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Through Europe and Beyond


An open-ended world tour from Calais in an easterly direction. Politics and visas defining the route and funds and inclination defining duration.

10,389 miles (16,720 km) over 430 days from July 11, 2009 to September 13, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Solo woman, Tour diaries, Custom bikes, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, MTB, Extended, World, Lake Erie Connector, Lewis & Clark Trail, Northern Tier, Alps, West to East
Locales: Europe, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Middle East, Iran, Asia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, Japan, North America, United States, Canada
Years: 2009, 2010
Keywords: solo mature female world woman cyclist round-the-world

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/annsbikeride

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Ann Wilson - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2010Featured Journal #361
Last update: Friday October 8, 2010 15:32 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 15 May 2013 03:22 (US/Pacific))
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Another exotic lunch stop


Table of Contents

Introduction: A little about me and my inspiration

The Route: - as far as it goes

The Bike: fairly obvious specs

Equipment: Once more with feeling

Getting closer: Finalising arrangements

Teething Troubles: "That's not what I want to hear!"

Practice Run: Bike (almost) Fully Loaded

One last shopping trip?: Buying the bike spares

France

Boroughbridge to Calais
Having Trouble getting online: Stealing a few minutes in a college
Ardres to Reims: I think I'm getting better at this - at last
Reims to Chalons en Champagne: via Val de Vesle campsite
Chalons en Champagne to St Dizier: via St Marie du Lac
St Dizier to Langres: via Froncles and Chaumont
Langres: Out and About
Besancon: via Champlitte and Gray
Besancon to Pontarlier: via Ornans

Switzerland

Pontarlier to Vervey: via Vallorbe and Lausanne
Vervey to Brig: via Montreaux, Martigny and Sion

Italy

Brig to Laveno: via Domodossola and Verbania
Laveno to Bergamo: via Como
Verona: via Leno
Verona to Monselice: via Montagnana
Venice: via Chioggia and Lido
Aquiliea: via Lido de Jesolo

Slovenia

Bukovica
Nova Vas: via Razdrto
Vinica: via Croatia?

Croatia

Glina: via Karlovac

Bosnia

Gradiska: via Kostajnica and Dubica
Doboj: via Prnjavor
Kalisija: via Tuzla

Serbia

Cuprija: via Osecina and Arandelovac
Nis: via Paracin

Bulgaria

Sofia: via Pirot
Sofia: Bad news
Sofia: Progress Report
Sofia: Further Update
Sofia: A Star is Born
Sofia: Languishing
Sofia: Logistics
Sofia: I'm outta here!
Pazardzhik: via Kostenets ...and we're off!!
Harmanli: via Parvomay

Turkey

The Beyond Route: The Middle East

Edırne: The 'leeva' story
Bandirma: via Ozunkopru, Kesan, Gelibolu, Biga
Istanbul: Ferries and traffic
Istanbul: Walking from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus
Istanbul: Visas and a huge coincidence
Ankara: On the overnight train from Istanbul
Yerkoy: On the road again
Sorgun: via Yozgat
Sivas: via Akdagmadeni

Iran

Esfahan: via the Trans Asya Express
Shiraz
Yazd: via Garderabad and Abadeh
Yazd
Tehran: via Garderabad

India

Route

Amritsar: Tribute to Anne Mustoe
Jalandhar
Chandigargh: via Samrala
Shaharanpur: via Saha
Muzaffernagar: via a Close Encounter with the Ground
Sitapur: via Meerut, Gajraula, Moradabad, Bareilly, Shajaranpur
Lucknow
Lucknow: R & R
Allahabad: via Kanpur and Fahtepur
Varanasi: via Gopiganj
Dhanbad: via Chandauli, Sasaram, Aurangabad, Dhobi and Parasnath
Kalkota: via Durgapur and Barddeman

Singapore

Route: SE Asia

Singapore: Airport tales
Singapore

Malaysia

Pontian Kechils
Muar: via Batu Pahat
Port Dickson: via Melaka
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur: Saga of a sickly cyclist
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur: The case of the disappearing cyclist
Sabak Bernam via Sekinchan: The show's back on the road!
Parit: via Teluk Intan
Kulim: via Parit Buntar and Kampung Kangsar
Langkawi: via Kulim, Kepala Batas and Alor Setar

Thailand

Krabi: via Satun, Thung Wa, Trang, Pak Meng, Khlong Thom
Crabby in Krabi
Bangkok
Aran Prathet: via Bangkok

Cambodia

Battambang: via Sisophon
Siem Reap: via the Tonle Sap and an unexpected dip
Siem Reap: Angkor Wat
Phnom Penh

South Korea

Route: Korea and Japan

Seoul
Suanbo: via Yeoju and Mokgye
Gudam: via Suanbo and Sangui
Tongdo-sa: via Sinnyeong and Sannae
Busan

Japan

Beppu: via Fukuoka, Kurosaki and Nakatsu
Onimichi: via Yawatahama, Matsuyama and Setoda
Kyoto: via Kurashiki, Ako, Akashi and Osaka
Okazaki: via Koka and Kuwana
Numazu: via Hamamatsu and Shizuoka
Tokyo: via Hiratsuka
Tokyo: and on to Portland

North America

Route: America and Canada

Hood River: via Cascade Locks
Biggs
Umatilla
Dayton: via Walla Walla
Kamiah: via Clarkston and Winchester
Missoula: via Lowell, Lochsa Lodge and Lola
Hamilton
Wisdom: via Sula
Dillon: via Bannack State Park
Lewistown: via Helena, Wolf Creek, Great Falls, Fort Benton and Denton
Wolf Point: via Mosby, Jordan and Circle
Minot: via Culbertson, Williston and Stanley
Fargo: via Rugby, Minnewaukan, Pekin and Hope
St Cloud: via Pelican Rapids, Parkers Prairie and Bowlus
Onalaska: via Minneapolis, Red Wing, and Fountain City
Milwaukee: via Elroy, Lodi and Lake Mills
Milwaukee
Le Roy: via Port Washington and Manitowoc
St Clare: via Clare, Bay City, and North Branch

Canada

Port Colborne: via Morpeth, Port Burwell and Selkirk
Niagara Falls
Trenton: via Hamilton, Toronto and Oshawa
Morrisburg: via Kingston and Brockville
Ottawa
Vaudreuil-sur-Lac: via Montebello
Edgworth, England: via Montreal
Ulverston - Home at last!: via Beetham
Looking back: Kit and Kaboodle

Visas


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