The Victour

Cycling around the world, one road at a time


Begin rant: We’ve been fortunate to get a bit a unlocked WiFi on this trip to stay in touch and update this site. But if I had wanted some cellular data coverage, that’s another story. I normally pay 2 cents a MB in Canada. Fido offers me a roaming rate of $30 a MB. Ouch. […]

Only about 160km today but so much elevation and some epic climbs as we get deeper into the Pyrenees. This morning was a solid climb back into France, to 130km in Spain. Apparently it was raining all day in France. Spain was humid then sunny. The finishing climb was a wall of mountain — you […]

We’re off the plane in Biarritz after 3pm and make it past the Atlantic Ocean beaches into the Pyrenees foothills and over into Spain by 7:30. And wow what a hotel. Two beds, super cheap Spanish style 60 Euros, 3 star, North American style shower, cervesas delivered to the room, and most importantly, a room […]

On August 8, the two Victour creators are heading to the Pyrenees, cycling from Biarritz on the Atlantic coast to Collioure on the Mediterranean coast. Along the way, we’ll be riding nearly every significant Col, including some of the legendary Cols from this year’s Tour de France, the Tourmalet and Balès, rolling through Spain and […]

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