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Skye

September 24th, 2018 · No Comments

We arrived late in Uist, where we just had enough time to pitch our tents, have a shower, eat dinner and go to sleep. The next day we climbed gently along the River Rha to the viewing point towards the Quiraing. The downhill part was over far too quickly, but gave us also plenty of […]

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Outer Hebrides

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

After arriving in Castlebay, we cycled south to the beaches of Vatersay, where there is an informal campsite that lets you pitch a tent in a beautiful setting next to the beach. The beach was stunning and in the morning the sun came out to greet it. We started cycling north along the west coast […]

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Northern Ireland

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

We spent our first night in Northern Ireland just next to the border. When we crossed it, we hardly noticed it. If it weren’t for the big protest signs from the border communities against the Brexit and consequently an EU border deepening the separation of the two Irish countries once more. The next day we […]

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Leitrim cycling festival

June 26th, 2018 · No Comments

Just a small note in one of the cycling groups was enough to make the decision to adjust our plans to make it to the small village of Manorhamilton. In the evening we went to a presentation of two travellers before retiring to our tents early. The next day we all made our way to […]

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Ireland – part two

June 26th, 2018 · No Comments

We didn’t always make it to a campsite. So we wildcamped in parts and one time just asked a local man if he knew a piece of land where we could pitch our tent for one night. Michael immediately invited us to make use of his garden and made sure we were lacking nothing. After […]

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Ireland – part one

June 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Arriving at Rosslare in Ireland, it was already late and getting cold. With all the supplies we got from Lawrence and Marina, we had already feasted during the crossing and now only needed to find a place for the night which we found in a campground just five kilometers down the road. The first days […]

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England

May 13th, 2018 · No Comments

After a nice warmshowers experience in Plymouth, we cycled up the Plym valley. It was an excellent ride on a sunny day and we met quite a few cyclists who were keen to recommend the best ale, campsite, route etc. As we were climbing, the temperatures dropped and we steered towards the yha Dartmoor instead […]

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Bretagne

May 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

We arrived in Redon in the afternoon and passed the time, until our host Anne arrived, in the lovely cafe of the train station. Anne works in the tourist office and was so kind to show us around town before we bought the ingredients for dinner. We made some crepes, which we accompanied with apple […]

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Paris

April 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Travelling with the train in France turned out to be a pleasure. Even in the TGV one can make a reservation for bicycles and enter the train without having to disassemble anything. We left Bordeaux late in the evening and got to Paris at 11pm. I was worried getting into a big city that late […]

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Velodyssee

April 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

From Irun we cycled the last kilometers to the French border and crossed it hardly noticing. After sometime along the coast, the cycle route turns a bit inland and goes through beautiful pine forests and the sea can only sometimes be heard in the distance. We stopped in Biarritz for lunch were from a bench […]

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