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From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I love to find those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!

Black Sea to England Cycle Tour Recap

Black Sea to England Cycle Tour Recap

Summer 2018 was an adventurous few months. I went backpacking in the Pyrenees and then got home and started my second bicycle tour. This involved loading the bikes onto a plane and flying to Romania, then meandering back to England through Europe.

I’ve collected my adventures over the summer into this post with quick links to each country along with the best photo from it. Simply click on a post link to be whisked away to the relevant place.

P.S. You’ll probably notice I’m wearing the same blue shirt and shorts in every single photo. You may think ‘maybe he carried two of the same outfit?’ The answer is no, it’s the same shirt, washed every evening and carefully dried ready to be worn the next day. Why carry two shirts when you can wash every evening… If you want even more of a shock, check my outfit in last years Baltic Tour!


Departure and the Danube Delta | Cycling through Transylvania | Up and over Transalpina


Through the Iron Gates


Eurovelo 6 in Croatia

Hungary and Slovakia

Hungry in Hungary


Bicycle touring through Austria


Cycling the Danube in Germany | Bicycle touring south through Germany


Rheinfall, and cycling through Switzerland


Cycling France, from Saint Louis to Nevers | Cycling Loire à Vélo (and home!)

That’s everything for the 2018 Black Sea to England summer cycle tour! One month, twenty days summarised into 12 website posts and countless photos. If you have any questions about the route, where to camp, weather or anything else, please comment!

Key holiday stats:
1 month and 20 days
4500km | 2800 miles
9 countries

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