Follow the path 2015/16

Summer is still around

The day before my birthday. It's a bit cold, and overcast. We pass one of our favourite grocery shops and decide to do the birthday shopping today in case we are out in the bush tomorrow. Good idea...

Camargue..the sump

It's very pleasant to be in this area. People are on holiday, relaxed, the sun is bright and we spend time on the beach every day. It's a few more days left of September and we feel we are getting ...

Parlez vouz French?

We sure were arriving in France: the traffic increased, the prices too ! I took this one thinking of my sister  who has a flat just near(or maybe in ) Shoreditch, East London. Its apparentl...

Back to the coast! YES!

As said, no one who hasn't been there will understand the incredible feeling when you realize you've managed to cross one entire country by self power! Even thought crossing Italy from coast to coa...

Have you heard about Asti?

We arrived Asti  Saturday midday.- had a stop outside a shop to have a snack before entering the town itself and to make a plan what to do. Had a chat with a man who told us there was a festiv...

The midlands of Italy

We started early morning from Federica's house in Treviso. Decided to skip the cycle route along the river Po (has to be another time!) and went directly for the faster way across the country. It's...

Finally here!

Not since the day before going to Athens I've had a feeling like this; butterflies in my stomach, a feeling of going back in time to take part in something extra ordinary. A touch of the past, the ...

Yoga Day in Treviso!

We are aiming for Venice, and I have been checking the internet  for the EuroVelo 8 route. By experience  we know there is actually no bike path but just a suggested less trafficy road&nb...

Passing Slovenia into Italy

We left Pula well rested and continued up the coast towards Slovenia. We are getting quite excited to cross into a new country,not because we don't like Croatia, but because we are running out of c...

Undercover bikers in Pula..

Getting closer to Rijeka in the northern part of Croatia, an important decision is to be made: should we shortcut and go straight to Trieste in Italy? Buuut, there will be mountains to climb again....

The Second Part:

Waking up on the parking lot outside Ana Ban's mothers flat in Split. We were lucky to finally get our bikes out even thought the mother had left for her holidays, the brother made it to town to op...

Well hello there, Ms Vic!

We are in Split! The wonderful news is that Rouslan, our host on couchsurfing, gave us a whole penthouse flat for ourselves! Seaview, big, bright and  a total luxury for us- 50 meters from th...

Bosnia; swoop in -swoop out

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Bosnia! Absurdly enough, Bosnia has managed to squeeze in a coastline of 20 km! And we have seen it all :) The country has only 20 kilometres of coastline, arou...

Game of thrones? Here?

Hello again! I forgot to tell you about my first accident on this trip! The last day in Albania I wanted to tip my chair away from my bag to pick it up whilst still sitting on it -but it fell with ...

Montewhatnow?

We would definitely recommend all to go to Albania, they have a reputation of too much organized crime but the changes are about to happen. Albania wants to apply for a EU memerbership and therefor...

Albania

We have a heard a lot of things about Albania and Albanians. For example the Albanian mafia has been implicated in  illegal Channel crossings for refugees in Calais , France. They have been b...

Arriving Albania

This is what it looked like when we spent the night over the motorway. We stopped just before another climb so in the morning we started pushing towards Ioannina and the next country, Albania! ...

Are we tired yet?

A picture gallery of the climb. The first day it was raining and we made a few stops in tavernas to wait for it to stop. We spent the night at a taverna veranda under the roof. Second day weather w...

Goodbye Greece!

After spending 8 months in Greece it's time to move on. This post is for all of you out there who invited us, thank you for your kindness, helpfulness, fun times and making us feel welcome and at h...

The sweetest surprise!

We had been doing a lot of route research;  and we had cancelled the plan to go straight west over Edessa and the mountain climb into a tiny bit of Macedonia and then to Albania..again mountai...

Leaving Day: injury

We got up early, eager to get going. But before the final bye Dimitris came and invited us for a symbolic Greek coffee that we had on the porch, the granmother Marika kindly gave us a chocolate tre...

The final days

We made it back to Genissea just in time to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day. Well, celebrating and celebrating, it meant only that I got a bit emotional thinking about my people and tellin...

New friends and arriving Genissea again

Still amazed by the Romanian 'mafias' kindness towards us, we continued a bit further, and by evening time we realized we didn't have any cooking or drinking  water left so we went up to the o...

Building muscles or cycling?

Uh! It was as feared! From Volos we start some serious mountain climbing..This was only the first day of our pushingthebikesupthemountain-fun. We had checked this before we left Genissea, di...

Edipsou to Volos

Waking up early outside Hotel Romantica, not being so super keen on starting the ride to the ferry at Agiokampos, north on the island of Evia. It's not really far but we remember it as hilly. Surp...

Picking up the bikes

We have just come back after a 15 days travel on the bikes. We left Genissea on a Friday afternoon by train and for 25Euros it took us all the way to the capitol Chalkida of the island Evia. It was...

Life in Genisea

Have I told you how happy I am? Or I guess I can say 'we' -We are happy :D Follow your path and you will be happy <3 Coming to this place, this family, this work situation, is just soo nice!...

From south to north again

Back to February: We had booked tickets online to go on the train from Athens to our new place up north, via Thessaloniki and towards the Turkish border: Next stop Xanthi. Always good to have a ...

Ready to leave Athens

Okay people, I think it's getting a bit confusing now. We are still in Athens, and I have been writing about several couches, but here's an update: We stayed at Andreas' place for 10 nights. Then...

Action Athens!

For those who eagerly follow our blog,  they have probably not been able to sleep due to our last comment in the post 'Visiting and waiting in Athens', where I finished with: *The day before w...

