April 26 - Madrid

setting up the bike

Martin, a friend from back home, accompanies me

The last stage can start.

A lot of rain made it difficult to camp wild.

Heading North

Wild camping in a pine forest

We cannot do without good coffee.

Waked up by 2000 sheep; we slept in the passage.

First sight of the Pyrenees

Martin is hungry to collect km. - For me it's a running down.

Riding along the Southern side of the mountain range

We have already toured several times together...

...and are always having a good time.

Wild camping...

... in an olive plantation

Embalsa de Barasona

Finally the real beauty of the Pyrenees begins.

Looks like European Machu Picchu at the back :-)

Pass ahead of Tremp

Avinguda de Verdaguer

Best spots for climbing

Entering Andorra

Andorra la Vella - a commercial center

Port d'Envalira - Pas de la Casa, 2400m

Bienvenu en France!

Riding down into spring


What a beauty!

Along Canal du Midi:

There are always paths to ride...

... in shadow and without traffic

France remains France - jouer au boule

The locks ahead of Béziers

There are plenty of house boats cruising the channel.

Camping beside a landfill ahead of Cap d'Agde.

Le Cap d'Agde


A channel through Etang de Vic

Sleeping in a yacht club house

Thanks guys for the great hospitality

La Grande Motte

Camargue ahead

Aigues Mortes...

... with its gates

Wind pushed me through Camargue

The Roman colosseum of Arles

Pascal, hiking the Road to Santiago de Compostela

Avignon's useless brigde...

... and the ancient Palais des Papes

Provence towards Mont Ventoux

It is one huge vineyard.

Evening at Tulette

A good rest on the camping municipal, Tulette

Lavender, there it finally is.

The treasures of the area


Rushing towards Lyon

Lyon, Place Bellecour

With Dimitri's family and Caroline; with Dimitri I had cycled from Cuzco to Uyuni.

Next goal: Genève, Switzerland!