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The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 036 – Maike Brinksma – The Amazon Of Europe Bike Trail

Maike Brinksma is an athlete, academic, environmental activist… and cyclist, from The Netherlands. In the summer of 2021 she will be one of the first people ever to cycle the ‘Amazon of Europe Bike Trail’. She talks to the podcast about her plans to explore the riverine landscapes of the Mura-Drava-Danube UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. She also reflects on the joys of being a Dutch cyclist. (Or is she?) Plus: Caroline Burrows, the Bristol-based Scottish poet and cyclist, recounts her experiences of cycling to work in her short story ‘False Flat’.

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Categories: Adventure, Cycling, Travel

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  1. This was an interesting report and it is good to hear that the popular cycle routes along the rivers Drava (Drau in German) and Mura (Mur) as they pass through Austria, are being extended with the Amazon project. Maike will have no problem finding her way along the rivers in Austria – they are well signposted. I would recommend the bike with gravel tyres as once into Slovenia the woodland trails become rougher. Good luck and have fun.

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