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De Mottarone, Lago MaggioreDutch Travels

A Traveler's Home

Welcome to our website! This is the place to read our travel stories from all over the world, from cycling tours in Thailand, France, Spain and Cuba to city trips to Barcelona, Berlin and Rome. We also have some travel tips that will make life on the road a bit easier.
We mostly travel by bicycle. It's our preferred way of travelling, because it makes it easier to get in contact with your surroundings and the local people, compared with travelling by car or bus. On our Dutch site De Wijde Wereld you'll find more stories and travel tips. Enjoy and safe & happy travels!

Peter de Rijk & Annemarie Verhallen


Bicycle Trips

Spain: Andalusia

A sunny autumn tour in the South of Spain

Italy: Tuscany

A hilly tour amidst beautiful scenery

France: Provence

Roman aquaducts, vineyards and Mediterranean gardens in Southern France

Western Turkey

A trip along the coast, visiting the sites of the Roman Empire

Southern Thailand

An easy cycling tour to the beaches of Southern Thailand

Eastern Cuba

from the popular beaches around Guardalavaca to Santiago the Cuba

City Trips

Spain: Madrid

From the Plaza Mayor to the Prado Museum

Spain: Barcelona

From Gaudí's Sagrada Família to the Mercat de la Boqueria

Germany: Berlin

One of the most exciting cities of Europe

Italy: Rome

From the Colosseum to the Via Appia and St. Peter's Square

Austria: Vienna

Schönbrunn, Belvedere, Hofburg Palaces, and beautiful gardens

Portugal: Lisbon

Wandering around in Portugal's capital and around Sintra

Hungary: Budapest

A visit to Hungary's capital, with its famous baths and Jugendstil architecture

Travel Tips

Toll Roads in Europe

All about toll fares, stickers and paying the fare

Car fuel prices in Europe

Don't pay to much for your petrol and diesel

In The Spotlight:

Divar, Goa

Divar Island, Goa, India