Cycling across Europe

Cycling across Europe is an absolutely fantastic way to begin your journey across the world and an even better place to ‘practice’ or take a trial holiday. It was originally a week long holiday and a cycle from London to Bremen, Germany, through France, Belgium and Holland that inspired us to cycle from London to Melbourne and start The Kindness of Strangers.

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This is where the adventure is kicked up a notch and you need to start planning your route a little more carefully. The way I see it, you’ve got three options to get to Iran. You can either go along the coastal road of the Black Sea. I’m led to believe it is a beautiful [...]

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Post image for Cycling the European side of Turkey and a bit more

Cycling through Turkey is exciting. There is just no other way to put it. The food is more distinguished, the people are fascinating, the history is mesmerising and you just can’t help but get absorbed into the whole culture. As far as the cycling itself, this part of Turkey will take you through the craziest [...]

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Cycling through Macedonia, Bulgaria & Greece

by tkos on September 9, 2012

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With regret, we had our skates on through Macedonia and Bulgaria, so we did not get the chance to do any justice to either of these countries. As far as Greece goes, we saw a sign at the side of the road then pointed to Greece just 2km away. So we decided to pop over [...]

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Cycling around Kosovo

by tkos on September 3, 2012

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For some reason, Google won’t give road directions for the map below, but I’m sure you can figure it out by following the markers. We spent a total of 11 nights in Kosovo and loved every minute of it. We carried out our first two projects of the trip, met some fantastic NGO’s and even [...]

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Cycling through Albania

by tkos on August 31, 2012

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This is where you start to realise you’ve left home. We cycled through here late August and September, only to be warned about the weather in Turkey and Iran by the time we get there. As a result, we missed out on Montenegro and Serbia. There’s a multiple of options as to which countries you [...]

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Post image for Cycling from Rome to Bari via the Amalfi Coast

This route will take you passed the chaotic roads of Rome, the lost city of Napoli, a dip into the Amalfi coast and then across the middle of nowhere to Bari. Southern Italy is like a different country. The food changes, the heats gets hotter, the roads get crazier and  the Italians get bigger. Wild camping [...]

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Cycling the Italian Riviera to Rome

by Brett Seychell on August 25, 2012

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The Italian Riviera to Rome amps up the cycling difficulty a notch, but just one. You’ll get to tackle a few more ups and downs along the coast and if you’re unlucky the temperature can soar to 48°C! Horns and rapid hand gestures are used a lot more, but that could have been because Kimmi [...]

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Cycling from Burgundy to Provence

by Brett Seychell on August 24, 2012

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Back to back vineyards, quaint little villages and what feels like more cycle paths than roads. The bicycle is such a common past time, you are rarely alone as families from toddlers to grandparents stroll on by enjoying the sunshine and the serenity. It’s utter bliss. Have a flick through the map below and some [...]

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The best way to cycle through Northern France

by Brett Seychell on August 21, 2012

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Northern France is arguably one of the best parts of the world to cycle through. And it is definitely the best introduction to a world cycle trip. It’s relatively flat (except for Du Donan!), the roads are safe and quiet, there is an abundance of help if you need it and camping wild is easy [...]

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