The Tractors between London and Lisbon - CycleBlaze

The Tractors between London and Lisbon

Our wheels follow the footsteps of ancient pilgrims

By Tricia Graham
3,415 km (2,121 miles) over 80 days between Jul. 25, 2013 and Oct. 12, 2013
Where shall we go this year? heart 1
A Change of Plans heart 1
Getting the Gear Sorted heart 1
Lift off heart 2
Brisbane heart 1
London heart 2
Crawley to Newhaven heart 2
Newhaven to Dieppe: A boat ride heart 2
Dieppe to St Valery heart 2
From St Valery to Fecamp: A short but exhausting day heart 1
Fecamp to Honfleur: Rather further than we anticipated heart 3
Honfleur to Cabourg: More hills heart 2
Cabourg to Cabourg: World War 2 heart 2
Carbourg to Bayeux: We meet up with Alison and Eddy heart 1
Bayeux to Vire heart 1
Vire to Mortain: A day on the Voie Vert heart 1
Mortain to Camping St Gregory Via Mont St Michel: Yes we are camping! heart 3
Camping St Gregory to Dinan heart 1
Dinan to St Meen le Grand heart 1
St Meen le Grand to Loudeac: Voie Vert the whole way heart 2
Loudeac to Pontivy: We start on the Nante Brest Canal heart 1
Pontivy to Josselin: Ascension Day heart 1
Josselin to Redon: A lot cooler day heart 2
Redon to Guenroute: A very short day heart 3
Guenrouet to near Nantes: It rained and we have done over 1000km heart 1
15km north of Nantes to near St Nazaire: Route finding is hard out of Nantes heart 1
From near St Nazier to Les Moutiers en Retz: Camping again heart 1
To St-Jean-de-Monts: Illness, heat and Traffic heart 0
St Jean de Monts to St Vincent sur Jard: A much better day heart 1
St Vincent sur Jard to la Rochelle: A day of 2 halves heart 1
La Rochelle to Rochefort: Am easy day heart 0
Rochefort: PMU Cafeteria and Lavarie heart 1
Rochefort to Rounce: Classic Mondays heart 2
To Soulac-sur-Mer: We cross the Gironde Estuary heart 2
Soulliac to Pauillac: Into wine country, touring the Medoc heart 1
To Le Porge: We leave the grapes heart 1
Le Porge to Biscarrosse Plage: Probably a bit to far but it was OK heart 1
Mimizan Plage: La Fin des Vacances heart 1
To Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains: Through the forest heart 1
Past Bayonne and Biarritz to Bidart: Our last full day in France we have done 2000km heart 1
Irun: We are in Spain! heart 1
San Sebastian: A real challenge and a change of plans heart 1
Burgos: Trains heart 2
Burgos to Castrojeriz: A lovely easy day's cycling heart 1
To Carrion de les Condes: The Wedding heart 1
Sahagun: Taking it easily heart 1
Mansilla de Mulas: Cycling with ease heart 1
Villadangos: A trip through Leon and out the other side heart 1
Rabanal: The hills begin heart 1
Molinaseca: A short day of spectacular mountains heart 1
Villafranca del Bierzo: La Fiesta del Cristo heart 1
O Cerebro: A day in a spectacular mountain setting heart 1
Samos: A freezing ride to this Monastery town heart 0
Potomarin: A long day turns into a short one heart 1
Melide: A hard 40ks but some fine tractors heart 1
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: We have made it here heart 1
A Rest Day in Santiago heart 0
Padron: It was like another rest day heart 0
Padron to Pontavedra: Insanity turns an easy day to a nightmare but we did get a good look at the Spanish Countryside heart 0
Tui: On the boundary with Portugal heart 0
Ponte de Lima: The last stage begins - our first day in Portugal heart 0
Barcalos: The day was really too short heart 0
Porto: A day of mixed fortunes heart 0
A Rest Day in Porto heart 0
Porto in the rain: A massive thunder storm laults progress for today heart 0
Torreira: A very happy day on Bill's great route heart 0
Praia de Miro: Another short day in wind and rain heart 0
Figueira da Foz: Warm and dry in an Ibis hotel heart 0
Still in Figueira da Foz: A day in the Ibis in teeming rain heart 0
Sao Pedro de Moel: Pine trees and cycle tracks heart 0
Nazare: The sun is out heart 0
Obidos: A wonderful day heart 2
LISBON: We have made it ! heart 0
The Practicalities of this Trip: Details of resources now added heart 0
Back home again heart 4