Rhône Cycle Route – 2

Reaching southern France We have had a good 12 days of riding along the Rhône route. The terrain has leveled out since our big descent on the first day from the Furka Pass, but still offers the occasional climb. Cycling through the Valais valley in Switzerland was delightful—good roads, good signage, good weather, and beautiful … more

Speyside Way

Today we completed day 4 of our Speyside Way walk. We have two more days to go and then our walking in Scotland will be over. It is going by quickly. Like the Great Glen Way, the Speyside Way is an easy six-day, (mostly) flat walk, that will take us to the town of Buckie … more

Starting the Great Glen Way

After spending an enjoyable day off in Fort William last Thursday, we set off on the Great Glen Way, which runs from Fort William to Inverness. The Great Glen is a different type of walk, much more “pedestrian” as one crusty old hiker described it, and indeed we had to shift mental gears to appreciate the … more

WHW Days 1-3: Milngavie to Rowardennan

Today we walked day 3 the official WHW and so far we’ve only had a couple of brief light showers. The skies are grey, as you can see in the photos, but the visibility is good, so we are pretty happy with the conditions. The walking feels good. It was fun starting in Milngavie (pronounced … more

Day 85 & 86 Texel and Heading South

Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 Wednesday morning we headed to the ferry that would take us to Texel with 20 minute ferry ride. Although we were one of the first cyclists to show up for the 9:30 sailing, we sure weren’t the only ones! Most cyclists were Dutch, but we spotted an English … more