Tags archives: biking

Art, design and the great outdoors: A Weekend in Brabant, the Netherlands

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It was still dark outside when we stepped out of the sleeping coach onto the narrow hallway of our train. I took a sip of the steaming hot cup of coffee the conductor had brought me just a few minutes earlier and was reminded of the mornings spent in trains in India, cold wind blowing through the open windows and doors, drinking chai to get warm, and asking [...]

Australian Motorcycle Diaries: Two Road Trips in Queensland

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Due to some very strict traffic laws – especially for motorcycles and bikers - the one thing that Queensland is not very well known for is on-road motorcycle tours. The truth is though, that with miles and miles and MILES of beautiful roads winding along the coast, through lush rainforests, around mountains, and past some of the most beautiful places in the [...]

10 Cool Things To Do in Bruges

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Beautiful? Yes! Historic? Oh, yes. As quaint as a quaint can be? Absolutely! But cool? Is Bruges really a cool city to hang out in? On my recent visit I realised that yes, Bruges is a cool city and so here are my recommendations for ten cool things to do in Bruges from eating in trendy lunch eateries to getting on your bike. 1. In Bruges Walking To[...]

Summer Getaway: the Swiss Engadin Valley

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It's already summer half-time (or is it early late end already?) and all I can think of is what kind of trips I'd like to squeeze into the remaining weeks of this always too short season. I'm thinking white sandy beaches on Greek islands, bustling seaside cities like Barcelona and endless party nights spent in romantic rooftop-bars in Istanbul. The invitatio[...]

Inzell, Bavaria - the active getaway

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Surrounded by mountains, far away from traffic and shopping malls, lies the quiet Bavarian town of Inzell, situated in the South of Germany, between Munich and Salzburg. The village has a mere 300 residents making it the perfect getaway from the daily stressful routine with guaranteed calm and time for relaxation. But that doesn't mean it's boring! Inzell of[...]

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[...]

The Travelettes' 10 best tips for a fitter holiday

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When we travel, there is always an occasion for a drink and sometimes unhealthy delicious food. We're on holiday after all, and need to try the country's specialties! Trying the local food at hand and praising it to the locals is a great way to make new friends and getting to know the culture a bit better.  This is not a problem if you're gone for a shorter [...]

A day on Rottnest Island, Australia

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Over on the far western side of Australia, just off the coast of the most isolated city in the World, lies a small island of swooping hillsides and golden beaches with strange unique animals roaming the land. Seabirds dive above the brilliant turquoise sea that holds fantastic coral and strange gloopy sea-slugs that lurk in the clear waters of secret coves. [...]

Tweed Ride: The world's most stylish bike ride

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Tweed Ride. Sounds quite enigmatic doesn’t it? Well, it’s pretty much what it says on the tin: people dressed in tweed riding around on bikes. This group bicycle ride began in London where participants were to dress in traditional British cycling attire on vintage classic bicycles to embrace the spirit of the old days and the fashionable vintage era of tr[...]