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 8
It’s Travel day...Saltspring Island Canada to Germany heart 7


Picking up our tandem at the bike shop near Frankfurt heart 41
A wonderful ride to our favourite bakery heart 42
A lazy day on the farm heart 18
One more ride in Hessen heart 10
Our adventure begins heart 26


Rees, Germany to Bronkhorst, Holland heart 37
Bronkhorst to Winterswijk heart 30
Winterswijk - we will stay a second night heart 26
What a day! heart 57


To Muenster we will go.... heart 30
....and in Muenster we will stay heart 45
“Tag der Arbeit”, May 1 - a crazy day to ride a bike in Germany heart 24
Gutersloh - a place of friendly people heart 20
We have hit the hills heart 48
Back to the Weser River heart 55
Holzminden to Einbeck heart 28
Einbeck to Seesen heart 22
A day to remember heart 16
Two more Unesco medieval cities heart 22
Quedlinburg to Bernburg heart 33
On to Dessau heart 13
A rough day heart 28
A rest day in Lutherstadt Wittenburg heart 11
We have found someone to fix our bike heart 18
Seavo has an amazing day with Rolf and Christopher heart 25
Seavo is powered up and raring to go heart 19
Visiting our friend Karin in Fitchenwalde heart 9
Exploring places around Karin’s home heart 8
We go to the See heart 5
A lazy day of planning and visiting in sunny Fitchenwalde heart 7
On the road again heart 43
Berlin to Buckow heart 51


On to Poland heart 61
A great day of riding in Poland heart 15
Off the beaten track in rural Poland to Drezdenko heart 24
Travelling is all about the unexpected heart 31
A short day to Pila heart 28
Packed and riding out of Pila, but..... heart 43
A rainy day and no place to stay heart 10
Greetings from Bagdad heart 26
A wonderful ride to Chelmno, an off the grid gem heart 23
A bumpy and flooded route to Kwidzyn heart 50
Kwidzyn to Malbork heart 23
An amazing day at Marlbork Castle heart 33
A really hard day of riding heart 23
Two Days in Gdansk heart 50
Heading out of Gdansk heart 25
From Sopot to Sweden heart 35


We are in Sweden heart 15
A busy rest day in Karlskrona heart 16
A windy ride through the Swedish countryside heart 14
Charming villages along the Baltic Sea heart 39
A day of meeting wonderful people heart 31
Riding along the Baltic Seashore heart 38
A perfect day of riding heart 33
Today is graduation day for Swedish high school kids heart 18
The spontaneity of travel heart 16


We’re back in Germany heart 15
Travemunde to Lubeck heart 24
Lovely Lubeck heart 21
After many years, we have returned to complete the Elbe River heart 17
Bleckede heart 9
A beautiful ride on the Elbe River heart 9
The Elbe Biosphere is Paradise heart 18
Saying farewell to the Stork colony in Ruhstadt heart 18
Rest day in Tangermunde heart 9
To Magdeburg heart 11
To Barby heart 8
Three ferry rides on the Elbe heart 8
A Hot Ride to Torgau heart 6
Torgau heart 17
A lucky day in Torgau heart 18
Kreinitz to Dresden heart 42
Dresden heart 10
Back to Bamberg, the land of great beer heart 21
Eltmann to Bergrheinfeld heart 17
Across country to Wurzburg heart 28
A couple of days in Wurzburg heart 19
We’ve come full circle heart 7
A Special Evening of Music and Food at the Monastery heart 10
A special night of classical music in the Weilburg Palace heart 11
A few days on the Reitz farm heart 9
We're on our way back to Canada heart 4