Welcome to the Mountain bike trip map section that outlines our cycling route to raise awareness for the survivors of the Chernobyl accident. Feel free to browse our the map below or to use the menu above to find other days of our 2000 km mountain bike trip. The map of day 1 will start in Fribourg Switzerland and end in Olten Switzerland.
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Day 1: Switzerland
Fribourg - Olten

Date:
06.07.2006
Start:
Romont
End:
Olten
Total Km:
110 km
Av Speed:
17 km/h
Total Time:
6 h
Altitude acc:
905 m
Temperature:
24 ¬į C
Conditions:
rain cloud sun

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Christian's Journal Entry for Day 1: It seems that 4 am comes really quickly when you have gone to bed at 2 am, but I think that we have everything we had decided on taking. Only time will tell. We had started out the day on the wrong foot today as we left 3 hours later than the originally planned 6 am. This pushed our departure time to 9 am, and it also pushed my arrival time to 7 pm in Olten.
The day started out slow with Emmanuelle‚??s arm in a cast. I rode with her for a while, but I wanted to make sure that she didn‚??t stress her arm too much for these crucial first days of the trip; I decided to drop her off in an early town and go on my way alone. Alex decided click here to read more


Emmanuelle's Journal Entry for Day 1:How do you start a trip like this? Well you begin by leaving 3 hours late. I guess I have to apologize to my husband once again. We finally left Fribourg at 6 upside down. I was a little self-conscious as I was noticing people looking at my prosthesis arm, one lady had recognized me from the newspaper which had come out this morning. We took it very slowly as I needed to take care of my arm.
Contrary to my body, my mind and heart were racing. I was not only nervous but excited too. I was glad that Alex was with us as I quickly realized that his support was no small thing. I became tired and sore quickly and had to realize my limits so it was time to say good bye to my husband. I then took the train to Bern. Believe it or not he arrived in Bern before us. Okay okay click here to read more