In my first post retirement trip, I visited 11 countries cycling almost 4,500 kilometers in 66 steps from May 5th to July 24th 2019. A trip almost impossible to summarize except to say that despite the fact that I was in no hurry to get back, it was over much too fast. My mind is filled with beautiful memories all garbled together in a flow of images, odors and various sensations that leave me wanting more.
This summary is a set of OpenStreetMaps and Strava maps of all the individual steps of my trip with groupings in Google maps (till I find a way to replace these with OpenStreetMap). You can click on the links for the paths and destinations of the Google maps to view pictures of the sections.
1- From ATH airport to La Pirée in two parts:
2- Pirée to Loutra Obeas Elenis, in the Peloponnese
3- Loutra Obeas Elenis to Xylocastro, in two parts;
5- Patras to Thermo, probably my most difficult day.
8- Kanali to Igoumenitsa in two parts
9- Corfu à Lefkimmi, without bagages.
Here the summary of my trip in Greece in Google Maps
11- Ksamil to Himarë
13- Radhimë to Berat
14 – Berat to Elbasan
16 – Fushë-Krujë to Lake Shkodra
Here is a summary of my itinerary in Albany with Google maps.
17- Lake Shkodra Resort to Podgorica
19- Kotor to Budva and the tunnel of death!
Incursion in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Return to Croatia
23- Neum to Makarska
24- Sumartin to Bol
25- Bol to Supetar
26- Split to Sibenik
27- Sibenik to Zadar
Here is a summary of my itinerary from Montenegro to Zadar in Croatia with Google maps.
28- Zadar to Rtina
29- Rtina to Novelja
Here is a summary of my itinerary from Zadar to Bratislava with Google maps.
39- Malé Leváre to Breclav with a small incursion in Austria
43 – Vranovskà Plàz to Slavonice
Here is a summary of my itinerary from Bratislava to Kutna Hora with Google maps.
46-Kutná Hora to Prague and ride around Prague
50- Dresde to Riesa
52- Torgau to Lutherstadt Wittenberg
53-– Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Oranienbaum-Wörlitz
54- Oranienbaum-Wörlitz to Bernburg
Here is a summary of my itinerary from Kutna Hora to Bernberg with Google maps.
56- Ballenstedt to Wernigerode
Here is a summary of my itinerary from Prague to Wernigerode with Google maps.
57- Wernigerode to Bad Harzburg
62- Vreden to Arnhem
63- Arnhem to Utrecht and the search for castles.
64- Utrecht to Breda
65- Breda to Anvers
Here is a summary of my itinerary from Wernigerode to Brussels with Google maps. Note that I took a train between Bad Harzburg and Hanover.