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Prodromos Monastery Greece

Hiking to Cliff Clinging Prodromos Monastery

Monastery of Ayios Ioannis Prodromos (Prodromos Monastery) We’ve been to many monasteries on our trips including several in Tibet, which are really breathtaking. All are beautiful and fascinating and there is a sense of peace about them all. The Monastery of Ayios Ioannis Prodromos (Prodromos Monastery) was pretty special given[…]

Prodromou Monastery

Lousios Gorge Monastery of Greece

Monastery of Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Lousios Gorge, Greece Lousios Gorge and Prodromou Monastery Just a few miles down the road from our lunch spot in Dimitsana is a spectacular gorge with amazing nature and spectacular views. Just off the main road and down a set of switchbacks, we came to[…]

Road Peloponnese Peninsula

Cruising the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece

Riding the Peloponnese Peninsula The Peloponnese peninsula reminded us of the California coast in many ways. The winding roads up into the mountains, the coastal drives, the flowers! As we toured the Peloponnese peninsula, we saw huge trees reminiscent of the Sierras and snow capped peaks that could have been[…]

Lukmanier Pass SCENIC ROUTE

The Alps Lukmanier Pass – Switzerland to Italy

As we left our Swiss family, we headed out of Flims toward Ancona to catch our ferry over the Lukmanier Pass, also known as Ospizio del Lucomagno if you’re Italian. On the boarder everything has both Italian and German names – great if you speak one of the two languages[…]

Route Map of Greece & Turkey

The Marvels of Greece and Turkey

TwoUpRiders headed Southeast through Greece and Turkey. We started our trip from Milan where we last left the motorcycle. We were nervous, because we heard driving is crazy in Greece and even crazier in Turkey, but excited for this next adventure. Is it really an adventure if there isn’t a[…]

European Motorcycle Tour through the Balkans — TwoUpRiders

Top 7 Sights – Motorcycle Tour through the Balkans

7 highlights from our 32 day motorcycle tour through the Balkans. We traveled from Italy thru Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and ended in Switzerland.

AlpAbzug Flims CH VIDEO

High Alps Cow Festival – AlpAbzug in Flims

Being half Swiss, and having Swiss citizenship, I feel a deep connection to Switzerland and consider it a second home. While raised in America, I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time in Switzerland throughout my life. There was a period of almost 10 years when I was[…]

Driving into Kosovo

Spectacular Balkan Mountain Passes of Kosovo, Albania & Macedonia

Balkan Mountain Passes As we left the beautiful mountain riding of Montenegro, we headed out for…more mountain riding! The Balkan mountain passes in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania were a wonderful surprise. Most the roads were in excellent condition. For a good part of the riding it was just smooth sailing[…]