Category Archives: Ukraine

Border Crossing On A Bicycle

Border crossing on a bicycle

Crossing an international border is not always as straightforward as you might think! While many people are familiar with the idea of crossing an international border in a car, train or airplane, many people are unfamiliar with the act of riding a bicycle across the border of two neighboring countries. So, in today’s new Bicycle […]

Funny “Love Stories” From My Travels Around The World

Funny Love Stories from a World Bicycle Traveler

You’d think that as a famous world traveler, I’d have tons of juicy love stories from my travels all around the world. In fact, I’m often asked if, because I travel so much, I happen to have a different girlfriend in each and every city. But the truth is far less glamorous. As a world-famous bicycle […]

Cycling in Eastern Europe: Popular Bike Routes & Safest Countries

young Man on a bike tour in Eastern Europe

Hi. My name is Darren Alff… and for the last 18 years I have been traveling around the world on my bicycle. I’ve pedaled by bike hundreds of thousands of miles/kilometers and I’ve ridden across dozens of different countries on multiple continents all around the world. In fact, I’ve cycled across every country in Europe […]

Behind-The-Scenes Video From My Bike Tour In Ukraine & Romania

Ukraine and Romania bike tour video

In the spring of 2015, I (Darren Alff) rode my bicycle from Poznan, Poland to Brasov, Romania… and about half-way through that long-distance cycling adventure I started producing short daily video blogs from my trip. You can see the photos and watch all 16 episodes for free right here. Now, more than a year after […]

Cycling Eastern Europe: My Bike Tour Across Poland, Ukraine and Romania

After two-and-a-half months in the city of Poznan, Poland, the time eventually came for me to get back on my bike and pedal out of Schengen Europe. In order to get out of Poland on time (so I didn’t overstay my 90-day limit), I took a train from Poznan to the city of Przemysl in […]

Summary Of My 12th Long-Distance Bike Tour

The last 12 months have been amazing. I attended the Sundance Film Festival, saw some of my favorite musicians perform live (including A Fine Frenzy and Nellie McKay), rode a motorcycle across the Western United States and conducted a 10-month-long bicycle tour across 20 European countries. In this article I aim to summarize my thoughts […]

One Year Of Bicycle Touring In Europe – 2012 Video Review

2012 was a truly incredible year! Here’s just a small taste of what I did: Spent 4 months skiing at North America’s #1 ski resort – Deer Valley. Watched 12 amazing movies at the Sundance Film Festival. Saw more than a dozen famous musicians perform, including A Fine Frenzy, Lisa Hannigan, Nellie McKay, Flying Lotus, […]

A Dog Named Ukraine – The Story Of A Stray Dog That Followed Me For Two Days In The Eastern European Country Of Ukraine

ukraine dog follows cyclist in ukraine

I spent the night sleeping in an orchard and woke up that morning in a dense fog. A fog so thick I could see only a few meters in front of me as I pedaled my fully-loaded bicycle down a series of long bumpy roads. After stopping in my first Ukrainian town to stock up […]

Darren Alff In Lviv, Ukraine

One of the major downsides to traveling by yourself is that you have no one to take your picture. Almost all of the photos you’ve seen of me traveling around Europe this year have involved me either turning the camera around on myself (as in the two photos above) or setting the camera on a […]

At The Ice Rink In Lviv, Ukraine

The outdoor ice rink in Lviv, Ukraine was my favorite part of the city. I would go there at least once a day and watch the people skate. I enjoyed watching not only the people on the ice, but watching and listening to the people on the outside of the rink as well. I made […]