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. See all her biking photos in Facebook. – Outdoors University. Chip Veerle Haverhals
Prague ! Our first day of the 2018 episode with and the # Xavieerle by bike, after a wonderful trip being hosted by # miniChips Joschka and Katharina in Germany, and by Sylva via Petr ‘Permi’ in the Czech Republic. Following EuroVélo Route 4 and 7, outdoor adventure here we are!
The Elbe… Bathing moment with the and cooling down. It’s hot! Cycling through small villages today. # miniChips It’s beautiful: the landscapes, the people, the hospitality… Cycling day IV # Xavieerle
When the road continues on the other side… You take a boat. When you cross the boarder… Bye bye Czech Republic, very close to Poland, hello Germany. When the camp site where you were supposed to sleep is closed… You continue till the next town. When you count all that together, we did our longest etappe of the journey till now and went over the 50km on one day. Going through the Bohemian Massif along the meandering Elbe, to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxon Switzerland. # Xavieerle # miniChips
Our iron horses in the prairie. Our miniChips first night ever in a tipi. A night full of stars, and a quality sleep for all. Beautiful hills around, wine bars and lots of tourists on electric bikes. Cycling day VIII # Xavieerle # miniChips
802 km to Paris 9677 km to Cape Town 3135 km to Cairo 4107 km to the North Pole 16 632 km to Sydney 931 km to Oslo 11 656 km to Buenos Aires 450 km to Copenhagen 9056 km to Los Angeles 552 km to Amsterdam 7593 km to Peking 4850 km to Kabul 1781 km to Madrid 560 km to Warschau The world around us. Ready to be explored. Cycling day XI # Xavieerle # miniChips
We did it! Final destination Cycling Tour 2018. 525 km along the Elbe, from Prague till Maagdenburg! 0 flat tires on the road 1 fantastic long bike with many kids 2 inflatable mattress we could use from friends # scout 3 days with rain, otherwise heat wave 4 on a crazy adventure # miniChips 5 times we cooked pasta, and other dishes were more creative 6 sleeping bags to keep us warm 7 bottles of water to use and refill 8 tires on our Croozers and bikes 9 lost items during the trip (…) 10 Ortlieb bags to carry all our stuff 11 nights outdoor, sleeping in a tent 12 pairs of shoes and sandals 13 liters of water or beer per day (or more) 14 cycling days with the entire patrol! Cycling day XIV # Xavieerle
” Almost every night we camp, in sunny times and through storms, our Green Castle is our little home. Can you imagine, to transport one huuuuge tent, 6 sleeping bags, and so on, and so on, on two bikes? Every year we’re proud we manage again and again.”
# Xavieerle # miniChips
“At the same time, we know we are very privileged, to enjoy camping and moving from one place to another, and calling it holidays. To have all the luxury we need, while thousands of people are on the road every day…not by choice, not for holidays…”
Chip Veerle Haverhals is a volunteer at
World Organization of the Scout Movement – WOSM. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.