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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Sabbatical 2021 – The equipment

Sabbatical 2021 – The equipment
Main parts of our kitchen equipment while bicycle travelling.

If you are on your bike and have to climb tough mountains you will be happy about every gramm less to carry with you. I think we all align on that 😉. Thus, one aspect in choosing what equipment to take with you is weight. The other one, of course is the packing size. Because everything should be more or…

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Sabbatical 2021 – The idea and a rough plan

Sabbatical 2021 – The idea and a rough plan
The rough plan for our Sabbatical 2021: Cycling through Europe.

Did you ever feel like rushing through your vacation as you have "only" 2 to 3 weeks of free time? We found ourselfs several times at this point and searched for an option to have more time and really do slow travelling. The idea of a sabbatical is coming more and more into companies. So, two years ago we heard…

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