Where did we go?

Below is our cycling route.  It’s not the exact roads we took, but the general idea.  Labeled towns are ones we slept in, although the list is not exhaustive.   Also, we went some other places, without our bike.

The party started in Heathrow.  Le Tour de France in Yorkshire.

England, Scotland
England, Scotland

Then we got in a car and drove south to Bath to get back on “our schedule.”

England
England

Then a ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff.

France
France
France, Switzerland
France, Switzerland
France, Switzerland, Italy
France, Switzerland, Italy

In Sondrio we ran into a ten day rain forecast.  So we jumped on a train and went to Bologna.

Italy, Slovenia, Austria
Italy, Slovenia, Austria

From Vienna we took a weekend getaway to Prague.

Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

We were in Dubrovnik and Kotor for a week.

Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania
Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania
Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey
Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey
Turkey
Turkey

From Bandirma we took the ferry into Istanbul.

Continental Europe in Summary:

Europe
Europe

Then we trained/bused to Cappadocia and Ephesus and then flew to Trabzon, Turkey for a weekend of hiking in the Kackar Mountains.  Then a week in Israel/Jordan.  Then 36 hours in Dubai before finally landing in Kathmandu.  A week of trekking with Elizabeth and my mother Charlotte in the Himalayas before getting back on the bike.  (Delays because of a rear wheel that needed to be rebuilt.)

Nepal and Uttar Pradesh, India
Nepal and Uttar Pradesh, India

Then we got on a 36 hour train to Jaisalmer, in the far west of India.

Rajasthan, India
Rajasthan, India

After Delhi we went to RIshikesh for a week to do some yoga and “find ourselves.”  Then a plane to Vientiane.  (too many planes).  Before all of the below happened my parents came out and we saw Luang Prabang and Siem Reap.

Laos
Laos

We were in Chiang Mai for a while, interspersed with a trip from Katy’s family and a couple of days at the beach in Phuket.

Thailand
Thailand

In Phitsanulok we got on a train to Bangkok, and then went to the beach in Krabi to cool off in the Andaman Sea before flying back to the States.

Right now we are in Los Angeles, doing this:

El Porto, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles
El Porto, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles

The next three  weeks we will be in Southern Utah.  Any suggestions on day hikes, overnight hikes, scenic roads, dirt roads, favorite hamburger shops, favorite campsites, or other must-do suggestions?

2 thoughts on “Where did we go?”

  1. What a great bike tour! All those countries, roads, and people to experience! I am in complete awe of what you have accomplished!

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