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Old 08-29-07, 02:39 PM
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Where are you planning for next year?

As the season comes to and end and the nights start to get a little chillier, where do your thoughts lead you for next year's tour?
Myself, I'm thinking of the Costa Brava, specifically, Barcelona to Girona, to THe little bays of the coast, then back to Barcelona.
Though I have Bodensee to Konigsee on the back burner.

How about you?
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Old 08-29-07, 08:40 PM
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My season is just starting. This summer I only managed a series of short (half day or less) jaunts... but at the end of this week, I begin an 11-day circle route beginning and ending in Quebec City: East along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, across the river by ferry, and then west along the north shore. I will be taking it easy for the first several days, but I hope to see whales by Labour Day!
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Not for next year but the year after, I'll be on the Pan American highway. Prudhoe Bay, AK to Argentina baby!!
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Old 08-29-07, 09:09 PM
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I'd rather not tell since every time I talk about my plans, they don't happen.

It's not nice to come here and not answer the question so... I hope to take one or two months and tour around the gulf of St-Lawrence. If I get two months off, I'll consider Calgary to Anchorage.
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I've been planning a tour from the southern tier starting in Florida, then moving along to the underground railroad route, heading north until I hit the central route then heading due west along that route.

I've told to many people so it would be hard to bail on it.

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I still have two one-week blocks coming up this year, one in late September and the other in late October. In September, I'll probably do a loop east from here, but that's all I've planned for now. I like the freedom to be able to change my mind along the way. For October, I haven't set any plans yet. Over the past few years, I've been cycle touring here in B.C., preferably on trips that begin and end from my door.
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noob here looking at a first tour (technically second - i've got 5 days in western australia coming end of spetember) and being down under means that my "next year" is actually this year. just booked tix yesterday for 3 weeks in new zealand flying home on christmas morning. concentration is not easy at the moment.
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Old 08-30-07, 06:22 AM
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I'm planning my October 2008 trip already. I'm going to Manchester then biking to York, on through the Yorkshire Dales to the coast, ending up in Whitby before heading back to Manchester for the flight home. I'm just starting my weather log now so I can plot the prevailing winds so I'll know which direction to travel, especially on the North Sea Coast. I expect I'll have about 3 weeks.
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90 days in North America, starting in June 08. I plan to start home (east of Montreal), go south, hit the Trans-America Central tier, go west and return home on the canadian side. Ultralight, credit-card, beamrack and camel-back type touring. This is flexible, might hop on the train back home near the end, since crossing Ontario has no real appeal.
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Next year i'm planning on my first real tour. Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. Not sure the exact route we'll be taking but I know we're leaving in June and are planning to arrive in Portland sometime in late August. For me it'll be an even bigger step then just the tour, i'm planning on staying in Oregon (my home being the little state of Delaware currently). So I tell everyone I'm moving to Oregon, which always catches them off gaurd, then I say via bike and they really think i'm crazy
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Iceland! It's just a dream at the moment, but since visiting the country I've been telling myself that I must return with my bike. If that doesn't happen, I'll consider touring the Loire Valley and other parts of France.
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Iceland for me too. 5 weeks starting next June or July. Hope to spend about a week this Sept. doing either Napa wine country or part of Hwy. 1 along California coast.
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I'm thinking of visiting the south-east of Finland, ride around lots of lakes and camp in some forests and nature preservation areas. I'm considering doing shorter distances per day, say 80-90 or so km and enjoy the scenery a bit more than this years 120/day "race" through Sweden. If anyones up to tagging along I'll be happy to act as interpreter and semi-guide :-)
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I'm going to tour Yellowstone next June.

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Originally Posted by stokell
I'm planning my October 2008 trip already. I'm going to Manchester then biking to York, on through the Yorkshire Dales to the coast, ending up in Whitby before heading back to Manchester for the flight home. I'm just starting my weather log now so I can plot the prevailing winds so I'll know which direction to travel, especially on the North Sea Coast. I expect I'll have about 3 weeks.
Where are you coming from? I live in Manchester (for my sins), so if you need any help with routes or info, then let me know.
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Old 09-01-07, 09:42 PM
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I recently returned from this year's tour and haven't really thought about it much yet. I'll probably look for somewhere a bit closer to home than Scotland this time around, just so I can start saving some money. I'm torn between returning to New Zealand (the North Island this time), or heading for Western Australia or the Northern Territory. I'd actually love to ride from Alice Springs to Darwin one day, just to observe the change in the colours of the landscape.

Another possibility is somewhere in Asia. It's reasonably close to home and may be cheaper to get around and an opportunity to experience some different culture. One of my co-workers is Japanese, so I may ask her a few questions before I make a decision.
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Wow, Japan would be great. I always fancied going to Japan, but to see it on bike.
I hear they have a blossom season, where the apple and cherry blossom flower, first in the most southerly island, then slowly up the other islands. To follow that by bike...
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I'm trying to arrange one or two week bike trip with whole family. It will requrie short daily distances (absolut max. is 30km), easy to get food during those km's and good sleeping places. Family means me, my wife, 2 children who will sit in trailer and 2 kids who can ride themself, but can't carry heavy weight. So the plans are to go to west coast of Finland and along the islands to Ahvenanmaa. But we'll see if we can arrange that.
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After having a disastrous camping tour in France this year I'm going to tour there next year. However this time I'm using an "Airnimal" folder and staying in BBs and cheap hotels. This will be a complete change for me after thirty-five years of cycle-camping but age will tell I suppose.
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June 2008, North Dakota
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Two weeks, somewhere west of the Mississippi. Don't know where yet, and I'll probably try my hand at building a touring bike as preparation for the ride(If I can build it, I can probably fix it)
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The decision is becoming harder and harder to make but perhaps northern Tajikistan and eastern Kyrgyzstan then on into Kazakhstan. Or perhaps Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India. Need to get a big map
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we're going to Patagonia (Chile and Argentina) for six weeks in march and april 2008.
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Once the northern winter finishes I'm planning Paris to Bulgaria to visit friends there
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My season is just beginning now everybody else's holiday season is coming to end, the beaches are emptying out and the sun is a little less intense! I'm off to Cornwall in a few days time for a couple of weeks exploring there, and then riding Cherbourg-Marseille-Corsica. For next year I have several ideas but will probably only have time to fit in one or two of them.

1. Baltic coast: Gdansk - Kaliningrad - Riga - Tallin - St Petersburg - Helsinki
2. Scandinavia: Esbjerg - Gothenburg-Oslo-Bergen-Trondheim
3. Central Europe: a round trip starting and ending in Munich, taking in southern Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, northen Croatia, Slovenia & Austria
4. UK end to end, which I have been planning to do for years and never quite got around to
5. Tour of wales, including Snowdonia, Ley Peninsula, Pembrokeshire coastline.

If I had the funds, I'd do them all
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