Italy Bound with our Recumbent Tandem - CycleBlaze

Italy Bound with our Recumbent Tandem

By way of Iceland, Germany, and Austria

By Barry Bartlett
2,089 km (1,297 miles) over 90 days between Jul. 31, 2015 and Oct. 28, 2015
Planning for Europe heart 1
Why Europe Again? heart 6
Getting our Gear Organized heart 2
Our route: See the bottom of the page for a revision! heart 2
We Are on our Way! heart 2

ICELAND: A week to explore - perhaps to cycle here someday...

Iceland -the arrival heart 2
On the road in Iceland heart 8
Icebergs heart 18
Lava, Waterfalls - Are we on the set of Game of Thrones? heart 9
Saying farewell to Iceland heart 7

GERMANY - time to cycle again: Back to SeavoB and our friends

Frankfurt heart 3
A Few Days on the Reitz farm: Training rides, solving bike problems and lots of laughter heart 6
The Cycling Begins!: Limburg to Worth am Main heart 5
Change of plans for our trip heart 1
Worth am Main to Wertheim heart 15
Camp Forelle - stayed an extra day for a rain filled rest day heart 3
A Mouse In Our Tent!!!: The Wet Mousy Campground to Bad Mergentheim heart 13

Romantic Strasse

Bad Mergentheim to Rothenburg ob der Tauber heart 11
A Day to Sightsee in Rothenburg heart 17
Rothenburg to Dinkkelsbuhl: From One Beautiful Medieval City to Another heart 5
Rest day - Dinkelsbuhl heart 13
Dinkelsbul to Nordlingen heart 11

Via Claudia Augusta route

Donauworth: After 4 years, we have made it back to the Danube. heart 10
To Augsburg along the River Lech: escaping a thunder storm heart 5
Augsburg: Searching for a bike shop heart 2
Augsburg to Hurlach: Euro Bike challenges continue... heart 6
Camping at Via Claudia at Lechbruck: It's hot again - but we enjoy local hospitality heart 7
To Fussen: - issues with the bike continue..... heart 15
Fussen - success at the bike shop heart 5


We are in the Alps: ...beautiful ride except for the part after Reutte heart 12
Over the Fern Pass: ...a better day heart 13

Italy: Etsch (Adige) Route

Landeck to Reschen Pass: - we are in Italy heart 13
Sometimes Turning Around is the Best Kind of Day heart 14
A Glorious All Day Downhill Ride through Miles and Miles of Apples heart 23
Another Blissful Day of Riding Downhill: surrounded by apples, apples and more apples heart 22
A Rainy Rest Day Outside of Bolzano heart 9
Bolzano-A Quick Detour turned into a wonderful afternoon heart 13
Trying Agritourism - Val d'Adige B&B near Trento heart 14
A Beautiful Day of Cycling, Roscalfor to Breitbach: Camping at another Agritourism heart 24
From Camping in a Vineyard to a Hotel in Verona heart 14
"The Bottom Bracket Blues": Kindness of Strangers-Lost and Confused in San Martino heart 8
A Day at the Verona International Bike Show heart 16
A Slow but Eventful Departure from Verona heart 12

Italy: On to more rivers: Mincio, Po....

Camping at one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in Italy" heart 9
A wet, windy night of relentless thunder and lightning: On to Mantova, we think heart 2
More (mis)adventures with Seavob: -a burst rear tire and on to Revere heart 5
An early stop at Agriturismo Corte Nigella: Heat and humidity made us throw in the towel heart 7
A Night at the Horse Farm and on to Ferrara: Another Flat Tire heart 10
Ferrara - Riding Around Looking for Bike Tires heart 4
Ferrara-we couldn't resist another day heart 6
On our way to Ravenna We Stop in Portamaggiore: You never know what the day will bring! heart 14
From Portomaggiore to an Agriturismo Outside of Ravenna: Meeting New Friends Along the Way heart 19
A Short Ride to Ravenna heart 7
Sightseeing in Ravenna: Exceptional mosaics....mosaics....and more mosaics heart 2
Another Few Days in Ravenna heart 19

A change of plan - we are going to Rome: via Reitsma's Route naar Rome

Leaving Ravenna and Heading to Rome heart 4
Cesenatico to Torre Pedrera by way of Santarcangelo: - more festivals: a Fiera and a Children's Fitness Festival heart 12
We Visit One of Italy's Great Cyclist's Hometown and Camp on the Adriatic Sea heart 6
From the coast to the beginning of the hills, Novafeltria: A great ride on a bike path following Marrecchia River heart 6
Staying in Novafeltria at Hotel Magda: Solving a bike problem heart 2
To Badia Tedalda - a day of climbing in the Apennines heart 4
A cold ride up and over Valico di Viamaggio, 1050 metres: a memorable adventure spiced with rain, fog, wind and mist. heart 3
A day in Sansepolcro: - an historic, charming town heart 3
To Umbertide: A stormy day heart 4
To Assisi -through picturesque Umbria on rough roads: -olive groves, tobacco fields, castles.... heart 3
A day in Assisi heart 15
Assisi to Bevagna - discovering an unexpected gem heart 20
Climbing all day - we must be in the Apennines of Umbria heart 7
Heavy Rain,Thunder and Lightning- We decide to stay another day on the farm heart 11
Massa Martana to Otricoli: A Spectacular Day of Riding heart 20
Trucks, Traffic , Monster Hills: Our Last Day of Riding heart 9
Staying close to Rome for a While heart 6
We Explore the Other Direction on Lake Bracciano heart 5
A Day in Rome heart 3
On to Siena-in the Heart of Tuscany: The magic of Italy is back - we love it here heart 2
Sightseeing in Siena: The Unique and Beautiful Duomo heart 14
Siena - What a Wonderful City to Explore heart 9
Heading to Pisa heart 4
In Pisa Before Our Flight to Frankfurt heart 4
Our Last Day in Pisa heart 10
Flying Back to Germany heart 3
Celebrating Cora's birthday at the Wildlife Park, Hessen Forest heart 4
A Fall Ride with Georg and Cora heart 1
A Day Trip to Frankfurt heart 3
German pottery expedition heart 1
A Visit to a German Camera Factory heart 3
Our Last Visit to Limburg heart 4
We Fly Home to Saltspring Island heart 4