Salamanca and down to Faro area. We have been told to look for the lakes and reserves where the vans hang out. There we have been told you will get a great reception and all the advice you want. On the coast you can camp anywhere we will be going between Christmas and New Year for three months we have to try it all good reports

    All the best
    Steve
     
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