Tag: outdoor

A winter trek in the High Tatras

Medium to hard winter hike in the High Tatras Starting point: Palenica Białczańska (car park) Destination: Szpyglasowy Wierch, High Tatras (2172 m) Total distance: ~20 km Net duration: 7-8 h (highly dependent on the weather and your fitness) (The map shows our second day when we hiked up Szpyglasowy Wierch from the mountain refuge and…

By teveve January 29, 2018 1

Across the mountains to Korce, Albania

Balkans Cycling Trip, day 41 15 August 2017: Gërmenj – Korçë What seems a piece of cake on the map turns out to be a challenging day with several mountains to climb. We approach Korce with aching bodies and disintegrating gear… Distance: 75 km Total distance: 1885 km Optimistic plans One more delicious breakfast by…

By teveve August 20, 2017 0

Pinched grapes and a clumsy thief

Balkans Cycling Trip, days 39-40 13-14 August 2017: Permët- Gërmenj Out of two options, we choose the shorter and more difficult one, but it is more interesting and quieter for sure. This day offers probably the most beautiful landscapes of the whole trip as we leave the Vjosa valley and reach Leskovik. We ride past…

By teveve August 19, 2017 4

Goats and bridges

Day 16 (21 July): Shengjin –  Ulez Distance: 50 km Total distance: 917 km The last night in Shengjin I checked the map and our route once again and I noticed that the road we wanted to take was not just very low category (meaning that it could easily be a gravel road) but it…

By teveve July 25, 2017 0

Hairpin bends and helpful priests

Day 13 (18 July): Vermosh – Shkoder Distance: 89 km Total distance: 782 km After a wuthering day of doing practically nothing, we were all ready to cross the mountains although we knew it wouldn’t be an easy ride. Two passes were ahead of us. The first one, 1355 m over sea level, seemed to…

By teveve July 23, 2017 0

Wine and water

Day 3: Relaxing in Smerski Karkovci Let me start with the evening before. As there was no water in the camping area and we didn’t fancy taking a shower under the windows of the ranger’s house, we had to somehow get enough water near our tent. Luckily, I had brought a waterproof bag with us…

By teveve July 10, 2017 0

Long straights and scorching sun

Day 2: Ada – Sremski Karlovci Distance: 90 km Total distance: 160 km We knew we had to wake up early if we wanted to ride in more pleasant weather but we’ll have to improve on that. We set off only at 8 after packing everything and having breakfast. The Turkish coffee from last summer…

By teveve July 8, 2017 0