Mini Itinerary

  • 8:00am 4 July 2019
    London to Folkestone by Bike
    Estimated 104km
    Sunrise (Europe/London): 04:50
    Sunset (Europe/London): 21:12

  • 3:30pm 4 July 2019
    Folkestone to Calais by Train

  • 8:00am 5 July 2019
    Calais to Ghent Gent by Bike
    Estimated 162km
    Sunrise (Europe/Paris): 05:45
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 22:01

  • 8:00am 9 July 2019
    Ghent Gent to Brussels Bruxelles by Bike
    Estimated 56km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:41
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 21:55

  • 8:00am 11 July 2019
    Brussels Bruxelles to Namur by Bike
    Estimated 67km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:42
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 21:50

  • 8:00am 12 July 2019
    Namur to Bouillon by Bike
    Estimated 125km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:43
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 21:45

  • 8:00am 13 July 2019
    Bouillon to Luxembourg by Bike
    Estimated 96km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:46
    Sunset (Europe/Luxembourg): 21:39

Blog / Flow Country

11 May 2019

Easy day today. We're hoping the wind blows us all the way to Bonar Bridge.

We take a while getting going, and then we go off track to get some breakfast. But the wind does as desired and the kilometres drop by.

This is called Flow Country. And it does. No big ups or downs, the terrain is gentle and flowing.

It's broadly uphill as far as Crask Inn, and broadly downhill thereafter. The inn is ancient, and a few years ago came to be owned by the church. It's proper remote. The current custodians seem to have a good handle on the balance of remote life and dependency on tourism.

From Crask on down is easy. After Lairg, national cycle route number one guides us off onto some quiet roads. We make a quick stop at the Shin Falls.

Bonar Bridge isn't as big as it looks. There's the bridge across the Kyle of Sutherland, but not much else. There's a single pub (drink; no food; rampant drunken nutters) and a single restaurant (showy clientele; prissy proprietor; food.) Between the two of them, we make it work, but it's a little tense and I've not warmed to the place.

Attached to journey: 11 May 2019 Tongue Tunga to Bonar Bridge Drochaid a' Bhanna by Bike 85km
Part of trip North Coast 500
Distance today: 85km
Total distance: 596km

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