I've never done any touring cycling before but I'm really keen to get into it. So I'm planning to get a ferry to Roscoff in the first week of September, then will cycle down to Bergerac, through Spain and into Portugal by October at some point. I will be stopping to surf on the way, so will mostly be by the coast.
I plan to do it on the cheap, wild camping and cheap campsites, occasionally hostels.
I will spend most of winter in Portugal.
Does anyone have great advice for a novice tourer? I will be alone, although hopefully meet people along the way to travel with.
Is this a bad time to go? Any tips and tricks on things that will help me along the way.
I know this is quite a vague post, I just want people's general advice about this journey, and the time of year.