Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cycling Europe

For three weeks in June, we cycled from Genoa, Italy to Gothenburg, Sweden. In total that amounts to nearly 2100 km. A long trip for sure, but one in which we were able to see a huge portion of Europe. Along the way, we made a few species profiles and updates. Here are the highlights.

Video Update #1 - Italy
Italy was extremely cool. We started the trip on the coast and immediately went over the Appenine mountains. From there we cycled the flat rice paddy fields near Milan. Soon though, we hit the Alps!  All of Italy, only took us 3 days to bike through.

Our first species profile: Brassica oleracea ...


Video Update #2 - Switzerland

Switzerland was one of the most beautiful that we've ever seen and definitely the highlight of our trip through  Europe. Of particular interest was the huge mountain passes, like Gothard Pass in southern Switzerland.

Video Update #3 - Germany

At some stage, the entire trip started to take a toll on everyone. I made this video update to help show what it was really like on the trip. We're not super-human, but we do like telling it the way it was. In this case, it was a difficult section of the trip, accompanied by a lot of rain and cold conditions.

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