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Urumqi to Ulaanbaatar – doing it different part 1

By |2015-11-09T08:37:05+02:00 23rd January, 2015|Categories: China, North west China, Reflections, Thoughts, Travel tips, Tripreport, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It was amazing! Arriving to Urumqi after cycling there all the way from the Netherlands. It was quite a huge milestone for us. But it was also a bit daunting because during the last days of the year we'd had some deep conversations about what next. The plan was clear but the feelings not so much. We [...]

Southern Italy, cycling coast to coast

By |2015-05-22T23:10:26+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 [...]

The road to Pompeii

By |2017-11-12T13:24:35+02:00 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 [...]

Under the Tuscan sun

By |2017-11-12T13:27:05+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 |2017-11-12T13:30:03+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 [...]

Rhythm, Reschen and rich history

By |2017-11-12T13:38:12+02:00 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 [...]

Up the plateau and down to the Bodensee

By |2016-09-07T11:21:25+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. [...]

Pushing south and heading inland

By |2017-11-12T13:44:35+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 |2017-11-12T13:45:52+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 [...]

Nice encounters in the misty Netherlands

By |2016-09-07T11:37:53+02:00 21st November, 2013|Categories: Preparations, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , |

We were ready to enjoy some days on our bicycles, so we had prepared with a long weekend and the route was set. The weekend before we had bought some new gear which needed testing (later in this post we will outline what we specifically were testing). We packed the bags Thursday evening and were packing as complete as [...]