Basel to Schwanau (76)

Basel to Schwanau (76)
Small cute lake next to our apartment.

It was a cloudy morning when we woke up in our hotel room in Basel. So after breakfast we brought our bags down via the elevator and prepared the bicycles in the underground car park. When we started the stage it was a bit cold and the top of the few skyscrapers in Basel were covered in clouds. In Basel…

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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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Agrate Brianza to Como (70)

Agrate Brianza to Como (70)
Rainy days are coming back!

Due to the long stage on the day before we chose to start a bit later. The Motel we stayed at provided an Italian style breakfast which consisted of a coffee and a croissant. Como was not that far so we thought that this would be enough. After breakfast we got the bicycles ready and during this we heard some…

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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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Ripci to Tomislavgrad (50)

Ripci to Tomislavgrad (50)
Bikes with view on lake Ramsko jezero at Ripci.

On our rest day in Ripci at lake Ramsko jezero we needed still time to recover from the stage on the day before. So we started slowly into the day. Also there was a lot of rain and very strong winds (nice for photos😁, and quite cozy in our apartment). However, unfortunately the conditions were not suitable to take a…

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Novi Travnik to Ripci (49)

Novi Travnik to Ripci (49)
Bikes with huge mountains in the back at our stop after climbing in the heat.

Due to the expected heat during the day we again stood up pretty early. After breakfast in our bed and getting everything ready we started our stage around 6:30. We talked to our host the day before and he told us that there was a lot to see around Novi Travnik and in the south of Bosnia and Herzegovina in…

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Wągrowiec to Poznań (26)

Wągrowiec to Poznań (26)
Snack stop in the forest - good shelter for the coming rain.

Wągrowiec is the smallest town we have been so far in Poland. But still it had something to offer. So we took a walk around the area. Right behind the sport park led a path to a small lake. Not far from there was a little promenade where you could rent pedal boats. But we continued our tour to the…

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Malbork to Grudziądz (23)

Malbork  to Grudziądz (23)
Our bikes at a resting place in a nice forest some kilometers before Grudziądz.

On our rest day in Malbork we decided to sleep long. After breakfast we did some stuff on our notebooks which was a bit difficult due to the bad wifi and also our mobile data connection. Next to the camping ground was a football field. Alex watched a game of the local club TP Nogat Malbork. They were down by…

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Fiskeboda to Sundbyholm (19)

Fiskeboda to Sundbyholm (19)
Our camping spot in Sundbyholm.

Alina woke up by a loud plastic sound - the crows where back! Just as in Japan they were looking for potatoe chips. And sadly we did not secure everything in the evening and they had success. Never leave plastic bags outside the tent...🙄 The camping ground in Fiskeboda was in a really remote area. There were no shops or…

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