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Nubian Desert

Stage 12: Wadi Halfa to Farkha For the first time on this trip, a night not cold; started off after the usual striking of camp and...

Crossing the Nile

Stage 11: Abu Simbel to Wadi Halfa Today was, as Tallis predicted, a day of ‘hurry up and wait.’ Left the camp/hotel in Abu Simbel in...

Rest Day - Abu Simbel

Well, the good sleep I was anticipating didn’t quite occur; maybe I was just tired from the day before. Several cups of hotel coffee...

Abu Simbel

Stage 10: Desert Camp to Abu Simbel At the risk of being way too repetitive, another chilly night and morning. A gorgeous sunrise as we...

Tropic of Cancer

Latitude 23.43668 degrees Stage 9: Aswan to Desert Camp Another early and chilly start, but luckily(?) a good climb ~7 km into the day...

Nile Valley

Stage 8: Idfu to Aswan We start by crossing the Nile just as the sun is rising, in a very chilly morning. What a great river; it really...

Over-Enthusiastic Fans

Stage 7: Luxor to Idfu 5:30 sure seems to come early. Packing up this morning much easier without a tent to worry about. Unfortunately,...

Rest Day - Luxor

Very chill day, all in all. I’m not sure about the morning but suddenly it was 1:00 pm and I hadn’t left the camp; worked on my blog of...

Brrrrr 🥶

Stage 6: Police checkpoint camp to Luxor More or less awake by 5:30 as it seems I need all of 45 minutes to get up, stumble about in...

First real climb

Stage 5: Safaga to Police check point campsite I thought I was all organized the night before, ready to break camp and hit the 6:00...

Tailwinds Continued

Stage 4: El Gouna to Safaga Up early, dismantle tent and pack up, etc. Good strong camp coffee to kickstart the motor, another healthy...

Tailwinds

Stage 3: Ras Ghareb to El Gouna Not a great sleep; too many ‘town’ noises and political(?) exhortations at weird hours. Call to morning...

Red Sea

Stage 2: Ain Sokhna to Ras Ghareb A hard day made harder with moderate offshore gusty, cross to full frontal headwinds. Red Sea on the...

Finally underway

Stage 1: Cairo to Ain Sokhna Alarms finally went off at 5:00 and we could rise if not shine. Much activity about the hotel with tourists...

Pre-Game Jitters

Virtually 10 months thinking, planning, what-if’ ing about his trip and today is akin to headless chicken. Where’s my Soigneur! Our first...

On Deck

So we got away on New Year’s Day, a clear and bright winter day. Past few days rather rushed with many more last-minute items to resolve...

Terminado

Stage 12: Arcos de la Frontera -> Cádiz 65 km Late start due to an 8:30 breakfast at hotel (best of the whole tour, I feel) and the...

Leaden Legs

Stage 11: Seville -> Arcos de la Frontera 85 km Good start out of the Seville maze; only ‘lost’ David once (admittedly, immediately out...

Seville - Rest Day

Slept in ! Errands in morning; checked post office re saddle, had to get a new SIM card, secured bike bags and recovered my near...

Andalucía Plain

Stage 10: Fuentes de Cantos -> Seville 118 km Another great long descending start in pre-sunrise along quiet N-630 roads. +500 m on the...