Our tour ends with rain, art and a comfortable ride to Minneapolis.
After many meters of altitude on regular roads, relaxed cycling now followed on the Gandy Dancer Trail.
Many bikes and three tandems on the campground!
Animal rich campsite!
A lot of traffic on Labor Weekend
Many meters of altitude and many kilometers
Longest permanent pontoon bridge in the world
A dream delicatessen
When planning, we considered for a long time whether we wanted to visit the national park ourselves with the tandem or a guided tour. Since the park road is a gravel road, for which we would have needed about three days, we decided to get to know the park comfortably.
The biggest organizational challenge on our vacations is usually the arrival/return trip.
After the onset of winter a week ago, we wanted to go once again with the tandem in the mountains in beautiful weather, before the passes are definitely closed due to winter closure.
The Furka Pass was due to the past warm days already free of snow again, at the Gotthard Pass but there was still "enough" snow on the old pass road ... Who loves his bike, who pushes :-)
We were not able to do our summer vacation tour this year until September.
Since we received too few registrations for the tandem club tour over the Brünig and the grosse Scheidegg, we converted the first two days of our tour to a tandem club tour.
Afterwards we drove "alone" through the Jura and along the Ain to Lyon.
In order to organize a tandem tour in the fall, we wanted to drive parts of the route first, because the own impression despite accurate maps and elevation profiles can not be replaced...
It is not as lurid as in the title... From the cool flight safety film, we only learned afterwards that the flight attendants and the pilot were not wearing uniforms, but were only painted. We didn't even see that on the small screen. This (real!) film is part of a "Nothing to hide" campaign of Air New Zealand. Unlike other airlines, everything is included in the price = nothing to hide. The link to the movie is in the article.