Tagged: Cycling in Europe

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Memorable Montenegro – Incredible Cycling & Views

The 12hr train journey from Belgrade to Bar, in Montenegro, averages 10 tunnels an hour. Needless to say, it was quite spectacular (when we had the sky over our heads!). It was also a little nerve-wracking when the “Old Clunker” crossed the seemingly endless, deep valleys over ridiculously high, narrow and spindly rail bridges that always seemed to dip away...

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Smoky Bars in Balmy Belgrade

The overnight train from Sofia to Serbia’s capital Belgrade was old, crappy and smelly. No one seemed to have consulted the EU on this one! A Chinese guy approached us on the dimly lit platform with a worried look on his face. He couldn’t believe this graffiti-covered Soviet relic was really our train. He took one look at his cabin...

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The Welcoming Green Heart of Sofia Bulgaria

It was a short comfortable ride from Ruse, and once again we were thankful we’d decided to put the bikes on public transport. Narrow, crowded roads, with next to no shoulder would have made cycling a nerve wracking proposition. And the detour off the main freeway through steep inclines would have tested our endurance. As it was, we arrived in...

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Ruse – Bulgaria, A Pleasant Surprise!

After a fabulous three weeks of Romanian hospitality, it was time to get back on the bikes and move on to Bulgaria. Our route from the heart of Bucharest to the Bulgarian border town of Ruse looked relatively straightforward, but it wasn’t to be without its challenges. The bridge crossing the mighty Danube at Ruse was under repair, but still...

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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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