I’m struggling to get my head around the distance I’ve covered and I thought picking up the best roads and worst moments might help. I still have 80km to go.
Greece… Take the road from Polydrossos to Lamia…. You pass by the temple of Hercules and get a cracking downhill. The Hotel Archontiko in Metsovo was wonderful.
Do not, under any circumstances, take the mountain road I took from Metsovo – a bad moment for sure.
Albania…. Despite the horrendous condition of the road, going from Gjirokaster to Fier was a good day.
Not sure I have a bad moment.
Montenegro… Take the road to Kotor from Podgorica… If you’re a cyclist or a photographer you’ll love it. Worst moment…continual rain and blind descent in a cloud.
Croatia – its all beautiful, but the road to Makarska is good. You can see if that picturesque toilet is still there, plus you get to be in two countries in one day. So that ticks off Bosnia too.
Worst…the road without food to Sibenice.
Slovenia – the guest house Pod Slavnikom in Podgorje – thanks again guys.
Italy – not a road, but an experience – Nabucco’s chorus of the slaves on my headphones. Almost overwhelming it was so good. Worst – the rain & then the rain and a fever.
France – best and worst together – cycling around the river Var and the Grand Canyon of Verdon.
Monaco.. Nope still nothing good to say.
Spain… Although hitting 70 was pretty awesome, the best cycling for me was in Andalusia; stunning. Worst – the wind without a doubt.
Portugal. Best cycling is around Monchique and to the coast from there. Best day might well be today, my last day, but let’s see.
In Comporta, waiting for Mel, so we can do the last bit together.