Category : travels

Balkan updates

Motovun in de nazomer Deze pagina wordt voortdurend aangepast. Kijk voor je gaat fietsen naar de laatste stand van zaken. Bijgewerkt tot 1 januari 2021. Nieuwe kaartjes zijn beschikbaar, te weten de tweede helft van Montenegro. Albanië wordt aan gewerkt. Er is een prachtige reisgids uit van Albanië, geschreven door Yvonne van Osch. Als liefhebber van het land ben ik onder de indruk van hoe veel verder ze het land voor me heeft kunnen ontsluiten. In Istrië heb ik een […]

Balkan coast cycle route

between Dubrovnik and Montenegro [Dutch version here] I have composed a 1200 km bike friendly cycle route from Trieste / Italy to Igumenitsa / Greece. A printed guide – for now only in Dutch – is published by Cycling Europe. A slightly tweaked version of the Ćiro route, a former railway between Dubrovnik and Mostar, is included. GPS tracks are to be found here. This route connects to several routes of Cycling Europe including a round trip through Greece, as […]

Tinana round trip south

If you want to explore the outskirts of Tirana, this is a convenient way to do so. Most of this track (click here to download gpx file) is on paved roads, and if not, the gravel roads are of a good quality.  Only the very western section is a bit more challenging and you may need to walk for some hunders of meters. Less than a kilometer will be on a two lane road, but it is spacious and cars […]

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 […]

Ode to Albania

put on the sound This panorama was shot in the valley parallel to the south coast, in the valley of Kuç, called Lumi i Vlorës and also Mesaplik. In the summer season, the coastal area attracts hundred thousands of tourists, whereas if you hop over to the next valley, there is not even a handful of them. However, the old road from Vlora to the coast, leading through that valley, will be renewed and become the new main connection, ready […]

2005: my very first winter trip

It was a crazy old idea to once do a winter trip. In 2005 I had a wonderful travel destination across the Alps: my girlfriend in Zagreb. I went off, being hosted by many Couch-surfers. Click here for comments and social media sharing.

Ruta Ibérica

Paul Benjaminse assigned me to take pictures for the two guides of his recent route, leading from the south of France all the way to Lisbon. I felt quite honoured. Click here for comments and social media sharing.


Via de la Plata

This is a teaser for a new route by Paul Benjaminse. He updated the cycle version, made by Bert Sitters. I really liked cycling this route. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela was an impressive experience.     Click here for comments and social media sharing.

La Provence in autumn

This is half of a lecture about a trip I did in the Provence, south of France. I was cycling again a route of, again, Paul Benjaminse. I never recorded part 2, it was amazing as well.