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Planning trip from Barcelona to London, via Geneve,

Hey awesome people, 

I'm currently planning a bikepacking trip from Barcelona back up to UK, via Geneve, Switzerland where my sister lives, though I thought it would be pretty awesome to see a bit more than ust France on my back up north, It would be really cool to see Denmark and cross the huge bridge into Malmo, Sweden. 

I'm not at all an experienced tourer but have dreams and need for adventure, I've also been wondering about using trains for some parts. 

Any ideas, tips, routes, or has anyone done anything like it before? Any hosts (I'm a chef if that helps haha) on the route, or any recomendations for stopping points? I reckon I could push to 100km per day, as I did 60km per day during my Camino de Santiago and I was much less fit. 

Been looking to it September/October time, when hopefully the Covid situation has calmed down a little bit, the heat has gone away a little bit and before winter is coming.

Really appreciate any assistance.

Stu

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Adventure Cycling Weekend on the Natchez

Just getting ready to embark during this crazy pandemic. This will be my longest ride in 18 years. 55 miles per day for two days. End of September and getting nervous already.

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From Paris to Aix-en-Provence (France only)

Hi there,

 

I'll be riding from Paris to Aix-en-Provence starting the 14th and planning the end on the 19th.
Passing by Nevers, Vichy, Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy-en-Velay and the Mont Ventoux, I am looking for hosts on the road.
I'd be happy and grateful to share some moments with people along the road.

Looking forward this new adventure !

Cheers and ride safe !

 

Nicolas

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Trip through the netherlands

Hello everyone,

starting with the 22nd of August I and my girlfriend are going to cycle through the netherlands for ~10 days. Starting at our house in Kempen (inbetween Venlo and Duisburg) we will be heading to first visit Nijmegen and Arnhem, next days Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amsterdam, then some hopefully nice weather conditioned days at the sea, cycling to Den Haag and Rotterdam and going further to 's-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven. 

We love to visit and see ancient or interesting cities and places, having some days off cycling on our trips to get to see more or just to relax.

We woud be happy if there are some people willing to host us (M48/F54) or even join us for a part showing us some nice places of their homearea which are not overrun (Corona ist still out there). After sitting like 6 months just at home in home office and at our very rural homeplace, gardening we really need to see something different then the fields across the street, behind the house, right and left. :)

Here is our currently planned route
https://www.komoot.de/tour/233838145?ref=wtd

Michael

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Can I camp in your yard! Riding through Switzerland and Germany

Hello everyone,

I've been cycling for a week and decided to change routes and head for Swiss beauty and lovely Germany. I'm planning to take the hertzroute, then Lausanne to basel. Afterwards I will find my way through Germany to arrive in the Netherlands.

If you can host it would be greatly appreciated, a place to camp is all I need and I'm extra diligence. Would be awesome to meet some cyclists. Cheers!

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Depending on the time that

Depending on the time that you are arriving (from Basel to the netherlands, there is just 1 route - along the rhine :) ). You could camp here.

When ou leave the rhine between Düsseldorf and Krefeld, heading to the netherlands, you will find us 20km in front of the border (next to Venlo).

We are cycling from the 22nd to the 2nd of September through the NL ourselves. So we probably wont be here in that time. Just send us a msg.

Enjoy your ride, I love that area you are currently cycling at. 

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Thankyou for the offer!

Hello!

Apologies for the delay but I've been on the road and changed my trip as I had to end it early for work. But I plan for another one in that region as I now have the bike bug and I read you're travelling as well.

Thanks a showerload for the offer and happy travels!!!

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Oslo, Göteborg

Hey there

Me (Friedrich) and my girlfriend Luca from Germany will travel from Trelleborg to Oslo in September. Our journey will end in Oslo 25/26 September. For this finish we still need accommodation. Our ferry leaves on Monday 28.09.2020 at 13:45. If you are willing to host us for some days we would be very happy to see you soon. (Germany got marked as "red zone" but we are travelling through Sweden for 10 days before - so no worries about your home getting our quarantine :) )
We also want to cycle through Göteburg arriving on 19/20.09 and staying for 1 day. So again reach out to us if you might have accommodation.

Luca and I don't need much to be happy. The shower can also be cold :P We like to chat and to meet you because we both are very interested in new people. See you soon - first try showering warm ;)

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Trips through the Netherlands

For this year I am not planning trips anymore. I did a few short (3 - 5 days) bicycle-camping trips this summer (so no WS). All starting from home and then going East or South. 

For the rest of this year I am only planning 1 day rides. I live in Meppel, which is an ideal town for riding in all different directions. Maybe someone wants to be my guest for a night? 

My original plan for this year was to tour during all month of June, going over the IJsselmeer by boat (Stavoren - Enkhuizen) and then riding through Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Noord-Brabant or Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel and back home. Or maybe the other way round. But that plan was over because of lockdown, closed campings, a.a. 

Now if everything goes better I want to do that planned trip next year. I still think June is the best month. Most nights I'll camp at 'Natuurkampeerterreinen', a few nights with family living along the route, but I would like to try some WS hosts too. 

