London to Istanbul on a Recumbent Tandem - CycleBlaze

London to Istanbul on a Recumbent Tandem

Retired and Ready to Ride the Eurovelo 6

By Barry Bartlett
4,034 km (2,505 miles) over 133 days between Jul. 12, 2012 and Nov. 21, 2012
Saying Goodbye to Our Island Jobs heart 8
Preparing for our journey heart 2
Departure Day is Here....or take a left at Iceland heart 3
A Couple Days in Horley to Assemble the bike heart 4
Our First Day on the Bike heart 6
Riding in Heavy Rain from Stapefield to Lewes heart 4
London Olympics Torch Relay In Lewes and on to Newhaven heart 8
Ferry to Dieppe heart 9
Pourville to St.Valery-en-Caux heart 17
St.Valery-en-Caux to Sassetot-le-Mauconduit heart 9
Sasssetot-le-Mauconduit to Fecamp heart 7
Fecamp to Criquetot L'esneval heart 8
Criquetot L'Esneval to Honfleur: Sometimes Travelling is Hard Work heart 6
Honfleur to vauville heart 1
Vauville to Caen heart 3
A Rest Day in Caen heart 4
Caen to Graye-sur-mer: Finally the road flattens out! heart 4
Rest Day- exploring Canadian War Museum and Courseulles-sur-mer/Bernieres-sur-mer heart 1
Canadian Scottish Municipal Campground to Bayeux via the Canadian Cemetery in Beny-sur-mer heart 2
Two Days of Rest and Sightseeing in Bayeux heart 6
Bayeux to Saint-Lo heart 5
Saint-Lo to Vire: Following the Vire River on Old Tow Paths and Rail Grades heart 16
Market Day and Fighting the Hills and the Rain: Vire to Sourdeval heart 17
Sourdeval to Ducey- downhill at last! heart 9
Reaching Mont St. Michel - a Unesco World Heritage Site: Ducey to Pontorson heart 7
Exploring Mont St. Michel and a short ride to Bazouges heart 20
A day filled with hard riding and wonderful kindness: Bazouges la Perouse to Les Bourges des Comptes heart 2
Les Bourges des Comptes to Redon heart 2
Redon to Guenrouet: A New Canal Route - Brest to Nantes Canal heart 5
Guenrouet to St. Chapelle sur Erdre: The longest day! heart 5
We'll stay put: St. Chapelle sur Erdre heart 1
Exploring Nantes and the Start of the Eurovelo 6 heart 9
Belle Riverie Campground to Montjean sur-Loire heart 3
Montjean-sur-Loire to ST.Mathurin-sur-Loire: Our Bike Computer Goes Crazy heart 6
St.Mathurin-sur-Loire to Savigny-en-Veron heart 3
Taking it easy in wine country: Savigny-en-veron heart 3
Another hot day: Savigny-en-veron to Savonniere heart 5
A hotter day! heart 3
Exploring the Caves in the Wine Region: Montlouis to Blois heart 17
Chambord: Blois to Chambord heart 17
Riding the levee along the Loire: Muides-sur-Loire to Jargeau heart 4
Shoe Trouble!: Jargeau to Sully-sur-Loire heart 3
Ousson-sur-Loire to La Charite-sur-Loire heart 6
Sully-sur-Loire to Ousson-sur-Loire heart 7
La Charite-sur-Loire to Nevers heart 6
Rest Day -Nevers heart 14
Nevers to Dijon on the train heart 15
Another Day in Dijon heart 13
Riding south on the Canal du Bourgogne from Dijon to rejoin the Eurovelo 6 trail heart 8
St. Jean de Losnes to Rans heart 4
Rans to Besancon: Rain is here to stay! heart 10
Besancon to Clerval heart 6
Clerval to Montbeliard heart 5
Montbeliard to Mulhouse heart 8
Mulhouse to Basel, Switzerland heart 11
Basel Switzerland: "You have upholstery!" heart 5
We Have Started the Danube River Route heart 22
Fridingen to Sigmaringen, Germany: A spectacular day with hills, hills, and more hills heart 16
Sigmaringen to Unlingen: New shoes and a detour heart 6
Rest Day in Unlingen: We go to a festival (pharrhoffest) for the new kindergarten heart 2
