North to the Balkans - CycleBlaze

North to the Balkans

From Chania to Ohrid

By Scott Anderson & Rachael Anderson
1,751 miles (2,818 km) over 58 days between Apr. 26, 2018 and Jun. 22, 2018

Anticipation

Two months out heart 6
Balkan Bits heart 30
Pre-dawn on the Ross Island Bridge heart 37
Roots research heart 16
The Cycle Life Challenge heart 2
Biking my age in miles heart 39
Biking in our primes heart 25
One month out heart 9
Airbnb pioneers heart 26
Informed Delivery heart 5
A trip to Eugene heart 61
The slow road to Sellwood heart 23
Amy’s place heart 39
Once more unto the bridge heart 49
Cheep thrills heart 31
Some extra storage heart 26
Mary S. Young State Park heart 33
Sold! heart 33
The Canby Ferry heart 29
Three days out heart 35
Pittock Mansion heart 46
Packing list heart 7
Departure heart 24

Crete

Arrival heart 39
Therissos Gorge heart 82
Nea Roumata heart 38
Kissamos heart 50
Topolia Gorge heart 77
Palaiochora heart 45
Agia Roumeli (cancelled) heart 1
Layover in Palaiochora heart 53
Omalos heart 54
Kalyves heart 48
Rethymno heart 44
Rained out in Rethymno heart 40
Rethymno’s Fortress heart 32
Archanes heart 52
Tzermiado heart 79
Agios Nikolaos heart 55
Fourni heart 52
Heraklion heart 28

Up the islands

In transition heart 25
Appolonas, Naxos heart 41
Chora, Naxos heart 49
Agia Kyriaki Church (hike) heart 32
Parikia, Paros heart 85
Gavrio, Andros heart 39
Chora, Andros heart 55
Layover in Chora heart 114
Rafina heart 48
Agii Apostoli heart 51
Chalkida heart 26
Limni heart 48
Loutra Edipsou heart 42

Crossing Northern Greece

In transition heart 4
Loutra Ipatis heart 57
Karditsa heart 40
Kastraki (Meteora) heart 66
Kalambaka (Meteora) heart 54
Metsovo heart 40
Ioannina heart 56
Papigo (Zagori Villages) heart 53
Monodendri (Zagori Villages) heart 62
Kipoi (Zagori Villages) heart 61
Maps, routes and devices (an aside) heart 4
Return to Ioannina heart 17
In Ioannina heart 25
Boukari, Corfu heart 43
Liapades, Corfu heart 49
Corfu Town/Kerkira heart 27
In Corfu Town, part 1 heart 28
In Corfu Town, Part 2 heart 14

Albania

In Transition heart 3
Saranda heart 61
Himara heart 41
Logara Pass heart 37
Goat drive on Logara Pass heart 32
Return to Saranda heart 33
Butrint heart 37
Gjirokaster heart 49
Qestorat heart 35
Gjirokaster and it’s castle heart 1
Përmet heart 71
Benje heart 57
Germenj heart 40
Korça heart 38
Lake Prespa heart 40
Ohrid! heart 35
In Ohrid heart 51

Retrospection

In Transition heart 12
Reflections heart 7