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Bicycle touring in Italy

New experiences with a straw bale house

By | 16th April, 2014|Categories: Italy, Nature, Sustainability|Tags: , , |

Before setting off on our journey we have had multiple conversations what we wanted to do on this trip. We have spoken a lot about that it should not only be about the cycling and that we sometimes want to go all in on a project, indulge in a culture or spend more time in one place. [...]

Southern Italy, cycling coast to coast

By | 5th April, 2014|Categories: Italy, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The good thing with a country like Italy is that it is fairly short to travel from one coast to the other. We had researched what would be the easiest way but couldn't really find the right answer on Southern Italy, cycling coast to coast. The route we had chosen also was partly used by cycling holiday [...]

The road to Pompeii

By | 27th March, 2014|Categories: Cycling, History, Italy, Nature, People, Photography, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Happy to leave Rome we left it via the Via Appia, the road that the Romans took when they crossed the country over to Brindisi on the east coast. The Via Appia in our eyes is one of the secret gems of Rome. Most touristic attractions are completely overrun with people and here there are not too [...]

Days spent in Rome

By | 27th March, 2014|Categories: History, Italy, Other travellers, People, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rome was our first big milestone and it was a cultural highlight that we were looking forward to. Susanne had already been there for one week with school when she was 15 and was curious if she would remember the sights and the stories. Martin wanted to wander in this city with great history, learn a lot [...]

Under the Tuscan sun

By | 16th March, 2014|Categories: Italy, Nature, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We left Bologna after having a great evening with Marco and Margherita, our Warmshowers hosts. Wine had been flowing and we new we were heading for an ascent, but we weren’t fully prepared for the day that was waiting for us. Slowly we headed up the hills and down the hills to reach the top of Passo [...]

The plains of Po meeting Bologna

By | 4th March, 2014|Categories: Cycling, Italy, Journey, Other travellers, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We left off in Meran, where we stayed for 3 nights refuelling and relaxing. Meran was an interesting blend of cultures as Meran is a part of South Tyrol and main language is German, this blends with pizzerias and well dressed italians. During our rest days we sort photos and write here on the blog, as now [...]

Rhythm, Reschen and rich history

By | 25th February, 2014|Categories: Austria, Italy, Tripreport|

When waking up at our perfect snowy camp spot outside Pfunds we stayed in bed a little bit longer which messed up our rhythm. Susanne was cranky all day even though the weather was beautiful. Martin as always was in the best mood. See our photos Alps to Reschen Pass and Reschen Pass to Meran We were going up to [...]