Trip #1. Saturday 5th August to Saturday 12th August 2017. Cycling and Swimming Tour of Lake Constance, starting and finishing in the Germany city of Konstanz and cycling along the northern coast of Lake Constance in Germany, the eastern coast in Austria and the southern coast in Switzerland with a decent swim every day. With a few changes, this will be a repeat of the 2016 trip.
Trip #2. Monday 14th to Sunday 20th August 2017, Swimming Slovenia’s Lakes and Rivers, starting and finishing in the Slovenian capital city, Ljubljana. This may well suit those who will have just competed in the World Masters Games in Budapest.
Trip #3. Wednesday 23rd August to Wednesday 30th August 2017. Italy's Lake Orta, starting and finishing at Milan's Malensa airport. This will be a repeat of the 2015 trip with very few changes.
All trips can be taken singly, or any two of them, or all three. For those who would like to do two or three, there will be time between each trip to travel to the next destination. For example, I intend to fly from Zürich (the closest airport to Konstanz) to Ljubljana after the Lake Constance trip but I plan to take a few days between the Slovenian trip and the Italian trip to allow travel by train between Ljubljana and Milan stopping off on the way in Venice and/or Verona (as one does!).
So start your planning and get the word out to your friends. Let me know if you are interested – no commitment yet of course. I will be asking for confirmation plus deposits late in 2016 or early in 2017.The sooner you book your flights, the better the fares. Updated information, including prices, as well as pictures and stories from the 2016 trips will be up on my website soon.