Transfagarasan Challenge and the Growth of Cycling in Romania

I love Transylvania simply because it’s the polar opposite of the usual U.K. cycling arrogance. Everything is so well planned, well organised, relaxed, friendly and open. It doesn’t matter either if you turn up on a Bianchi or on a Decathlon bike – so long as it’s got 2 wheels and you’ve got the spirit of adventure.

Tenerife SW Coast and inland climbs

A long and hot day in the mountians, this is a climbers route. There’s so much to see on this ride, which skirts the volcano of Mt. Teide, and takes you through the wild and beautiful mountains of Tenerife, to the highest village, at Vilaflor 🙂

Garachico to Punto De Teno coastal ride

The small coastal town of Garachico is one of the most popular places on the island. With its buildings and history dating back to the 15th Century, it’s a truly spectacular place. Likewise, the lighthouse at Punto del Teno is well worth the ride.

Cycling El Teide National Park – Tenerife

Epic ride and dream of every cyclist! This route takes you through the heart of El Teide National Park, which is home to the highest peak on the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Masca Valley Tenerife

Situated in the western area of the island, the Masca Valley has usch a natural and beautiful landscape,  that it’s protected by UNESCO. Cycling here brings you some breathtaking views, and a few climbs along the way.

Orbea Remote Rides – Nidderdale Loop

Coming from a climbing background, I’ll often wrap up in winter and head into the hills; and so, when Lee decided to head up to Yorkshire in late November, then I had just the right ride waiting for him. Remote, wild and truly epic 🙂

Paltinu Lake Ride Romania

This Turquoise colored lake is situated in Doftana Valley in which the river Doftana flows in until the Prahova river. It is a wonderful part of Romania, and very little known, almost secret and hidden to the Romanians.

Gravel Vaucluse Cycling Route

VTOPO launched the gravel route guide at the end of last year for the Departement de Vaucluse, probably better known for its Provence region, renowned for the fields of lavender and the classic climbs of Mt Ventoux. It’s a paradise for road riding, mtb routes and is one of the first areas of France to have been developed for gravel riding.

Settle to Carlisle Cycling Route

One of the most famous rail journeys in the U.K., the Settle Carlisle road cycling route takes you from the historic Yorkshire Dales market town of Settle, all the way through the magnificent Dales National Park, to historic Carlisle and it’s wealth of Roman and medieval history.