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Howdy, all. I'm a noob looking for touring ideas (besides the Natchez Trace) out of Nashville. The challenge lately has been finding places to camp/set up my tent during our health crisis. Looking for any tips from y'all. Thanks and see you on the road!
My partner and I will be riding from Bristol, UK to Poole, taking the ferry via Jersey to St Malo then heading towards Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique, looping up to the Tour de Manche Route back to Saint Malo, and going a little further to check out Mont Saint Michel before heading back to Bristol via the St Malo-Poole ferry.
This is my first touring trip and I am excited! Any advice you've got, great campsites along any of those legs, great hosts or any other wisdom, I'm all ears!
Bonjour. Je prépare un tour du monde en commençant par la Scandinavie en 2021. Est ce que quelqu'un saurait me dire si la Rallarvegen, en Norvège, est raisonnablement praticable début juin ? Sans être obligé de pousser dans la neige pendant des kilomètres je veux dire. Celle ci n'étant officiellement ouverte que début juillet… Merci. Bon vélo à tous !
Ich plane eine kleine Tour von der Schweiz durch Süddeutschland zurück in die Schweiz... Nur 10 Tage ab heute :)
Im soon setting of from the Uk to tour the world for as far and long as I can.
I should arrive in Dieppe France 30th August when the first leg of my journey will begin in Europe.
I will be traveling across Europe to Switzerland then along the Mediterranean coast to Albania, Greece and Turkey. I then hope to cycle across the Stans into China.
But at the moment my plans are very loose and im exspecting them to change frequently with the current situation.
I would greatfully appreciate any advice and would love to talk to possible hosts on my journey.
Would also love to meet new people and share traveling adventures with like minded soles.
This sounds like it will be pretty tough, not just due to COVID but also the timing. It will be entering deep winter by the time you finish the Stan's and the winter there is nothing to sniff at. Bitter and brutal.
Check your timings and adjust your route if needed. I am looking to do something similar starting next week but I am probably going to stop in Turkey and fly over to East Asia if it opens. Central Asia probably not happening this year.
Hi Shaun, thanks for your reply dude. Yes I'm definitely going to assess the situation also in Turkey with regard to Conditions and border issues/coronavirus etc. Im interested in spending some time on various Trails in Turkey and Georgia,having a break from the cycling and waiting until early next year to start crossing the Stans is a possibility ive considered. After all im in no rush. Im pretty open minded and willing to changing my plans especially in the current situation.
Hey awesome people,
I'm currently planning a bikepacking trip from Barcelona back up to UK, via Geneve, Switzerland where my sister lives, though I thought it would be pretty awesome to see a bit more than ust France on my back up north, It would be really cool to see Denmark and cross the huge bridge into Malmo, Sweden.
I'm not at all an experienced tourer but have dreams and need for adventure, I've also been wondering about using trains for some parts.
Any ideas, tips, routes, or has anyone done anything like it before? Any hosts (I'm a chef if that helps haha) on the route, or any recomendations for stopping points? I reckon I could push to 100km per day, as I did 60km per day during my Camino de Santiago and I was much less fit.
Been looking to it September/October time, when hopefully the Covid situation has calmed down a little bit, the heat has gone away a little bit and before winter is coming.
Really appreciate any assistance.
Just getting ready to embark during this crazy pandemic. This will be my longest ride in 18 years. 55 miles per day for two days. End of September and getting nervous already.
I'll be riding from Paris to Aix-en-Provence starting the 14th and planning the end on the 19th.
Passing by Nevers, Vichy, Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy-en-Velay and the Mont Ventoux, I am looking for hosts on the road.
I'd be happy and grateful to share some moments with people along the road.
Looking forward this new adventure !
Cheers and ride safe !
starting with the 22nd of August I and my girlfriend are going to cycle through the netherlands for ~10 days. Starting at our house in Kempen (inbetween Venlo and Duisburg) we will be heading to first visit Nijmegen and Arnhem, next days Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amsterdam, then some hopefully nice weather conditioned days at the sea, cycling to Den Haag and Rotterdam and going further to 's-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven.
We love to visit and see ancient or interesting cities and places, having some days off cycling on our trips to get to see more or just to relax.
We woud be happy if there are some people willing to host us (M48/F54) or even join us for a part showing us some nice places of their homearea which are not overrun (Corona ist still out there). After sitting like 6 months just at home in home office and at our very rural homeplace, gardening we really need to see something different then the fields across the street, behind the house, right and left. :)
Here is our currently planned route
I've been cycling for a week and decided to change routes and head for Swiss beauty and lovely Germany. I'm planning to take the hertzroute, then Lausanne to basel. Afterwards I will find my way through Germany to arrive in the Netherlands.
