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Tallinn to Pärnu, EE

Baltic Surprises and Friends in Strange Places

We’re up early the next morning though there’s little need. Espoo sits less than two hours away, and a steady pitter-patter of rain on the tent keeps us inside hoping for a break. Eventually, the rhythmic beat subsides, and we break camp, strapping gear to the bikes while looking to the heavens. The weather pauses […]

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Ikaalinen to Lahti, Finland, Arctic Nights

Arctic Nights and the Last of the North

We spend three days at Nordnes Camp and Bygdesenter, a little slice of heaven just south of Røkland. It feels like a northern town should; remote, lacking options in just about every way and, even in August, quite cold. We’re north of the Arctic Circle, farther north than any mainland point in Iceland and, if we […]

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Featured Image: Arctic Cairns and Atlantic Road

Atlantic Road to Arctic Circle

The morning is brisk. Really brisk. There’s a light covering of frost on the tent and, where the dry-bags have been laying, a film of damp has formed on the floor. The low-lying clouds have saved us the view of Trollstigen, but we definitely feel socked-in and rain seems a certainty at some point along today’s […]

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Bjordal to Stryn and Trollstigen, Norway

From the Falls of Stryn to the Heights of Trollstigen

It’s a strange sensation being camped this close to a road that, while not busy, does play host to the occasional truck and car. The only level spot to pitch our tent is just off the shoulder which certainly presents an occasional what if… but somehow we’re always able to pretend that those are simply impossible inevitabilities. […]

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Bergen: One of the many trolls that inhabit Norway

Bergen’s Wooden Homes and the Quiet of Fuglsetfjord

Our moonshine friends are still fast asleep and, after crawling from the frost-covered tent, we hurry to pack. The morning air is brisk and once again the bikes protest the chill. The Shorai batteries have protested at any temperature close to freezing all along our journey and the extra strain on the starter always puts […]

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Hello, Norway (and your Moonshine Nights).

Norwegian Days and Moonshine Nights

It’s surprising how well we can sleep when the wind is trying it’s best to keep us up. Even with the howl and whistle of air rushing past the trees to our back, we wake the next morning well-rested and excited for the ferry to Kristiansand and Norwegian shores. By the time we exit the […]

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Fancy new gloves from REV'IT! and a goodbye to the west

A Goodbye to the West

By the time we wake in the morning, yesterdays waffle-hangover has long since passed and the surly skies have been replaced with a bright sun and deep blue. It’s a short hop from Brugge to Oss in the Netherlands and another wonderfully unguarded border awaits. The riding is easy and the road unfolds in front […]

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Bridge

Friends by the Forest and the Beauty of Brugge

The Gasthaus Sonne in Niedereschach provides simple comforts and we awake to a glorious sun that seems to blur the world in the most delightful way. Before heading into Touratech HQ we take a quick ride around the area; the small towns and quiet streets quickly lead into narrow, winding rural roads. In fact, in […]

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Getting Lost for Slurpees in Lyon, France

Angst to Alpenhorns and the Rise of the Lycrans!

With the slightly bitter taste of la Pelonié leaving our mouths, the first stretch of the day leads us along wonderful country roads. These flowing lanes of narrow tarmac flanked by dense trees and a vibrant green are what had us fall in love with France months ago. If time were to permit, I’m certain […]

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Santiago de Compostela to Navia, Spain (GoPro)

The Warmth of Navia to the Chill of Pélonie

We awake to a bright sun and perfectly warm day. The heat which had followed us through much of this leg is long gone and we welcome it’s absence. After we pack the bikes and say our goodbyes to Santiago de Compostela we emerge from the hotels underground parking, savouring that moment of blindness as […]

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