Category: Travel

Loire D5 – Germigny-Orléans

Last day of the trip After getting some flowers for Claudine’s bike, we could enjoy the sunny day on our way to Orléans. The F.R.A.C. F.R.A.C.s are regional centers for contemporary art built around the 80s. There is one per region of France and we got the opportunity to visit the Région Centre’s FRAC. Each ...

Loire D4 – Gien-Germigny-des-Prés

Leaving Gien Leaving Gien gives you a weird feeling, as quite fast you find yourself cycling in the fields and given the big horizon you get, you get to see perfectly the nuclear plants around the Loire river, which gives a weird feeling after days cycling in nature. Religious architecture Leaving the nuclear plants behind ...

Loire D3 – Sancerre-Gien

Leaving Sancerre At the moment we left Sancerre it was raining, but luckily for us the way down was easy and the extra drag of the rain coats wasn’t a true negative factor and gave the the perfect opportunity for some high-contrast pictures. Luckily for us the sky cleared-up right before lunch so we could ...

Loire D2 – Beffes-Sancerre

Leaving Beffes From the Vélocamping, the Canal latéral is just across the street, so instead of getting to the Loire, we decided to follow the canal path towards Argenvières and from there heading back to the river. A little bit later you have the option to cross to La Charité sur Loire, a small town with a ...

Loire D1 – Nevers – Beffes

Nevers Nevers was a fast visit for us. We arrived there late and that night walked around to get a grasp of the city. Next morning we took off but not before getting a last glimpse of the city by day. We left through the south of the city crossing the river on the Pont ...

VenTo D10 – Gorino-Adria

As a bonus, we decided to document our way back, as it is also part of the trip and it was full of adventures. The initial plan Before arriving to Italy our plan was to cycle to Codigoro to take the train to Bologna, as this is the nearest train station from Gorino. After a ...

VenTo D9 – Ariano-Gorino

Leaving Ariano We left Ariano with a good taste in our mouths. The two owners of the B&B were really good at their work and very considerate. Breakfast was plentiful and good, and they gave us some fruit and water for the road. Since there were not too many options, we took the fancy B&B ...

VenTo D8 – Ferrara Ariano

Back to Pedaling We woke up early and went to a nearby pasticceria to start the day with a cappuccino and pastries. From there we left Ferrara through the Francolino (Via dei Calzolai) cycle path, all the way to the Argine. Once you get there, it’s a straight road to Ariano. There are not many ...

VenTo D7 – Ferrara

Cittá delle biciclette Ferrara, Cittá delle biciclette (city of bikes), although no more than the others we’ve seen so far, but indeed everybody’s on a bike. From the fanciest Italians to the hippest of youngsters. Life on the road The first thing you need to know when traveling by bike is that the only clothes ...

VenTo D6 – Melara-Ferrara

We left our lovely B&B very early to avoid the heat and got to follow the Argine all the way. Going off-guide Once again we decided to go off the guide and do our own road. Most people follow the south side of the Po, crossing at Ostiglia, but as it was very hot we ...

VenTo D5 – Mantova-Melara

Back on the saddle Today we followed mostly the Bikeline guide instructions. Leaving Mantova was a bit of an adventure as at some point the EV8 was indicated to the left and Bikeline’s road was straight ahead. As we’ve mentioned before, the road indications haven’t been that consistent, so we decided to follow the guide. ...

VenTo D4 – Sabbioneta-Mantova

Sabbioneta We left our hotel (Albergo Giulia Gonzaga). A very good family-run hotel with friendly and helpful staff and, on top of that, they serve a great breakfast consisting of good quality local products. Officially it is a 1-star hotel, though that is probably only because they do not have a pool or something of ...

VenTo D3 – Giornata parmigiana

Bike + Train day After our disco party night with the locals, we embarked on a day trip to Parma. As Sabbioneta is about 6km from Casalmaggiore, we cycled through calm local roads to catch a train to Parma which was a 30min ride. Almost there The whole region is actually a vast network of ...

VenTo D2 – Cremona-Sabbioneta

Day 2 took us 60km from Cremona to the the small town of Sabbioneta

VenTo D1 – Piacenza-Cremona

First day of our cycling trip along the Po The day started when we found a nice traditional bakery for our breakfast and a calm café near Piacenza’s main square. Leaving Piacenza we went over the bridge to the left bank of the Po and started cycling on the path that goes above the river ...

Langhe D4

Our last day with the bikes we decided to keep it short and just went for a quick ride to the Capella del Barolo and then lunch at La Morra. After three days of riding, we decided it was the time to sit for a while in a bench: You can see the routes we ...

Langhe D3

The third day was the longest ride. We went to Alba which is a larger city and from there to Barbaresco, a wine region in itself. At Barbaresco we did a small pause at the Cantina Boffa to have a wine and cheese aperitivo. The Cantina Boffa was quite the fancy option. Here too we ...

Langhe D2

The second day of our Langhe trip we cycled to Monforte d’Alba, Roddino, Bossolasco and Dogliani. Charging the bikes One of the main concerns we had was charging the bikes. As this is our first e-bike experience, we’re not sure how much energy the battery can stock and how far can we go. So after ...

Langhe D1

Today did our first day with the Itaway e-bikes in the Langhe region. To kickstart the day we did a small tour from their Novello point to La Morra where we found a charming Osteria right in front of the church to have lunch. After La Morra the next step was Roddi, to see the castle ...

Danube D7 – Esztergom-Szentendre

Ferries Ferries are something nice to experience. It not only gives you a brief pause while you wait, but also gives you a perspective on the width of the river. In this trip we experience different ferry trips. Probably our most memorable was back on Day 1, when we came to a ferry stop near Haslau ...