Tour 2018

Welcome

 

This is our fifth annual touring supplement. We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of readers using the routes we put together and feedback has always been great – but we hear from only a tiny number of people, compared with the number of downloads from the website. So if you’ve done one of our trips, please drop us a line to let us know what you liked (and what you didn’t) and maybe share a pic of your travels.

This year’s Tour supplement looks at rides with a woodland theme – from our own British forests to those on the Continents (and even further afield) with everything from daytrips to total tours. We also have the story of the epic journey to Nordkapp, Europe’s most northerly point. It’s a trip I’ve not done yet and, after reading this, I’m even more keen to do it. If one of our stories inspires your tour this summer, please remember to get in touch. Enjoy Tour 2018 – and enjoy your tour this summer.

Simon Weir

Editor

RiDE

 

Contents

4 Thetford – and other great British forest rides

8 Pfälzerwald – and other German forest rides

14 The Morvan

16 Luxembourg

18 Segovia and the Sierra de Guadarrama

22 Tsitsikamma Forest

26 Nordkapp

 

Thetford Forest loop

Start/finish: Barton Mills   Distance: 85 miles    Riding time: 2 hours   Download GPX file

 

Forest Fliers

1 Galloway Forest loop

190 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

2 National Forest loop

90 miles   Riding time: 3 hours   Download GPX file

 

3 New Forest Loop

110 miles   Riding time: 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

4 Hafren Forest loop

160 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

5 Forest of Bowland loop

90 miles   Riding time: 2.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

6 Invergarry and Tormich forests

140 miles   Riding time: 3 hours   Download GPX file

 

Pfalzerwald Tour (Germany)

Day one

Calais to Montherme   Distance: 195 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two

Montherme to Bitche   Distance: 220 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

  

Day three

Bitche to Frankenstein   Distance: 180 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four

Frankenstein to Spa   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five

Spa to Calais   Distance: 240 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

 

Other German forests

Black Forest route 1

Start/Finish: Baden-Baden  Distance: 225 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

 

Black Forest route 2

Start/Finish: Frieburg   Distance: 190 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Hartz Mountains

Start/Finish: Bad Lauterburg   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

The Eifel

Start/Finish: Simmerath   Distance: 185 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

The Bayerisherwald

Start/Finish: Furth im Wald   Distance: 170 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Morvan tour (France)

Day one: Calais to Moussy

205 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Moussy to Chateau Chinon

195 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Chateau Chinon to Nanteuil sur Marne

205 miles   Riding time: 5.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Nanteuil sur Marne to Calais

190 miles   Riding time: 4 hours   Download GPX file

 

Luxembourg tour

Day one: Calais to Luxembourg City  Distance: 270 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Luxembourg countryside route   Distance: 160 miles   Riding time: 5 hours  Download the GPX file

Morning route

Afternoon route

 

Day three: Luxembourg City to Calais   Distance: 260 miles   Riding time: 6 hours  Download the GPX file

 

Segovia tour (Spain)

Day one: Santander to Logroño

150 miles   Riding time: 3.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day two: Logroño to Segovia

200 miles   Riding time: 4.5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day three: Segovia forest daytrip

175 miles   Riding time: 6 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day four: Segovia optional daytrip

175 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day five: Segovia to Potes

220 miles   Riding time: 5 hours   Download GPX file

 

Day six: Potes to Santander

230 miles   Riding time: 7 hours   Download GPX file

NB: Full-day’s route for evening sailing

 

For ferry information, click here

www.brittany-ferries.co.uk

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