Lucky me. My wife has kindly (and reluctantly) granted me permission to take a break to cycle the Via de la Plata (one of the Camino de Santiago routes) this year.
I’ll board a flight to Seville on 11-May, and spend 8 full days covering 1,000Km route, alone, up to Santiago de Compostella, before flying back to the UK on 20-May. I can’t wait.
This will be my first long-distance bike adventure, and the first time I will have boarded a flight with a bike. There’s a bucketload of stuff I don’t know about this kind of thing, so I’m going to use this page to pose questions, and answer them over the next couple of months…. such as:
How do I get a bike on a plane?
Where will I find a bike box in Santiago de Compostella?
How many miles should I cover each day?
What kit will I need?
What bike luggage is best for this type of adventure?