Marathon Franja is Slovenia's most popular cycling event, with over 7000 participants. The event is named after the secret partizan hospital Franja that lies in a gorge above Cerkno. Franja was a fully equiped hospital were the patients, allies and enemies, were brought blindfolded. The hospital was never discovered during the war. The long tour… Continue reading Mega Franja- The route for the round that does pass by
The small town of Bled is the flagship of Slovenian tourism. It's famous for its lake with fairytale island, its medieval castle and its cream cake. Bled cream cakes are said to be the best there are. Bled's history and legends date back hundreds of years, the cream cake's history dates back only 60 years… Continue reading To Bled and back – Fueled by a cream cake
What road do you like to travel? The curvy one where the end is a mystery or the straight one where the destination is clear from the beginning? I like to discover the world after the corner.
Spring flowers blossom where snow was lying last month. A collection of views from the bike from the end of February till the end of March. The settlement of Turjak near Ljubljana can be reached via a road that winds his way up through the forest. Once on the ground, snow can be categorized as… Continue reading From winter to spring
It's 14 February 2015, today Marco Pantani has been dead for 11 years. Dead but still alive. On and along his training roads in Italy's Emilia-Romagna roams his spirit. And his memory is kept alive by his tifosi who still paint his name on the roads of his favorite climbs. For the love for riding… Continue reading PANTANIMANIA
All photos were taken around the halfway point between Ljubljana and Venice. Riding a bike is the closest thing to flying. (Robin Williams, American actor and bike enthusiast (1951-2014)) Miren Castle is not a castle but a hill. There once was a castle in Miren but it was destroyed in 1515. The main building on… Continue reading Views from the bike, February 2015
Rarely, very very rarely I must say, is it possible to hold the famous Eleven Cities Ice Skating Tour in the Netherlands (last editions 1986 and 1997). And thus, travel Dutch iceskaters, since 1989, to the frozen Weissensee in Austria to skate and to try to finish the Alternative Eleven Cities Tour which is held… Continue reading An addictive activity
Being such a small country it's amazing how varied Slovenia is. When the ground in and around Ljubljana was still full of snow and the temperature was below freezing point, we took the car (with bikes in it) 60 kilometres to the west to ride through the sunny and snowfree Vipava Valley. Ready, Set, Go!… Continue reading Escape from winter