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Cycle touring, a view on my thoughts

By | 8th April, 2014|Categories: Journey|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We have shared our sights and happenings along the way. Do you ever wander about: what is happening with their thoughts as they move further and further away from “home”? Ham, my good old biking guru and friend asked me the other day in an e-mail: how do you think about sunsets now? Also Ham asked how [...]

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 [...]

Up the plateau and down to the Bodensee

By | 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. [...]

Following the Rur and meeting the Rhein

By | 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 | 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 first blog post

By | 15th September, 2013|Categories: Our interests, Preparations|Tags: , , , |

Do you know the feeling that at some point future plans feel so far far away? And then, there is this kind of realization that actually it is not so far away in time anymore. Time is perceived to go faster and, before you know it, planted seeds have fully grown and ideas and dreams become reality. [...]