The first 125km are in Denmark.
I start my trip from Karise which is the village I always lived while I stayed in Denmark.
It also gives my family the chance to say good bye on the 5th of April.
The first stop is a shelter at Sprove on 65km from my start, the second is very close to the ferry to Germany at Gedser on 125km.
From there, early in the morning of Tuesday 7 April, I will take the ferry and continue in Germany.
Denmark has a beautifully organised system of shelters where you can stay for the night. Over one thousand of these shelter are put up for everybody to be used. But .... you have to be NON-motorized. Horse, foot, bicycle, hiking, kajak, it's al ok, NO cars, NO motorcycles etc.
For some you have to make a reservation, for some you have to pay a small fee like 3-5€
Many have a fireplace with often firewood and small toilet house. Many a time you can get water closeby, but don't count on it, bring your stuff as well as clean up before you leave.
Unfortunately the app is only in Danish. Let's hope they soon make an international/English version.
In the shelter you have the option to use it with or without your tent. Depending on the weather.
It’s all possible when you join me on my trip from Denmark to Greece, where you will have a changing scenery every single day. I decided not to fly anymore and instead take my bicycle with trailer and tent. After all, life is more than sailing. Click on map to see the route in RideWithGPS
The route is about 3.800km from start to finish and we’ll take it in small parts of 60km per day with a 3 days biking, one day rest routine.
Altogether it takes three months to get to my boat again.
As you can see on the map, we’ll pass through Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Greece.
Places to stay depend on the situation. In principle I use my tent (stealth camping), but certainly also addresses via WarmShowers and the like and an occasional ho(s)tel or camping.
If you live not too far from the route, I would love to meet you and pitch my tent in your back garden, and we can have a coffee or a beer.
Perhaps you would like to accompany me in the coming days.
BTW, if you have any suggestions for the route, please tell me.
The start of the whole endeavour is on the 5th of April, I count on being in Pylos, on my sailboat, at the end of June.
If you are interested in joining the whole trip or some parts, contact me here and we’ll discuss your plans. You don’t need to have a supercycle level. It’s not the Tour de France or the Giro d’Italia. We only make 60km a day on average and have a resting day about once every three days.
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|Se my daily rides on my webpage|
PS in case you like to join me, you have to realize that electric bicycles have some challenges. While stealth camping, what we mostly prefer to do, there is not too many trees with outlets :)