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Just married and cycling around Europe!


Two Aussies buy one-way-tickets and spiral their way through Western Europe, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.

4,424 km (2,749 miles) recorded so far over 177 days from April 8, 2010 to October 1, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 6-12 months
Locales: Europe, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal
Year: 2010
Keywords: honeymoon, camping

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

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Johanna Sargeant and Duncan Sargeant - (contact)

Status: Unfinished, not updated for 1077 days
Last update: Friday November 18, 2011 13:54 (US/Pacific)
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YAY! Happy as Larry and Jane in Oskarshamn - we crossed Sweden, coast to coast baby!


Table of Contents

Introduction

      How the hell did we get into this?
      Our Grand Plan: A tentative map
      Stalking us and Contact Info: Where are we right NOW?

Pre-tour musings

      T minus 3 day jitters
      Ready and raring, baby!

Germany

      Planes and Trains and Bicycles, oh my!
      Waiting for the rain to pass...
      Day One
      WOW my arse is sore!: Day 2
            An Aside: Some tangential thoughts roaming around inside my little brain at the moment
      Days 3 - 10: It's all fun and good times in the mountains
      Cycling day 4: Rolling along the Lahn
      day 5: Altercations with The Stalker
      day 6: Along the Rhine to Bonn
      day 7 - 8: Bonn to Cologne (Koln) to Zons (north north north...)
      Day 9 and Neukirchen-Vluyn: Zons to Neukirchen-Vluyn and a week with the Fischers
      I'm calling this Day 10: Roman ruins, fighting illness, a ride, a train, oh my!

The Netherlands

      Day Tripping in The Netherlands: Days 11 and 12 (and reflections from a sick bed)
      Heading along the North Sea: Day 14 - Haarlem to Petten
      Friesland!: Days 15 - 17: Petten - Harlingen - Holwerd - Pieterburen and ... 1000km!

North Germany

      31/5 - 3/6 Pieterburen - Ditzum - Nordeney!
      4/6 - 7/6 Nordeney - Wittmund - Bremerhaven - Glueckstadt
      8/6 - 9/6 Glueckstadt - Bajuhe - Schleswig: Following the Oxen Route..

Denmark

      10/6 Schleswig: Joh in a BAD MOOD
      11/6 - 17/6 Borkop: Hanging out with the Danish side of the family
      19/6 Borkop to Aa: Cycling the island of Fyn
      20/6 Korinth, Vester Aaby, Troense: A 60-year family photo treasure hunt!
      23/6 Nykoebing: An awful day on Lolland
      24/6 - 27/6 Nykobing - Moens Klint - Praesto - Copenhagen: Lunch on the beach by the white cliffs of Denmark
      27/6 - 30/6 Copenhagen: mmm, hotel

Sweden

      1/7 - 5/7 Copenhagen - Helsingborg - Oerkelljunga - Aelmhult: Tears, hissy fits, and remembering how to have Fun
      6/7 Aelmshult - Aaby: Bye bye Ikea, hellooo ever more beautiful lakes.
      7/7 Aaby - Stenberga: Jump in a lake? Why yes I will...
      8/7 Stenberga - Oskarshamn: A happy hilly 102km
      9/7 - 12/7 Gotland: The Good Land? The Lazy Land.
      13/7 Gotland - Stockholm
      14/7 - 16/7 Stockholm: Thoughts from the square, beer in hand

Belgium

      17/7 Brussels (...Charleroi): Ah, that's why we chose the easy life of bicycle travel!

France

      Le Tour de France Plans (written from Stockholm): OMG how are we going to do this? Just ride the wave baby...
      18/7 - 19/7 Port de Bales: Stage 15 - Bonfire, bands and fireworks on the mountain ... and some bike race?
      20/7 Luchon - Pau: Stage 16: Race start, race finish, same day!
      21/7 - 22/7 Col du Tourmalet (La Mongie): Stage 17: 100th anniversary of the Legend...
      23/7 - 25/7 Cirque de Garvanie - Toulouse - Pau: I'm on a Concorde!

Sweden

      25/7 - 4/8 Stockholm Part II: Ahhh, time to relax.

Aaland

      5/8 - 9/8 Aaland

Finland

      9/8 - 12/8 Kustavi, Turku
      13/8 - 16/8 Helsinki: Cute, compact and slightly crazy...

Estonia

      17/8 - 22/8 Tallinn - Tammiku
      23/8 - 26/8 Tammiku - Kaisma Lake - Parnu - Salacgriva

Latvia

      26/8: Salacgriva to Limbazi
      28/8 - 29/8 Limbazi - Cesis - Litagnes: Bunker? What bunker?
      30/8 - 31/8 Sigulda: Extreme sports and sore muscles.
      1/9 - 2/9 Riga: A do nothing day!

Lithuania

      3/9 - 6/9 Vilnius: Finally - a festival!
      7/9: Vilnius to Varena: Ending our tour early - What?!
            Perhaps an explanation is in order?: Joh talking about pain...
      8/9 Varena to Druskininkai: Oh happy days (oh happy days!)...

Poland

      9/9 Druskininkai to Slejny: Her name was Poland...
      15/9 - 26/9: Sejny, Suwalky, Olecko, Ketrzyn, Poznan, Szamotuly, Prusim, Lubniewice, Osno Labuski, Kostrzyn: Stop faffing around, woman, and just write about it!

Germany

What a Year


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