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2015 – Year End Review – Bicycle Touring

By | 3rd January, 2016|Categories: Countries Visited, Reflections, Year review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is always good to look back at the year past and see what has been done and where the time went. Here is our year in retrospect in 2015 - Year End Review - Bicycle Touring. January: We had an emotional start of 2015 when we went our separate ways for a while. Winter had definitely [...]

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 [...]

Are we really cycling through the Alps?

By | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

Our idea becoming real, part 1

By | 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 [...]