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 7
Balkan Bits heart 31
Pre-dawn on the Ross Island Bridge heart 38
Roots research heart 17
The Cycle Life Challenge heart 3
Biking my age in miles heart 40
Biking in our primes heart 26
One month out heart 10
Airbnb pioneers heart 27
Informed Delivery heart 6
A trip to Eugene heart 62
The slow road to Sellwood heart 24
Amy’s place heart 40
Once more unto the bridge heart 50
Cheep thrills heart 32
Some extra storage heart 27
Mary S. Young State Park heart 34
Sold! heart 34
The Canby Ferry heart 30
Three days out heart 36
Pittock Mansion heart 47
Packing list heart 8
Departure heart 25

Crete

Arrival heart 40
Therissos Gorge heart 83
Nea Roumata heart 39
Kissamos heart 51
Topolia Gorge heart 78
Palaiochora heart 46
Agia Roumeli (cancelled) heart 2
Layover in Palaiochora heart 54
Omalos heart 55
Kalyves heart 49
Rethymno heart 45
Rained out in Rethymno heart 40
Rethymno’s Fortress heart 34
Archanes heart 53
Tzermiado heart 80
Agios Nikolaos heart 56
Fourni heart 52
Heraklion heart 29

Up the islands

In transition heart 26
Appolonas, Naxos heart 42
Chora, Naxos heart 50
Agia Kyriaki Church (hike) heart 33
Parikia, Paros heart 86
Gavrio, Andros heart 40
Chora, Andros heart 56
Layover in Chora heart 115
Rafina heart 49
Agii Apostoli heart 52
Chalkida heart 27
Limni heart 49
Loutra Edipsou heart 43

Crossing Northern Greece

In transition heart 5
Loutra Ipatis heart 59
Karditsa heart 42
Kastraki (Meteora) heart 67
Kalambaka (Meteora) heart 55
Metsovo heart 41
Ioannina heart 58
Papigo (Zagori Villages) heart 54
Monodendri (Zagori Villages) heart 63
Kipoi (Zagori Villages) heart 63
Maps, routes and devices (an aside) heart 5
Return to Ioannina heart 18
In Ioannina heart 26
Boukari, Corfu heart 44
Liapades, Corfu heart 51
Corfu Town/Kerkira heart 28
In Corfu Town, part 1 heart 29
In Corfu Town, Part 2 heart 15

Albania

In Transition heart 4
Saranda heart 63
Himara heart 42
Logara Pass heart 38
Goat drive on Logara Pass heart 33
Return to Saranda heart 34
Butrint heart 38
Gjirokaster heart 50
Qestorat heart 36
Gjirokaster and it’s castle heart 2
Përmet heart 72
Benje heart 58
Germenj heart 41
Korça heart 39
Lake Prespa heart 41
Ohrid! heart 36
In Ohrid heart 52

Retrospection

In Transition heart 13
Reflections heart 8