Compulsory break in Coimbra
2 weeks are done and with the Torre in Portugal on 1993m above sea level I have climbed the first country high point. Snow, cold, sunshine, breathtaking views and winding roads I found up there in the Serra da Estrela. With Porto and Coimbra, I also enjoyed two wonderful Portuguese cities. The landscape here is incredibly beautiful, the weather pleasantly warm, the people very open and the drivers much more aggressive than in France or Spain. Unfortunately, the tendon in the back of my knee has become inflamed, so I will now be forced to spend a few days in Coimbra before hopefully continuing on towards Lisbon, the Algarve and southern Spain. Until then, I will use the time as good as I can for rest, good Portuguese food, exploring this wonderful city and for the necessary "office work". See you soon!
2000 km done!
In the last 1 ½ weeks I have covered a good 2000 km and with France and Spain already two countries crossed from east to west. The weather of the last days was really bad with heavy rain and strong wind. Thanks to the high quality equipment from my sponsors I survived this phase well and thanks to generous donations from friends, I could afford to spend a night in a dry and warm air B&B accommodation and let my stuff dry. I was able to patch the first flat tire myself (amazingly - my handicraft skills are really below average). Now I cross the Portuguese border and look forward, there especially to Porto, Lisbon and hopefully the sunny warm south of the country.
Adventurer and athlete, soon bikepacking through europe, climbing the highest mountain and visiting the most beautiful cities in every of the 47 countries!