If you can host it would be greatly appreciated, a place to camp is all I need and I'm extra diligence. Would be awesome to meet some cyclists. Cheers!
Depending on the time that you are arriving (from Basel to the netherlands, there is just 1 route - along the rhine :) ). You could camp here.
When ou leave the rhine between Düsseldorf and Krefeld, heading to the netherlands, you will find us 20km in front of the border (next to Venlo).
We are cycling from the 22nd to the 2nd of September through the NL ourselves. So we probably wont be here in that time. Just send us a msg.
Enjoy your ride, I love that area you are currently cycling at.
Apologies for the delay but I've been on the road and changed my trip as I had to end it early for work. But I plan for another one in that region as I now have the bike bug and I read you're travelling as well.
Thanks a showerload for the offer and happy travels!!!
Me (Friedrich) and my girlfriend Luca from Germany will travel from Trelleborg to Oslo in September. Our journey will end in Oslo 25/26 September. For this finish we still need accommodation. Our ferry leaves on Monday 28.09.2020 at 13:45. If you are willing to host us for some days we would be very happy to see you soon. (Germany got marked as "red zone" but we are travelling through Sweden for 10 days before - so no worries about your home getting our quarantine :) )
We also want to cycle through Göteburg arriving on 19/20.09 and staying for 1 day. So again reach out to us if you might have accommodation.
Luca and I don't need much to be happy. The shower can also be cold :P We like to chat and to meet you because we both are very interested in new people. See you soon - first try showering warm ;)
For this year I am not planning trips anymore. I did a few short (3 - 5 days) bicycle-camping trips this summer (so no WS). All starting from home and then going East or South.
For the rest of this year I am only planning 1 day rides. I live in Meppel, which is an ideal town for riding in all different directions. Maybe someone wants to be my guest for a night?
My original plan for this year was to tour during all month of June, going over the IJsselmeer by boat (Stavoren - Enkhuizen) and then riding through Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Noord-Brabant or Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel and back home. Or maybe the other way round. But that plan was over because of lockdown, closed campings, a.a.
Now if everything goes better I want to do that planned trip next year. I still think June is the best month. Most nights I'll camp at 'Natuurkampeerterreinen', a few nights with family living along the route, but I would like to try some WS hosts too.
I love planning long before the real trip. So if you want to be my host next year... please contact.
Hi WS cOMMUNITY,
I'll be travelling from Torino, Italy to Marseille, France at the end of the month. I'll follow the Eurovelo8 for 450m. Let me know if anyone will be arround!
Have nice ride!
So I'm planning on leaving from Barcelona in a few weeks going towards the UK. Not really got any specific stops other than one in Geneva Switzerland, but if anybody would like to join and give input on the route of course, it'd be great.
Would also really appreciate it if any can offer warm showers and a bed (even if with this pandemia going on I have to ask).
Mostly be riding through france into swiss, then up towards the north.
Well likely finish in London.
Thanks very much and feel free to get in touch!
Hey yall. Somewhere around day 10 of my tour so far. Someone suggested using warmshowers, but Ive had trouble with the interface. Currently in eastern missouri, then will be making my way across kansas, colorado to pueblo, then try and head south through new mexico, arizona and on to southern california.
Would appreciate and advice or tips on anything! And if there are any hosts along the way, would love to be able to stay with you! And any riders, would enjoy linking up for any part of it. (with covid precautions of course)
We are planning to go cycle day tour to Ambivali caves on 18th October.ita arround 110Km too & fro.
if you are planning to cycle through Berlin/ Potsdam, I'm happy to host you. I'm living in Potsdam, next to the train station, 30 minutes from Berlin.
I'm currently cycling from Ghent (Belgium) to the South of France, following eurovelo 3. By tomorrow evening I should arrive in Paris. Anybody able to host?
Thanks in advance!
Looking to do my second bike tour with my touring companion. Looking for accommodations near the Tappan Zee Bridge, in Nyack or on the east side of the Hudson. Any advice or offers are welcome. We have gear to camp in someone's backyard if it is available.
Starting on December 12, I'm going to travel from Bruxelles to traversing Normandy and getting a ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin. I'm going to do so cycling and ensuring social distancing during these restricted times of pandemic.
I am improvising this trip: I arrived to Brussels to help my sister (who lives here) with her family care. In the meanwhile, I have found a bargain for a tandem bike in Brussels. I have been considering buying a tandem since months, to travel with my family or friends, so I bought it, together with the basic camping equipment to start my journey back to Dublin, where I currently live.
