The Bartletts Bike the Baltics - CycleBlaze

The Bartletts Bike the Baltics

Holland to Sweden by Recumbent E-Tandem

By Barry Bartlett & Mary Ellen Bartlett
3,538 km (2,197 miles) over 90 days between Apr. 17, 2019 and Jul. 15, 2019
Planning and prepping for our next European adventure heart 17
It’s Travel day...Saltspring Island Canada to Germany heart 10


Picking up our tandem at the bike shop near Frankfurt heart 47
A wonderful ride to our favourite bakery heart 51
A lazy day on the farm heart 22
One more ride in Hessen heart 11
Our adventure begins heart 36


Rees, Germany to Bronkhorst, Holland heart 52
Bronkhorst to Winterswijk heart 38
Winterswijk - we will stay a second night heart 34
What a day! heart 75


To Muenster we will go.... heart 39
....and in Muenster we will stay heart 59
“Tag der Arbeit”, May 1 - a crazy day to ride a bike in Germany heart 30
Gutersloh - a place of friendly people heart 24
We have hit the hills heart 54
Back to the Weser River heart 71
Holzminden to Einbeck heart 38
Einbeck to Seesen heart 31
A day to remember heart 24
Two more Unesco medieval cities heart 29
Quedlinburg to Bernburg heart 39
On to Dessau heart 24
A rough day heart 34
A rest day in Lutherstadt Wittenburg heart 16
We have found someone to fix our bike heart 22
Seavo has an amazing day with Rolf and Christopher heart 31
Seavo is powered up and raring to go heart 21
Visiting our friend Karin in Fitchenwalde heart 18
Exploring places around Karin’s home heart 17
We go to the See heart 9
A lazy day of planning and visiting in sunny Fitchenwalde heart 8
On the road again heart 62
Berlin to Buckow heart 66


On to Poland heart 70
A great day of riding in Poland heart 18
Off the beaten track in rural Poland to Drezdenko heart 29
Travelling is all about the unexpected heart 37
A short day to Pila heart 30
Packed and riding out of Pila, but..... heart 47
A rainy day and no place to stay heart 14
Greetings from Bagdad heart 32
A wonderful ride to Chelmno, an off the grid gem heart 28
A bumpy and flooded route to Kwidzyn heart 60
Kwidzyn to Malbork heart 26
An amazing day at Marlbork Castle heart 44
A really hard day of riding heart 24
Two Days in Gdansk heart 66
Heading out of Gdansk heart 34
From Sopot to Sweden heart 53


We are in Sweden heart 22
A busy rest day in Karlskrona heart 22
A windy ride through the Swedish countryside heart 19
Charming villages along the Baltic Sea heart 56
A day of meeting wonderful people heart 39
Riding along the Baltic Seashore heart 43
A perfect day of riding heart 40
Today is graduation day for Swedish high school kids heart 25
The spontaneity of travel heart 22


We’re back in Germany heart 21
Travemunde to Lubeck heart 32
Lovely Lubeck heart 31
After many years, we have returned to complete the Elbe River heart 26
Bleckede heart 15
A beautiful ride on the Elbe River heart 20
The Elbe Biosphere is Paradise heart 26
Saying farewell to the Stork colony in Ruhstadt heart 29
Rest day in Tangermunde heart 13
To Magdeburg heart 20
To Barby heart 20
Three ferry rides on the Elbe heart 16
A Hot Ride to Torgau heart 9
Torgau heart 20
A lucky day in Torgau heart 22
Kreinitz to Dresden heart 58
Dresden heart 22
Back to Bamberg, the land of great beer heart 29
Eltmann to Bergrheinfeld heart 25
Across country to Wurzburg heart 34
A couple of days in Wurzburg heart 24
We’ve come full circle heart 12
A Special Evening of Music and Food at the Monastery heart 13
A special night of classical music in the Weilburg Palace heart 16
A few days on the Reitz farm heart 16
We're on our way back to Canada heart 4