An Icy Trip into the Past

On the third Sunday of January, the increasingly popular atypical bike event L’Artica (The Arctic) was held in the Berici Hills in the north of Italy. Despite of being early season, despite of a freezing cold, 534 cyclists took the start in the town of Lonigo with bikes often older than the riders itself. L’Artica is a non-competitive cyclosportive for classic bikes. In Italy alone, there are … Continue reading An Icy Trip into the Past

A Roman fort hidden behind the trees

Along one of those magnificent Slovenian roads for a bike ride stands an ancient Roman fort. It can easily be reached by bike, but not many of the cyclists who pass here stop. Not many even know of the existence of this piece of Slovenian heritage. Fort Lanišče had a long history but deserves a better future. Slovenian road 621 is a quiet road and a … Continue reading A Roman fort hidden behind the trees

Slovenia and the bike unfriendly bike path

The big difference between Dutch and Slovenian cycling infrastructure is not that there is much more cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands. The difference is a fundamental one, Dutch cycling infrastructure is made for cyclists, Slovenian cycling infrastructure is made for motorists. While in the Netherlands bike paths are meant to give cyclists a faster and safer journey, in Slovenia the goal seems to be to get … Continue reading Slovenia and the bike unfriendly bike path

Festive 500: Slovenian holiday spirit seen from the bike

Activity application Strava and clothing manufacturer Rapha hold a Festive 500 challenge every year to get cyclists to ride 500 or more kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year. With our, so far, snow free winter it was a good chance to join the challenge and explore and show the Slovenian roads and roadside in wintertime. So here you go: 5 rides, 505 kilometres of … Continue reading Festive 500: Slovenian holiday spirit seen from the bike