Exploring the Julian Alps with Johannes

After spending two nights at Lake Bled it was time to pick up my friend Johannes at the Ljubjana airport. Johannes had an early flight, which meant that we still had the whole day ahead of us. After stocking up for the next couple of days we headed to Lake Bohinj where we would be spending a couple of days.

A beautiful drive trough the mountains brought us there and on the first day we already hiked to the Savica waterfall. At first we were a bit misguided and thought a lousy rapid was the waterfall, but just before we wanted to head back we found out the actual waterfall was still some more hiking and a steep climb further.

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This night I was invited by Alf from CouchSurfing to spend the night on his couch and to join him to the Nattjazz festival, but I first explored the city of Bergen by myself on the bicycle.

I parked the car close to Alf’s home and from there cycled to the city centre which was about 10 KM downhill. At the tourist information I picked up a cycling route which al in al took a couple of hours and gave a good sight of the city.

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A new secondhand bicycle to take with me

I thought it would be a good idea to take a bicycle with me on my North Cape trip so I could make some nice bicycle trips instead of driving and also to visit the cities and towns along the way. The bike I owned didn’t have any gears, it’s just a city bike for Amsterdam, so was not really an option for the hills and mountainous up north. I scrolled trough the adds on secondhand website Marktplaats and stumbled upon a nice 21 gear Giant Tourer for a very fair price.

My new secondhand bicycle, firmly mounted to the rear of the car