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.
Then we got in a car and drove south to Bath to get back on “our schedule.”
Then a ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff.
In Sondrio we ran into a ten day rain forecast. So we jumped on a train and went to Bologna.
From Vienna we took a weekend getaway to Prague.
We were in Dubrovnik and Kotor for a week.
From Bandirma we took the ferry into Istanbul.
Continental Europe in Summary:
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.)
Then we got on a 36 hour train to Jaisalmer, in the far west of 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.
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.
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:
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?