|Dates:||1 May 2017 - 18 Sep 2017|
|Duration:||4 months, 2 weeks|
First 100km of the trip today. We had to ride further than we wanted because we needed a shower and charge the phones and this was the only campsite.
Wild camping tonight over looking the rice fields.
Being hosted by a really nice Italian family. The Mum and dad don't speak English and they have still had us in.
Final lake in our tour of the Italian lakes.
Not gone far trying to dodge the rain.
Had to ride in the dark to make it to lake como.
Steady campsite this!
Had a day off exploring the city and chilling in the art studio.
Spent the night in an art studio with the artist.
We decided to head north a bit and go to Garda. We have both been here before but it's so nice we thought it would be good.
Camping in the woods. Hard to find wild camping places along this river.
We needed to get jobs done today; cleaning, go the shops and it was sunny so stay on the beach as well.
Weather better today and thanks to shells brilliant sense of direction, she navigated us around 2 cities without phone battery or maps.
Found some really nice woods to camp in.
Short day today, but we both needed showers and this was the cheapest campsite around.
Finally asked a man if we could sleep in his garden. A storm was starting and he let us put up the tent in under a gazebo next to his vineyard. Proper sound bloke and unbelievable house and garden.
Stayed at the same place to avoid being in the storm this morning.
Wild camping by the sea on the bike route.
Stayed another night.
Staying for another day after a big day of bike maintenance and still more to do.
Big climb to get to a cheep campsite today.
Camping by the sea in Slovenia. Just been to see miss Slovenia competition.
Camping in the woods.
First day on the move after a week off. Even though I'm away still I have the holiday blues?
Here for the week.
Camping at Darko and Brankers
The campsite we found Darko at who let us stay on his friends car parking space.
Biggest hill so far!
Crossed the boarder to Slovenia, only the third time I have shown my passport.
Photo didn't do the view justice.
39°c today and the hilly Croatia roads have taken the toil.
Hostel was cheaper than a campsite, so we have a bed for the first time in over a month. 🤗
First day in Croatia and it's really nice and so the people seem to be. A fella let us camp on his the land by his bar.
Last night in Hungary. That's the plan anyway. It has been 38 degrees this week and today it hailed.
Had a short day. 38°c again and we have had 2 nights with no sleep.
Another 35+ day, lucky Hungary has lots of water fountains. Swim in the lake to cool off tonight as well.
The day felt easy after a rest day yesterday. That was only the third day off the bikes completely. It's been 35+ all day so a swim in the river was needed.
Wicked campsite on a lake with a beach. Beach side bars and a pint is 1.50€
Think I have seen too many city's in a short space of time. All citied out!
Second day on the Danube and it's beautiful! Camping in a vineyard tonight.
First day on the Danube.
First night in Austria
Needed lots of supplies from the city so had a short day. Thankfully the rain has stopped. The campsite costs £2.50 for 2 people so the standard is high!
Staying at a Dutch campsite tonight and everyone is really friendly. Not like last night where another happy camper slashed my tyre.
Very hot day and surprisingly hilly!
After a long hot day a pint was amazing! Hard riding to cross the mountains then hilly all the way to the campsite.
The bike routes were not made for touring bikes.
First day in the Republic and the mountains in front are looming large!
The Polish supermarket had a wooden gazebo to drink in outside.
Waiting for dark to put the tent up.
Hard day of punctures and buying the wrong chain!
Short day after a look around Berlin.
Just outside of Berlin after a day of being rejected from campsites.
Ran out of stove fuel so had BBQ
Very very wet!!
First night in Germany for the route to Berlin.
Spent the day waiting on the beach for the late night ferry.
Waiting for it to go dark before putting the tent up.
Night in the woods
Ferry across an most northern point of the tour.
Amazing weather for the last night in Denmark
After 4 days of not showering we have had to pay for a campsite.
Another free hut.
Amazing camping spot by the sea and all free.
Short day. Poor weather. Unbelievably expensive campsite.
Staying with a warm shower in Hamburg.
Windy day and a bit cold. Soon as we got off the bikes it was beautiful and the wind stoped. Attempted to find a pole camping site but it didn't exist so on a nice cheep site.
Long day over a man made road in the sea, very hot by the time we finished!
Really hot weather so we camped here for 2 nights and had a day on the beach.
Made a 68km route 80 km by being lost today.
Joel told us about some free campsites and at one now.
Really nice night staying with friends in holland. Nice 1 Joel.
Didn't get far today with waiting all morning for the rain to stop. Really nice riding along the river for the second part of the day and tomorrow.
Nice weather today, After yesterday getting 5km and then turning back to get out the wind and rain anything would be better today!
First day in Belgium. Been raining all day!
Lovely family to stay with. Made us feel really welcome and also fixed my bike!
New country today. I was expecting trumpets and a fanfare as we entered Luxembourg but it wasn't to be. Not even a sign to say welcome. Looked very different to France only a few miles in.
Really nice campsite to spend the last night of France in.
Lovely days ride today through vineyards and winery's.
Champagne region. Really pretty area and going have a day off tomorrow.
Red hot today. Really nice leaving Paris then turned in to a long hot day!
Ridding under the tower.
Warm showers tonight. With paulin lovely fella.
Second wild camp. Didn't want to but the map took us to a gypsy camp, not a campsite.
First wild camp.
Rode past the cheep campsites and then didn't want to turn back so had to pay a fortune to stay here.
Really cheep campsite tonight. Had to stop a little early as we need to do loads of washing.
Staying on a campsite that's on a football club and the people in the club let us on for free.
Camping in a municipal campsite next to some very loud people.
Sun setting on a lovely day. On a farm that some nice people let us stay on.
Very wet day and the tent is still soaking!
Off the ferry.
|Dates:||1 May 2017 - 18 Sep 2017|
|Duration:||4 months, 2 weeks|