A happy bike-free time in Dubrovnik

A happy bike-free time in Dubrovnik
The entrance area - and all the greeting staff.

Because of the heat during the last stages we decided to stay ten days in Dubrovnik to regain energy. Also the motivation dropped a bit, so we thought a break might be usefull. Alina brought the bicycle to the repair shop due to the issue with the free hub. The part was broken and had be replaced. The problem was…

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Trpanj to Slano (53)

Trpanj to Slano (53)
And further on - crazy views over the sea included :)

In Trpanj we spent three wonderful days without any cycling. Our camping ground was located next to the Adriatic sea, so Alina walked every morning from our tent into the sea (100 meter🤩) for a swim in the quietness of the early hours. Meanwhile Alex took the time for more sleeping. Later in the mornings we sat at the campsites…

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Makarska to Trpanj (52)

Makarska to Trpanj (52)
Bikes in the morning - in front of the adriatic sea.

In this evil heat it was like always, we had to get up very early. The sun didn’t raise yet and we were sitting outside the tent and ate breakfast in the semi-darkness. Next to us were two bike traveler from Germany and they also stood up early. After breakfast and morning cleaning we dissembled the tent, prepared our bicycles,…

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Tomislavgrad to Makarska (51)

Tomislavgrad to Makarska (51)
Last view over the area from the mountain peak.

Our room had no air condition so we slept with an open window. Part of the Motel was also a 24h gas station and some car wash. From time to time there was loud noise and we hadn’t a good sleep. However, to avoid the heat in the afternoon we stood up early and had breakfast at our room. Afterwards…

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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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Japan 2018 Stage 3 – Akehamacho Takayama to Shimanto

Japan 2018 Stage 3 – Akehamacho Takayama to Shimanto
Yusuhara river on our way toShimanto Autocamping Field Welcome.

Also the day before this stage we had a rest day. So we took it easy and cycled a few kilometer along the coast to Akehamacho Takayama. There we bought some food and drinks in the local store for the next stage. We took a little walk through the village and went to the beach right in front of our…

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Italy 2017 Stage 6 – Gonnesa to Santa Margherita

Italy 2017 Stage 6 – Gonnesa to Santa Margherita
Spiaggia Foxi e Sali - beach at Santa Margherita.

On our free day in Gonnesa we slept a bit longer and then tried to get some breakfast at the agriturismo. But it turned out that there was no breakfast for us as we should have told them the day before that we want some. So we went into the city of Gonnesa desperately searching for a breakfast spot. However,…

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Italy 2017 Stage 4 – Nurapolis to Sciopadroxiu at the Costa Verde

Italy 2017 Stage 4 – Nurapolis to Sciopadroxiu at the Costa Verde
View over the green mountains at the costa verde. Now you know the cause for the name ;)

For our tour to the Costa Verde we started again quite early in the morning. First, it was an up and down in the direction of Oristano. We got forward really fast passing smaller and bigger villages. The traffic was okay and by lunch time we were in front of Guspini and had already made the major part of the…

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Italy 2017 Stage 3 – Tresnuraghes to Nurapolis

Italy 2017 Stage 3 – Tresnuraghes to Nurapolis
Our tent at the campsite Nurapolis in Sardinia.

We learned from the first tour and started quite early from Tresnuraghes to be make some kilometers before the heat of the midday would come. So the alarm clock ringed around 5:30 and we were on the bikes around 6 after a tiny breakfast and trying to make coffee with an italian espresso cooker (not really successfully...). Our target was…

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