Honfleur – Étretat Étretat – Quiberville Quiberville – Saint Valery sur Somme Saint Valery sur Somme – Saint Pol sur Ternoise Saint Pol sur Ternoise – Lille Cycling across France let me experience the landscape, its colors and architecture changing as well as the air that smelled differently. Even cows looked different! I can not say they were funnier than “Carolina”, the one I met … Continue reading Lisbon⎜Nordkapp >> Cycling in Normandy and the French Flanders
From la Rochelle I rode on La Vélo Francette, a brand new cycle path along the Loire and la Mayenne.
I find this route very beautiful, green and romantic. Full of castles and flowers, fishermen and funniest cows ever.
French are obsessed with flowers and gardens. Gardeners were everywhere and some plants get the most ridiculous haircut. Continue reading Lisbon | Nordkapp >> Cycling La Vélo Francette
I never thought I´d loved so much cycling in France. I spent quite some time in this country because, well, it is not that tiny. Atlantic cycle route: Lakabe – Saint Jean Pied de Port Saint Jean Pied de Port – Bayonne – Labenne Labenne – Cap de l´Homy Cap de l´Homy – Biscarosse plage Biscarosse plage – Dune du Pyla Bordeaux Dune du Pyla … Continue reading Lisbon⎜Nordkapp >> Cycling La Vélodyssée
Cycling on the Pyrenees and visiting Lakabe, a spanish ecovillage on the mountains. Continue reading Lisbon⎜Nordkapp >> Lakabe ecovillage
I reached Pamplona following the Camino de Santiago crossing Los Arcos, Estella and Puenta la Reina, a small village which separated me from my favorite Spanish city. I was used to cross mountains by now but the wind I faced that day was unbelievable. I now understand why on top they put all those windmills! Anyway, I made it even this time, so good job … Continue reading Lisbon⎜Nordkapp >> Pamplona
ROUTE: Monsanto – Valverde del fresno Valverde del fresno – Ciudad Rodrigo Ciudad rodrigo – Salamanca Salamanca – Tordesillas Tordesillas – Valladolid – Palencia Palencia – Estepar Estepar – Burgos Burgos – Santo Domingo de la Calcada Santo Domingo de la Calcada – Viana Viana – Los Arcos – Pamplona Pamplona – Lakabe If Portugal last just few cycling days, Spain took quite some time … Continue reading Lisbon⏐Nordkapp >> Cycling in Spain
When I left Lisbon at the end of April I was not sure about the weather but I can say I got more than lucky. I found always great sunny and warm weather. Nothing to compare to the heavy rains we can normally encounter during this month. They are lovely, especially if you are not cycling. But well, I was purely cycling in Portugal so … Continue reading Lisbon⎜Nordkapp >> Cycling in Portugal
I could not sleep well on that night train, I actually never sleep comfortably on a train. I try many positions like just the best contortionist could do but when I try to lean my head against the window to find some support I end up always with a broken neck bone. With a half eye open I could hear the train stopping and welcoming … Continue reading Lisbon⎜Nordkapp >> Lisbon
It all started with: Get those train tickets Franz and move your ass. Not really, It did not begin exactly this way. But when I bought them I had no excuse but to leave. Initially it is all in your head, you have an idea, you start planning, buying maps and stuff you will probably need, but you know, those objects can stay in your … Continue reading Munich⎜Lisbon by train. Me, myself and my bike.
In April 2016 I set off on a solo bike trip from Lisbon to Nordkapp which I reached in August. I have cycled for 8219km crossing Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway visiting eco villages along the way. Yes, it was amazing, and yes I changed, or better I got back to my roots, the ones I was forgetting. Cycling … Continue reading From Lisbon to Nordkapp, by bike