Burt’s European Tour
I wanted to do a bicycle tour in Europe and go through areas that I hadn’t been before. I looked at Norwegian Air’s schedule and picked a convenient place to fly into (Madrid, Spain) and to fly out of (Helsinki, Finland), and roughly measured the land distance along a probable route to be semi-confident that I could do it within a 3 month window. This was a no camping trip. Besides the flights in and out, my only other reservation pre-trip was my first few nights in Madrid. Talk about a wing and a prayer!
This was a huge success. I ended up bicycling through 13 countries; Spain, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Slovakia Republic, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. I covered 3,400 miles in 85 days and published over 1,300 photographs.
Click here for an Excel spreadsheet of where I was every day with a route and statistics;
To see ALL of my photographs – click this link.
For a complete, almost daily blog with individual links to the photos and routes of the day and an Epilog at the end, click here and enjoy.