Bike The Balkans

Day two in Herceg  Novi and  I'm stuck on the coast while waiting for a thunder and lightning storm to pass over. Torrential style rains accompanied by a strong  wind make it almost impossible to set off. Or that's what I keep telling myself ;) There is only one thing left to do, and that is wait and share some of my impressions from my descent from Zabljak to Biogradska Gora.

Over the past week I've slowly increased the distances I biked. It felt right Yesterday's 110km from Ostrog Monastery to Herceg Novi was long, tiering and at the same time exhilarating. Long stretches with gentle inclines in an empty landscape under the scorching sun, gave me enough time to be with me. I needed to do this trip and take some time to establish my own rhythms and find out what's really important to me.

Unable to go over the...

I decided to take the scenic route. Villager had told me that I only had about 7km of gravel road along the top of the canyon. Sadly or luckily I forgot to ask in what state the road was? I ended up pushing my bike up through rough gravel patches and thinking why am I doing this again? And then my thoughts ended. Here at the edge of Komarnica canyon I started noticing everything around me.

November last year I made myself a promise to walk my talk. To live from my core and follow the roads along the Dinaric Alps and the Via Dinarica route. To bike all the places I'd walked, visited before and always wanted to visit in between Sarajevo and Albania.