The Road to Rome, Part Two: Europe - CycleBlaze

The Road to Rome, Part Two: Europe

By Scott Anderson & Rachael Anderson
2,727 miles (4,389 km) over 91 days between Aug. 10, 2021 and Nov. 8, 2021

Shifting gears

Now what was the plan again? heart 15
Given what we know now heart 10
Got those preflight jitters heart 10
Our Tour of Flanders heart 15
Leaving the Hartland heart 20
Hartford heart 39
Good so far heart 16
In Schipol heart 22


In Antwerp: a first look heart 77
In Antwerp: the Nete Canal heart 55
In Antwerp: Friday the 13th heart 19
In Antwerp: to Hulst and back heart 62
In Antwerp: Three River Ramble heart 76
In Antwerp: the Kalmthout loop heart 56
To Hasselt heart 49
In Hasselt: day ride to Sant-Truiden heart 50
In Hasselt (a photo gallery) heart 59


To Viljen heart 80


To Monschau heart 76
In Monschau (a photo gallery) heart 82
To Fleringen heart 79
To Prüm, and beyond heart 67
To Trier heart 74
In Trier: a first look heart 41
In Trier: Look again heart 65
To Bernkastel heart 91
In Bernkastel (a photo gallery) heart 34
To Mesenich heart 63
On the Lellmann Heritage Trail heart 58
To Koblenz heart 65
To Boppard heart 49
Boppard (a photo gallery) heart 57
To Bacharach heart 67
To Oppenheim heart 42
To Heidelberg heart 90
To Mosbach heart 65
In Mosbach: hiking the Hamburg loop heart 37
To Bürgstadt heart 72
To Tauberbischofsheim heart 57
To Rothenburg ob der Tauber heart 57
In Rothenburg ob der Tauber (a photo gallery) heart 86
To Dinkelsbuhl heart 69
In Dinkelsbuhl (a photo gallery) heart 34
To Harburg heart 33
To Augsburg heart 48
To Starnberg, with a stop in Gauting heart 46
Celebrating in Starnberg heart 36
To Bad Aibling heart 49
To Grabenstätt heart 40


To Salzburg heart 68
To Sankt Gilgen heart 61
In Sankt Gilgen (a photo gallery) heart 49
In Sankt Gilgen: the hike to Schafberg heart 112
To Gmunden heart 70
To Mondsee heart 54
Return to Salzburg heart 69
In Salzburg: a day ride to the Königssee heart 76
Moving on from Salzburg heart 11
To Werfen heart 84
To Dorfgastein heart 91
To Mühldorf heart 112
To Villach heart 90


To Kranjska Gora heart 93
In Kranjska Gora: a hike in the national park heart 104
In Kranjska Gora: to Bled and back heart 82


To Tarvisio heart 63
To Gemona del Friuli heart 98
To Maniago heart 87
To Conegliano heart 92
In Conegliano (a photo gallery) heart 33
To Bassano del Grappa heart 75
In Asolo and Bassano del Grappa (a photo gallery) heart 27
To Borgo Valsugana heart 77
To Trento heart 44
In Trento: hiking into the hills heart 116
In Trento: Here’s that rainy day heart 39
To Crema heart 71
In Crema: a loop to the south heart 41
In Crema: A loop to the north heart 57
To Pavia heart 68
To Tortona heart 30
To Acqui Terme heart 99
In Acqui Terme: a hike, and a bike and hike heart 95
To Alba heart 86
In Alba (a photo gallery) heart 18
To Saluzzo heart 48
In Saluzzo: the Airasca to Moretta cycle path heart 105
To Cuneo heart 60
In Cuneo: the southeast loop heart 61
In Cuneo: hiking in a chestnut forest heart 115
In Cuneo: the northeast loop heart 82
In Cuneo (a photo album) heart 87
In Cuneo: the north loop heart 36
To San Stefano al Mare heart 44
To Albegna heart 58
In Albegna (a photo gallery) heart 35
To Arenzano heart 74
To Viareggio heart 69
To Rosignano Solvay heart 68
To Portoferraio (Elba) heart 62
In Portoferraio: Western Elba heart 104
In Portoferraio: Eastern Elba heart 84
In Portoferraio: one last bike and hike heart 57
In Portoferraio (a photo gallery) heart 79
In Portoferraio: dodging the rain heart 66
To Rome heart 36
In Rome: Carpe Diem (soleggiato) heart 65
In Rome: Carpe Diem (piovoso) heart 37
To Viterbo heart 65
In Viterbo: the Tuscania loop heart 61
In Viterbo: climbing Monte Palanzana heart 67
In Viterbo (a photo gallery) heart 28
To Fiumicino heart 21
Back to PDX: one last tale for the tour heart 16
What has been, and what will be heart 14
In Oppenheim: the Katarinenkirche heart 10