Climbing at Gaillands Crags, Chamonix and some easter hiking

Chamonix has some spectacular climbing areas in the valley. Lots are nicely bolted, some a little bit polished but super fun to spend an...

Knoydart – the mythical inaccessible peninsula in Scotland

We set out on foot, one of only two ways to reach Knoydart, the other is by boat. Yes you could bring a bike...

Cycling East part 4 – The Czech Republic

On our last day in Germany the bad weather was back with a vengeance. It was non-stop heavy rain with a low mist and...

On the search for gravel routes in Madeira

The general theme of this blog about gravel and road riding in Madeira will probably be steepness. There's no getting away from the fact...

View from the Office, Chamonix

Storm brewing on Aiguille du Midi and the cable car for scale making a rapid retreat on left.

Greece Lightning – Cycle touring the length of Northern Greece

We made it into Greece a few days ago and have now arrived at Kavala. It has been such a friendly country so far. It makes...

Powder Chasing on Aiguille du Midi lift in Chamonix – Vallee...

  Last week I spent my long lunchtimes snowboarding the excellent Plan de l'Aiguille area in Chamonix. This is the mid station of the Aiguille...

Rum on the Rocks – Bike ‘n’ hike

Over the last holiday weekend we set out to explore the Island of Rum which was a private and almost secret place until fairy...

Gravel Heaven – A new route in the Scottish Borders

I was already over 2000m of vertical climbing into the ride as I headed uphill further, the rough tracks had taken their toll with...

Splitboard touring routes in sunny Brevent and Flegere – Chamonix

With all this sunshine the early morning snow pack has been stable making it great for touring. I went on a search to find...

Croatia

It seems Croatia has a very long coastline and tomorrow will be the last day before we arrive in Montenegro. It has taken us...

Bikepacking across Iceland Part 1

Cycle touring Iceland is something that's always been in the back of my mind, the desolate empty interior captures my imagination with its volcanoes,...