Have you ever looked out of the office window and wished you were somewhere else? Well, I have, and I have been doing so for 30 years now. So I decided it was time to do something about it. I have spent the past six months travelling around the Spanish hills and forests by mountain bike, visiting remote and spectacular areas. Many will have heard of the Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees, but other areas, like the Sierra de Tejeda and Sierra Segura, are little visited, less populated and all the more beautiful for it. The Sierra de Alcaraz and Sierra d'Espada were the most amazing places with their deep gorges giving incredible views - and some tricky riding: I was travelling with a trailer on the back of the bike and 20kg of kit, which made down-hills that little bit more interesting. If you would like to watch the video diaries or download the satnav files, go to
www.my-epic-journey.com/stories/1. You can read all about it in date order or like a book, in chapters. You will find it has lots of information on planning and the kit I used, just in case you want to do such a trip yourself.