Finally found a window of free-time😃. I haven’t bike toured since Czech, last year! I wanted to ride Budapest to Belgrade, but the weather was too hot for me. So I chose Climatefriendly Poland with average summer temperatures of 20-25.
I grabbed the train in Ljubljana to Vienna, arriving at 22, I stayed the night in Vienna.
Only bike on the train from Ljubljana
I’ve been to Vienna a couple times, so I tried to catch the early train to Gdańsk the next morning. Booked!, so I booked an evening Flix bus & 50€ cheaper!
So I had a full day to play in Vienna and I did. Went back to the hostel, stored my bike stuff and did some exploring. Of course I found the local beer festival 🍺. No garbage cans anywhere?, all the food was served with real dishes👍
It’s a 14 hour bus ride to Gdańsk 😒
Gdańsk is the biggest city in Poland and has some awesome bike infrastructure. I rode to Sopot beach, making a giant loop ride out of it.
THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE GOES UP & DOWN EVERY 1/2 hour.
LOVE BIKE THEMED BUSINESS’S
THEY ADDED THE LEFT BIKE LANES, THE SHARED ONE WAS TOO PACKED
NICE COFFEE SET-UP
THE BIKE PATH ALONG THE BEACH
BEST BIKE RACKS EVER👍
THERE ARE SOME “HUGE” APARTMENT COMPLEXES
THE “OLD TOWN” IS BEAUTIFUL
I MET THE BREWER & SALESMAN, THEY SHOWED ME AROUND GDAŃSK
GDAŃSK IS HAVING A MONTH LONG PARTY IN TOWN
MORE ANTIQUE MARKET
I COULDN’T DECIDE WHICH “ONE”
THERE ARE VEGAN RESTAURANTS EVERYWHERE GUGA SWEET & SPICY👍
LA GUITARRA HOSTEL, GOOD TIMES!
I don’t like riding out of big cities. The Green Velo route starts in Elblag, about 50km
from Gdańsk, so I take the train to start
This is my first attempt using my phone to make a blog post. It’s not as easy as using a real computer.
My friend Miguel from Tavira, is from Porto. He and many others have said “you must visit Porto.” So I found a “super hostel” just steps from the train station, THE BEST GUEST HOSTEL. Everyone there was super helpful and friendly, the rooms were spotlessly clean & included breakfast!, 16 euro. I found a friendly & informative bicycle rental company, BICLAS & TRICLAS and off I go.
I wanted to revisit Sidi-Ifni and Stanley had friends in Tiznet. So we took the bus. I forgot my jacket on the bus, it went on a 2,000km trip to Algeria and back. I was shocked I got it back. Moroccan’s are super honest & very hard working people. I never felt threaten or in fear, I had a really good time in Morocco this time.
The reason for the policeman photo is 6 years ago, I did photos with policeman in every country except Morocco, it’s forbidden. So I thought I would try again, yep-got it. Last time here I thought, Morocco was nice but I didn’t need to come back. This trip I was visiting my good biking friend Stanley, so a different experience, for sure! He bought a house about 5 years ago and invited me to visit.
My friend Stanley from France has a house in Morocco and has invited me to visit. If I’m going to go that far, I’ve got some people & places I want to visit along the way. Bike touring brings you places you may not experience, otherwise. When I biked through Colera, Spain 5 years ago I was only going to stay 1 night. After setting up my tent, I biked into town, I was here 2 weeks. I met Nuria a local artist who had her signature ants walking the street. Hiking, Biking, Beach walking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving & more can all be found in Colera. (3 Photos from 5 years ago)
I biked in the Czech Republic a couple years ago and thought it had some of the best signed & nearly carfree bicycle touring. I tried to go this summer (2018), but there was too much stuff going on. After volunteering at the Botanical Garden, I checked the weather in Prague, sunny for at least a week. I was on the train the next day heading north to Prague with my bike. Continue reading →