Wednesday 5th September. A shortish 40km ride through olive groves and mountains from Mycenae to Corinth this morning. Then looking around the archeological site of ancient Corinth in the afternoon which the apostle Paul visited a couple of times. You often comes across interesting things away from the main sites. Thus it was that I … More Corinth Memories
Monday 30th July. Just over 100km today. A good day’s riding but I was struggling a bit, the first time for quite a while, due to the heat. Plenty of liquid and I have made it through to Regensburg. On the way saw a statue of Agnes Bernadette who, in 1435, secretly married the Duke … More Lots of Liquid
Friday 27th July. A day looking around Ulm which really needs a lot more time. I did wonder about an extra day here. The city boast the tallest cathedral in the world, the birthplace of Albert Einstein and the 40,000 year old Lion Man sculpted from a mammoth tusk. Not a bad triumvirate. The city … More Ulm!
Tuesday 24th July. A really good day but more challenging than expected with a few hitches. Am now officially in Germany, my 8th country. Awoke with nowhere to stay tonight having been let down by Airbnb, first room the host said she was on holiday even though she had the date as available on the … More High on Pizza
Sunday 22nd July. Well this is more like it. A shorter route today of 62km. I’m back on the Eurovelo 6 route following the Rhine. Flat, a sunny day and going through lovely forests, along the river bank and through beautiful mediaeval towns. Many of these have half on one bank in Switzerland and half … More The great escape
Friday 20th July. Welcome back Robert! Today encapsulates the whole ride so far. The longest daily ride yet at 118km. The morning was glorious. Then from noon the storms started, thunder and lightening, and continued all afternoon. The route was a lovely one, cross country, through small Swiss villages and across fields and then alongside … More On the Move
Friday 6th July. Geneva. Well that’s chalked off 3,000 MILES! (3,040 actually). A really hard day’s ride across the mountains. Weather mixed but it could have been much worse. As well as those punishing ascents there were some really good downhill sections for several kilometres at a time. Must say I’m feeling rather chuffed at … More 3000 in Geneva