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Austrian Danube Path: Passau, Germany, to Vienna, Austria

Austrian Danube Path: Passau, Germany, to Vienna, Austria

Day 1, Sept 29: Tabor, Czech Republic, to Passau, Germany by train, and cycling Passau to Kohlbachmuhle (Obernzell), Germany, 20 km. The day began early and included fairly little biking, but we did manage to transit through three countries and to catch each train despite significant challenges. We woke before 7 at the pension and,...
Prague to Tabor, Czech Republic

Prague to Tabor, Czech Republic

Day 1, Sept 25: Prague to Průhonice, 38 km. We spent the morning packing up and planning the days ahead, finally deciding to take the route to Vienna that goes more directly south and then east along the Danube. After some errands downtown, including purchasing maps that will take us to Vienna, we finally roll...
Dresden to Prague

Dresden to Prague

Day 1, Sept 16: Dresden to Königstein, 40 km. We biked out of the hotel at noon, arriving at the Elbe path to find it packed with people biking, walking, cycling, and in-line skating. The entire city seemed to be out taking advantage of the sunny autumn Sunday. The day’s path was almost entirely at...
Berlin to Dresden Part II

Berlin to Dresden Part II

Day 5, Sept 10: Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Torgau, 78 km. Today was another long day of cycling, mostly along fields and, at times, along the Elbe. We both slept horribly at the camping site in Lutherstadt, kept awake by the nearby highway and the lights around the site. The morning was sunny, however, and we...
Berlin to Dresden Part I

Berlin to Dresden Part I

Day 1, Sept. 6: Berlin to Potsdam, 48 km In our tradition of starting later than expected, we rolled out of Kai’s apartment area after noon. Although Kreuzberg, where Kai lives, is nice and we were able to bike along a park canal for the start of the day, the path soon turned to busier...
Copenhagen to Berlin part II (Germany)

Copenhagen to Berlin part II (Germany)

Day 6, Aug 25: Marielyst to Gedser, Denmark, & Rostock ferry to Schwann, Germany, 45 km We woke early in order to get to the 9:00 ferry in Gedser, packing quickly and eating a little before heading out. We followed the road south of the campground, as it first turned to gravel, then to poorly-maintained...
Copenhagen to Berlin part I (Denmark)

Copenhagen to Berlin part I (Denmark)

The first segment of our biking trip was along the route from Copenhagen to Berlin, populated mostly by German cyclists and largely travelled in the northerly direction – the opposite of our route. We enjoyed the opportunity to see quite a lot of the Danish and German countryside, including unexpected encounters with wildlife, wind, and...
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

We spent an enjoyable week exploring Copenhagen with Shachaf’s parents, including a day trip to Malmö, Sweden. From Reykjavik we took a red eye flight into Copenhagen, arriving in the early morning and hiring an entire 12-passenger van to convey ourselves, our bikes, and our many bags to the flat where we stayed for the...
Iceland

Iceland

As we flew Icelandair from Seattle to Copenhagen, the airline offered a layover in Iceland for no additional charge – an offer that we couldn’t refuse! Here is a short summary of our amazing five days in Iceland. We are already talking about how to get back there! Day 1: We arrived after a mad...
The start of training

The start of training

This was our first week back in Tucson after the holidays, and also our first week of bike training. As neither of us have been biking much lately, we started with a few shorter rides around town – 12 to 16 miles each. The three routes we tried this week will be nice options for...
Biking the Southwest

Biking the Southwest

Tucson is an international biking destination – road biking teams spend the winter crisscrossing town in their matching spandex, and mountain bikers flock to the ranges that surround the city. Living without a car in Tucson, we both use our bikes mostly for commuting around town, but have also tackled longer rides. This spring we...
Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to our new blog! Here we will be chronicling preparations for our summer 2012 biking trip across Europe, and posting updates and photos throughout our trip. As we prepare for this adventure we have been reading blogs of other longer-distance cyclists, gathering tips and inspiration. We hope that we can include here information and...