With the fresh experience from the outbound flight, everything went easier on the return trip.
From Anchorage, we traveled north on the Denali Star of the Alaska Railroads.
The biggest organizational challenge on our vacations is usually the arrival/return trip.
Since April we are the proud owners of a second tandem...
To keep our "normal" tandem and our recumbent bike species-appropriate company, we decided to expand our fleet with an AZUB Twin recumbent tandem.
Due to the bad weather we visited the railroad museum in Bergün and rode the tandem only a little.
Our first day on the Alpine Bike Route with cows and other bikers.
Strange weather after a wonderful breakfast.
The journey took a very long time, but worked out amazingly well!
Soon the time will come and we will start this year's summer vacation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Since we want to be on the road with our tandem, we are currently looking back on almost a year of preparation!
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.
On a beautiful Saturday and rainy Sunday we made a strenuous but beautiful tandem tour south of Lake Geneva.
No one should claim that New Zealand is far away... It takes us about 51 hours to get to Trondheim...
To make planning a little easier for copycats, we have summarized some facts and tips about our tandem tour.
We visited Oslo and then started the long journey back to Switzerland.
The weather showed itself from the better side in the following days, when we drove again a little up and down...
We supplemented the sporty weekend tour over the Lukmanier and Oberalp passes from the tandem club with the crossing of the Nufenen pass the day before.
Last beautiful weekend we rode the tandem from Kandersteg down to the Aare valley.
After the rain finally stopped, we took another tour to the Emmental this afternoon and on the way back by train we loaded the tandem once in a tight space.
The travel preparations for our planned Norwegian tour this summer turned out to be more time-consuming than expected. Therefore, we have now summarized some tips and tools for copycats:
We took advantage of a beautiful September weekend to once again experience a tandem tour with bag and baggage.
Three days of relatively easy tandem riding
Back in Christchurch we prepare for the onward journey.
Train ride from Masterton to Lower Hutt