Setting off on your journey
The routes described on this website all have – at the very least - easily followed signposting and are mostly on paths specially developed for cyclists.
Here are our top tips if you are starting a bicycle route :
- First read our advice carefully on the following pages Prepare your trip
- Seriously prepare your trip and choose sections of route which meet your personal level of ability. Opt for easier stages first
- Anyone of average fitness should be able to cover 40kms a day. This distance, when travelling at an average speed of 10kms/hr by bike gives you time to make several stops and discover the local heritage. As the days go by, think about lengthening your daily distance
- Fit in longer distances in the morning and leave early. You will make the most of the day and you will have a margin of error should anything unplanned arise!
- If possible, avoid peak seasons (15th July – 31st August) during which accommodation may be difficult to reserve for one night only. Either side of this very busy time can be just as pleasant
- Always have a plan B at the ready, with a train in case of the unexpected
- Travel light, only take essentials with you!
- Take your travelling best-friend with you: the cycle route guide