Cycling trip 2020 & 2021
Our current cycling trip - Europe and more in 2020 & 2021
Originally we planned to cycle in 2020 from Germany to Thailand. Due to the Covid Crisis we had to turn around in Hungary in March 2020. After one year of waiting we are on the road again.
Mai 2021 - the Alps in Austria and Italy, Venice and the Po river towards France
After the Bodensee, we enter Austria without any control - we are on a cycling path to cross the border and no one is there. We are excited about cycling in the Alps! We wait 2 days next to Feldkirch for a good window and we cycle the Arlbergpass (1800 meters), beautiful and rewarding, and the Reschenpass (1460 meters). This second one is a bit more challenging as we have strong headwind. The cycling route we're following (Via Claudia Augusta) goes through Switzerland and as we don't want to have another border crossing (always annoying with COVID rules), we stay on the Austrian side, where there are many tunnels to pass. Not too much traffic but a bit scary!
To enter Italy, the cycling path is closed at the border and so we pass in the middle of the police, but no one stops us.
April 2021 - From Berlin to the Baltic Sea and down to Lake Constance
Beginning of April, we set off towards the Baltic Sea along the Berlin - Usedom cycling path. We had some great days and camped a lot on the way. Then winter came back, and together with the heavy winds of the Baltic sea, cycling got tough. Nevertheless, we had some good days along the Baltic Sea, and sunny days changed with snow and hail.
From the beautiful city of Bremen we crossed Germany from North to South along the river cycling paths Weser, Fulda, Main, Rhein and eventually through the Black Forest. We met many friendly people along the beautiful cycling paths and arrived eventually at Lake Constance.
Wildcamping along the Peene river
Reaching the Baltic Sea in Usedom
Winter comes back
The Weser river
Skyline of Frankfurt
Crossing Lake Constance on a ferry
Our great bicycles in Lake Constance
March 2021 - Next try... Cycling towards Berlin
Beginning of March, we start again in Germany, and we will see which countries will let us pass.
First we take the beautiful 5-Flüsse Cycling path to Nürnberg, then cross the Thüringer Wald, and take the Saale Radweg and Leipzig-Berlin towards the German capital. We met a lot of lovely people, saw great landscapes, and had cold temperatures.
Snowy Thüringer Forest
Castles along the Saale cycling path
Forests in Brandenburg
Brandenburger Gate in Berlin
Summer 2020 - Picking up the bicycles and cycling back from Hungary to Germany
10 days from Hungary to Germany via Austria. All our equipment was safely stored in Hungary, and we pass the Lake Balaton as well Neusiedler See. Great times!
Lavendel field around Lake Balaton
Camping in a vineyard
Nice cycling lanes
March 2020 from Germany to Hungary - then Covid starts...
21 days through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary along the Danube and the Tisza River. With the start of covid, we decide to go back to Germany and leave our equipment in Hungary. Cold cycling, stopped by a pandemic.
Break along the Danube
Donau-Auen National Park
Arrived in Bratislava
Happy days on the Tisza river