I am looking to ride to Portugal from Heidelberg late in the year. I am repositioning my GSA for a March-April trip to Morocco. Any input on the latest date with semi-decent weather possible in the mountains or a good way to avoid them would be appreciated. Don't mind rain so much, but snow in traffic can be tiresome and ice gets old in a hurry. Cold, well, say what you will, it's just not as good as warm. My window keeps moving back on the calendar. It currently looks like late October at the earliest. How late can I safely leave Heidelberg? I have been hoping to avoid the Spanish coastal roads, having been there enough, so a sneak through France or across Spain would be my first choice. Ideas and things to see or do en route would be much appreciated. Bike storage spots in Portugal or southern Spain? Thanks for your help.