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Gear Review: Grand Trunk Adjustable Travel Pillow

Grand Trunk Adjustable Travel Pillow review by Two Wheel Travel Blog; bicycle touring

If, like us, you've spent years sleeping on a rolled up fleece jacket or a stuff sack full of clothes, you'll want to check out our review of the Grand Trunk Adjustable Travel Pillow. You'll never sleep the same again. Read More »

Albania – Europe’s last Bicycle Touring frontier

Albania is Europe's last bicycle touring frontier. Remote, unknown and visually stunning - During a seven day tour in early March we took an in depth look at the southern reaches from Lake Ohrid to Sarande, and here's what we found. Read More »

Gear Review: IO Merino Elemental Jacket and Arizona Hoody

IO Merino Arizona Hoody

Remember how wool used to be scratchy and uncomfortable? Like wearing a bag of fire ants or something. No more. Most merino garments we've had in the past few years are far softer than anything I remember from childhood. Check our review to see how IO Merino's Elemental Jacket and Arizona Hoody stand up to our day to day test for bicycle travel. Read More »

Gear Review: WAKA WAKA Power

Waka Waka Power can charge Go Pro Hero3 in about 2 hours

Waka Waka Power - A compact solar charger with a social mission. Based on more than 100 days of intensive use, we look at price, ease of use, design and effectiveness for bicycle touring. How does it stack up? Read More »

My favorite thing about bike touring Slovenia is….

As we continue writing our " Slovenia bicycle travel" guide, we want your feedback. Tell us your favorite thing about bike touring Slovenia. It could be anything that stands out for you! Read More »

Gravel road bicycle touring: Slovenia

Slovenia: a gravel road paradise On our first visit through Slovenia we knew nothing of gravel road bicycle touring and barely left the main roads at all. Our trip took us, like most people who come here, from Maribor to Ceilje to Ljubljana to Postonje and then south to Croatia. 5 days and out. Barely enough time to notice what ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Slovenia: Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš

bicycle touring slovenia; two wheel travel; bicycle friendly hotel

At the top of a long, twisting gravel road climb, we stop to snap a few pictures of the Alpine valley scene unfolding below us. Only about 25km from our camp in Austria at Pirkdorfer See, but a 2-hour grind on unpaved mountian roads, we are almost to our destination, Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš – a hilltop mountain bike enclave and ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Research mission: Slovenia

bicycle touring by train; Villach Austria; Drava River trail; Two Wheel Travel

As a relatively unpolished gem of European bicycle touring, Slovenia seems to be exactly the right place to focus our next efforts. Mountains, rivers, Adriatic coast, wine country, friendly people, low costs and a nation committed to sustainable tourism, combine to make an almost perfect mix for bicycle tourists. We want to be a part of it. Read More »

Multi-Modal Bike Touring – the Elbe River trail

Autumn bike touring; czech republic, Decin, elberadweg; cycling in europe, bicycle travel

Last weekend, we loaded our bikes aboard the TLK express train to Germany and pedaled a 250km section of the Elbe River trail from Dresden to Prague returning home to Warsaw by train. A true multi-modal tour- Train:Bike:Train (even a short ferry ride across the Elbe), the Elbe River trail is a route we have wanted to cycle since we landed in Warsaw two years ago. Read More »

How to fly with a bike: The cheap and easy method

air travel with bicycles; bike touring; cycling

If you plan to travel internationally with a bicycle, at some point you will be required to put your bike on a plane. Taking a bike on an airplane as luggage can be a gut wrenching proposition.  In addition to the various and variable  fees imposed by the different airlines, there is the matter of packing and unpacking your bike ... Read More »

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