The Way To Adelaide
The idea is by bicycle at first from Sydney to Melbourne, and then to Tasmania .
In the travel agency "Globetrotter" in the City "Zug", we book the flight for the 17/12/2013 to Adelaide and back on 04/02/2014 from Melbourne (with the flights to Sydney it does not work because they are almost fully booked) we fly with Emirates with change in Dubai.
At the end of our journey back to Melbourne, we would much like to drive further to Sydney .............
We like the cozy friendly Adelaide. we stay three days at our nice, helpful Warm Shower-Hosts Kathy and Mark in Glenelg. (See "our bikes")
Kathy and Mark have a very nice home with a just beautiful garden. And a lovely white Cat with long hair and a little dog. On Friday we had our first Australia barbecue Mark grilled in the garden. In this days Christian make the two bikes ready. Kathy much help to find on gum tree ( The Australia e Bay) this two bikes. It is 40 °C in Adelaide, and we happy that we have the beach close for swimming!
For our trip to Melbourne, we are looking for options for the first part to Mt Gambier, bus or rail transport, since we have only 12 days time to the ferry to Tasmania. Both is not possible, the S-Bahn route is under renovation, and the possible busses do not run over the Christmas holidays.
But it would have been a real shame not to cycle along the Coorong, or large parts of South Australia. We are really glad that we ride everything by bike.
The first week in Australia is somehow unreal, again and again we are amazed that we are in Australia. And we are also happy for our decision first have to ride a distance and to arrive here on this continent, before we visit our friends in Tasmania.