A Grand 3 Month European Tour on an E-Tandem - CycleBlaze

A Grand 3 Month European Tour on an E-Tandem

Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Austria

By Barry Bartlett & Mary Ellen Bartlett
3,696 km (2,295 miles) over 90 days between Apr. 15, 2018 and Jul. 13, 2018
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Getting Ready to Hit the Road Again heart 8
New Gear for This Trip heart 2
We’re on Our Way heart 9
And we’re off....2 flights to Frankfurt heart 5


Up early for a ride with Seavo and Cora to see Pacak heart 3
Seavo Spends Two Days With Pacak heart 10
A Perfect Day of Riding heart 8
Our Annual Ride to the Best Bakery in Hessen heart 7
And....we’re off ! heart 6
Camping at St.Goar to Mainz heart 9
Battling a Heavy Headwind From Mainz to Worms heart 6
Meeting Wonderful People in Worms and Beyond heart 3
Spezi, here we come! Day One... heart 8
Spezi...Day Two heart 5
Dangerously High Winds Test Our Fortitude heart 6
Cold, Cold,Cold! heart 6


Heading for the Alsace Wine Route Via Strasbourg heart 5
A Rest Day in Molsheim heart 1
Alsace Wine Route heart 8
Second Day of Riding the Alsace Wine Route heart 3
We Sadly Say Goodbye to the Alsace Wine Route heart 12
Riding the Eurovelo 6, seven Years Later heart 2
Baume les Dames to Fraisans heart 5
Extreme weather and no brakes...our version of a cyclist’s lament in Dole heart 4
Choisey/Dole to Verdun sur Le Doubs heart 5
Verdun sur Le Doubs to Cormatin - we begin a new route south heart 7
Visiting Taize and Cluny enroute to Creches sur Saone heart 2
A Cold Rainy Ride heart 1
A Rainy Rest Day in Villefranche Sur Saone -taking care of business heart 0
Take the D Road.....up and up and up! heart 7
We begin riding Via Rhona...new and improved heart 3
Municipal French Campgrounds - not always good, but good for meeting people heart 2
Charmes sur Rhone to Chateauneuf sur Rhone - new friends heart 9
To Orange, a UNESCO heritage site ... and it is so hot heart 5
A hot ride from Orange to Amaron heart 7
Aroman to Arles - loving Provence heart 7
A Day in Arles heart 6
It can be hard to leave Arles - it’s market day and Van Gogh awaits heart 14
To the Mediterranean We Go heart 7
Riding the Mediterranean Coast to Sete heart 5
Sete to Salles d’Aude heart 5
Continuing along the coast to Port Leucate heart 10
At least we are going forward heart 10
This is what a rest day looks like on the Mediterranean heart 2
One crazy hilly day!!! heart 6
What a day, Mary Ellen has a bad fall and Seavo loses his brakes heart 3


Seavo gets repaired and we ride to Torroella de Montgri heart 9
An epic ride soaring above the coast of the Costa Brava heart 6
Riding to Barcelona on a Sunday heart 2
Barcelona -we’ve arrived heart 8
Sightseeing in Barcelona- Picasso Museum heart 1
Sagrada Familia heart 4
Ferry to Genova Italy heart 7


Riding out of Genoa Italy and into the mountains heart 6
We follow a winding road high in the Appenine Mountains heart 4
From Bobbio to Piacenza heart 1
A scorcher of a day ( 37+ C. ) and a 92 kilometre ride on the Po River heart 4
After a rest day we head into the heat towards Mantova heart 0
A rest day in Mantova heart 2
Riding to Verona heart 10
Exploring Verona - bike shops and cool neighbourhoods heart 2
Another amazing day in Verona heart 2
Verona to Soave heart 6
Rest day in Soave heart 1
Mary Ellen’s Misadventure on Trenitalia and Barry rides solo to Bassano del Grappo heart 4
A lovely, slow day in Bassano del Grappa heart 2
Once again, we divide and conquer...Barry rides solo and Mary Ellen takes the train heart 1
Treviso - a special place of rivers, canals and bikes heart 5
Treviso to Casarsa del Delizia, Barry riding Seavo and Mary Ellen ...the rails heart 1
It’s training day for the Rear Admiral heart 1
Pinarello - Treviso’s cycling Legend lives on.... heart 14
A rest day in Udine heart 1
Udine to Venzone : Riding the Alpe Adria Cycle Route heart 2
Venzone to Tarvisio - 32 tunnels, countless waterfalls and trestles heart 3


Tarvisio to Feistritz an Der Drau heart 3
Feistritz an der Drau to Obervellach heart 2
Obervellach to Dorfgastein heart 3
A rest day in Dorfgastein heart 5
Dorfgastein to Werfen heart 10
Werfen to Salzburg heart 4
Salzburg: exploring Mozart, bike shops and hidden byways heart 12


Riding the rails - Salzburg to Treutchlingen heart 1
Our grand tour has come full circle heart 2
A few days on the Reitz Farm heart 2
We ride to Frankfurt to visit a recumbent bike shop heart 2
A Ride to Limburg and the Last (for now) Italian Eis of the trip heart 2
The long journey back home by plane heart 3
Vancouver to Saltspring Island heart 4
Reflections on our trip heart 0