From March to July 2016, we followed the so-called Southern Tier route, going from the Pacific coast in San Diego, California, to the Atlantic coast in St Augustine, Florida. 5 months and 5,000 km through the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
One more winter spent in Vietnam. We came back because we were too tired to do it last year when we went from Hanoi to Saigon. This time we will visit the cities in the Mekong Delta and its capital city, Cần Thơ, finishing with a visit to Củ Chi tunnels. A loop from Saigon to Saigon.
I was missing Romania and the Romanian language so much that I decided to do this trip. The route goes from the Nistru river to the Tisza river, which are roughly the two rivers between which the Romanian-speaking people live. My route started in Odessa (Ukraine) and ended in Szeged (Hungary), going through Moldova and Romania.
After New Zealand, we thought of where to cycle next winter. Vietnam had the perfect shape to cycle for 3 months following the coast between its two main cities: Hanoi and Saigon. So that is what we did. We visited Ha Long, Ninh Binh, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Vung Tau.
In spring 2014, I did Portugal by myself. Instead of following the coast, this time I did the Eastern part of the country following the Spanish border. I went from Bragança to Vila-Real de Santo António passing through Guarda, Castelo Branco and Portalegre.
After cycling the Southern Island, we decided to do the Northern Island. Although not as scenic as the South, it was still exciting and beautiful. Our route started in Auckland, going down to Wellington through New Plymouth and then up again through Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga. After that, we did the northern tip and back to Auckland.
We wanted to cycle somewhere before spending 3 months in New Zealand and Taiwan was the perfect place to do in one month. We went from Taipei to Taipei following the coast. The west coast was industrial and over-populated, while the east coast was unspoilt and very scenic.
I did this trip with a group of people. I joined them when they had already started the trip (several days afterwards). We went from one regional capital to another every day and the trip ended in Barcelona. It took us several weeks and this was my first group cycling trip.
This was my first trip outside of Europe. New Zealand’s South Island is very good for cycling and the landscapes are breath-taking. It took us 3 months to go from Christchurch to Christchurch following the coast, through Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown, Westport, Nelson.
We started my trip in Salses (Northern Catalonia) with the intention of going all the way down to Guardamar (Valencian Country) but could not finish it and decided to continue it another time in the future.
My second cycling trip was the Danube route. We started near Basel to get to the start ́(Donaueschingen) all the way to the Black Sea (Tulcea, Romania). We went through cities like Ulm, Passau, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Turnu Severin and Tulcea.
This was my first cycling trip. I went from Northern Galicia (Estaca de Bares) down to Southern Portugal (Sagres) roughly following the coast and visiting some big cities like A Coruña, Santiago, Vigo, Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Setúbal and Lagos.
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