Welcome to this episode of the Why We Travel Podcast. In this episode, we talk with Ed Gillis about the extraordinary adventure of visiting 20 European countries in six months on bicycles.

Ed is the husband and dad of a bike-happy family of four from the Yukon in northern Canada. With his wife Jocelyn, he honeymooned cycling from Vancouver to Tijuana along the western US coast. When sons Heron and Sitka came along, they continued bike touring every year – with Chariots and WeeHoos throughout the Pacific Northwest; on tandems across Cuba, New Zealand, Australia and French Polynesia; and most recently on four separate bikes to 20 countries over six months and 10,000km across Europe.

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

  • How is it possible to visit 20 European countries in six months on bicycles?
  • What sorts of preparations do you need to travel on bicycles?
  • How to manage luggage weight on bikes for such a long journey?
  • The challenges faced as a family in these 6 months of cycling across Europe
  • And more

Links & Resources

Website: yukon4explore.com

Book ” Bike Touring With Kids: the Oceania Odyssey”: https://www.amazon.ca/Bike-Touring-Kids-six-month-adventure/dp/B09TMTGPX4

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