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Contents: Tours (8)   

Reports by Vicens Borrell

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

TOUR GORGES ARDECHE 100 km in 2 Stages
by Vicens Borrell, tour started April 2004, submitted 17 October 2012

This is a round trip through the Ardeche canyon, which is very impressive. It starts in Pont Saint Spirit, next to the Ardeche river, and goes to Vallon Pont d'Arc, in the first stage of 50 km. This is the most beautiful part of the trip, passing next to the canyon, with impressive views. The second stages, returns through the other side of the river, more pacefully and visiting the Ognac groutes, very interesting.

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Ardeche
TOUR OF SLOVENIA AND CROATIA 763 km in 10 Stages
by Vicens Borrell, tour started June 2001, submitted 17 October 2012

This is a round trip to Slovenia and part of Croatia. It starts from Trieste, in Italy, to go up north in Slovenia, following up the Soca River, and after Bovec to climb the Vrisic Mountain pass of 1611 m. Then all down to Bled and Lubjliana. Then to Novo Mesto and direct to Croatia (Zagreb). Then to Karlovac, with still many signs of the former 90's war, and return to Slovenia, through very quiet secondary roads, sometimes not paved. Postojna with the caves and finally return to Trieste. Steepy trip in the second stage, but the rest not very difficult. Traffic very pacific in Slovenia with many bike paths in Lubjliana. In Croatia traffic is busy and crazy.

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The highest pass.
TOUR OF MALLORCA 299 km in 4 Stages
by Vicens Borrell, tour started May 2003, submitted 17 October 2012

This is the round trip to the Mallorca Island in 4 stages. Starting at Palma Mallorca's harbour, the route leads east to the "Serra de Tramuntana" and to Soller. Then leads north east to Pollença. The rest of the tour is in the more flat eastern part of the island. To Manacor and returning to Palma after climbin the Santuiri church with an impressive view.

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Secondary road
TOUR DU MONTGRONY 86 km in 2 Stages
by Vicens Borrell, tour started June 2006, submitted 17 October 2012

This is a round trip from Sant Joan de las Abadessas, to pass a night in the quiet and beautiful Sanctuary of Montgrony. The first stage starts with the "Ruta del ferro" green bike line. An old railway converted in a bike path. From Ripoll, all is up to Gombren and finally climb to the Sanctuary. The secon stage is to go to Castellar de Nug, where Llobregat river borns, and return with the main road and pass the Coll de la Merolla, to arrive finally at the start point.

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Montgrony Sanctuary
From Atlantic to Mediterranean Sea (Canal Midi and Lateral Garone)
by Vicens Borrell, tour started June 2009, submitted 16 October 2012

Cycling near the Garonne and the Midi Canal. The first part of the trip is through the hilly vineyard of Bordeaux, till reaching the Canal Lateral of Garonne to Toulouse and then the Midi Canal and finally reach the Mediterranean Sea at Marsellain Plage. The route changes from Atlantic weather to mediterranean weather so the vegetation changes every stage.

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Canal du Midi
Tour of Denmark (Jutland). North Sea Route
by Vicens Borrell, tour started July 2010, submitted 16 October 2012

Route around the Jutland's peninsula following clockwise route from the North Sea (between 6000 km). We start in he center in Billund, where the Legoland park and airport to go to the southwest, and then in Esbjerg we join the North Sea route to the top of the peninsula, Skagen (which in Denmark is Danish National route becomes n.1). In between we deviate a little to take the National Route 5, Denmark (Limfjord). From Skagen we go down to the middle, Aalborg and we head Aharus where we also have airport to go out.

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North Sea beaches with bunkers
Tour of Estonia
by Vicens Borrell, tour started June 2011, submitted 16 October 2012

This is the Tour to Estonia counterclockwise starting and ending in Tallinn. You will visit the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa and national parks Soomaa and Lahemaa. We follow part of National Bike Routes number 1, 5 and 4.

In 10 days you will do the almost complete round tour to this beautiful baltic country that is Estonia. 900 km through bike paths, green paths, non paved roads, quiet secondary roads and few main roads, but with not so much traffic. The trip is very flat, but a bit windy sometimes.

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Biking in one of the beautiful roads with few traffic of Estonia
Biking Low Danube 1000 km from Belgrad to Black Sea
by Vicens Borrell, tour started June 2012, submitted 16 October 2012

Route to go from Belgrade to Constanta, in the Black Sea, following the Dunav in its last 1000 km, through Serbia, Iron Gate between Carpathians and Balkans, and jumping from Bulgaria to Romania consecutively, in both sides of the river.

It's in 10 stages, plus one first stage from the airport to Belgrade Center, and one final stage to go from Constanta to Mamaia, to get a rent a car to go to Bucharest. This is a gorgeous trip, than crosses three countries, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, that lives besides the river and whose lifes of people that lives beside depends on it. This is part of the Eurovelo 6, the route from the Atlantic (Loire) to Black Sea, crossing all Europe.

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Golubac Fortress at beginig of Iron Gate of Danube