Unlingen to Ersingen: From the best in German hospitality to the worst......... heart 3
Ersingen to Ulm: A gem of a city heart 8
Exploring Ulm heart 19
Ulm to Gundelfingen: Illness and Bike Problems heart 7
Gundelfingen to Blindheim: Sick and more bike trouble heart 4
Blindheim - Gasthaus Konle: Sick and staying put! heart 5
Blindheim to Ingollstadt: So good to be riding again heart 9
A beautiful day: Ingolstadt to Kelheim heart 15
Kelheim to Regensberg: Camping again! heart 8
Regensburg to Straubing What a week: - from the sublime to the not so ..... heart 9
Straubing to Niederalterich: Huge bike shops, got lost and in the end had a great day! heart 7
Niederalterich to Passau: An auspicious day - the culmination of the first part of our Danube journey heart 12
Austria!: Passau to Kramesau heart 9
Klamesau to Feldkirchen, Camping Insel: New friends, a new country, travelling can be so good... heart 6
Feldkirchen to Mauthausen heart 6
Mauthausen Concentration Camp: A Sobering Sad and Reflective Day heart 2
Au to Ypps, Austria heart 9
Ybbs to Melk, Austria heart 19
Rest Day in Melk heart 21
Melk to Krems: A ride through the beautiful Wachau Valley heart 16
Krems to Klosterneuberg: We're Almost in Vienna heart 13
Our First Day in Vienna heart 8
Vienna: Mozart heart 10
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Museum of Fine Arts and a Concert - extradordinary day: "The best vegetables are meat" heart 14
The Belevedere to see the Klimt Exhibit: More Fabulous Art heart 11
Klosterneuberg - a day to explore heart 7
A final day in Vienna heart 23
Riding out of Vienna to Orth: Rain, wind and more wind. heart 5
Orth to Bratislava heart 7
A day to explore Bratislava heart 18
Bratislava,Slovakia to Donilikten, Hungary heart 6
Hungary: Donakiliti to Bana heart 5
Bana to Neszmely: Cats and dogs.... heart 8
Neszemley to Esztergom heart 19
Esztergom to Vac: A beautiful day riding the Danube Bend heart 18
Vac to Budapest: Hungary's hospitality is memorable... heart 10
Budapest heart 25
Hanging out in Budapest for a few days heart 32
Riding out of Budapest heart 1
Dunaharszti to Rackeve: From Pension to Palace heart 1
Rackeve to Dunaujvaros heart 1
Dunaujvaros to Kalocsa: Hospitality and Friendly People in Hungary heart 3
Rest Day in Kalocso heart 1
Kalocsa to Baja, Hungary: Haircuts at Last! heart 1
Baja to Mohacs: Almost in Croatia heart 2
Mohacs Hungary to Knezevi Vinogradi, Croatia heart 2
Knezevi Vinogradi, Croatia to Vukovar: Another cold wet ride heart 2
Vukovar to Ilok, Croatia heart 2
Ilok, Croatia to Sremski Karlovci, Serbia heart 2
Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade - by other means: 40 mile per hour headwinds and rain... heart 2
Belgrade: Boxing the bike and exploring the city heart 2
A Few Days in Belgrade, Serbia heart 3
Leaving Belgrade heart 1
Hello Istanbul! heart 6
Istanbul heart 19
Topkapi Palace heart 28
Exploring the Bike shops of Istanbul heart 26
A Turkish Island Adventure heart 72
A stroll Along the Waterfront heart 10
A Wonderful Day Exploring the Backstreets of Istanbul heart 22
A Ferry Trip to Asia: It's Market Day in Kadikoy - Sali Pazari heart 18
Our Wonderful Guesthouse in Istanbul heart 11
Istanbul Marathon heart 13
Hagia Sophia heart 11
Western District: Off the Tourist Grid heart 27
Out and About in Istanbul heart 18
The Amazing Archaeology Museum heart 9
On Our Way Home! heart 10
Post Trip Reflections heart 5