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For trip index click HERE – for all photos of trip see HERE Austria isn’t really on the agenda for this trip, so we really just used it as a cut through. We stopped at Graz for a quick lunch and explore then headed back towards Germany via the mountainous […]

Austria to Home

For trip index click HERE – for all photos of trip see HERE Our first post-Prague stop was at Beroun which is a rather pretty old town with a big square, and interesting walk around. Pretty building. Nice, but not wow. But also there in the park was a bear […]

Prague to Austria

For trip index click HERE – for all photos of trip see HERE The Czech Republic is the first new country we’ve been to for years, and back to the daunting/unknown of what we’ll find. Each country is different, and even silly thinks like how pedantic people drive to speed […]

Czech Republic Border to Prague

  All photos of trip Part One – Home to Leipzig (Germany) Part Two – Leipzig to Colditz (Germany) Part Three – Colditz to Bastei and Czech Border (Germany) Part Four – Czech Republic border to Prague Part Five – Prague to Austria Part Six – Austria to Home

Germany & Czech Republic Trip index

For trip index click HERE – for all photos of trip see HERE After fixing the bike cover we headed to Dresden where there are 3 permitted motorhome areas close to the old town, and bizarrely we chose the same as last time we were here! That’s not changed much, […]

Colditz to the Czech Republic Border

For trip index click HERE – for all photos of trip see HERE Between Harz and the east there isn’t really very much, so we headed direct to Leipzig. The motorway network appears all new, and even the 2016 GPS maps on the van didn’t have them all – TomTom […]

Leipzig to Colditz

For trip index click HERE – for all photos of trip see HERE After our long bike ride to the med, we decided we needed another holiday to recover. Sadly, time was not our friend so our plans of visiting Scandinavia were put back again – and we had to […]

Home to Leipzig – 2017 Van Trip

Trip index HERE Photos from trip HERE Well – we’re back! Total distance:  939 miles Total climb:  33,977 feet ( 10,356 m) Time cycling:  95 hrs 27 mins Calories burned (though luggage weight not taken into account): 37,192 (!) Interesting statistics! Really good bits:- The tent was fantastic.  Very quick […]

Cycling to the med – review – we’re home!

Trip index HERE OK, Yes, there are some Amazon links on here – and if you click n buy we get a small amount of commission though you don’t pay more.  This is good 🙂  It means if 1,000,000 people click and buy stuff – we can afford to do […]

Stuff we’re taking

Trip index HERE Okay, here is a brain dump! Take less than you think you need Take less than us! If you are camping, get an ACSI card – it can be cheaper GPS’s Android phone with OSMAND offline maps Download Archies Camping GPS database and import as into OSMAND […]

Top tips for long cycle rides

Trip index HERE Annoyingly, the GPX map viewer I use here cannot cope with a multi-segment gpx file, so its split in 3.  Home to Poole (for ferry).  Cherboug to Narnonne via the beach.  South Mimms (where Bike-Express drops us off to home) The totals are:- Distance:  1422km = 883 […]

Cycle Route from home to south of France

After our fun trip a few years ago, we decided to cycle to the med for some summer sun.  Again. Last time, having never undertaken such a ride, we opted on a simple ride just (!) from St Malo to the med, but via canals and rivers.  So c. 1000 […]

Cycle from home to the south of France (900+ miles)….

Well, just come back from a few days in Dorset in the van, doing some cycling, and what a lovely time we had!  Stayed at Lytchett Manor campsite which is great, and booked a cheap grass pitch but got upgraded to a fully serviced pitch.  Pointless lol – the solar […]

NV200 External Thermal Silver Screens

Well, thought it was time for a quick post as if you look here it looks like we’ve vanished.  Far from it!  Q1 was a fun and hard few months, many days away in the van including down on the Isle of Wight, and another big DIY project….. After the […]

Q1 2017…. (kitchen DIY!)

Well, that was an interesting year!  Our plans for 2016 were HERE and, well, how did we do…. 2016 Two months backpacking around Cambodia and Thailand, escorting my parents for part of it YES!  Though partly a disaster, eh Dad?! 🙂  Though we did have a great time Build a new, […]

2016 Plan vs Actual, and 2017 Plans