Route 2012

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Brainstorming Map

Here there is a googlemap to share interesting projects/places/actions/camps/etc that you might think biketour could visit this year. This is now really full of great projects but we will always be looking for more contacts so please add to this:

Start details

6-9th July Biketour preparation weekend at Can Masdeu

* (5th July - go to Can Masdeu, set up shade water etc.)
*6th July - Meet at Can Masdeu, cook together, set up camp and get ready for critical mass, leave Can Masdeu at 7pm for to arrive 8pm critical mass, Arc de Triomf (or get ready in calle Princesa)
*7th July - Pimp my bike day (in l'astilla or biciosxs), fiesta
*8th July Possible social day at Can Masdeu, build rocket stove, degrowth workshop, movie screening OR just bt participants day at Can Masdeu

For more details visit preparation weekend 2012

Day by Day rough plan


The tour begins on 9th July and ends on 16th September, making 70 days in total 
*(23 days in July, 31 days in August & 16 days in September)


  • 6-9 July Barcelona > Barcelona
**Host: Can Masdeu

  • 9 July Barcelona > Barcelona
**Host: Kan Pascual - time for last bike adjustments


  • 10-12 July Barcelona > Vallbona d'Anoia STAY
**Host: Ca l'afou (perhaps take off a day here and stay a day in Terrassa instead?)
Cycle via LLobregat Delta for EuroVegas Action 
Visit Can Rosset, Camille's food coop (?)


  • 13 July Vallbona d'Anoia > La Llagosta, Barcelona
**Host: Can Piella 
** we could try to go to Can Tobella for Lunch? - maybe a bit too up hill for just a short lunch visit


  • 14 July La Llagosta, Barcelona STAY
**Host: Can Piella 


  • 15 July La Llagosta > San pol de mar
Iago - Artist friend of Francois


  • 16 July San pol de map > Sant Feliu de Guixols(?)
** we could do an action at Tossa De Mar against construction if we can contact Naturalists Girona - Not succecuful till now 
** Information about a nice bicycle route through an old train line from  SANT FELIU DE GUÍXOLS to girona


  • 17 July Sant Feliu de Guixols > Girona
** Possible Host: Kan Kolmo or Kan Rusk (contact through Kan Kolmo)
** Contact with NO MAT strugle and people from the old forest protest site [1]


  • 18 July Girona > Can Prim, Crespia
Invite Nuria to come and join us


  • 19 July Crespia > San Climent Sescebes, Espolla - need to check the exact place!!
** Host: Can Torres - an organic wine farm
** Maybe an action on figueres on the way
** Market day in figueres, Verd meeting and people share a meal 
** Say hi to Can Torrent (Okupa)?



  • 20-21 July San Climent Sescebes > Cerbere STAY
** Can Decreix - work/rest


  • 22 July Cerbere > Perpignan
meet at Villneuve de la raho lake at 4pm, critical mass to Perpignan, eat together and have some debate
Anti palm oil action
  • 23 July Perpignan > Sigean
Potential host through Kasia in Sigean, Port la Nouvelle area

Potential anti- palm oil action



  • 26 July Minerve > Béziers (?)


  • 27 July Bézier > Sète/Frontignan (?)


  • 28 July Sète/Frontignan > Montpellier


  • 29 July Montpellier > Pompignan (?)


  • 30 July Pompignan > Sant Jean du Gard, Cevennes, La Borie

35km if we don't hear back from them we could go to vallette directly and have a rest day there

  • 31 July Sant Jean du Gard > La Valette, Robiac-Rochessadoule, France (near la vielle Valette)



  • 2nd August Rest day (réserve naturelle des gorges de l'ardèche)
  • 3rd August Near Saint-Marcel-d'Ardèche > Faisanderie de la Berre(?)
  • 4th August > Avignon
  • 5th August Avignon STAY
  • 6th August Avignon > Arles (look for a cycle path along the river!)(maybe Longo mai, la Mas de Granier), Les Baux-de-Provence is really pretty says Seb
  • 7th August Arles > Foss-sur-mere - action for ZAD(?)
  • 8th August Foss-sur-mere > Marseille
  • 9th August Marseille STAY
  • 10th August Marseille
  • 11th August Marseille > Longo Mai - Cabrery (tbc)
  • 12th August Longo Mai > somewhere in the middle (Banon ?)
  • 14th August SPARE DAY
  • 15th August Eourres - Rest day
  • 16th August Eourres > Somewhere past Gap


check if there is a tunnel from briançon to susa and if there is a way to cross by train (from where?)

Option 1: Cross into val di susa

3 days from Saint-l-e-b, we can either go back south to near gap, or take a northern route towards Briancon

  • 22nd August camp
  • 23rd August camp
  • 23rd August Briançon ( Longo Mai - Chantemerle)
  • 24-25th August 2 days to Oulx, Italy
  • 26th August Susa (27km from Oulx - Val de susa and NO TAV strugle
  • 27th August Collegno, Torino, Mezcal squat

we need to check also bus from bus briançon to oulx (just 40 km) for people that don't feel like crossing the alps)...or if traffic is too crazy...

