What did we prefer? The Kocula islands, without hesitation! But the rest of the country is really nice too.

… all means are good to travel. But we still prefer the bike! After leaving Ancona, the city with different facets (its very cosmopolitan port and station districts, the old historic center, and the very “trendy” modern center), we slowly discovered Croatia.

On the menu this week, we move from Italy to the first cities of Croatia. After a short tour from Zadar to Split we leave for the island of Korcula. It's just more and more beautiful!

Well, the valet wasn't there, but the intention is there, isn't it? PS: it was at the Casino Barrière in Cannes, it's worth double the points, isn't it?

First try: ok, we cheated a bit! Well, the shape of the said ice cubes is not specified. I leave it to the higher authorities to judge (dear colleagues, if you can discuss it in a box around an octopus, I can make myself available), but I think the challenge has been met! See the photos: Second time: all natural ice cubes! At 1000m altitude, at night, it is cold. From 9 p.m., we had frost on the tent; and in the morning at…

Ca couffe* ! C’est le moins qu’on puisse dire de cette spécialité niçoise 🙂 C’est évidemment excellent, et pour les cyclos que nous sommes, il fallait bien ça + une petite bière pour nous remplir la panse. Excellente adresse par ailleurs. Ca couffe = tu peux rien manger après

A molto buona pizza! On the advice of an Italian met in the street (and who led us to the pizzeria) we taste the best pizza -ever- we have eaten. A magnificent four seasons (recommended by the owner) and a calzone for Estelle. I'm still salivating... A straordinario gelato! 3€ invested in the most profitable way possible! The mega ice cream of death that kills with 4 flavors + a homemade cone to die for.

Comme cadeau de départ de mon ancien boulot chez PSA Peugeot-Citroën, mes collègues ont eu la gentillesse de me donner une liste de choses à faire 🙂 Comme au boulot, mais pour le coup, en beauuuucoup plus sympa. On doit obligatoirement faire les lignes suivies d’une astérisque (*). Voyez par vous même (ou allez voir directement les choses déjà faites) :

Bon, d’abord, la Yougoslavie, ça n’existe plus ! Mais en tout cas, promis, en Croatie et au Monténégro, on ne s’est pas perdus.

A quick summary in a few figures… – 1500 km covered by bike – 23 days of cycling and 5 days of rest – 3 countries: France, Monaco and Italy – 1 windy weather alert and 1 day of rain (the rest: sun!) – 3 campsites and 2 warmshower hosts – 0 punctures! 1 good cleaning of the bike (with the baby wipe, it works so well! Thanks Dave for the tip!) – 4 fill-ups of gas (from our stove) – Lots of animals…

This week in brief: we crossed Italy from west to east, saw beautiful Tuscany, suffered our first nervous breakdowns.

Italia! From Pisa to the Appennino crossing, here we are on the shores of the Adriatic Sea… Little contest: who will manage to find the two animals hiding behind the end credits?

New video ! Here is a small montage of our first 1000 km through France and Italy. Feel free to share the video!

A little over a year ago, we were cycling on a Roman road, Via Claudia Augusta, and Thomas proposed to me. For our honeymoon start, we are once again on an old Roman road: Via Aurelia.

Italia! Our first laps in the land of pizza and gellaterias, where ice cream 4 scoops too good + a homemade waffle cone is € 3, a real scandal. I chose 10 seconds of video per day captured from my bike to represent our nomadic daily life ... Please feel free to comment!