Planning has begun!! We had our Winter meeting in December in Freiburg. We decided on a rough region – the biketour will be going through Romania and the surround countries (Bulgaria, maybe Hungary, northern Greece and Serbia). Now we are starting to research projects and figure out the details. The Biketour is self-organised and works because lots of people contribute – if you have some ideas of projects, contacts, know some good cycling routes or anything else relevant – we can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecotopia Biketour 2022 – read more about the adventures we had on our Blog or here
We try to make the tour as inclusive as possible for any level of fitness or experience with bike touring. We cycle a maximum of 30–70 km per day (depending on the hills), and on average half of the days we stay in a place without cycling. Our experience is that almost everyone can manage this, but there is the possibility to shorten the distances if we discover that it is too much. People cycle in small groups or alone, at whatever speed suits them, and many people like to take it slow and take lots of breaks. A detailed route plan for the day is shared in the morning, arrows are drawn with chalk on the road at every turn, and if you get lost you can always call the Biketour phone. If you have a shitty bike, you will not be the only one, and we enjoy supporting each other if something breaks. We make sure that the last people to leave carry a toolbox, a phone and a first-aid kit in order to assist if anything goes wrong on the road.