February, 2003 – Itinerary
Montevideo to Piriapolis 102Ks
Out coast road, bike path and sidewalk most of the time. Then on a road which becomes a new four lane quiet road to El Pinar 36Ks. Straight on smooth dirt road to end, left 1/2 K to 1B. Views of beach. Moderate traffic, but you avoid most of… Continue reading Uruguay Route Descriptions & Maps
Chile to Brazil December 2003 – March 2004
Santiago to San Felipe 97Ks
Cross the river and ride out Independencia Avenue (It’s very quiet on Sunday AM) We used minor streets to the left (west) of Independencia Avenue after the bridge (4Ks) then 10Ks to start of Highway. Independencia is the best way. Sometimes a side road.… Continue reading Chile Route Descriptions & Maps
Nadi to Sigatoka on Queens Highway 63Ks
2-lane, no shoulder, polite traffic, less and less traffic as you go. Some trucks. Very gradual rolling hills then at 17Ks a gradual to moderate 3K climb. Uninteresting rural scenery. Variable winds, plenty of sweat, occasional rain. Sometimes it rains for hours. Gradual 1-2K climbs and descents. Occassional stores.… Continue reading Fiji Route Descriptions & Maps
Australia – Melbourne to Perth
October and November 2010
Melbourne to Geelong by transport.
Geelong to Lorne 71Ks
Out to C121 to Horseshoe Bend road at 7Ks. Right. 2-lanes light traffic and some easy hills. Very cold and windy (head) some rain in mid October. Nice scenery. At T-junction, (21Ks) right into Torquay. At 25Ks, right on Bells Street… Continue reading Australia Route Descriptions & Maps
Warsaw to Pulawy 125K
Out of town heading south. Mostly flat and straight through pine forests. Usually in a river valley. Moderate traffic. Rain and cool, not much of interest.
Pulawy to Tarnobrzeg 117K
Far more interesting. Small hills and bluffs. At times, we rode on a plateau above the river. More interesting towns with some original wood… Continue reading Poland Route Descriptions & Maps
May 1993 into & out of Frankfurt.
The romantic way, the black forest and the Bodensee.
Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg 85K
Out of the terminal and go left on the bike path (weg). Around airport next to sound barriers to the west then through a forest to Waldorf, 8Ks. Then continue on the bike path to Morfelden along… Continue reading Germany Route Descriptions & Maps
1st trip: May 1990 – from Warsaw, Poland to Frankfurt, Germany
2nd trip March 1991 – from Munich, Germany to Warsaw, Poland
Polish Border to Kezmarok 40K
Compared to our earlier attempted visits to Czechoslovakia, the border formalities had recently become a snap. Reported to be beautiful views of the Tatra mountains but we were fogged in. Up… Continue reading Czech Republic Route Descriptions & Maps
Vienna to Istanbul – September, 1985
“Someday, let’s ride from Shannon, Ireland to Istanbul,” I said to Sally on some previous bike trip through Europe. She liked the idea. “Wouldn’t it be great to experience the subtle day-to-day changes as we go? What countries would we pass through?” “Well, Ireland, England, France,… Continue reading Bulgaria Route Descriptions & Maps
Nicaragua 2009 – November
Esteli to Junction 35Ks
(see from Esteli to Matagulpa)
Junction to Leon 108Ks Hwy 26. Good 2-lane new road. No shoulder. Light traffic. OK scenery. In November strong NE (tail) winds make for easy riding. Some minor hills, at 45Ks out of foot hills and onto the flat coastal plain.… Continue reading Nicaragua Route Descriptions & Maps
El Salvador Border at El Amatillo to San Lorenzo 52Ks
Hwy #1 (Pan American), 2 good wide lanes with a 1 meter shoulder. Light traffic. Good riding. OK scenery, road winds thru low mountains. Occasional moderate climbing. Traffic builds, trucks come through the border in late morning. NE winds (head).… Continue reading Honduras Rout Descriptions & Maps