Yes our journey was very impressive for us 4 weeks and 6 different countries were on our tour. Nearly 2000 km through the Baltics and Poland, through nature and cities, over bike lanes or a lose sand, sleeping in tent or in hostel…

We were in a lot of cities, in Lübeck, Helsinki, Tallinn, Pernu, Riga, Kaunas, Suwalki, Warsawa, Lodz, Wroclaw, Görlitz and Bautzen. And also we drove through many national parks, Lahemaa, Soomaa, Vidzemes akmeņainā jūrmala, Biebrza. And crossed the rivers Pärnu, Memel, Bug, Weichsel, Oder, Neiße, Zschopau.

Our bikes weren’t the best, but they brought us to our destination with minor difficulties every day. In Warsaw we needed to repair both our front wheels. And there was wear on our bikes, some lost screws and the luggage carrier broke a few times. But fortunatly nothing was stolen and our bikes were always there where we left them. I think a day off after 6-8 days or at least 700 km on the bike is necessary. In the next article you’ll find some images from our tour and we hope you enjoyed reading our blog.

Jonas and Lukas

Day 25 – September 10, 2016 – Unterer Altenteich-Milkau

This was our last day on the tour. We came from Meißen, Döbeln and Hartha back to our home in Milkau. One highlight was the crossing of the river Zschopau. It was a highlight because we waded through, although there was a bridge right next to us which we didn’t see at first. At 1pm we were at home and our trip across 6 countries and 2000 km through Europe was over. In the next days we’ll organize our images and upload some on this website. 

Jonas and Lukas

Day 24 – September 9, 2016 – Henryków Lubański-Unterer Altenteich

Today was another day with a long ride. We started in Poland and ended in central Saxony. We went over Göritz, Bauzten, Elsta to Radeburg. So there are only a few kilometers left for tomorrow. It was also the day, we left Poland and came to our last country on the trip, Germany. Poland is a country with a big contrast between cities and the villages. But Poland invested a lot in the infrastructure, in Autobahnen and railways. Sadly the communication with the people was difficult for us, because almost all people we met didn’t speak Englisch. Poland will stay in our mind with it’s sometimes wild nature and numerus national parks and also with its beautiful cities. Tomorrow is the last day of our trip, that means we are coming home again.
Jonas and Lukas

Day 23 – September 7, 2016 – Wroclaw-Henryków Lubański

Today we accomplished our longest distance in one day of the whole tour until now. We rode over 140 km straight to the West starting in Wroclaw. We got up early and left our hostel around 8am. Our route the led us through Środa Śląska, Legnica, Złotoryja and Lwówek Śląski. At the end of the day it took a while to find a nice camping spot, but now we are one the east side of a nice forrest near Henryków Lubański. 

Jonas and Lukas

Day 22 – September 6, 2016 – Wroclaw

This was our last day sightseeing without cycling. Only 3 days are left untill we get home to Saxony. Today we made a tour through Wroclaw. The city is the European Capital of Culture in 2016. So we were excited what we would see. We started at the Elisabeth church and the central ring around the town hall. Going on to the university, the Sand Island and the Dom of Wroclaw. Wroclaw is a city with a lot of bridges and water thanks to the river Oder. Especially the churches and the central square were very impressive for us. Besides the historic city centre there are many blocks built in the socialist era not looking too modern anymore.

Jonas and Lukas

Day 21 – September 5, 2016 – Kałkowskie-Wroclaw

In the night the rain hammered on our tent, but fortunately the rain was over in the morning. So our tent was almost dry when we left the camping site. Today our route was a short one, it took us 80 km to Wroclaw. We arrived in our hostel around 3pm. It was the Trio Hostel located a little further from the city center and we felt like the interior hadn’t changed since the 80’s. But it was enough for us and our expanses were very low too. The rest of the day we were just staying in our room watching youtube or reading books.

Jonas and Lukas

Day 20 – September 4, 2016 – Warta-Kałkowskie

The weather forecast for today showed that it will rain in the evening, so we got up early. The route didn’t bring us to no bigger city. But we enjoyed the polish countryside with it’s woods and lakes. We had to deal with a lot lose sand on our way. Sometimes it was necessary to step down from the bike and push it on by hand. Before the rain started we could build our tent only 70 km away from Wroclaw. Around 6pm the rain started and not only that, but a thunderstorm too. Hopefully our tent isn’t getting flooded, but we aren’t too sure.

Jonas and Lukas

Day 19 – September 3, 2016 – Dmosin-Warta

The first kilometers to Lodz felt very short today. In Lodz we looked to the Radegast station, were the Museum of the Lodz Ghetto is located. The station was rebuild and showed an original train, which deported Jews to the concentration camps. In the Museum there was a model of the Ghetto and original lists of deported people. To see the originals was very impressive for us.

We also drove through the city center of Lodz seeing one of the longest shopping malls in Europe. After 50 km cycling through small villages we came to the river Warte. At a lake near Mikołajewice we stayed for the night.

Jonas and Lukas

Day 18 – September 2, 2016 – Warsaw-Dmosin

Saying goodbye to the Dream Hostel in Warsaw was not easy, because our rooms and the whole atmosphere was very nice. But around 9 am it was time to check out and leave Warsaw through many Suburbes. We drove along a new „Autobahn“ and new train rails. As we were buying our dinner today in a Lidl discounter it felt very familiar to us. Today we set up camp near some cows and a small river. It is only 40 km away from Lodz, which we will visit tomorrow.

Jonas and Lukas