I love planning long before the real trip. So if you want to be my host  next year... please contact. 

 

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Late spetembre Mediterranean trip

Hi WS cOMMUNITY,

I'll be travelling from Torino, Italy to Marseille, France at the end of the month. I'll follow the Eurovelo8 for 450m. Let me know if anyone will be arround!

Have nice ride!

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Hey everybody! 

Hey everybody! 

So I'm planning on leaving from Barcelona in a few weeks going towards the UK. Not really got any specific stops other than one in Geneva Switzerland, but if anybody would like to join and give input on the route of course, it'd be great. 

Would also really appreciate it if any can offer warm showers and a bed (even if with this pandemia going on I have to ask).

Mostly be riding through france into swiss, then up towards the north. 

Well likely finish in London. 

Thanks very much and feel free to get in touch!

Stu

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Trans Am E to W to Pueblo, then NM, AZ, and cali

Hey yall. Somewhere around day 10 of my tour so far. Someone suggested using warmshowers, but Ive had trouble with the interface. Currently in eastern missouri, then will be making my way across kansas, colorado to pueblo, then try and head south through new mexico, arizona and on to southern california.

Would appreciate and advice or tips on anything! And if there are any hosts along the way, would love to be able to stay with you! And any riders, would enjoy linking up for any part of it. (with covid precautions of course)

 Safe travels,

Daniel

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Bycicle tour

Hi friends...

We are planning to go cycle day tour to Ambivali caves on 18th October.ita arround 110Km too & fro.

Excited....

 

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Providing Shelter

Hey :)

if you are planning to cycle through Berlin/ Potsdam, I'm happy to host you. I'm living in Potsdam, next to the train station, 30 minutes from Berlin. 

Safe travels

Friedrich

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Providing Shelter

Hey :)

if you are planning to cycle through Berlin/ Potsdam, I'm happy to host you. I'm living in Potsdam, next to the train station, 30 minutes from Berlin. 

Safe travels

Friedrich

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Host in Paris

Hi there!
I'm currently cycling from Ghent (Belgium) to the South of France, following eurovelo 3. By tomorrow evening I should arrive in Paris. Anybody able to host? 

Thanks in advance!

Tim

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This Friday November 6th, heading up from NYC to the Tappan Zee

Looking to do my second bike tour with my touring companion.  Looking for accommodations near the Tappan Zee Bridge, in Nyack or on the east side of the Hudson.  Any advice or offers are welcome.  We have gear to camp in someone's backyard if it is available.

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December 12: Brussels to Cherbourg and ferry to Dublin

Starting on December 12, I'm going to travel from Bruxelles to traversing Normandy and getting a ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin. I'm going to do so cycling and ensuring social distancing during these restricted times of pandemic.

I am improvising this trip: I arrived to Brussels to help my sister (who lives here) with her family care. In the meanwhile, I have found a bargain for a tandem bike in Brussels. I have been considering buying a tandem since months, to travel with my family or friends, so I bought it, together with the basic camping equipment to start my journey back to Dublin, where I currently live.

Approximate route:

Approximate route

I'm actually traveling alone, and if you're is interested into joining for part of the trip, I will welcome your company and an extra pair of legs :)

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to Ireland

Hi Luca, Sorry I am not on your route. But you gave me a good idea for a future trip. I'd love to visit Ireland, where I was once, decades ago. And this time I want to ride my bicycle there and take a ferry. I looked at the maps to see how a ride through England and Wales would be (taking the ferry from Hoek van Holland first and then a ferry from Wales to Ireland). Maybe having a nice ride to Cherbourg and then take the ferry to Ireland is even a better plan ... At least another option. 

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Hi Inge!

Hi Inge!

I considered England, but as I'm traveling quite heavy, I concluded that the path through Normandy will be easier.

I also have never been in Normandy and I'm intrigued by the coastal way with those nice cliffs :)

The downside may be that the ferry trip from Cherbourg to Dublin lasts around 18 hours, but that long ferry trip would also another first time experience for me, so I'm looking forward for it too.

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to Ireland

Those were my thoughts too. I would like to ride my bicycle in England and Wales, but better spend some weeks doing only that, not going to Ireland on the same trip. I am a slow rider with a heavy bike (the ordinary old-fashioned Dutch type) and packed panniers front and back. I think the long ferry will be a nice experience too. Long ago I was on a boat from Amsterdam to Norway and I liked it, maybe this will be like that. 

I know Normandy, or at least some parts of it. It's beautiful. Riding all the way there will take me some time too, maybe even 2 weeks. But I never was there on the bicycle. 

 

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EuroVelo 12 or the N S C R

I cycled from Shetland, south to France, then along the Eastern shore of the N Sea (Nord Zee) up to Sweden in 2019, If you want any tips, places to see, WS hosts that I would recommend, then call me.

Happy Christmas and stay safe

Brian 

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Tent Camping

Bicycling Florida, blue dots are where I've been, green where I want to go...

Heading back up the Keys, then up the coast...