Option 2: Cross Chorges, Barcelonette, Cuneo

generous 3 three days from Saint-L-E-B to Barcelonette

  • 22nd August Camp (Saint Laurent de Cros ?)
  • 23rd August Camp (Chorges ?)
  • 25th August Camp (Pietraporzio ?)
  • 26th August Madonna dell'Olmo, Cuneo (?)
  • 27th August Pinerolo, Casa Gaia
  • 28th August Collegno, Torino, Mezcal squat


check bike routes along the Po River

  • 28th August Susa - Val de susa and NO TAV strugle
  • 29st August Susa > Collegno, Torino, Mezcal squat
  • 30st August Collegno > Somewhere near Rocchetta Tanaro (?) too long!
  • 1st September Rest day
  • 2nd September Stradella
  • 3rd September Fidenza (?)
  • 4th September Cavriago (?)
  • 5th September Rest day
  • 6th September Maranello (?)

contacts in bologna: "Yuri Foschi (amppioraggio)" yuriski, Lorenzo Betti <bettilorenzo>, Giamba XM24 Bologna <giumba>, ampioraggio, Andrea Magnolini <magno_lini>

  • 10th September Bologna > Coop Dulcamara ( Ozzano Emilia via tolara di sopra 78
what to see: Ecological farm, biodiversity- bio agricolture- alternative energies

[ map


  • 11th SeptemberCoop Dulcamara > Cesena ( via Germazzo 186
what to see: Ecoistituto di cesena  biodiversity- bio agricolture- alternative energies- library on appropriate tecnologies- bio building- earth oven for pizza


  • 12th September Cesena > Villanova di Bagnacavallo (
what to see: Association for preservig traditional jobs and culture


  • 13th September Villanova di Bagnacavallo > Pomposa (I can ask to my friend of a spiritual association)
what to see: Abbazia di Pomposa very beatuful church of pelligrin, bosco della mesola (last traditional forest of padana plain)


  • 14th September Pomposa > Somewhere near Chioggia


what to see: association of bio agricolture and democratic participation in Venezia or Mestre, Horti in Padova with people from Reclaim the fields


  • 16th September Padova > Venice via Mestre (only 8km from Venice Venice)
Critical mass with CAT
  • 17th-23rd September Venice
Degrowth conference

Route Maps on G$$gle

The route till now is based mostly on google maps and some information got on the web, they will still change when we get access to proper maps and some parts need to be checked in person (mostly the crossing from Gap to Torino).

easy way on getting BIG printable maps with google maps:

Helpful links and maps

there are this maps that yolanda found out:

many bicycle routes and tools to plan a bike route (need further investigation):

and there are GPX and GPD (gps standards) files there, this website is useful to visualize them:

The EV8 (EuroVelo Route 8) should be followed and we can make deviations from it to visit some projects and places: informaton on EuroVelo

More possibilities

- Les reencontres Des amis de S!lence ( a bit more north from foix, in Loubières, from 9 to 24 july it's a self-managed camp, but besides that there is not much information, they were conected with the Camp Action Climate 2009 in Nantes - sounds great, it was the start of ZAD, but last year information don't look like an active/activist gathering but more a sharing information/workshops - probably 100% in french as it dosen't look like they plan ot make an international call-out

Marseille Water financialisation Youcef's bike workshop, they have plan to host us, we need to link them with other collectives to make a nice action there...


  • Bologna

XM24 ([2])- big squat with an organic market every thrusday and a nice bike DIY workshop: Amppioraggio ([3]) Also would be nice to link to local productors: [4]

planning - rough maps/distances

* waiting for can masdeu confirmation (it's confirmed 6th to 9th of july)
  * after starting in barcelona we head to visit Ca l'afou - a eco-industrial post-capitalist colony
    * couple of workshops day (in can masdeu or ca l'afou): 
      * rocket stove
      * banners
      * cycling/group safety

ideas to cross the alps

    • We need to count 20/30km per day
    • Near the sea, next to monaco - not so fun, full of tourists and traffic
    • Barcelonnette - at less tan 1400m high seems like the less hard/more fun place to cross
    • Briançon - the one that makes more sense after passing by L'Ecolieu Tilia & Compagni

Group tour which has done this:

    • Mont-Cenis, Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis - a bit high place but it would mean entering italy through vall di susa - needs further invesstigation
would be great if we pass through the vall di susa to understand what the population is defending from destruction...
this forum talks about some nice alps bike crossing routes:
map of france/italy/swiss alps bike-climbs with details:


just a rough google map to have a distance idea:,+France+to:Marseille,+France+to:Draguignan,+France+to:Turin,+Italy+to:Bologna,+Italy+to:Venice,+Italy&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=43.34116,7.492676&spn=6.80715,14.128418&sll=43.29307,6.75822&sspn=6.812512,14.128418&geocode=FY2HdwIdPxwhACn1KO0mcZikEjEwA6Qh4PoABA%3BFQWZhwIdM0owACm3eZ2Skn66EjEgbWcWIYgHBA%3BFeKmlAIdtO9RACkzU9pEQ7_JEjEgApf9pRkIBA%3BFT9VmAId4aViACmX3glziavOEjGgzY_9pRkIBA%3BFQS6rwId9EB1ACnfXO3DDG2IRzHglDxHfeYFBA%3BFW7tpgIdViKtACmVmy6-m9R_RzFBOWB2eDJt3A%3BFeBFtQIdYEa8ACkfb1JTCq9-RzGwX5EVhwkHBA&oq=Ven&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=6