Bicycle Trip to Greece Dr. Hans-Jürgen Weber 26.04.2013 - 17.05.2013


  

Map


26.04.2013 Haiger
27.04.2013 Rückingen
28.04.2013 Würzburg
29.04.2013 Pleinfeld
30.04.2013 Taufkirchen/Vils
01.05.2013 Freilassing
02.05.2013 Tweng
03.05.2013 Villach
04.05.2013 Bovec
05.05.2013 Ilirska Bistrica
06.05.2013 Karlobag
07.05.2013 Pirovac
08.05.2013 Omis
09.05.2013 Slano
10.05.2013 Budva
11.05.2013 Shkoder
12.05.2013 Fier
13.05.2013 Himare
14.05.2013 Igoumenitsa
15.05.2013 Paleros
16.05.2013 Platanovrisi
17.05.2013 Zakynthos

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17.05.2013, 22. day, 89 / 2900 km, Zakynthos

I get an excellent breakfast on the patio. In the north I can see the sea, to the west and south far into the plain.
The people are sad that I don't want to stay longer, but I want to arrive at Zakynthos today.
There is a shortcut back to the „national“ road, but it goes around the villages and has partially only gravel.
The sun is covered by clouds , but it is not cold. There is a strong wind from the side but I can make good progress.
While taking a short coffee break I watch a woman just across the road burning her garbage. The smoke comes to me. I get going on quickly.
After 65 km I can leave the loud and traffic loaden national road and take the turnoff to Killini.
Once more there is no sign or hint to Killini at important crossings. But the people I ask kindly give me helpful directions.
A few km in front of Killini I meet Stephan from Bühl in Germany. He came by bike from Izmir (Turkey) via Rhodos, Kreta and several other Greek islands to Killini and decides now to go with me to Zakynthos. Next week he will meet his wife in Venice and will then together with her cross the alps by bike and go home.
The ferry ride costs only 8 Euros and lasts nearly one hour. At the harbour of Zakynthos I buy a map of the Island and go on then together with Stephan to the campground 2 km west of Tsilivi.
Here they have a restaurant that has opened today. My tent is located just beside the beach. I have a wonderful view. I'll enjoy it until Birgit comes next week. Then we'll have vacation in a hotel for one further week before we return home by plane.

Overall I enjoyed also this trip very much. Of course, it could have rained less. But I did'nt become ill and got to know many interesting people and countries. There weren’t any really dangerous situations. Except the rupture of the gear cable I had no problems with my bike.
And for those who always ask about it: nor with my bottom.
Thanks to everybody who wrote to me (or will write to me). I'll try to answer everyone if I didn't answer yet.
It is a good feeling to have arrived. Surely it was not the last trip.

The house of my Greek friend

Breakfast on the porch

The first part of the way is bumpy

Just beside the national road from Patras to Pirgos

The Greek way of waste disposal

This is Stephan from Bühl in Germany

At the ticket office in Killini for the ferry to Zakynthos

The ferry is already waiting

Hustle and bustle when the ferry is unloaded and loaded again
(Video -> click on picture)

Finally at the campground at the destination near Tsilivi

The tent is located near the beach

View from my tent

Km on the bike computer at the end of the trip