Not sure if pix is showing, I don't see map, so here is another link to Google Photos...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8kSRvZ3KdjJBKTMD6

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Back in Homestead Florida,

Back in Homestead Florida, going to be bicycling to Miami and points north next... 

Cool clouds on the ocean horizon

Pictures not uploading?

Here's link...

https://robert-banach.pixels.com/featured/pelicans-fly-at-dawn-robert-banach.html

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Brazil trip

In middle of January I will arrive to Sao Paolo and start my trip at least for 3 months. If some borders will open I will go to next country. If not - I have return ticket to Istanbul in April. Turkey must be good country for trip.

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Cross Canada tour May 15 - Sept 25 (at the speed of life)

After a year of social isolation, a group of adventurers is planning an epic trip in 2021 to help reconnect and rebuild communities.

More details about the route and logistics are at www.connectour.ca

ConnecTour has an ambitious cross-Canada cycle trip planned for the summer of 2021 and is looking for like-minded individuals to join all or part of the journey, whether for a day, a week or one of the five stages. The trip will cover nearly 8,000 kilometres over four months, starting in Victoria in mid-May and ending in St. John’s, Nfld. by mid-September.

“Beyond the exceptional memories, we aim to fuel a movement – a national conversation on who we are and to celebrate the ordinary heroes who make us unique.” ⁠⠀

Press Release about the trip: https://calgaryherald.com/travel/local-cycle-group-to-hit-the-road-in-2021-in-search-of-remarkable-canadians?fbclid=IwAR3p3wxRRaLDGPWBj8Ivwzb69bqcMAe1SgbfKY1cN-nKAhWe4P2VhT4bI9A

 

 

 

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Your message connetour Canada

Hello Tanya, Hello Rick,

wow! I´ll be very pleased to yoin you and all others on this trip. As I´m living in Germany I saw a lot of reports from the great landscape of Canada. To be honest, my respect for the great wildness of this country is great. I believe that a bicycle trip of several month in such environment will be a big challenge. Nevertheless, although I´m nearly 62 years old, I feel fit enough to deal with this mission. If you want to know more aout me, please write directly to my email account maroart@hotmail.com

Warm Regards

Martin

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First trip for me - Europe baby

Hello all !!

 

This is my first post here I am excited.

 

I plan my first ever big trip from Bordeaux to Lisbonne, Portugal. I am currently plannig the last details and might be on the road in the next week.

 

Can't wait to go !

 

Albus

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Spanish part

Hello Alban!

Just one question: what will you say to Spainish police if they hold you?

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Hello Luka !

Hello Luka !

 

Why would they hold me ?

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In different regions of Spain

In different regions of Spain they have different law but generally you can find different kinds of moving restrictions.

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due to covid you mean?

due to covid you mean?

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right

right

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we shall see my friend

we shall see my friend

 

anyone from spain here can advice us ?

 

Thanks !

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Spain

Hey Alban! We are also planning to cross Spain (from south to norht) starting in mid february. Have you already got some information about the situation in Spain for cyclists? Would be very interested... Thanks!

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Spain

Hey Alban! We are also planning to cross Spain (from south to north) starting in mid february. Have you already got some information about the situation in Spain for cyclists? Would be very interested... Thanks!

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Hello Daniela,

Hello Daniela,

 

We should ask some people from Spain here on the forum I guess.

Is Spain confined ?

 

Thank you !

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Information from Catalonia, Spain

Hello, I am writing from Catalonia, Spain.

Currently each province has different rules and the curfew is also different.
But almost all of them have general restrictions such as:
- Perimeter closure of each community
- Curfew between 8/9/10 / 11pm and 6am, depending on the community
- Regional closure, even some communities have municipal closure.
- Use of the mask everywhere and in all cities, except if you are doing sports (cycling, running, etc.)

On this website, there is an interactive map where you can check all the restrictions, in each community and it is updated every hour.
It is in Spanish, but the browser translates it without problems.

https://www.rtve.es/noticias/20210207/mapa-confinamientos-espana-coronavirus-restricciones/2041269.shtml

I hope it has been helpful, good luck and many warmshowers, but that will be more difficult.

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restrictions, in the Netherlands too

Also here in the Netherlands: 
- curfew from 9:30 PM to 4:30 AM 
- wear face masks in all shops, stores, public places. Not outdoors. 
- so-called 'non-essential' shops are closed. 
- 'social distance' 1,5 meter (5 feet) 

 

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hello warmshowers community,

hello warmshowers community,

 

This year I plan to visit Austria high Alps the Grossglockner, It will be my dream to go up there with my road bike.

I plan to travel there with my car or bus or anything ( from Romania- transylvania) , I don't know yet and then explore all the nearby mountains with my own bike.

Does anyone have experience on that place ? is it too difficult to climb that mountain? what gear combination is ideal for a fit biker? not beginner but also not a pro.

I also accept any recommendation regards the place , I also accept rider fellows who intend the same thing...maybe we organize something nice together, so any positive recomendation is welcome.

Zsolt

 

p.s. is is better to fly with your bike than taking a long distance bus ?

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