Author Archives: Chris Desmond

Cyprus, Paphos, 18 – 22 March 2023

Nicosia to Paphos (pronounced Pafos) is a two hour bus ride cost 7 euro. You depart from the Central Bus Station near the Old town, there are a few stops along the way in the city as well. There is … Continue reading

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Cyprus, Nicosia, 14 – 17 March 2023

Perth to Nicosia via Doha and Larnaca Airports took about 20 hours. Larnaca Airport is small and there are no photos or fingerprints at immigration, in fact the guy barely looked at me, did not ask any questions, just stamped … Continue reading

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United Kingdom, Hastings, 31 July – 09 August 2022

Veghel to Hastings – this time I took into account getting through Antwerp and travelled on a Sunday when there are no trucks on the road. Cold and windy ride with the occasional drizzle, arrived early at Calais and was … Continue reading

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Netherlands, Veghel, 19 – 30 July 2022

My knee was not getting any better so I decided to cut my trip short and head for home. I was planning to ride to Cyprus and then the North Cape. Zagreb to Regensberg in Germany goes through Slovenia and … Continue reading

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Croatia, Zagreb, Krk Island, Batina, 02 – 18 July 2022

Palazzolo to Trieste on the freeway then onto back roads into Slovenia, no border stop. Arrived at the Croatian border and there was a long queue, people heading for the coast on the weekend. Rode on the wrong side of … Continue reading

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Italy, Palazzolo dello Stella, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Codroipo, Koper (Slovenia), 23 June – 01 July 2022

Getting out of Milan was nearly as bad as Antwerp, trucks and more trucks and tolls. After about 200km traffic eased and I could cruise along in fine and hot 35c weather. Two fuel stops and one very long traffic … Continue reading

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Italy, Milan, Alfa Romeo Museum, 19 – 22 June 2022

From Logroño I rode to La Jonquera an overnight stop near the freeway. 612kms in 6:05 hours with 3 fuel stops, 4 lanes all the way with very little traffic and only one toll stop €16.45. Spain is eliminating Tolls … Continue reading

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Spain, Logroño, 16 – 18 June 2021

Pamplona to Logroño – a short ride 104kms in 1:10hrs. Logroño is the capital of La Rioja a major wine producing region in Spain and Rioja wine has been accredited with “denominación de origen calificada” . It is also famous … Continue reading

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Spain, Pamplona, 13 – 15 June 2022

Bayonne to Pamplona over the Western end of the Pyrenees. Maximum altitude 718m compared to 1,818m when I crossed over from Toulouse into Spain. Once I got past the villages in the foothills good ride through the mountains in fine … Continue reading

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France, Bayonne and Biarritz, 10 – 12 June 2022

Bilbao in Spain to Bayonne in France both in Basque country. Short ride 2:05hrs and 159kms with 6 Toll stops and €24.77 in tolls, a real nuisance. At one stop the system did not detect my bike and did not … Continue reading

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