Our blog’s hit 500 followers, and although we can’t say a big thank you to each of you in person, we can give you our 5 favourite places and some lessons learnt (there are many).
If you’ve been following our travels you’ll know our main tips (warnings) already:
- Don’t go bike touring if you’ve only cycled once in the last decade, and that ride ended headfirst in a frozen canal.
- Always check the weather. In particular, remember that just because it’s spring where you are, doesn’t mean it is everywhere else. Otherwise you might be surprised by several feet of snow and no cold weather clothing. Not fun.
But the good thing about our style of backpacking (miss some trains, sleep on the side of the road, hitchhike, walk up a mountain, end up in the wrong country etc.) is that we stumble across places that aren’t filled with tourists, and are often the most beautiful places of the trip. So maybe that’s our main tip: stray from the beaten track.
So, in order; our top five places (so far):
- Komiza, Croatia
- Magura, Romania
- Torla-Ordesa, Spain
- Brasov, Romania
- Deringaj, Croatia
Click the map markers below to read about what we got up to, check out the photos, and hopefully be inspired to find your own hidden gems.