When a cyclist travels on the route from Berlin to Gdansk, he or she moves on a history-charged, Central European ground. Images of suppression, war, destruction and displacement put a grey haze on lively cities and serene landscapes. But signs of hope, like the fall of the Berlin Wall or the emergence of the first free labor union of the former Communist Bloc in Gdansk, also come up one’s mind, when you travel through national parks with intact nature and along beautiful sections of the Baltic Sea coast.
After four months of cycling through Europe and Turkey we found ourselves at a crossroads in Georgia, it had been so lovely just following rivers and heading East using the sun as our compass, living free and easy without to many demanding decisions to make, sometimes the toughest just being which delicious big German beer to drink first!
So when we arrived in Georgia it came as quite a shock that we had to start making real set in stone plans regarding visas and fast approaching winters for onward travel. We had so many ideas and so many fears it became quite a stressful time, luckily for us though we were in the heart of the Caucasus, where homemade wine is in abundance, Mountains tower around you and good decent folk surround you, ready to show you, with pride what a beautiful paradise they live in.
June 2012 - Clips from our Bicycle Touring from Berlin to Prague by Elbe and Moldau. 8 nights, 600+ km.
Berlin -> Potsdam -> Wittenberg -> Torgau -> Riesa -> Dresden -> Bad Schandau -> Litomerice -> Melnik -> Prague.