From Holland to Lille
25 October 2017 | By Marieke |
Elisa & Valentin have cycled around Scotland with their bike and trailer UNO 100. After a few weeks, they decided to reach Holland by taking a boat from Newcastle, in England.
“We cycled in Holland for about 300km before the rain pushed us out of the country. We managed to sleep once in the open air but there is very few wild space in Holland so it’s quite difficult to find a space with a tent. Everything single space is used, either by houses or by fields.
In Brussels, we stopped at some friends’ house and discovered the city. The center was beautiful and we had a very nice weather. After that we cycled through Belgium and met some amazing forests along the road. We spent one night in a camping site in a small village.
To get to Lille, it was possible to cycle along a canal. It became very hot and sunny, we even had to find our sunscreen again, at the bottom of our bag. In Lille we met some family, they cycled with us for the last 30km. In all, we cycled for 2080km with our UNO 100 trailer and are quite proud, as we very seldom cycled before that.
For the winter, we would like to find a job so we can wait until Spring and get back on our bikes.”
Holland is the country of the bike with its numerous cycle paths and ferries to cross the many canals along the way. It is very nice to cycle there. Unfortunately, you have to make sure to choose the right season and pick up places to stay at night.