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Balkan kust route

tussen Dubrovnik en Montenegro [English version here] Voor wie verder wil dan de bekende fietslanden, en daarbij klimpartijtjes niet schuwt, heb ik een fietsvriendelijke route door de Westelijke Balkan gemaakt, met prachtige land- en zeeschappen, een rijke historie en een met een exotisch-Europese sfeer. De volledige route is zo’n 1200 kilometer en erin opgenomen is de Ćiro, een voormalige spoorverbinding tussen Mostar en Dubrovnik. De route wil de vaak sprookjesachtig mooie regio voor een groter publiek ontsluiten. De gedrukte gids […]

Book in production

The route and book have a final name now: Balkan coast cycle route. Some more fieldwork in November last year – adding some route options – made it to a worthy product of Benjaminse Publishing: beautiful and bike friendly, avoiding the Jadranska Magistrale most of the time. It is planned to be available from June 2019. Below you find clickable images, taken from a promotional folder. De fietsroute heeft nu een definitive naam: Balkan kust route. Meer veldwerk afgelopen november […]

Volunteering in Montenegro: clearing old pathways

In 2017 I participated in a ten days volunteer camp. Some twenty people, mostly from ex-Yugoslavia, helped to keep the old trails accessible. Montenegro has an upcoming hiking tourism and I was happy to support that. The atmosphere in the group was vibrant and inspiring. This year it will be from 6th till 15th of May. Check Springcamp.me for details (site is a bit slow).   spring in Montenegro   hiking on old trails

3 days bike trip north of Tirana

In 2017 I did a trip with my dear friend Ilir Hysa, who has been running the Tirana Backpackers Hostel already for many years. We decided to do a short bike trip together. A bit north of Tirana we found this beautiful route. DICLAIMER: we never did day three, from Klos back to Tirana, which seem to be quite difficult. Instead we continued to Burrel (great downhill) and took a mini bus from there back to Tirana. You can download […]

bikelike bags

I like to work with leather and over the years I developed several bags for both handle bar and saddle. The handle bar bags are attached by a Click-Fix adapter. The bags are not just expressing a certain style, I can also customize them, so that they are really handy to use. Please contact me if you are interested in these fully handmade bike accessories.