Dan and Claire on Sabbatical!!

Welcome to our blog, we hope you enjoy following our adventures!
We split our sabbatical in 2 parts:
Part 1 was from March to June 2010 touring around in our campervan in France and Spain.
Part 2 started on the 7th of July when we left Scotland to cycle through Europe and the Middle East to Africa in the remaining 6 months (back for Xmas).
Have a look at the route below and we'll try to post pics as much as we can!


Cycle Route to Africa

31 Jul 2010

Zwei Bier Bitte

Song of the day:
The wheels on the bike go round and round, the wheels on the bike go round and round, MY ARSE HURTS!!!
Thats what cycling 1500km (1000 miles) does to you...

Germany is so big, everything in fact is very big. Big hills, big beers and big bits of pig (to eat). We're still averaging 100km (60 miles) a day through some really cool country side. After leaving Shuggy and Alisha's we rode through Belgium and Holland into Germany into 'a big green bit' as we call it on our crappy map. This green bit turned out to the Eifel National Park, which was full of huge hills that went on for ever at 10% up...and down in the rain... After that we made our way onto the Rhein for a day and half which was pretty and nice and flat. We passed Koblenz and Mainz and went off the Rhein towards Darmstadt Wurzburg. We're in a beautiful medieval town called Rothenburg and der Tauber now, in Bavaria and just had an enormous leg of pork. Each!
Tomorrow we continue our journey towards the Donau, a couple of days and we'll be cycling on the flat again. Great to cycle together in the sunshine!

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