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Community => Cycle Tours => Topic started by: Smiffy on July 06, 2019, 06:02:38 PM

Title: Cycling Loire
Post by: Smiffy on July 06, 2019, 06:02:38 PM
Hi Folks,
Taking my first step into cycle touring in France next week, a nice, easy bit of cycle camping along the Loire.... just a shake down ride to make sure everything works as planned.... I have a Raven with all the bits, just bought a Hilleberg Enan to replace a cheaper tent that I originally planned to take.... I watched the Hilleberg promotional video so many times before I bought it, that I started to develop a Swedish accent !!!.
If it goes to plan, I hope to cycle from Santander to Roscoff next year .... Iím not a diehard cyclist, I just figure that if I take it easy I will get there eventually ! .... anyone used a Hilleberg Enan ? .. it hurt to pay that much for a tent, but Iíve got to that age where I want quality.... if it goes well I will let you know , if it doesnít you will see my gear for sale LOL !!!
Title: Re: Cycling Loire
Post by: RichardFM on July 06, 2019, 07:15:33 PM
Good luck with your ride, enjoy yourself.  Make sure you update us with your progress, photos are good!
Title: Re: Cycling Loire
Post by: Smiffy on July 06, 2019, 08:31:43 PM
Thank you Richard, I will.
Title: Re: Cycling Loire
Post by: John Saxby on July 07, 2019, 02:08:31 AM
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Iíve got to that age where I want quality

My approach to camping gear has always been: buy quality or repent at leisure.

That said, I've not owned a Hilleberg tent.  From the catalogue, though, they seem very well designed. Look forward to your report.

Enjoy the Loire valley.  Europe has a lot of valleys to let a rider begin cycle-touring--easy terrain, good food/drink/accommodation, trains to get you home.

Cheers,  John