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Mini cycling holiday

Mini cycling holiday

It is about a month ago since we had our last small cycling holiday.
On 14-15 october 2017 we had a very warm weekend in the Netherlands.

So we planned our small cycling trip. My son (9 years) would like to stay on a campsite with swimming pool.
After some searches we found “Ardoer Camping Ackersate” to stay.

We planned our trip and try to get some quite roads and even some unpaved ones as well.
Due to the weather we had a great weekend and some nice cycling routes.
After a night sleep in the tent we did drove back to home.

The trip can be viewed below on the map.

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Camping ackersate: 52.186865, 5.626416

And off course we had our camera with us to get some footage.

It is nice to have this weekend nearby our home.

Leukerbad area

Leukerbad area

During our holiday we have been to Switzerland.  We stayed on the Leukerbad campsite.
We had some great bike rides and with the “gäste karte” you get a discount on the cablecars as well.

This we could go up with the cablecar and cycle downwards. The Leukerbad website does have several routes available.
We did take route 6 and the Flowtrail.

We also did walk to the Lämmerenhütte, a special article will follow.
Video’s on the biketrail you can see below.

Trail 6:

Flowtrail:

Back to 2002

Back to 2002

Last week I have been working on my old Travel discription of the GR20 in Corsica.
It was back in 2001 and 2002 I walked the GR20.

The travelblog is written down on my own site now.
It is in dutch and you can read it here.

Cirque de solitude
Cirque de solitude
Fatbike in the snow

Fatbike in the snow

Last year I saw a lot more fatbike.I always wondered how it would ride.
I can imagine in loose sand /snow it would be very handy. This week during our holiday in Switzerland I had the opportunity to try a fatbike.
I hired a fatbike at the local rental shop. This was just a basic fatbike with standard Shimano parts and a mechanical disc brake.
In the lower area the had the “winterwanderwege” ( winter trails) to bike on.
Most of the trails are good to ride. If you try to ride on a fresh snow part the big tyres are not floating anymore.
Fatbike in snow

It was a nice experience. Perhaps next time a more excited trail.

Feiy tech G5 and Garmin Virb Ultra

Feiy tech G5 and Garmin Virb Ultra

I have been using my Garmin virb camera’s quit a lot over de last view years.

Garmin Virb
Garmin Virb

It did start with the Garmin Virb in 2013 .

I used the Garmin Virb XE a lot for all out MTB rides en cycling trips.

Garmin Virb XE
Garmin Virb XE

Recently I moved over to the Garmin Virb Ultra. A real GoPro killer. All accessoiries are compatible with the gopro mounts.
The biggest issue was to find a Gimbal that was compatible.

Since a few month Feiyu Tech did enter the market with the G5 gimbal. A waterproof gimbal that fits the Garmin Virb Ultra.
It is possible to put the G5 on a tripod and use the app to remote.

More photo’s and video’s are on its way.

[update 17-01-2017]

This weekend I used the Gimbal on a mtb ride. Some more details below.