Back home, when we had planned the route, one of the criteria was to avoid mountains whenever possible. This is why we started our trip with a huge detour around the alps, via Vienna and Budapest, instead of going straight to the Italian coast. Like this we naturally followed rivers, lakes and bigger streets. Which… Continue reading It’s going up! A lovesong to cycling in the mountains
For the last two weeks we didn’t let you know much of what we were doing. Sorry for that. The reason was not lack of time or stories to tell – it simply didn’t match the occasion! This may sound a little weird, but let me explain: About 2 weeks ago, (feels like several months… Continue reading Into the wild
For the last 10 days we had the easiest and oldest navigation system: A huge river, that we just had to follow. The danube. In Germany this cycling path is among the 10 most popular bike traveling routes and with good reason: In the most parts it is a well maintained asphaltic broad lane that… Continue reading Along the danube
The second day started as relaxed as the previous one had been stressful. It was raining and our hosts had allowed us to stay as long as we wanted to, so we had an extensive breakfast and planned the next days’ stages. Regrettably Ramona had to head home sooner, because her duties as head of… Continue reading The first days – home game in Germany (part 2)
After three days and a bit on the road, we reached the Austrian border today – or what’s left of it, since there are no real boarders within the EU, only a sign, telling us that we’re in Austria. A good moment to recapture the experiences of the first days: Like every big undertaking should,… Continue reading The first days – home game in Germany (part 1)
The past couple of months has been increasingly stressful. We sold lots of our belongings, moved our remaining stuff to our parents, got every week a vaccination or two, dealt with the local authority for registration and second passports, completed our bike equipment … and so on. Oh and I (Silvio) also had to work… Continue reading Day 1 – We are on the road!
It’s really happening. For years now have I been dreaming about doing this: Quit my job, sell all my stuff, leave everything behind and just start cycling anywhere. I got infected with the idea on a trip to Hong Kong in 2010 by an American, who had been cycling the world for eight whole years… Continue reading This is happening!