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The natural metropolitan is not just a hiker, she’s a cyclist, too. Way back in 2013 we travelled to Bourg d’Oisans for some riding and walking. Most cyclists down there come just to tackle the famous climb of Alpe d’Huez but we were forewarned about what a highway it is and took a route recommended by Cyclist magazine. Even our cellphone camera couldn’t make it ugly as we circled the valley! In fact, we liked the route so much that we thought we’d put all of Cyclist‘s great rides on RideWithGPS for you to browse and download to your Garmin. The page will be updated every month as the magazine comes out so bookmark it now!

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Adventures, Cycling

Isle of Wight Cycle Tour

 

 

 

Two days. Two bikes. Bank Holiday Weekend. Last adventure of the summer?

Two small Ortlieb panniers (made for the front, but I use them on the rear) fit all my gear with plenty of space to spare. Stayed in a great loft room with friendly hosts and delicious breakfast (AirBnB) in Totland Bay (near Freshwater) and about half-way around the island. Very scenic part of the island with tall chalky cliffs.

Signposted route around the island for bikes so easy navigation. Gently rolling terrain with a few steeper climbs. 50-65km/day of cycling each day.

First cycle tour. Great fun.

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