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Professional photos from TDAF2016

On day 3 of this year’s TWIKE adventure TDAF2016 whilst climbing Le Col de la Bonette, we had some professional photos taken of our ascent. After waiting 2 weeks, finally, the images were sent to us and we’re really happy with the result. Not much else to say than … enjoy:)    

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TDAF2016 – Day9: Higher than expected / 0.5kWh for 69km / Home Sweet Home

Welcome to the last day of TDAF2016 – currently, we are at an alpine resort called Aprica at 1100m. Toady, we have a day full of alpine passes waiting for us: 1181m – Passo di Aprica – Italy 2621m – Gavia Pass – Italy 2291m – Foscagno Pass – Italy 2315m – Livigno Pass – […]


TDAF2016 – Day8: TIP in Milano & snow

Welcome to the 8th day of TDAF2016, TW560‘s yearly trip to somewhere outside of Switzerland. Currently, our total cost for energy still is at €0. Last year’s trip totaled at €2.5 for 2900km 🙂 I start my day by opening the tall windows of my room, just to be greeted by…   …yet again. My […]


TDAF2016 – Day7: Dual carriage, normal, single lane… no road at all.

Today gave us a comprehensive mix of everything we like about our trips: cruising along a coastal road, lots of small towns and villages, super-small roads, very steep climbs, beautiful views and very friendly encounters with people we met along the road. Our trip starts after a warm farewell by the hotel staff. Our day […]


TDAF2016 – Day6: R&R in Diano Marina

Everyone needs a break from time to time. Same for us – after 5 Days on the road, we decided yesterday that we would add an additional – drive free – day in Diano Marina. Instead of a travelogue, today, just some impressions of what we were up to. (Add a generous afternoon siesta for […]


TDAF2016 – Day5: Italianità on the Ligurian coast

Our travelogue for today is short. Since our aim is to be on a much more relaxed schedule than last year, we leave from Menton at 9am after sleeping well in our very basic hotel. All our battery indicators are back to normal, since we’ve allowed for a full and normal charge and are looking […]


TDAF2016 – Day4: One of the best roads for TWIKEing…in the world

Welcome to the fourth day of TDAF2016, a yearly adventure with TWIKE 560 making its way to the sea after 3 days relentlessly crossing some of the highest (and the highest) passes in Europe. No passes were crossed off our list today. This, however, doesn’t mean that we didn’t get to climb a few hills… […]


TDAF2016 – Day3: Europe’s highest pass vs. TW560

Welcome back to the third day of this year’s TWIKE adventure to southern France. Today, again, we have a tasty mix of 2k+ alpine passes from our list waiting for us: 2361 m Col d’Izoard – France 2108 m Col de Vars – France 2715 m Col de la Bonette – France 2350 m Col […]


TDAF2016 – Day2: Welcome to the French Alps

Part of TDAF2016 is about the ‘AF’ – the Alpes Françaises and TW560’s ‘task list‘ of highest roads in Europe which kicked-off last year with the visit to the highest road in Europe. Today we crossed-off following passes from our list: 2188 m – Little St Bernard Pass – France>Italy 2770 m – Col de […]


TDAF2016 – Day1: TW560’s fitting 200k anniversary

Time flies when you’re looking forward to something! Just a blink of an eye ago, our counter on this site showed 7 weeks to go…and already it’s time to get in our trusted TWIKE for a new 10-day adventure across Europe.   Although we had sustained torrential rainfalls during the last week – if someone […]


TDAF2016: all systems GO!

We’re on the road! Really looking forward to our newest TWIKE adventure, TDAF2016. As usual, we’re going to be posting a travel log update about once a day. Follow us: with our GPS location updated every 5 minutes and accessible through an interactive map!


TDAF2016: Planning update

Planning for TW560’s 2016 adventure – TDAF2016 – is complete… well, as complete as it needs it to be 🙂 As last year’s trip pushed our limits somewhat, JC and I decided that this year’s trip would be focusing on the nicer sides of TWIKEing: Mountains & the sea. Fortunately, we live in a corner […]


TDAF2016: A new TWIKE adventure

JC and I have started planning our newest TWIKE adventure. It will be a relaxed 9-10 day trip in June 2016 – taking us up to the highest points in Europe and back down to the sea. Can you guess where we’re heading? More to follow soon.