Hiking the Accursed Mountains – Valbonë > Theth, Albania.

In the far north of Albania lies a tiny village called Valbonë. Surrounded by the beauty of the Accursed Mountains and lined with streams of dry river beds and sparingly placed guesthouses, it’s a quiet corner where the expression ‘less is more’ certainly speaks volumes. On arriving to Valbonë you can immediately recognise the kindness, […]

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‘Perception is Reality’, Right. Or is it? The Brilliance of Social Media in Augmenting the Truth.

Do you ever flip through Instagram and double tap the many perfect captures of the seemingly blissful existence of others’, – places travelled and moments gathered, and then wonder why your life doesn’t also resemble a beautifully styled online portfolio of memories that are enhanced with ‘Valencia’ or alike, and effortlessly flow by graduation of […]

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Cycling Bellagio > Madonna del Ghissalo, Lombardy.

Bellagio and Lake Como – lifestyles of the rich and famous. With cycling boot camp underway and fresh legs rearing to go, unfortunately we couldn’t make time for an afternoon spritz’ with Mr Clooney (perhaps next time with more notice ;)). We had a bit to get through this day with a climb of the […]

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From Where We Ride ~ Varese & Surrounds, Northern Italy.

It was July 9, (late entry, eep!) and day 1 of our cycling camp that had been in the making for a good six months or so. The tour was an organised event offered by our local triathlon club from Melbourne and was available to a small group of 8. First in, best dressed. Excited, […]

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Cycling Above The Clouds – The Ortler Alps, Northern Italy.

Often times, travel photography (or my non-trained eye at the very least) doesn’t at all give justice to the beauty and/or scale of the landscapes that we are fortunate to see; neither provide a true insight to the incredible experiences had. For me, this dilemma played over many times as we recently cycled, climbed and […]

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Madrid – A Green Oasis. Who Would Have Thought?

When you have no expectations, it’s hard not to be impressed. This was our approach to Madrid, and it sure did work in our favour. Having spent the week prior exploring some beautiful corners of Spain with friends; Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Ronda and Seville, we took the 6+ hour drive to Madrid because it was […]

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Cycling Sospel to Breil-sur-Roya, Provence.

Higher in the mountains above Sospel, is a small village called Breil-sur-Roya, which we came to know about from a drive we took to the most beautiful fresh water gorge the day prior. These wider roads were relatively untouched and were very well sealed, among the best quality surface that we’ve cycled on. Ironic really, […]

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Cycling in the South of France – Sospel, Provence.

Nestled in the mountain tops of southern France is a quaint little town called Sospel. About 15 kilometres from Menton, and a 40-minute drive from Nice. It’s nothing short of picturesque and it’s a beautiful way of life. A provincial holiday house, circa late 1800’s has been home for the past two weeks with C’s […]

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Bike Travel Bags & Your Sanity!

Choosing a Bike Travel Bag to Suit Your Needs Bike travel bags. Despite being on the road for just a few days now, there is a lot to be said about bike travel bags. Perhaps not a post that we’d expected to be writing so early on (if at all), but these essential tools for […]

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