I started bicycle touring when I first moved to the Netherlands in 1993. My cycling buddy Edward Melger and I started small, and increased the length of our weekend trips through the Netherlands until we decided to take the step and go on a cycling holiday. There is no better way to be in nature and see the changing landscape than with cycling. It is not always easy, though. It is not always warm and sunny with a gentle tailwind. You test yourself and push your own borders cycling against hurricane headwinds, through pouring rains and through steep and unforgiving mountains.

My cycle trips through Europe 1994-2013

My cycle trips through Europe 1994-2013

Here are the major cycle trips.

  1. Daniel T says:

    Hi Matt! How are you!

    Do you have information on finances?

    How have you funded yourself if you don’t mind me asking!

    Lots of savings? Residual income?

    I am gearing up for my first long trip – with my family – from Portugal to North Cape…

    Just looking for details to aid us in our planning.

    Really impressed with your trip!


    • Hi Daniel. Good to hear from you, and good luck with your trip.
      I have worked for the last 20 years, and so have some savings. I have been using some of those savings on the 2 year bike trip I am now on. I have spent around 12000 euros, which is not that expensive given it is for 2 years of travelling. My cycling companion of the last 6 months – Clement – has spent only 3000 euros in the 2 years he has been travelling.
      Camping out and cooking yourself reduces the costs.

      Good luck!!

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