Three days to relax and explore Göteborg

Three days to relax and explore Göteborg
Vegan cinnamon buns and chocolate cake from Cafeva in Haga, Göteborg. Having a nice "Fika" in the sun.

After two tough tours with each around 100 km we needed some rest time. Furthermore, we wanted to have some time to wash clothes, buy some gear and wash the bikes. And of course we planned to visit Göteborg with a bit more time. We were quite lucky with the weather on the first day. It still felt a bit…

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Frillesås to Göteborg (7)

Frillesås to Göteborg (7)
Älvsborgsbron - we arrived in Göteborg!

The night at the camping ground in Frillesås was cold again. Not freezing cold but still cold enough to wake up. We wanted to get up at 7 in the morning. The sun was already shining but it was still very cold. So we stayed in the tent and checked our options for today. In the end we decided to…

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Falkenberg to Frillesås (6)

Falkenberg to Frillesås (6)
Afternoon snack stop at a remote beach near Frillesås.

In Falkenberg we had two very nice and chilled rest days. On the first day we walked along the river Ätran to the center of the city. We saw a lot of birds (mostly ducks - some of them fighting!). In the center we did a little sightseeing tour where we visited a church, a little art park and the…

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Gullbranna to Falkenberg (5)

Gullbranna to Falkenberg (5)
Bus shelter swedish style - 8 km from Falkenberg.

After our improvised dinner at the campsite we went to bed early. We hoped to keep the warmth in our sleeping bags. When we closed our eyes around 21 o´clock we were quite confident to get through the frosty night. It went good until around 3 or 4 o´clock when the temperature fell below 0°C. Also the tent was frozen…

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Vejbystrand to Gullbranna (4)

Vejbystrand to Gullbranna (4)
Nature reserve with a lot of forrest near Gullbranna.

On our rest day we slept quite long and had a late big breakfast. After some quick laundry we decided to go the beach as the sun was shining. There is a little nature reserve right at the beach in Vejbystrand where we walked through. Alina wanted to take some photographs of the goats living there (according to google...). However,…

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Höganäs to Vejbystrand (3)

Höganäs to Vejbystrand (3)
Kattegattleden right after Höganäs. Nice path along the coast.

After a very comfortable night at the Villa Lindell we took a slow start. We were the only guests, so we had the living room for us alone and started with a big breakfast. It was so nice to see the sun shining after our snowy tour the day before. So we were happy when we finally got our bicycles…

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Borstahusen to Höganäs (2)

Borstahusen to Höganäs (2)
Sign of the Kattegattleden in Helsingborg.

The campsite in Borstahusen was really a nice place, well equipped, clean, and very comfortable. And as our first stage was very intense we decided to stay three nights instead of only one as planned before. The first night in our tent was really stormy. The tent shaked in the wind from side to side and it was so loud…

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Skanör to Borstahusen (1)

Skanör to Borstahusen (1)
The Öresundsbron (Öresund bridge) from the swedish site near Malmö.

The week in Skanör flew away so fast with a lot of relaxing and kind of binch watching Brooklyn Nine Nine on Netflix. But we also visited some interesting spots in and around Skanör. One day we went to the beach of Skanör with a lot of nature reserve area for all kind of birds. The weather was sunny but…

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Sabbatical 2021 – Prologue – First stop Sweden

Sabbatical 2021 – Prologue – First stop Sweden
Our two bikes in front of the ferry center in Rostock.

When we started planning our Sabbatical more than two years ago, we imagined to start cycling southward and to spend our first weeks in France and Italy. But then the Corona pandemic hit and over a year there were ups and downs if travelling is possible or not. Also it was and is very uncertain when the pandemic will end.…

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Sabbatical 2021 – Bike and bag setup

Sabbatical 2021 – Bike and bag setup
Our two bikes for the Sabbatical tour 2021.

On former trips in other countries such as Japan or New Zealand we always depended on the bike setup possible to rent on-site. Thus, it was mostly a compromise and not in all points what each of us would have preferred as an optimal setup. So for our big adventure we decided the bikes should be the best and suitable…

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