Archive | January, 2015

Seaside cycles and the end of the Mediterranean line

LEAVING Barcelona is tough – tougher than I ever thought it would be. It’s not just the sunshine, wide leafy streets (a rarity in Europe) the first class infrastructure and the beautiful people – it’s the fact it’s bucked the negative brand. For months leading up to our Spanish leg cyclists and backpackers alike warned us off “crime-riddled” Barcelona, claiming […]

Sun, surf and the coast road to Barcelona

BRIGHT, glorious sunshine beats down on my face as I stand on the side of the road in a small village brimming with sandstone villas, brasseries and cliffside mansions. It’s an irresistible scene of coastal paradise and for the first time in months it feels as though summer is, finally, just around the corner. For weeks […]

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