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Southern Italy, cycling coast to coast

By |2019-08-15T10:03:18+02:00 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 [...]

Under the Tuscan sun

By |2019-08-15T10:03:19+02:00 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 |2019-08-15T10:03:19+02:00 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 [...]

Are we really cycling through the Alps?

By |2019-08-15T10:03:20+02:00 24th February, 2014|Categories: Austria, Germany|Tags: , , , , , , |

What are we getting ourselves into? Do people think we are really crazy cycling through the alps? We should be in a warm cozy house right now, not riding up into the Alps on a bicycle in February. These were the thoughts that were going through our heads when we departed from our Warmshowers host in Efrizweiler. [...]

Up the plateau and down to the Bodensee

By |2019-08-15T10:03:20+02:00 18th February, 2014|Categories: Cycling, Germany, Journey, Other travellers, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leaving Tubingen we were enthusiastic about the next phase of the journey. However our knees were less enthusiastic. We had some reflecting to do and after biking up some hills in the center of Tubingen we really realized that our knees needed a break. Especially because the ascent of the Swabian Alps would be within 30 km. [...]

Old modern milk farming in the Swabian Alps

By |2019-08-15T10:03:20+02:00 17th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Interesting environment, Nature, Our interests, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We were searching for a place for our tent and these days the weather is unpredictable, so we have been trying to find shelter in barns or sheds by farmers. This day we were in the Swabian Alps near the town of Scheer. We rode up the road to a farm. After asking around, a kind old man [...]

Pushing south and heading inland

By |2019-08-15T10:03:20+02:00 17th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Journey, Other travellers, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Leaving Koblenz we were curious what else Germany would have in store for us. We cycled in the afternoon along the Rhein where there are multiple Unesco World Heritage villages until we reached Bad Salzig. Here it was difficult to find a place to sleep with the water on one side and hills on the other. We [...]

Following the Rur and meeting the Rhein

By |2019-08-15T10:03:20+02:00 7th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Journey, People, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Wow, what to say about the first days on the bicycle. First and foremost we have already been amazed by the hospitality on the way. Also we really appreciate the small things while cycling. The small rays of sun, the compliments and encouragements we give each other, the views and nice bicycling paths. Departure on Sunday the [...]

Our idea becoming real, part 2

By |2019-08-15T10:03:21+02:00 5th December, 2013|Categories: Frequently asked questions, Preparations, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to the second part of our blog post Our idea becoming real, part 2. Here we continue explaining our progress from idea to reality. Currently preparations are progressing and we are on schedule, at least we think so. See Our idea becoming real, part 1 to read what we have covered already. In July we returned from our [...]

Our idea becoming real, part 1

By |2019-08-15T10:03:21+02:00 30th November, 2013|Categories: Frequently asked questions, Preparations, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As we are getting closer to the departure date we want to share some of our thoughts and preparations from the last year. This journey has been in our heads for a long time and we slowly started speaking about making it a reality around September 2012. Then we realized that if we wanted to do this [...]