Bike dawdling around Europe 2018

Occasional posts during a slow dawdle on our e-bikes around Netherlands, Germany, Czechia (not Chechnya), Austria, Switzerland and France, and depending on the weather, maybe parts further south. August – November 2018.

Update: Our plans changed as the weather became colder so we headed south from Lake Konstans/Bodensee and went to Slovenia and Croatia via Italy, then flew home from Venice.  I’m not sorry we missed France, having been there before, and as it was there were more than enough restored medieval villages (way more than enough!) on the way, but they would have been even harder to avoid in France.

Croatia

Too brief, so friendly I've given up trying to keep maps. The GPS logger wasn't behaving and Croatia has infected ...
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Slovenia

This will be my last post on this trip, I suspect. It's too hard on a phone to get everything ...
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Big downhills, lakes and some trains

Bodonsee downhill Our gasthaus owner in Lindau told us about the gondola up their big local peak, Pfander, so we ...
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Bodonsee/Lake Konstanz

A periperambulation 10/3/2018 lindau uberlingen 65k 50% 10/4/2018 uberlingen konstanz 5k 50% new rear tyre Steve's bike 10/5/2018 konstanz lindau ...
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Salzburg to Passau

Salzburg We took the train to Salzburg to avoid the rain, and sure enough it stopped and we arrived to ...
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Danube River Trail

Donauradweb I might add maps later,but it's a bit fiddly to do on my phone, and not all that interesting ...
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Vienna

Big, symmetrical, impressive and inexplicable. Went out for a walk when we arrived, 30 minutes to the center if we ...
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Bohemian Forest

Czechia to Austria 15/09 80k, 1 1/2 battery fulls, lots and lots of off-piste and climbing. Excellent mountain biking most ...
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Tabor to Cesty Krumlow

Tabor to Trebon 12/09 50% battery use, mostly roads, not much off-piste, and fairly uppy Downy although nothing too serious ...
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Lesany to Tabor

To Tabor 11/09 75k, but 90% battery use due to a lot of climbing Typically lovely Czeck country all day, ...
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Prague to Lesany

Prague to Lesany 10/09 About 10k faffing about in Prague today before I hit record, so about 65k, hilly, and ...
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Down to Prague

Racice to Prague GPS recording stopped 29k from the end, so 80k today. 85-90% battery use and we're in Prague ...
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Northern Czechia

From the border to Usti nab Labem 45k and fairly nice. Very industrial as we got near to usti nab ...
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Dresden to the border

Schmilka - cutest town so far Had a wee glimmer of powered flight this morning when it worked for a ...
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Dresden

Just looking around Searching for a Bulls ebike agent, but no luck anywhere so we did a bit of sightseeing ...
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Pretzsch – Torgau

But we took a train to Dresden 40k to Torgau this morning in very flat and not-very-interesting countryside, and the ...
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Wittenberg – Pretzsch

I prefer manual power really. Not as far as we wanted to go today, but no battery use to speak ...
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Berlitz – Wittenberg

Record day Took a train to Beelitz for a head start, to give us about a 60k ride. With a ...
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Last day in Berlin

Berlin Just to record the ride from Jack's place to the station, our first with batteries, but I didn't turn ...
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The Potsdam dawdle

Potsdam Very nice day. Bit of history, bit of nature and flammenkuch. Thanks Jack ...
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A day in Berlin

Berlin on a Sunday I don't know about these countries that base their lives around a recent interpretation of the ...
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Battery shipping costs

Unexpected high cost One of the unexpected costs of ebike touring smacked us when we arrived in Berlin. Our batteries ...
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Amsterdam arrival

schipol to Amsterdam Bad maps, 26 hours travel, 3 hours bike assembly meant we missed a couple of turns, and ...
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Touring setup

Set up for touring. With the prospect of about 5,000k touring around Europe coming up, the RangeRover of bikes has ...
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Route Planner

Berlin - Prague - Vienna - Saint-Nazaire Arriving in and leaving from Amsterdam, we're going to take the train to ...
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