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London to Istanbul on a Recumbent Tandem


Retired and Ready to Ride the Eurovelo 6

4,034 km (2,507 miles) over 133 days from July 12, 2012 to November 21, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, Tandem, 3-6 months, Danube Bike Trail
Locales: Europe, United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Turkey
Year: 2012

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/10993

Copyright © 2012-2014 By Barry Bartlett and Mary Ellen Bartlett - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2013
Last update: Saturday July 6, 2013 22:42 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 2 May 2014 10:44 (US/Pacific))
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Retired and ready to roam!


Table of Contents

Saying Goodbye to Our Island Jobs
Preparing for our journey
Departure Day is Here....or take a left at Iceland
A Couple Days in Horley to Assemble the bike
Our First Day on the Bike
Riding in Heavy Rain from Stapefield to Lewes
London Olympics Torch Relay In Lewes and on to Newhaven
Ferry to Dieppe
Pourville to St.Valery-en-Caux
St.Valery-en-Caux to Sassetot-le-Mauconduit
Sasssetot-le-Mauconduit to Fecamp
Fecamp to Criquetot L'esneval
Criquetot L'Esneval to Honfleur: Sometimes Travelling is Hard Work
Honfleur to vauville
Vauville to Caen
A Rest Day in Caen
Caen to Graye-sur-mer: Finally the road flattens out!
Rest Day- exploring Canadian War Museum and Courseulles-sur-mer/Bernieres-sur-mer
Canadian Scottish Municipal Campground to Bayeux via the Canadian Cemetery in Beny-sur-mer
Two Days of Rest and Sightseeing in Bayeux
Bayeux to Saint-Lo
Saint-Lo to Vire: Following the Vire River on Old Tow Paths and Rail Grades
Market Day and Fighting the Hills and the Rain: Vire to Sourdeval
Sourdeval to Ducey- downhill at last!
Reaching Mont St. Michel - a Unesco World Heritage Site: Ducey to Pontorson
Exploring Mont St. Michel and a short ride to Bazouges
A day filled with hard riding and wonderful kindness: Bazouges la Perouse to Les Bourges des Comptes
Les Bourges des Comptes to Redon
Redon to Guenrouet: A New Canal Route - Brest to Nantes Canal
Guenrouet to St. Chapelle sur Erdre: The longest day!
We'll stay put: St. Chapelle sur Erdre
Exploring Nantes and the Start of the Eurovelo 6
Belle Riverie Campground to Montjean sur-Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire to ST.Mathurin-sur-Loire: Our Bike Computer Goes Crazy
St.Mathurin-sur-Loire to Savigny-en-Veron
Taking it easy in wine country: Savigny-en-veron
Another hot day: Savigny-en-veron to Savonniere
A hotter day!
Exploring the Caves in the Wine Region: Montlouis to Blois
Chambord: Blois to Chambord
Riding the levee along the Loire: Muides-sur-Loire to Jargeau
Shoe Trouble!: Jargeau to Sully-sur-Loire
Ousson-sur-Loire to La Charite-sur-Loire
Sully-sur-Loire to Ousson-sur-Loire
La Charite-sur-Loire to Nevers
Rest Day -Nevers
Nevers to Dijon on the train
Another Day in Dijon
Riding south on the Canal du Bourgogne from Dijon to rejoin the Eurovelo 6 trail
St. Jean de Losnes to Rans
Rans to Besancon: Rain is here to stay!
Besancon to Clerval
Clerval to Montbeliard
Montbeliard to Mulhouse
Mulhouse to Basel, Switzerland
Basel Switzerland: “You have upholstery!”
We Have Started the Danube River Route
Fridingen to Sigmaringen, Germany: A spectacular day with hills, hills, and more hills
Sigmaringen to Unlingen: New shoes and a detour
Rest Day in Unlingen: We go to a festival (pharrhoffest) for the new kindergarten
Unlingen to Ersingen: From the best in German hospitality to the worst.........
Ersingen to Ulm: A gem of a city
Exploring Ulm
Ulm to Gundelfingen: Illness and Bike Problems
Gundelfingen to Blindheim: Sick and more bike trouble
Blindheim - Gasthaus Konle: Sick and staying put!
Blindheim to Ingollstadt: So good to be riding again
A beautiful day: Ingolstadt to Kelheim
Kelheim to Regensberg: Camping again!
Regensburg to Straubing What a week: - from the sublime to the not so .....
Straubing to Niederalterich: Huge bike shops, got lost and in the end had a great day!
Niederalterich to Passau: An auspicious day - the culmination of the first part of our Danube journey
Austria!: Passau to Kramesau
Klamesau to Feldkirchen, Camping Insel: New friends, a new country, travelling can be so good...
Feldkirchen to Mauthausen
Mauthausen Concentration Camp: A Sobering Sad and Reflective Day
Au to Ypps, Austria
Ybbs to Melk, Austria
Rest Day in Melk
Melk to Krems: A ride through the beautiful Wachau Valley
Krems to Klosterneuberg: We're Almost in Vienna
Our First Day in Vienna
Vienna: Mozart
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Museum of Fine Arts and a Concert - extradordinary day: "The best vegetables are meat"
The Belevedere to see the Klimt Exhibit: More Fabulous Art
Klosterneuberg - a day to explore
A final day in Vienna
Riding out of Vienna to Orth: Rain, wind and more wind.
Orth to Bratislava
A day to explore Bratislava
Bratislava,Slovakia to Donilikten, Hungary
Hungary: Donakiliti to Bana
Bana to Neszmely: Cats and dogs....
Neszemley to Esztergom
Esztergom to Vac: A beautiful day riding the Danube Bend
Vac to Budapest: Hungary's hospitality is memorable...
Budapest
Hanging out in Budapest for a few days
Riding out of Budapest
Dunaharszti to Rackeve: From Pension to Palace
Rackeve to Dunaujvaros
Dunaujvaros to Kalocsa: Hospitality and Friendly People in Hungary
Rest Day in Kalocso
Kalocsa to Baja, Hungary: Haircuts at Last!
Baja to Mohacs: Almost in Croatia
Mohacs Hungary to Knezevi Vinogradi, Croatia
Knezevi Vinogradi, Croatia to Vukovar: Another cold wet ride
Vukovar to Ilok, Croatia
Ilok, Croatia to Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade - by other means: 40 mile per hour headwinds and rain...
Belgrade: Boxing the bike and exploring the city
A Few Days in Belgrade, Serbia
Leaving Belgrade
Hello Istanbul!
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
Exploring the Bike shops of Istanbul
A Turkish Island Adventure
A stroll Along the Waterfront
A Wonderful Day Exploring the Backstreets of Istanbul
A Ferry Trip to Asia: It's Market Day in Kadikoy - Sali Pazari
Our Wonderful Guesthouse in Istanbul
Istanbul Marathon
Hagia Sophia
Western District: Off the Tourist Grid
Out and About in Istanbul
The Amazing Archaeology Museum
On Our Way Home!
Post Trip Reflections


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