A tour of Hokkaido, Japan

A tour of Hokkaido, the big island at the north of Japan. We land at Sapporo which is Chitose Airport and do a 1,050km clockwise loop, ending up back at the airport. We’d stashed the bike cartons there but alas they were discovered and so not there upon our return. Perhaps not surprising. This tour…

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A ride from Zurich airport to Romanshorn

A ride from Zurich airport to Romanshorn, the Swiss port on Bodensee where the ferry departs for the German side and Friedrichshafen where Eurobike is held. Being from Australia I instinctively use the roads, and the signs on the roads, to work out which way to go. But here there are no cyclists mixing it…

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A ride around Bodensee.

A ride around the Swiss and German sections of the Bodensee. There are ferries crossing the lake in different places allowing us to vary the route. The towns are loaded with postcard scenery. These signs mean nothing unless we have maps detailed enough to show tiny places. Switzerland is tremendous for bike touring. Lots of…

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A ride through Budapest, Romania and Transylvania

A loop ride out of Budapest heading SE then into Romania. Circling north around Transylvania and then west back to Budapest. We keep pulling over to admire the roof thatching. Floating bridges are probably common in history but this is the first one I have seen. Maybe they got sick of rebuilding a conventional bridge…

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A ride from Bangalore to Madurai

A ride from Bangalore to Madurai through Mysore, Coimbatore and Trichy. This is heartland South India. From Madurai we get the train back to Bangalore as there is no international airport at Madurai (in 2004) It is 2004 and bikes are THE way to get to work in rural India. Sadly, motor bikes are set…

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