Learning how to wild camp (also commonly known as free camping or stealth camping) is one of the most important skills an independent bike tourist can master. There are many reasons why it’s good to be comfortable with wild camping. Bicycle travel is unpredictable. You never know how weather, terrain, energy levels, flat tires and other […] Read More »
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The sun finally made an appearance today. It’s no exaggeration to say we were thrilled! We barely noticed the weather before this trip. If it was raining we just took an umbrella along and hurried to work or home. Now the sun, or lack of it, really makes a difference to not only how far […] Read More »
All night we heard the drip-drip-drip of rain on our tent. It was still going strong when we woke up and reluctantly started to think about getting on our bikes again. “Maybe it’s not rain, maybe there’s just some water coming down from the branches of the trees,” Friedel said hopefully. We’ve been very lucky […] Read More »
Read on for answers to common questions about our trip. But first we have a list of so many kind things that have happened to us on the road. Very often these things came to us from complete strangers, many of whom are now good friends. If you don’t see your question answered here, ask […] Read More »
Our day began with a trip to the local cafe – now a ritual for us whenever we stay in a hotel and quite often when we are wild camping. A good cup of coffee is the right way to start a big day of cycling, and the cafe is also a great place to […] Read More »