Ljubljana – Dubrovnik Expedition / Part 3: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia

Dubrovnik, the Pearl from the Adriatic. A jewel in the Croatian Coast
The Croatian coast is a jewel resting on the Adriatic Sea. It offers the visitors a wide variety of attractions, such as sailing, cycling, hiking, parties, or just chilling out on the beach. I came to that conclusion in the course of the trip. It is an excellent option for those looking for a Sports and Adventure Travel destination. Crossing the Island of Hvar As mentioned in the last post I had arrived at the Island of Hvar. After five consecutive days of cycling, I could not wait to take a day of rest to recover my muscles. I could not have chosen a better place: Hvar Town. The city is cozy; beaches are beautiful, varied options for boat tours and cycling, a spectacular view from Hvar Fortress among other attractions. The weather did not cooperate, however, collapsing a thunderstorm afternoon. At least I was not on the road facing the...

Ljubljana – Dubrovnik Expedition / Part 2: Croatian Coast

The Island of Pag is an excellent destination for an adventure travel holiday. There are spectacular beaches, cool towns and great routes for cycling. The environment invites visitors to outdoor activities. It was where I saw more cyclists around, groups and individuals. I started this stage in Novalja and cycled all the way on the Island of Pag up to Zadar. The weather was great; there were stunning views and friendly atmosphere. As it was late season roads weren’t too busy. My first stop was in Pag Town, which I first saw from the top of a hill. The Pag center is a pleasant setting to have lunch and drinks enjoying the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea. But I still had a long way to arrive at my destination, so I refilled my water tank and moved forward. When I stopped for lunch, I was less than 6km away from Zadar. I rode a total of...

Ljubljana – Dubrovnik Expedition / Part 1: Slovenia

Cycling trip from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik
Last October 02nd I started the Ljubljana – Dubrovnik Expedition, a cycling trip from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, to Dubrovnik, “The Pearl of the Adriatic” in Croatia. I departed from Rio on September 29th to Vienna where I took a transfer to Ljubljana. Due to my travel agency Larbtur, I had a meeting on October 01st at Happy Tours Slovenia with my friends and partners Rok Bulc, Nando Cabral, and Aleksandra Jezersek to talk about the expedition itself and other business we have together. After our meeting, Nando drove us to Bled, a beautiful and peaceful town on the shore of the gorgeous Lake Bled. There is an island in the middle of the lake, and the impressive Bled Castle (first castle in Slovenia) lies on the top of a cliff overlooking the lake. At night I had a walk around the cool Ljubljana old town. Starting the...

Val d’Orcia

Enjoy a cycling holiday in Tuscany
Everyone has heard about the beautiful Tuscany landscape in Italy. What maybe someone doesn’t know is that, besides its history and excellent wines, a cycling holiday in Tuscany is an excellent choice. Whether you are interested in road biking or mountain biking, going fast or at an easygoing pace, hard work or e-bikes to help on the ups and down. Additionally, can combine easily to a visit to Firenze. Slow Down and Enjoy Tuscany Landscape Among Tuscany regions, Val d’Orcia is a special one. Located south of Siena, this is that kind of place where time moves smoothly. Renaissance painters celebrated its landscape. Also, UNESCO added it to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2004. There are plenty of charming and picturesque medieval towns, and its historical sites to visit, as San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Montalcino among others....

Fahrradtour in Berlin

Cycling tour in Berlin
Berlin is one of the most amazing, exciting, modern, fashionable, and impressive cities in the world. It has it all: historic sites, mixed cultures, nightlife, museums, modern and antique art and so on. It is a kind of place that matches all sorts of tastes. For that reason, the city does entertain any tourist: seniors, families with kids, families with teenagers, nightlifers, GLS, culture voyagers. Not to mention the history researchers. Definitely, it is worth a visit. Go on a Cycling Tour around Berlin Any visitor should take a city tour or sightseeing. Berlin has so many points of interest and sights to visit. It is not a bad idea to contact a local travel agency or take a hop on–hop off bus for a standard itinerary. Indeed, there are many ways to do it. Our suggestion, however, is to go on a cycling tour. A bike tour has many advantages...