The long trips
Long trips are trips of longer than 2 weeks. For trips by bicycle, there are links to our GPS track on Wikiloc. The waypoints are small hotels or campsites where we stayed and thought they were okay. We find them in the route guides, booking.com or some local tourist sites.
Where you see us going in circles, it means that we stopped for photos or we were simply on the wrong path.
The short trips
When we started tour biking, we had a strict time schedule whereby lodgings were prebooked, return transport was arranged, and our main goal was to reach a certain destination by bicycle.
We found out that this was not ideal for us.
Now, we only plan what the possible end destination is and what route to follow.
We stop whenever we see a beautiful spot, we stop whenever we meet interesting people to talk to, we do not mind how much kilometers we are doing, 20 km is as good as 80km. If someone recommends to deviate from our plans, we just might do this.
We only decide on where we will stop for the day sometime in the afternoon. If we know that we do not want to cycle a lot next day, we might book a place the night before. Last minute lodging can be more expensive but can also be cheaper, like pitching your tent in someones garden.
If we are getting short on time, we bridge some of the distance by train or bus.
Of course, our way will not fit everyone, it just depends on what kind of person you are.