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 ...

La BiciCrítica

This weekend I attended the EuroIA conference as part of my DesignLife. As the conference was happening in Madrid I decided to contact our cycling buddies Auri and Antonio, a couple of avid pedal pushers we met during a Vélorution Universelle in Paris in 2010. The BiciCrítica The BiciCrítica is a monthly demonstration that happens ...

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 ...

Danube D6 – Komárom-Esztergom

This was by far the most amusing part of the trip. The path The road follows the Danube floodbank most of the way, therefore it is the closest road to the river we’ve followed so far. We started the day early in the morning to avoid the Sun and the noon heat. Around noon we ...

Danube D5 – Győr-Komárom

Leaving Győr we followed the Eurovelo signs through the fields. On the fields you have plenty opportunities for pictures such as a close-up of a massive sunflower head or, as in my case, a weird plant that seemed a little bit suspicious. After a while we hit the 200km mark. Komárom Komárom is an interesting ...

Danube D4 – Mosonmagyaróvár-Győr

The path Our path was once more very well paved, and isolated from the main road. This time we followed a larger road which made the road a bit less scenic than the other days. Győr Győr was full of life and our hotel was located in a square near the pedestrian city centre. This ...

Danube D3 – Bratislava-Mosonmagyaróvár

Leaving Bratislava Leaving Bratislava you’ll find a cycle path along the river that is perfectly paved. One thing that impressed me is the way you cross the river. There is a bike path underneath the bridge that is exclusive for cars. This is a great solution, as it doesn’t require a new bridge and also ...

Danube D2 – Vienna-Bratislava

This route is part of the Eurovelo 6 that runs from Nantes (FR) to Constanţa (RO). Understandably we got excited with anticipation when we saw our first sign right outside Vienna, as we have planned for this already for a while. The path is perfect in this part of the route. Most of the route ...

Danube D1 – Vienna

Our first bike trip! I started bike commuting when I moved to Paris back in 2007. After a couple of short bike trips following the Loire river, I’ve finally convinced Claudine to try our first trip. We flew from Paris to Vienna on our own. Since this was our first trip, we decided to hire Eurobike, ...

Canal du nivernais

This weekend we went for a quick weekend ride at the Canal du Nivernais. Leaving from Paris it’s only a 2h ride on a regional train (TER) which allows you to get onboard with your regular bikes (not foldable, not disassembled). At Auxerre we slept at the Relais des Saints Pères hotel. They were very ...

Why i prefer bikes in Paris

Top reasons to prefer bikes over cars (at least in Paris) It’s easier to find a parking spot You integrate sport to your daily routine You avoid traffic jams You don’t need to have a driver’s license Drunk people burn cars, not bikes

Karl Marx Allee

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Bike life in Paris

Cycling in Berlin

Flying from Paris, we booked a flat south of Görlizter Park in Berlin. The flat included a couple of free bikes. This is what happened… I have the chance of knowing Berlin quite well. I usually go there 2-3 times a year for conferences and such. So what I ended up doing was to focus ...

Loire castles

Getting there From Paris we took the TER train to the Blois-Chambord station in Blois (1.5 hours train ride from Paris Austerlitz). Blois Blois is the first castle we visited. It’s main feature is that it has very different styles from once facade to the other: gothique, renaissance and classical. Specially worth seeing: The Salle des ...

My first bike

I learned to ride a bicycle when I was 27 years old, right before moving to Paris, and since then I’ve been commuting by bike. My first bike was a gift, a cheap MTB that served me well as a gateway bike.

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