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40 days in Iran

40 days in Iran

"T'aarof". If you don't know this word, make sure you learn about it before entering Iran, for the good and for the bad. Turkey/Iran (Kapiköy/Razi) border Our two longest downhill so far are in Iran. The second shortly before leaving the country and the first one...

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Turkey chapter 4: Backpacking Interlude

Turkey chapter 4: Backpacking Interlude

It feels good, time to time on a long cycling trip, to drop the bikes and rest your ass for more than just a regular one day break. That's what we plan to do with our friend Clément after crossing Van's lake in the train boat. Train boat because they built railway...

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Turkey, chapter 3: towards East (Göreme – Tatvan)

Turkey, chapter 3: towards East (Göreme – Tatvan)

"Be careful, the Eastern part of Turkey is dangerous!" is what we’ve heard several times since the beginning of the trip. This kept interesting us, especially when meeting cyclists who enjoyed this part of the country. So we changed our plan and got ready to discover...

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Turkey, chapter 1 (Kaş – Antalya)

Turkey, chapter 1 (Kaş – Antalya)

"Anything to declare? Do you have any alcohol, tobacco, bombs, cocaine, heroine?" were the first words we had from the police officer going out of the ferry in Kaş, coming from the eastern island of Greece, Kastelorizo. The man was joking but serious on the alcohol...

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Leaving Europe (Sarandë-Kastelorizo)

Leaving Europe (Sarandë-Kastelorizo)

We both really loved Greece, by its calm roads, its beautiful landscapes, the wonderful wild camp spots we would find, its nice people (but that didn't change from before, people have always been nice with us, since the beginning). The last flat days, under a nice and...

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Albania: Shkodër to Sarandë

Albania: Shkodër to Sarandë

Albania is bringing us plenty of encounters. As we were told by a Norwegian pastor living near Tirana for years, Albania is the oriental part of Europe. In Shkodër, we stayed at one of the warmest Warmshowers we’ve had experienced and met there two other couples of...

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Split – Shkodër

Split – Shkodër

The Adriatic coast, on the Croatian side, is not as flat as it could be expected, it's hilly and we would easily do 400m elevation a day. Adding to it, the winter shorter days and rain, our daily average got closer to the 50km than the planned 60, which surprised us...

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Let’s go

Let’s go

It's been a week now, that we started cycling. Time goes so fast and we already settled in a new rhythm. After a week in the Chamonix valley, a wonderful New Year's eve and some nice hikes/skiing, we said goodbye to France. Xavier's father took us by car to Torino...

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Back on tracks

Back on tracks

What is better to get back on feet than cycling? That's exactly what the doctors said to Xavier. To get prepared for the departure, we cycled three days from Lindau on the eastern part of the Lake of Constance till Colmar in France. We crossed the Black Forest and...

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Imminent Departure

Imminent Departure

The idea to leave everything, start travelling West, discovering the world, going further and longer, has always been part of our mind even before we met each other. It has been particularly more present the last year and it has been now decided, we will bike to...

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Along the Danube

Coming back (to leave again)

Coming back (to leave again)

It's already the end of our trip! You can check all our pictures here and our itinerary there: The highlights of the trip: the cycling paths along the Danube: the Eurovelo 6 is mostly very...

24 hours in Bosnia

24 hours in Bosnia

Following our way till our Warmshowers host Nemanja, we cross the Sava dike under the threat of the thunder but we get no rain and reach happily Bosnia. After meeting our host, we go to some italian friends of him for tasty home-made pizzas. Thanks Valentina and Anna...

Croatia

Croatia

The sun is waking us up on the riverside of the Danube, between Croatia and Serbia, and the way goes on in Kopacki rit parc. The weather is hot but the scenery is really nice. While we were crossing the old town of Osijek, our Couchsurfing host for the night sends us...

Hungary, part 2

Hungary, part 2

After two days in the lovely Budapest, we're back on the Danube. Entering and exiting big cities is always annoying - going up and down on the side walk, waiting at every red light, being very careful about both, cars driving fast and pedestrians crossing at any time...

Hungary part 1: To Budapest

Hungary part 1: To Budapest

From the bridge between the two Komárno city, we crossed for the first time the border to Hungary. On the road to our next host, we discovered a new culture, tasty food and used for the first time a new currency: the hungarian Forint (1 EUR = 315 HUF). As the day...

First days: Austria and Slovakia

First days: Austria and Slovakia

We started on Wednesday, took a train from Bregenz to Vienna and tasted there Sachertorte. J1: 70km, everything is fine! After some days, we're already in the next capital city: Bratislava. Our host Marek is happy to show us around and have some beers with us. Biking...

Leaving soon!

Leaving soon!

Slowly we're getting ready to leave on Wednesday 9th May. During two weeks and a half, we're going to travel by bike from Vienna to Zagreb. The bikes and luggage are ready, the blog is starting. We're ready! You can check our itinerary there: Le Planificateur.

Other adventures

Dec 17 – Janv 18: India

Dec 17 – Janv 18: India

From mid December 2017 to mid January 2018, we've been to India. From the Himalaya mountains to the huge Bangalore passing through Goa, this trip has been amazing.   [gallery type="divi"...