“Spain…didn’t you go there last year?” Well, yes, but it’s a big country and there’s much more to see (and we’re not done, either!). This trip included a week of cycling the Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Santiago de Compostela, bracketed by birding in the Sierra de Gredos west of Madrid plus a little bit in Extremadura, and the Picos de Europa up north in Asturias and Cantabria.
We’d wanted to return to Spain since our 2009 biking adventure there, and finally made it back this April. This trip combined a number of activities – birding in Extremadura (west and southwest of Madrid), cycling, seeing the sights in Madrid and Barcelona, a few days in the quieter city of Girona, and a drive on the Costa Brava.
In July we were quite happy to have a quick trip to Germany to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Johannes and Bärbel Weissler in Erlangen. (Johannes’ father Fritz and Robert’s grandfather Otto were brothers.) We took the opportunity to make a little “pre-trip”. Continue reading Germany and a Party! July 2015
In June we joined fellow Downhill to Breakfast rider John Black and Brooklyn friends Mark and Joanne Guralnick on a VBT cycling tour of the Dreiländereck (border triangle) region where Slovenia, Italy, and Austria meet. The adventure began with a week pre-trip in the Karst region of Slovenia and the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. Click here for a trip summary and links to (lots of) photos!
In May 2013 we joined fellow “Downhill to Breakfast” riders John Black and Bob White on a self-guided tour along the Mosel River, from Trier most of the way to Koblenz. Click here for more!
DHTB continued its European adventures with a cycling trip in Burgundy, France, cycling past deep green vineyards climbing limestone hills, alongside the gentle flow of the Saone River, and on the grandest of cycling byways, the Route des Grands Crus. Read more about it!
In April 2011 we returned to Croatia, this time to bird and explore a bit more of the Dalmatian coast. The first few days we were on our own, based in Zadar, making day trips to Plitvice Lakes and to Šibenik. Continue reading Dalmatian Coast, Croatia 2011