With the worst rain behind us and some uncertain clouds circling around we leave Fort William and follow the blue on blue thistle marked trail posts leading us north out of town and along the Caledonian Canal. The canal has been envisioned in the late 18th century as a way to connect the east and west coasts of Scotland and thus omitting the dangerous waters of Cape Wrath in the far north, but it also served a revitalizing role to the Highlands, desolate after a series of English laws and actions known as the Highland Clearances forced many a Scotsman to search for personal freedom of playing bagpipes, wearing tartan and most importantly speaking Gaelic in places such as North America and Australia. Nowadays the canal serves as a tourist attraction and forms the backbone of what is known as the Great Glen Way, a long distance trail connecting Fort William in the west with Inverness in the east.
With the garage doors shut behind us there is no turning back, we have no keys and no one will be around the house for the next three weeks. It’s a warm May morning and we set off to catch our Piotrkow-Warsaw train. The cycling route to Piotrkow I know quite well since many of […]
I wake up at 6AM, go to work, get back home somewhere between 3 and 6PM, researching maps, fiddle with bikes, order stuff, sleep. Repeat. Groundhog days like these pass by for the last 10 months of living in Rybnik, Poland – a spell broken on just a few occasions to hike, cycle or visit […]
Running away from declining temperatures in Poland we end up enjoying prolonged hike-a-bikes bouncing from beach to beach on Croatia’s Krk island. Next time we’ll make sure to bring some suspension forks, proper hiking shoes and tires setup tubeless.
A high pitched female scream vibrates in front of me as I race downhill a leaf covered trail. Tires continue rustling through the golden-brown carpet of the forest floor. There it goes again! I feel hot and damp air on my face as I exhale into my neck warmer. The yell hits my eardrums once […]
Having spent most of the summer reorganizing ourselves in a new place we decided it was time for at least a short vacation break. Escaping from degrading weather in Poland and en route to Slovenia for a family visit meant we were close enough to the hot Croatian sun and beaches of Krk island. Packing […]
In between moving places, DIYing furniture, finding our spot in a new environment Saska got some time to cut, slice and edit our ride into a cool bikepacking movie. Without further ado we present