Athens to Milan
Trip Start Apr 11, 2012
34Trip End Oct 10, 2012
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Breaking down the bike and trailer, packing and wrapping them, took me a little over an hour. I packaged the bike in much the same way as I did when flying to London. I purchased some thick, clear plastic sheeting from a paint store and used this as a bike bag with the help of a little duct tape. A sweater I found on the side of the road was all I used for padding. The idea is that the baggage handlers won’t damage it if they see what it is.
Though I was afraid I would go over the 20kg baggage limit, I was well under at 16kg
The Milan-Malpensa airport is actually some 30 miles from Milan, and I’ve no intention of ever going into the city. I have had enough of big cities for now, so I’m off to lakes and mountains for a couple weeks. For accommodation that night, I headed to a campground at the southern end of Lake Maggiore. It was a mere 10 miles from the airport. After assembling the bike, I went straight there, marking the end of a day of 30 miles on the bike and 1000 miles in the air.