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July 22, 2018

Monte Aloia Galicia’s Mythical Mountain

by Dean Fletcher

Monte Aloia issituated at the southern border of Galicia, overlooking the River Miño and northern Portugal. It is a natural park, and a paradise for many different lovers of nature. Hikers can spend a long day exploring it´s beautiful dense woodland. Trail runners have limitless mountain paths to keep them occupied. And cyclists too have as many as five options to reach the Chapel of Saint Julian at the summit, some 650m from the foot. The two most popular are the south face, the shortest route, and from Gondomar, twice as long, but nonetheless still challenging.

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July 22, 2018

Holiday or Training – the Cycle Tourist’s Dilemma

by Dean Fletcher

When is a holiday not a holiday? We all love a holiday, and many of us love a sporting holiday. Finding the balance between enjoying the experience, or just concentrating on how well you perform, can make the difference between a successful trip or sitting in the departure lounge on the way home thinking of what might have been. Was it a holiday or training? Is there a secret to striking the right balance?

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July 19, 2018

Travelling With Your Bike

by Dean Fletcher

Travelling nowadays with any equipment can be what the Spanish call a “rollo”, a real chore. However, if you know the rules, it can be made a lot easier than you think. There are various options that you can use. Firstly, you can hire a bike when you arrive, but many enjoy using their own bike, so this option is not for many cycling tourists. So, let’s assume that you want to bring your own trusty steed.

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July 19, 2018

Safe Cycling in Galicia

by Dean Fletcher

Most Brits have faced the challenge of driving on the right hand side of the road whilst in Europe. However, if it is your first time on a bike out of the UK, it can be an eye opener. The great thing about Cycling in Galicia, and in the neighbouring territory of northern Portugal, is that the cyclist is a respected species. Many of the roads have wide verges, allowing for cyclists to ride side by side without any problem.

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