From Edinburgh to Inverness
5 September 2017 | By Marieke |
Elisa and Valentin chose to travel by bike and UNO 100 bike trailer to cross Scotland. They have already travelled in far away countries, such as New-Zealand, Madagascar and Senegal, it’s the first time they will travel by bike.
After setting up their Aevon trailer directly at the airport, they began to cycle in the direction of Inverness, a trip of about 350km.
“Our nights here were sometimes hard and particularly cold. Going bivouacking is not easy, as we’re being attacked by the ‘midges’. This morning it was only 4 degrees when we woke up. But the sun is up and we haven’t had any rain yet, which seems incredible.
We followed the cycle paths all along the way and the landscapes are beautiful.
Tonight we’ll sleep at someone’s home, so we can take a real shower. On our way, a couple of Scottish people invited us once to take a shower at their place, we felt very welcome.
Their accent is sometimes hard to understand, even if we speak English. Often we don’t understand a word they say.
Travelling by bike is a very nice discovery and we love this rythm. After only a few days, we feel like we have already travelled for several weeks. The trailer follows us, Valentin sometimes reached 58km/h downhill with it.
If the weather stays nice, we will go up north, in the direction of Durness. Maybe we’ll get the chance to meet the Loch Ness monster !”
The UNO 100 Aevon trailer can carry up to 35kg of luggage for an initial weight of only 7kg. The hitch attached to the seat post makes it particularly easy to handle.