My Bicycle Touring Escapade

3

My most memorable escapade in the past year was my bicycle touring across Switzerland with my trusty Lomo LC-A and my great Cannondale mountain bike! Enjoy!

Day 1: From Como (Italy) to Luzern by train then from Luzern to Beinwil am See cycling across the nature (46km). The first photo is the little pier in Beinwil am See. It was a sunny day, an almost flat bicycle path with a few kilometers of climb near the hills of Beromunster.

Day 2: From Beinwil am See to Langenthal following the Aar River (see photo below). Almost sunny day, there were a few clouds in the afternoon and a pleasant breeze, great for cycling in the summer, along a wonderful bicycle path without cars and moto! (68km)

Day 3: From Langenthal to Biel, again following the river and with some wonderful piece of nature…in the photo below you can see some wild flowers in a protected angle between wheat fields! Congratulations for the effort made to preserve the nature, great idea! Sunny day in the morning, more cloudy in the afternoon with a thunderstorm when I arrived in Biel! (60km)

Day 4: From Biel to Yverdon. Great stage along a bicycle path across wonderful nature near Marin (see below) and passing across the medieval town of Le Landeron (second photo below) and across the wonderful city of Neuchatel (third photo). (74km)

Day 5: From Yverdon to Lausanne by bicycle. Then, after I have found a hotel, I took a train to go to Vevey, to visit the Museum of Photography (great museum, with the history of the photography and with a demo in a darkroom to learn how to print film with an enlarger!) A very hot day! (28km)

Day 6: There was heavy rain in the morning so I can’t go cycling. I decided to return by train with only a lunchtime break in Olten, see below:

I passed the Gotthard by train and I stayed one night in Airolo in the Italian language part of Switzerland.

Day 7: Time to go home…down from Airolo to Bellnzona, then a visit to the beautiful city of Locarno and after dinner, I took the train to return in Como. (95km)

All these photos were taken with my Lomo LC-A and a Fuji Superia 400 film, well, except the last one because the LC-A does not have a self timer! So for the last photo, a self portrait near Langenthal, I used my Canon Ixus 85 digital camera. Waiting for an LC-A++ with a self timer! Because film is better!

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by sirio174 on 2012-02-06 in #world #locations #escapade #nature #escape-from-the-city #requested #memorable #summer #switzerland #bicycle-touring #travel #bicycoe

3 Comments

  1. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    omg! i love the pic with the road, and the trees, and the mountains... the colors are beautiful!

  2. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    nice tour~ :D

  3. cycliste
    cycliste ·

    This is excellent! Sounds like a great tour!!

More Interesting Articles

  • Purple in the Philippines

    written by mike_mytnick on 2015-09-10 in #world #lifestyle #locations
    Purple in the Philippines

    Last year, I embarked on a journey across the world with an international beauty queen, Lomo Purple Film, and my Canon AE-1.

  • Fresh Lomo LC-A 120 Picks From the Community

    written by lomography on 2015-12-07 in #gear #lifestyle
    Fresh Lomo LC-A 120 Picks From the Community

    A year and a few months since it was introduced, the Lomo LC-A 120 continues its exciting journey around the world—from busy streets to scenic far-flung places and everywhere else in between. Here are just some of the many places and faces encountered by this trusty, compact medium format camera (and their adventurous owners, of course!) in recent months, in photographs.

    3
  • Perfect Combination for a Hazy Day: Lomo LC-A and a Pushed Ilford HP5+

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-06 in #gear #reviews
    Perfect Combination for a Hazy Day: Lomo LC-A and a Pushed Ilford HP5+

    In this article, I'll show you how the Lomo LC-A loaded with the versatile Ilford HP5+ can make the most out of a hazy morning. To capture the whirlwind of a bicycle race, I pushed the film to ISO 800. The legendary Minitar 1 lens and this classic Ilford film are a perfect combination if you love black and white photos.

    1
  • Shop News

    Additional Member of Diana F+ Family is Here!

    Additional Member of Diana F+ Family is Here!

    Snap your happy memories with the medium format Diana F+ Cortina! This special edition camera is a nod to fun winter holidays: snow-capped mountains, skiing and good times with friends and family!

  • Photo Stories: We Must Celebrate Water by disdis

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-06-03 in #world #locations
    Photo Stories: We Must Celebrate Water by disdis

    One of the things that make a trip to a far-flung place truly memorable is getting the chance to interact with the locals and share fun moments with them. Five years ago, disdis was able to do exactly that on a trip to Zinguinchor, Senegal, and it goes without saying that it was most certainly one for the books.

  • My New York City Bike Ride Through Purple Eyes

    written by cecilialeitinger on 2015-08-14 in #world #news
    My New York City Bike Ride Through Purple Eyes

    What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.

  • December 9th Advent Offer: Save 20% on the Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-Wide Today! (Online Code: PREMIUMPACKAGE20)

    written by Lomography on 2015-12-09 in #gear #news
    December 9th Advent Offer: Save 20% on the Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-Wide Today! (Online Code: PREMIUMPACKAGE20)

    With today's great Advent deal, you can get 20% off the Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-Wide, along with all of our other premium Lomography cameras. Go above and beyond in your gift giving this year and head to the Online Shop or a Lomography Gallery Store near you!

  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • James Wright's So It Goes x Sri Lanka Photo Diary (Part I)

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-03-31 in #world #locations
    James Wright's So It Goes x Sri Lanka Photo Diary (Part I)

    In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.

    2
  • Yelle Goes Crazy with The LC-A+

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-02-19 in #people #lomoamigos
    Yelle Goes Crazy with The LC-A+

    Julie Budet, better known as Yelle, is a french musician, who in 2007 joined forces with GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier). Since then, they have been working together, creating music and touring around the world. Last year they released their 3rd album - Complètement Fou (completly crazy) - and took the LC-A+ with them on their US tour.

    2
  • Germany in Analog - Show fotoforum and Lomography your Hometown on Film

    written by zonderbar on 2015-12-18 in #world #competitions
    Germany in Analog - Show fotoforum and Lomography your Hometown on Film

    North or South, East or West - in every corner of Germany you can find analog photography lovers. Lomography brings them together and shows their pictures to a worldwide community. With this rumble we want to get to know you a little better. Show Lomography and fotoforum where you come from, capture your hometown on film and win a one-year subscription of fotoforum magazine as well as a Lomo LC-A 120 camera. Please note: This competition is only for users from Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

  • Shop News

    Pixelstick

    Pixelstick

    The most incredible lightpainting tool is here! Consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs in a lightweight aluminium housing will color your analogue world in different way! Create and animate different shades and shapes with the Pixelstick!

  • Travel Stories: The Bolivian Highlands by lonur

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-08-25 in #world #locations
    Travel Stories: The Bolivian Highlands by lonur

    My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.

    11
  • Photo Stories: Multilens Story by alexroarsatlyons

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-08-07 in #world #locations
    Photo Stories: Multilens Story by alexroarsatlyons

    Unexpected detours sometimes make travel so memorable. On a stop in Spain during their tour around Europe years ago, @alexroarsatlyons and his friends took a leaf out of a fellow traveler's book and had a spur-of-the-moment trip to Terifa.

  • The World According to Herr Willie: Salvation Mountain

    written by wil6ka on 2015-05-16 in #world #locations #videos
    The World According to Herr Willie: Salvation Mountain

    Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.

    11