We’ve written a piece for the Travelling Two website about touring on a tandem. Here’s the link>>
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Here’s the last of the three videos from the Farewell Burt Tour…. Includes a bit of footage of reuniting with Burt.
The other two videos can be accessed here>>
It was inevitable really that this last bit of the journey would be a bit of chore. Leaving the Canal du Midi took us up through Bordeaux, along the edge of the Dordogne towards the Loire and then north to Dieppe. The landscape varies between the rolling hills of Bordeaux and the Dordogne and the flat agricultural terrain of central France. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this part of France, plus the sun shone and the roads were quiet, but I was getting homesick. More>>
I fitted new brake cables on the tandem in preparation for the French Alps and we set off towards big climbs and nervy descents. The town of Sospel seems to be the meeting place for bikers, hikers and campers, a bit like Kendal in the Lakes but without the rain. Fully loaded tandems, however, were conspicuous by their absence. More>>
Italy shouldn’t have been up to much. We came in from Slovenia in the north east where the landscape is flat and boring, the land is farmed to the point of virtual exclusion of wildlife and the Italian drivers have a terrible reputation. But, somehow we managed to love it. More>>
We’re not getting online as much as we’d like at the moment and haven’t had chance to write up our Italy and south of France experiences, so we thought it would be nice to skimp on the effort and let a few pictures do the talking. As always, we hope you like them. C n J x. More >>