Biking from Belgium to Spain 

DONE BY: Rein | Groton School '15 | Scripps College '20

LENGTH: 2 months

LOCATION: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy

FUN: ★★★★☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★☆

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:

  • Pushing myself physically
  • Overcoming fear of having no stability

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 8am: wake up, pack up tent, pack up bike, start cycling
  • Stop for lunch, check map, keep chugging
  • 4pm: get to destination (40miles/day), check out the city
  • Bike to campsite
  • Pitch tent, sleep.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Cycling
  • Exploring towns

TOP TIPS: 

Do it ALONE!!! Nobody to hold you back. Just pick a start point and a final destination and just START BIKING. Pitch a tent wherever you can or get an app that shows you campsites nearby.

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

I can bike far.

Jiyoung Jeong