Como to Bellinzona (71)

Como to Bellinzona (71)
Flowers in front of the mountain range.

On our rest day in Como the first action point was getting a Covid test around the corner in the pharmacy. This was quite easy. Afterwards we discovered the city starting with a walk to the Porta Torre which also is the entrance into the old town. There we walked through narrow streets till we came to the “Basilica di…

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Palaia to Torre del Lago (66)

Palaia to Torre del Lago (66)
The impressive Apennine Mountains are coming closer.

On our first rest day at the agriturismo it was raining. We went into the village Palaia which was about two kilometers away. Actually, we wanted to buy some food at the local small stores but it was Sunday and the stores were closed. Also it started to rain again when we entered the village center, so we went to…

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Trevignano Romano to San Lorenzo Nuovo (63)

Trevignano Romano to San Lorenzo Nuovo (63)
Snack stop at Parco Naturale Regionale dell'Antichissima in Sutri.

We did not take a restday at lake Bracciano, as we needed to make some kilometers to get further north. Thus, the goal of this stage was to cycle to the lake “Lago di Bolsena” and stay there for two nights. Therefore we used the navigation to get to the camping ground. Also the Eurovelo 5 leads in this direction…

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Roma to Trevignano Romano (62)

Roma to Trevignano Romano (62)
Sundown with the shilouette of the St. Peter's Basilica.

Of course we had to stay some days in Roma and enjoy the city. But on the first day we were still pretty exhausted and also had to take care of our bicycles. After making laundry we wanted to take the bus to the nearest bicycle store to buy some spare parts. But we took the wrong bus, so we…

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Napoli to Sperlonga (60)

Napoli to Sperlonga (60)
Napoli from above.

After the tough stages through the mountains of south Italy we needed two rest days in Napoli. We booked an inexpensive small apartment near the center of the city. The disadvantage was that during the night it was pretty loud because of the traffic at night and all the honking. However, after the breakfast our way into the city 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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Lužani Bosanski to Žepče (47)

Lužani Bosanski to Žepče (47)
Looks beautiful - but it is the wrong way... we will know some minutes later.

As planned we stood up very early and got everything ready for the stage. We found a bicycle route online which should led us through Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Adriatic Sea. But first we needed to cycle onto this route. We followed the main street and after some kilometers our navigation showed us to turn into a gravel road,…

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Bad Radkersburg to Maribor (40)

Bad Radkersburg to Maribor (40)
Exhausted after the tough climbing after the border.

After so many nights at hotels and apartments we did not sleep that well in our tent the night before this stage. But this is nothing a good breakfast can’t cure. So when we finished eating we got our things together and were ready to roll. The “Thermenradweg” came to end at Bad Radkersburg and so the local name of…

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