Bed and Breakfast

Ok, this image made me laugh which is why I included it. I recently met a guy from Hamilton Home Inspection who took a trip to Europe on his bike and stayed in bed and breakfasts. The timing couldn’t be better because this was the subject of my next post! ┬áNice.

bed and breakfast

One of my favourite places to stay while traveling …

Choosing the route

I have been very busy trying to figure out which is the best route to take, where to start, what I want to see and all of that. My friend Chris who works at Hamilton Carpet Cleaning with me and I have been chatting about what we want to do and where we want to go for weeks now. We’ve …

A Tour of Switzerland

Get you movin’

I figure there’s nothing more motivating than watching someone doing what you’re about to do. So, check out this short Youtube video about a cycling tour in Switzerland. Then we’ll start getting into the nitty, gritty of it all:

That video gets me so excited!…

Start collecting your gear

 

Bike gear 101

There are so many different ways to approach this topic. I think the easiest is to keep it simple and truly focus on the gear you need to pack with you on trip. I don’t want to get into details about specific bike parts and how to fix them if they break. I figure you can …

What to wear part 2

 

sandals

Shoes and Sandals

Whatever your preference of footwear, you will inevitably have to trade your cycling shoes for something more comfortable to walk around in. Given that I’ll be cycling in the summer, sandals will do me just fine. They give my feet a chance to breathe and to expand. I simply love them. They also are super easy …

What to wear

 

bikegear

This guy is rockin’ the gear

You gotta love the spandex associated with bicycling. It take a lot of guts to put this stuff on for the first time. If you’ve been riding for a while, you’ll have your preferences of gear down pat. For everyone else who is starting out, the first time you try on a full …

What to pack–Food

 

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Glorious food

Oh I love food. Part of a great trip for me is often around the different types of foods I can try. I’m adventurous and love trying new foods. Switzerland is known for its chocolate and that is one food that I’m always happy to try!

If your trip is going to include eating at restaurants, you …

What to pack for your trip

I want to make sure that you have everything you need for your cycling tour of Switzerland. At the same time, knowing how quickly your gear can add up in terms of weight means you have to be very judicious in choosing the right gear for your trip. The key to packing well for a trip like this is to …

Packing your bike like a pro

Before I get into a discussion of which routes are best to cycle in Switzerland, I realized that most of you, like myself, will be traveling with your own bike. I have my bike set up to my preferences and it took months to get it to the point where it feels great to ride on for hours. If you’re …

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