Tour de DrupAlps
My plan is to cycle from Switzerland to DrupalCon Vienna by crossing the Alps 6 times. The tour will take me over some of the most challenging Alp passes using my road cycle. I’ll visit 5 different countries: Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Slovenia and Austria.
Overcoming the Alps with the bicycle has been a long term dream of myself. Inspired by the sports achievements of my uncle, I am taking this challenge to see if I can make it from Switzerland to DrupalCon Vienna taking some scenic and challenging detours over the Alps. The final destination being DrupalCon Vienna which serves as the perfect goal because it’s my favourite conference and hometown at the same time.
From August 25 to September 24 I cycled the Alps for an entire month. I was very lucky - no accidents and major problems, not even a single puncture during the entire trip! In the end I was able to cycle 25% than planned, so I did 2900 kilometers, climbed 69000 meters and did 46 passes ranging from a few hundreds to 2700 meters of elevation. Find out more on the DrupAlps website.