Tags archives: bike-trips

7 Reasons to travel Chilean Patagonia by Bike

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“Vos sos Holandesa?” asked the 89-year-old Chilean caballero over and over again during our stay. My partner and I just passed his house when we realized that we weren’t going to make it to our planned destination, Hornopirén. We felt like we had walked to Mecca and back (in reality we had cycled 40 kilometres, in the mountains, on an unpaved road), [...]

Western Germany by Bicycle

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Have you ever heard about the Germanic heroic poem The Song of the Nibelungs? It tells the story of a hero (Siegfried) who tricks a mighty queen into marrying his brother-in-law and successively gets entangled in a web of jealousy, backstabbing and revenge. But that's not what actually fascinated me about these stories. I was much more intrigued by Siegfried[...]

Likes for (e)bikes!

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If you've been following travelettes for a while you will know this: we love biking. I just recently wrote about an awesome bike ride through Italy's beautiful town Assisi and Kathrine has repeatedly mentioned bike excoursions as a fantastic summer activity (for example here and here). I just got back from sunny Cairns in Queensland, Australia where I spe[...]

Bike ride through Assisi

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a fairytale? You know, the kind where all girls get to be princesses and all guys are handsome knights who go hunting out in the forest while the princesses meet for tea-parties and braid hairbands made of flowers? That sounds silly, you might say and yet I bet at one moment in your life (which y[...]

A Weekend Bike Trip up the California Coast

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A few weekends ago I joined a group of 28 excited cyclists on a bike trip up north. My ambitious friend Anya began planning this trip weeks in advance and our numbers grew and grew until the date. We started in San Francisco and traveled about 35 miles to Samuel P Taylor State Park. The way was filled with flat tires, long lunches and water breaks, and some [...]

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