The ride on TransBucegi is a beautiful and challenging journey. In my case it is also the biggest climb I’ve done so far. Despite the crowded roads and the cold winds at the top, I did enjoy every single minute of it – Mother Nature did a terrific job in the Bucegi Mountains!
After a very successful climb to Paltinis on Friday afternoon and a relaxing-ish ride on Saturday, Sunday was the final cycling day before going back home. Again we planned for a recovery ride, but we adapted our plan on the go and went the extra mile for a super delicious dinner. But before we get…
After a very successful climb to Paltinis on Friday afternoon, on Saturday morning we had a slow start – planning the trip ahead followed by coffee and a delicious late brunch at Jules terrace. Our second day in Sibiu was looking promising! During last year’s cycling trip to Sibiu we also did a recovery ride…
The ride from Sibiu to Paltinis has a special place in my cycling history, as it was the first real climb I did, back in May 2019 – here you can read about my experience at that time. Long story short – it was a lovely but though climb that I did not manage to…
With its 300 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures between 10°C and 26°C, Mallorca is said to be an all-year-round paradise for road cyclists. Based on the 3 days spent around Palma I sum up my insights about cycling in Mallorca. Spoiler: it really is a heaven for roadies! 🙂
After two challenging days in Mallorca – a full-day ride with more than 1.300 m climbed and an (almost) recovery ride with 860 m climbed, for the final day we chose a shorter ride. The main reason was the time constraint, due to an early afternoon flight back home.
My cycling holiday in Mallorca started off with a bang – a full-day ride with more than 1.300 m climbed. As you might imagine, the second day I wanted something a bit more relaxing, but still challenging enough to take advantage of the Mallorquin scenery.
The first day in Mallorca was one of the most beautiful and challenging in my (short) road cycling experience. With more than 1.300 elevation gain, it was more than I’ve climbed in my whole road cycling experience!
During a short city break to Lisbon (Portugal) we also planned an exciting route to Cabo da Roca, the Westernmost point of continental Europe. This was my first road cycling experience in a foreign country, all the others trips being in Romania (you can read more about my Romanian road cycling trips here).
The challenging ride to Păltiniș from the previous day had definitely had an impact on us – the muscle soreness and lack of energy were at high levels when we woke up. However, our determination to ride also on the second day of the Sibiu adventure was stronger than the pain we felt. So after a quick breakfast at Nod Pub we were up in the saddle and ready for another climb.