Planning has begun!! We will be meeting in December in Freiburg to have a meeting – read more here. In in winter meeting the rough region and dates will be decided, then the blog we will regularly updated when progress is made.
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.
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The group left Besançon with one day delay due to heavy rains. The route planning team decided to take a more hilly but also more picturesque detour towards Lyon along the River Ain, passing through its steep rocky valleys with its enchanted mossy forests, passing many waterfalls and lakes on the way. Close to Thoirette we took a rest day on a grass field down by the river. Not many people pass by there, so we could have a circle (meeting), a few swims, time to relax, some bike fixing, a visit to the “cow piss” waterfall close by and…
Our Spring Meeting will happen from Friday, 13 May until Sunday, 15 May in Leipzig, Germany. In this meeting we want to make some final decisions about the route, start preparing the transportation of our equipment to the starting point, establish the communication and registration of participants and create and spread promotion material. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join the meeting. The idea is to have discussions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is possible to arrive on Thursday evening and leave on Monday morning. Sleeping places will be organized, it will probably be needed to bring a…
Hello everyone! Our date and time for the winter meeting is finally fixed, hurrah! Everyone is welcome to come to Greene, a little south of Hannover, in Germany from the 17th Feb, Thursday, to the 21st Feb, Monday. The meeting will be in the Funkenhaus, a nice collective which often hosts seminars like this. The programm is not fixed yet, but some parts will be about which direction to go this Summer, feedback from last year, gender topics around the tour, free time to wonder around, etc. Your welcome anyway, but you are also welcome to send us a mail…
On our first cycling day we left Prague to go Northwest to a farm with alternative people called Mlyn, where we camped on a field full of edible plants equipped with a teepee! We finished our rocket stove with the material help from the place. We also went to a lake under the local castle ruin that turned out to be just a field of reed so instead of swimming we had a discussion about how to facilitate a biketour circle. On the second evening a person from the house took us to a village for a taste of local…