This Google map shows my bicycle tours country by country. Behind each marker are links to the rides/tours I’ve completed in that country. Just click on the country’s bubble to view.
More markers will (hopefully) be added as and when I complete a new tour. And looking at the map, there’s still plenty of the world to explore by bicycle!
You can also view my rides on the previous bicycle tours page, where tours are listed in year order. If you want to know more or if there is something you can’t find on the website, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via my contact page. Or leave a comment below. I will endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but it might take longer than normal if I’m away touring.
Bicycle-Tours By Country Map
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If you want to find out if Garry’s away touring at the moment and check his location, visit the Where’s Garry page.
Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 July-2023 Benelux bicycle-tour map. The map shows where Garry spent each night of his 800-mile cycle ride around the low countries; Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Behind each pin on the map is a brief description of the day’s ride and the miles cycled.
It was Garry’s first full tour since being diagnosed with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM), which causes narrowing of the cervical spinal canal, leading to chronic spinal cord compression and resultant neurologic disability. But that wasn’t going to stop Garry from going away on his bike. Because of his DCM, Garry has started to struggle a little with hills, and the idea of going to Benelux in the first place was because it’s flat. Or so Garry thought.
To start his tour of the low countries, Garry had to get there first. And he certainly wasn’t going to fly. After all, it’s not exactly that far away from the UK. After catching the ferry to Dieppe, Garry cycled across France and soon reached Luxembourg. He made quick work of Luxembourg and was only there for a few hours. Well, it is a rather small country. Belgium and the Netherlands took a little longer, but not much.
Not one of Garry’s longest tours as he was up against the clock with a hospital appointment booked for the beginning of August, which, as it turned out, got cancelled. But that’s a different story.
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Benelux Bicycle-Tour Map July-2023
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This Google map is from Garry’s Brittany bicycle-tour in May-2023. It shows where Garry spent each night on his 500-mile ride around Brittany. Behind each pin on the map is a brief description of the day’s ride and the miles cycled.
Not one of Garry’s longer rides, but he only had a week to spare. He had hoped to explore more of Brittany and stick closer to the coast. But time and weather weren’t on Garry’s side. Neither was his fitness as he struggled to cycle sixty miles a day. Although, after saying that, sixty miles does seem to be Garry’s usual distance nowadays.
Despite the bad weather, it was an enjoyable ride, although it seemed too early for many of the campsites to be open. On more than one occasion, Garry struggled to find an open campsite, and hopefully, it was because of the time of year and not because they were permanently closed.
You can find out more by visiting the Brittany Bicycle Tour page.
Brittany Bicycle-Tour Map May-2023
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This Google map is from Garry’s summer 2022 bicycle-tour. It shows where Garry spent each night on his 800-mile ride around France. Behind each pin is a brief description of the day’s ride and the miles cycled.
Garry had left home with the intention of cycling to Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Belgium. But with bad health, Garry was struggling to get through the day. He was recently diagnosed with anaemia which was making cycling hard work. While he was away, he also had another outbreak of the mysterious blisters that had been plaguing him for a few years. Which the doctors think is linked to his ongoing hip infection! (what isn’t related to his hip infection!?) That didn’t help the situation.
To see where Garry is at the moment, visit the where’s Garry web page. You can also follow Garry on social media Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. If you’re interested in any of Garry’s previous rides, they can all be found on the previous bicycle tours page. There is also a page with a map showing all the countries Garry has cycled in or across. With links to each tour.