Cycling Europe guides

I am honoured that Paul Benjaminse had assigned me to take pictures for the three guides he made in Spain in 2014. We are friends as well as fans of each others work. I like the style of his guides, the quality of his routes, with a lot of emphasis on beautiful scenery, variation and – very important for me – as far away from busy traffic as possible. Click to enlarge:

Ruta Ibérica

Paul Benjaminse assigned me to take pictures for the two guides of his recent route, leading from the south of France all the way to Lisbon. I felt quite honoured. Click here for comments and social media sharing.


Via de la Plata

This is a teaser for a new route by Paul Benjaminse. He updated the cycle version, made by Bert Sitters. I really liked cycling this route. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela was an impressive experience.     Click here for comments and social media sharing.

La Provence in autumn

This is half of a lecture about a trip I did in the Provence, south of France. I was cycling again a route of, again, Paul Benjaminse. Part 2 will follow.

bike & rider

bikelike bags

I like to work with leather and over the years I developed several bags for both handle bar and saddle. The handle bar bags are attached by a Click-Fix adapter. The bags are not just expressing a certain style, I can also customize them, so that they are really handy to use. Please contact me if you are interested in these fully handmade bike accessories.

Split (Croatia) – Shkoder (Albania)

To avoid the beautiful yet dangerous and – especially in summer – busy coast road of Croatia and Montenegro, I created an inland route. It leads you through hardly populated and very beautiful areas. You can hop over to the coast and islands on several occasions. for this you need to cross the Velebit mountain range, except from Ploče, which is at sea level. Roughly it follows the old main road from Venice to Dubrovnik, made ‘by’ Napoleon. The new motor way follows the same […]

bike style

into winter

This has been my most challenging trip ever. Moreover this was a trip in which I felt dearly connected to Mother Nature and the silence of the winter. Unlike my first winter trip in 2005, this time I was mostly camping in the wild, 2 out of 3 nights. This one I did in 2009 and I followed a mix of routes made by Paul Benjaminse and the Europafietsers. Click here for comments and social media sharing.