Category: Cycling through Europe

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Roaming Latvia’s Capital – Riga

Unlike Tallinn, Riga’s Old Town is not confined within a wall. It spreads out to cover a much larger area. especially when you include the well-preserved Art Nouveau District. Something to consider when you’re planning your strategy to see the sites. It is, however, every bit as beautiful as the Estonian capital and has also been designated a UNESCO World...

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Road to Riga – Cycle Tour Latvia

One of the most difficult things for us to believe when we crossed the Estonian-Latvian border was that we’d only cycled a total of about 300km in Estonia. Compared to Australia, the Baltic States are tiny. That being said it was late afternoon and still about 120 km to Riga, so we would need two stops along the way. Handy...

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Island Hopping Estonian Style

In Estonia, it’s legal to ride on the road or the footpath. It’s not necessary to wear a helmet in either circumstance – Exiting Tallinn we chose the footpath as the traffic was thick and the road quite narrow. Becoming a hood ornament on a Scania just isn’t part of our plans! I’ve gotta say, though, I hate riding on...

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Chillin in Tallinn, Estonia

We were very excited to be heading to our first new country on this trip. Both of us were really looking forward to the Baltic States. No-one we’d talked to had a bad word to say about them, and Tallinn, Estonia was high on the list of everyone’s favourites. We loved Finland but it was definitely time to move on....

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We didn’t know any different…Still Bicycle Touring in Lapland

The weather has been cold wet and windy interspersed with bright, sunny clear spots. That was what we’d expected. That was why we’d bought a whole heap of new warm and dry clothes. It wasn’t til the locals started passing comment on how unusually cold and wet it was that we realised we were cycling in unusually challenging conditions. Anyway,...

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Bicycle Touring in Lapland – Cycles and Sails (Pt 1).

We’re back and rolling! It seems such a long time since I posted on this blog. A year in Ho Chi Minh City certainly consumed most of our energies and attention. But, thankfully, we’re on the road again. This time our adventures will see us Bicycle Touring in Lapland then down through Europe. We’re starting 500 kms above the Arctic Circle in the...

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