March 20, 2019

The Condon’s Jerba Adventures

In this blog article Sarah and Peter Condon tell us about their favourite trips away in their LWB Jerba Campervan! From their very first trip after collecting their camper to their Euro trip to Italy in September 2017. Sarah and Peter’s Jerba Campervan has enabled these wonderful adventures, interesting stories and not to forget the amazing photographs throughout this article! We went on to ask them what their plans were for the future…and we weren’t even the smallest bit surprised by their answer for their long term plan! …over to you Sarah!

We took delivery of our van in May 2017, and saying goodbye to the lovely team at Jerba, we took 10 days to travel home from beautiful North Berwick going north first to Leith (for The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel), then turning south to Alnwick, Castle Barnard, Ludlow and into Wales for a crazy cycle ride in which my husband Peter was taking part, called The Dragon Ride, then home.

Peter is an obsessive road cyclist; the bigger the hills, the longer the climbs, the better. Over the years he’s completed numerous sportives and personal challenges and in 2016 rode one of the gruelling Etape du Tour Alpine stages, from Megeve to Morzine. Previously, by way of a training ride, Peter completed the Fred Whitton Challenge in the Lake District – 112 miles with some killer climbs in excess of 20% (http://www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk/the-route/).

Peter had previously entered the 2017 Etape du Tour, which takes place in July, and we made a crazy mad weekend dash in our shiny new van to Briancon, in the Alps, reputed to be the highest village in France. We had an amazing weekend, camping out in the beautiful pine forests in the mountains in glorious sunshine, next to the icy cold running river with crystal clean air – fabulous.

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