Saturday, 22 June 2013

TransAlp Bike Tour:Don't try this at home, kids

Plans are set and plane fares have been purchased. We leave Kelowna, BC, July 4 and will return Sept. 3. Land in Munich where we will be picked up by warmshowers member who will host us for the night and then keep our bike boxes until we leave in Sept.

Our rough itinerary is to travel south from Munich over the Austrian border, head east to Salzburg passing through Germany briefly, continuing on to Vienna, south along the Hungarian border, through Slovenia, up back into Austria through a bit of the Italian Dolomites, up, down and around the Austrian Alps as we get stronger, heading westerly, through Switzerland, Into France , back into Switzerland, Lichtenstein, on to Innsbruck and then north to Munich.

Seems pretty straight forward.

These are a couple of fotos of a 2 day, 180 km a shake down trip around our area.

Out on the wharf in Salmon Arm,BC

Sitting down for a beer

Having a beer in the sun after riding from Coldstream.

Arrived home September after 2 months of cycling through 7 countries. Put on 3800km,s and 36,000m vertical.

Of 62 days away, 2 days flying, 2 nights with friends, 3 nights in a pension and 55 nights in a tent.

Check out the tour on the link below.

Dave and Pat.


  1. Austria was my favorite country in that region. very nice people, great food and beer and fabulous scenery. what a wonderful trip. I am jealous.

  2. Congratulations, Crosschecks, on your tour! I looked at every single picture -- what an amazing ride! Well done!

  3. Have enjoyed many of your sites and enjoyed your pictures, off to find some snow today after the remembrance service!