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Southern Italy, cycling coast to coast

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 …

Cycle touring, a view on my thoughts

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 …

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The road to Pompeii

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 …

Days spent in Rome

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 …

Under the Tuscan sun

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 …

The plains of Po meeting Bologna

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 …

Rhythm, Reschen and rich history

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 …

Are we really cycling through the Alps?

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 …

Up the plateau and down to the Bodensee

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 …

Old modern milk farming in the Swabian Alps

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 …

Pushing south and heading inland

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 …

Brown coal mining in Germany

Germany is known as one of the countries that is achieving the most on the part of renewable energy. We have already seen many windmills and also …

Following the Rur and meeting the Rhein

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 …

12 hours until the journey starts

Time goes by so fast. It is about two years ago that we started dreaming of our big trip and tomorrow this journey starts. Since we last wrote on the …

2013 the year when dreams became reality

<b>Reflection is a strong human function and can be used to improve our lives and if possible the lives of others. The year of 2013 was a year where we</b> …

Our idea becoming real, part 2

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 …

Our idea becoming real, part 1

<i>As we are getting closer to the departure date we want to share some of our thoughts and preparations from the last year.</i> This journey has been in …

Who are Mojo and Isaba?

<b>Mojo and Isaba are our lovely bikes which we are really happy with.</b> They will guide us through a whole lot of good adventures and we will do the same …

Nice encounters in the misty Netherlands

<i>We were ready to enjoy some days on our bicycles</i>, so we had prepared with a long weekend and the route was set. The weekend before we had bought some …

Tripreport Biking to Mum

Before we depart on the 2nd of February we will have a few training runs on the bike. This weekend however had another important goal: giving my mum …

Why this journey, I have asked myself?

<b>For me personally I have been asking myself ‘why?’ the last years regarding consumerism, capitalism, work and western society.</b> These questions create …

Tripreport Pyrenees

Backpacking is our favorite way of spending our summer holidays. But this year we were going to do it different. To prepare for our journey on the …

Tripreport Susanne's Solo Bike Trip South-Netherlands

Biking to me is a means of transport and travel. Travelling part of the world by bicycle will provide me with a lot of opportunities: The opportunity …

Bike Repair Course

Cranks, ‘derailleuroor’, ‘balhoofdstel’, spokes and bearings. These terms were all part of our bike repair course that we followed in Kiel-Windeweer …

Tripreport Bike Weekend Eiffel

In May we visited the Eiffel region in Germany for a bike weekend. During the weekend in the Eiffel we were better prepared than in the Ardennes, but …