Ecotopia Biketour is a self-organized environmental and social activist bicycle tour that has been cycling through different parts of Europe each summer since 1990. On our way we visit social and environmental projects and groups, to learn about their struggles and visions, to exchange knowledge, to create connections and to support them by participating in actions or doing some physical work. Read more about what the Ecotopia Biketour is.
Ecotopia Biketour 2017 will start mid July in Germany and end mid September in France or Spain. A more specific route will be announced on the website as soon as it is decided. Read our call out for projects here, we are interested to hear from you if you have some recommendations for projects, groups and events for us to visit on the way, or if you would like to help preparing the tour, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Come to our Spring Meeting on 14–16 of April in Freiburg! You can read more about Ecotopia Biketour 2017 here.
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On the long cycling days… you might find yourself talking about anything and everything with your companions for the day. One topic that came up was STUFF. some people seemed to have just 2 bike bags and nothing else, some people have entire trailers for their pet (see past posts with the dog!) whilst some people seemed to be balancing half a dozen stuff sacks on their racks (ahem.. me). A few of us made comparive lists of our personal equipment and decided to publish them – this could either be read as a packing list guide (or, what not…
Here some late impressions from the last bit: In Estonia some people build houses and boats with local material and traditional knowledge… … use small and big rocket stoves… … and transform trash to art. We cycled under wild skies … … drove past buildings from different ages that are still in use … and found our “Kôo” on a open field or a gym hall to pass the night. Yes. Sometimes it felt like a “donquixotery” fighting omnipresent car-culture. Therefore we would like to express our special…
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Hello dear reader! Lukas is reporting from Latvia: A festival was recommended to us, a gathering of different eco-communities in Mazirbe at the seaside. Sounds not bad, we thought at spontaneaosly rearranged our schedule. This detour fitted very well, because we anyways wanted to cycle more. We were on a biketour after all! We arrived thursday evening. All of us were very happy to meet again Stas from Radi Vidi Pats. He helped out to organize this festival. Then 2 men arrived, of whose one of us welcomed us effusivly with “Hello brothers and sisters!” and intimate hugs without being…