Cycling the Danube
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Rapha #Festive500 We’ve had our rest day in Zagreb, after cycling the Balkans from Athens. On Christmas Eve it is the start of our penultimate leg in the journey home. It is also the start of the Rapha #Festive500. Whilst … Read More

Croatia: the bura blows
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Tivat (Montenegro) to Dubrovnik (Croatia) Today was our last day in Montenegro and for once, the morning was bright and clear. We cycled around the coast to a small car ferry where a short €1 trip took us to the … Read More

Albania & Montenegro
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Albania Sagiada beach (Greece) to Borsh (Albania) A short 7km stint took us into the hills to the border, which seemed in the middle of nowhere. If it wasn’t for the flags flapping around, we would have assumed the border … Read More

Back to Europe
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Athens From the ferry port, we cycled into Athens – every brick wall, every fence, every building used as a canvas for graffiti. In the centre, Christmas lights and Christmas shoppers filled the streets. The city holds ruins steeped in … Read More

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Turkey Part 4 Murtici to Kadriye In the morning, we packed our bikes and went to say a huge thank you and goodbye to the owner. He couldn’t let us leave without a glass of hot, black tea. We swapped … Read More

From mountains to the Med
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Turkey Part 3 Goreme to Aksaray As we cycled out of Goreme National Park, we were still awed by the fairy chimney rock formations protruding out of the stone landscape. So much so, a thorn caused a puncture just so … Read More

Bread and balloons
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Turkey Part 2 Fatsa to a Lokanta Today we said goodbye to the Black Sea coast as we turned our wheels south, into the heart of Turkey. We thought we had a companion to join us on this adventure, when … Read More

The Black Sea and dark night
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Turkey Part 1 Batumi to Ardesen The storm over the Black Sea refused to leave. It lingered there like thick grey glue smeared across the sky. After sheltering from some fierce wind and torrential rain the day before, we decided … Read More

Georgia: Wine country
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  Lagodekhi to a vineyard (posh field) A new day and a new country; a lovely morning glow cast long shadows and we said goodbye to a friendly German Shepherd dog who was supposed to be guarding the Wine Cellar … Read More

Azerbaijan: Back to Europe?
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  Flying from Shymkent, Kazakhstan to Baku, Azerbaijan After some deliberation, we booked a flight to Azerbaijan over the Turkmenistan Karakum Desert to avoid cycling many days through the hot dusty desert sandscape only to wait on the shores of … Read More

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