With the fresh experience from the outbound flight, everything went easier on the return trip.
Contrast program to cycling - We explore the Twin Cities by public transport.
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.
Pleasant ride through a vacation region with a very strenuous shortcut.
A day of touring with almost all types of roads.
After settling in, the new experiences really started.
After settling in in Duluth, we drove to Superior as the first short day's drive.
In order to get used to the time difference and to prepare everything for the bike tour, we had first booked three hotel nights in Duluth.
After a bit of a break from long-distance travel, we're off again! We're tackling a new travel challenge: we're going camping with kid and bikes in the USA (among other things).
Sightseeing in San Francisco, tandem packing and a record check-in!
Last stage in North America with crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge!
Many bikes and three tandems on the campground!
Animal rich campsite!
Kitchens influence each other
Wellness afternoon with pine cone bombardment
Many cyclists on a too small square
Back over big hills to the Pacific Ocean.
Drive through a drive-thru redwood!
Over steep roads back to the Redwoods.
Beautiful coastal road and overnight stay at an expo site.
Foggy cold day with moose.
Back to the hills and redwoods.
Camping in the Redwoods
An American Kevin Breakfast.
Rain & Lasagna
Long day over many bridges
A lot of traffic on Labor Weekend
Many meters of altitude and many kilometers
Very short 65km
Along the Pacific Ocean
Back to the Pacific
Long, busy car road to Cathlamet
The days are getting hotter and hotter.
Bathing in the Pacific Ocean
Longest permanent pontoon bridge in the world
Another entry into the U.S. and a lengthy postal visit.
After a little over a thousand kilometers on the tandem, a few days of ferries were now on the agenda.
Over the White Pass back to Alaska.
On the Alaska Highway we meet other tour riders.
Very short day stage back to "civilization".
Very long day stage until just before Tok.
On the Tok Cut-Off to the beautiful Red Eagle Lodge
100km Richardson Highway
Lots of elevation gain to a nice campsite at Paxson Lake.
On the fourth day of the tour we crossed Maclaren Pass, the second highest pass with a public road in Alaska.
On the third day we continued on the highway to the campsite at the next lodge.
After the exhausting double first day of touring, we treated ourselves to a short stop at the next lodge.
First tour day - all inclusive!
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.
From Anchorage, we traveled north on the Denali Star of the Alaska Railroads.
For a couple of years we have been dealing with the idea of taking a longer trip again. Now we are turning our plan into reality and will travel from Alaska to San Francisco.