Amazing Athens

We have to make one full post dedicated to the beauty of Athens. Personally I am very surprised how much I like this capital: even thought it's a BIG city, and we have now stayed in four complete d...

Visiting and then waiting in Athens

What was planned as a long weekend in Athens has turned into three weeks so far. We left Evia ( bikes and all) to go for an interview in Athens. We were SOOO ready to leave our peaceful bubble in ...

Days of our lives

To do yoga outdoors during Xmas.. Hahaha, the weirdos in this area - Why not a little lotusclown? I found a new style, I have lived in this hat for 2 months to get rid of an ear infection witho...

On the way to the island Evia

It's sad to leave our new friends in Thessaloniki but we are also very eager to go to our new destination Evia to start our new work project. We aim for the small village Farakla in the mountain ar...

The party city Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece, but luckily we had no clue as we came closer to our next resting point; Aphrodite's flat in the middle of town. The traffic got heavier, cars clos...

Refugees (it had to come)

Of course it has been on my mind, considering all the news and stories we have around us with the situation in Syria and it all now escalating into more and more refugees fighting themselves northb...

We made it!!

We are in Greece!!! After passing the gauntlet of Casinos that are built on the Macedonian border, we enter Europe's current problemcountry with a bankrupt economy and incredibly 100m from the bo...

Macedonia

We entered Macedonia in the pouring rain, we had to line up behind the cars at the customs with buses queueingin the next lane. The passengers were waiving and smiling, looking all impressed by us ...

Serbia

WHAT a country!! We are amazed by the kindness, hospitality and friendliness we meet everywhere!! The bridge over Danube/Donau from Croatia to Serbia Such an amazing country, from we entered we...

Quick Croatia

We passed the barb wire in Hungary and lined up to show our passports at the Croatian border. I always feel quite freeked out by these situation, I don't know why, but Xavier is all cool about it e...

Budapest and the rest of Hungary

Not to be shallow or anything but I am just going to make one post about the rest of Hungary. After the last post about the rain it seemed like we had a miserable time but we actually had rain only...

The rain had to come, didn't it??

We were on a roll, things going soooo smooth, roads easy, weather just amazing and life a piece of cake! You just seem to forget that it can be, well, misery...when it starts raining. We had forgot...

Confusion!

I thought I had things organized, but we actually ended up not knowing what country we were in! Is that possible?? At all??? To me that was EXTREMELY frustrating and I wrecked my brain to find ANY ...

Weekend in Wien

We are in Vienna! It's not a difficult city to move around in, well as long as you have a map..there are 1.7 million people living here and we are going to find a flat in the middle of all this. Le...

Linz to Vienna

We enjoyed our stay so much, so thank you again Lea and Johannes, just tell us if there is anything we can help you with some other time!The motivating part by being in this area is that everything...

Not really coachsurfing in Linz

A few months ago when we were still in Norway, Xavier went crazy with accepting coachsurfers to our place; nice people and at times 15 people a night! Some of these people are living on our route, ...

Passau to Linz!

After a day of rest we aimed for Linz in Austria. It was a long distance, around 105km, but we were ready to push a bit harder. We woke up early, eager to get on the road! we were packed and ready...

Passau

We have a day of rest in the town Passau. We stay on the caravan parking ground, but it doesn't matter since the weather is super! It gets like a sauna inside the tent, but Xavier still wants to re...

Danube Cycle Path/Donau Radweg

We made it!!! We reached the Danube, we came down the Liebliches Taubertal to Kelheim and are continuing the Danube river past Regensburg and Passau towards Austria. We didn't stop in Kelheim b...

Liebliches Taubertal

Liebliches Taubertal is the cycle route that we followed from Wertheim all the way to Kelheim by the Danube river. It is 350 km long and covers 4 different areas and 4 different rivers. We were qui...

The Main Radweg

I feel I am repeating myself now, but we actually DID go the same route as last year, just because we are in the middle of Germany and these are such good connection points! Luckily we had warmer w...

The Rhein Route / Rhein Radweg

Just to let you know, again, it is EXTREMELY difficult to keep the blog going with regular updates once we are on the road! I am still carrying my Norwegian cellphone, with prepaid card, and it wou...

Star Wars and other issues

Our plan was to stay in Bergen for a week. We stayed for two months. Too many things to sort out, too many issues packed together and in need of attention. Good times, bad times, lots of work, f...
Cily and Xavier

WE ARE CILY & XAVIER

In 2014, after about 10 years of teaching yoga in Bergen Norway, we decided to leave the city and go and find work in agriculture. We chose to travel by bicycle to reduce our enviromental impact and with no set destination we headed southwards out of Norway . We bought no special equipment and used what we had and found to travel and work. Inspired by the stories of great Norwegian explorers, we decided to travel entirely by human power, we prepare all our food and we camp wild carrying everything we need with us. This is the story of our adventures.

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The Non Ambition Tour 2014:

We decided to cross Europe on our bikes, without a concrete plan - just go.3300km later we keep on rolling.This is the diary from our trip from Bergen, Norway to Perpignan, France

The Wedding Trip 2015:

No, it's not our crazy healthy honeymoon we are writing about! Cily's sister is getting married July 11th, so we head for Norway to attend the wedding outside Bergen. This time the trip is described with a different focus; we would like to share our food, our slow travel and yoga with you. 1500km

Follow the Path 2015/16:

Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece. Greece, Greece, Greece. About 2600 km.What now?

Yes, we are going towards France again; Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Monaco, France. Another 4500km

What we have done so far:

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