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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...

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