I'm actually traveling alone, and if you're is interested into joining for part of the trip, I will welcome your company and an extra pair of legs :)
Hi Luca, Sorry I am not on your route. But you gave me a good idea for a future trip. I'd love to visit Ireland, where I was once, decades ago. And this time I want to ride my bicycle there and take a ferry. I looked at the maps to see how a ride through England and Wales would be (taking the ferry from Hoek van Holland first and then a ferry from Wales to Ireland). Maybe having a nice ride to Cherbourg and then take the ferry to Ireland is even a better plan ... At least another option.
I considered England, but as I'm traveling quite heavy, I concluded that the path through Normandy will be easier.
I also have never been in Normandy and I'm intrigued by the coastal way with those nice cliffs :)
The downside may be that the ferry trip from Cherbourg to Dublin lasts around 18 hours, but that long ferry trip would also another first time experience for me, so I'm looking forward for it too.
Those were my thoughts too. I would like to ride my bicycle in England and Wales, but better spend some weeks doing only that, not going to Ireland on the same trip. I am a slow rider with a heavy bike (the ordinary old-fashioned Dutch type) and packed panniers front and back. I think the long ferry will be a nice experience too. Long ago I was on a boat from Amsterdam to Norway and I liked it, maybe this will be like that.
I know Normandy, or at least some parts of it. It's beautiful. Riding all the way there will take me some time too, maybe even 2 weeks. But I never was there on the bicycle.
I cycled from Shetland, south to France, then along the Eastern shore of the N Sea (Nord Zee) up to Sweden in 2019, If you want any tips, places to see, WS hosts that I would recommend, then call me.
Happy Christmas and stay safe
Heading back up the Keys, then up the coast...
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Back in Homestead Florida, going to be bicycling to Miami and points north next...
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In middle of January I will arrive to Sao Paolo and start my trip at least for 3 months. If some borders will open I will go to next country. If not - I have return ticket to Istanbul in April. Turkey must be good country for trip.
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Hello all !!
This is my first post here I am excited.
I plan my first ever big trip from Bordeaux to Lisbonne, Portugal. I am currently plannig the last details and might be on the road in the next week.
Can't wait to go !
Just one question: what will you say to Spainish police if they hold you?
Hello Luka !
Why would they hold me ?
In different regions of Spain they have different law but generally you can find different kinds of moving restrictions.
due to covid you mean?
we shall see my friend
anyone from spain here can advice us ?
Hey Alban! We are also planning to cross Spain (from south to norht) starting in mid february. Have you already got some information about the situation in Spain for cyclists? Would be very interested... Thanks!
Hey Alban! We are also planning to cross Spain (from south to north) starting in mid february. Have you already got some information about the situation in Spain for cyclists? Would be very interested... Thanks!
We should ask some people from Spain here on the forum I guess.
Is Spain confined ?
Thank you !
Hello, I am writing from Catalonia, Spain.
Currently each province has different rules and the curfew is also different.
But almost all of them have general restrictions such as:
- Perimeter closure of each community
- Curfew between 8/9/10 / 11pm and 6am, depending on the community
- Regional closure, even some communities have municipal closure.
- Use of the mask everywhere and in all cities, except if you are doing sports (cycling, running, etc.)
On this website, there is an interactive map where you can check all the restrictions, in each community and it is updated every hour.
It is in Spanish, but the browser translates it without problems.
I hope it has been helpful, good luck and many warmshowers, but that will be more difficult.
Also here in the Netherlands:
- curfew from 9:30 PM to 4:30 AM
- wear face masks in all shops, stores, public places. Not outdoors.
- so-called 'non-essential' shops are closed.
- 'social distance' 1,5 meter (5 feet)
hello warmshowers community,
This year I plan to visit Austria high Alps the Grossglockner, It will be my dream to go up there with my road bike.
I plan to travel there with my car or bus or anything ( from Romania- transylvania) , I don't know yet and then explore all the nearby mountains with my own bike.
Does anyone have experience on that place ? is it too difficult to climb that mountain? what gear combination is ideal for a fit biker? not beginner but also not a pro.
I also accept any recommendation regards the place , I also accept rider fellows who intend the same thing...maybe we organize something nice together, so any positive recomendation is welcome.
p.s. is is better to fly with your bike than taking a long distance bus ?
I don't get your post - it's confusing reading you talk about going up Großglockner by road bike, because this is not possible.
Maybe you are writing about "Großglockner Hochalpenstraße" - A mountain pass that connects Fusch am Großglockner with Heiligenblut - This road goes up until 2504m - there's a tunnel called "Hochtor". From this point you go south and can ride up the road until "Kaiser-Franz-Josephs-Höhe" on 2.300m. Here you can see the summit Großglockner.
From this point on you need to leave your bike and cross several glaciers - glacier experience mandatory - and some rocky parts where you need to climb. It is about 5-10h up to the summit from where you leave your bike.
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