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  1. Hello – We have found your blog interesting as we are planning similar trip on bikes tghius summer. Can you tell guys how you booked your bikes on the Nightjet, Amsterdam – Zurich? I have tried 2 different booking sites, and can only get tickets without bikes! I’m hoping there is a magic way round this….

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Brian,
      Yes we struggled to book bikes on the nightjet through the Web site. Sarah phoned them up and it was easy ! They spoke perfect English and couldn’t have Been more helpful.

      We were tight for cash so just booked seats. In hindsight it would have been worth booking a sleeper.

      Having said that the train was great. I hope you enjoy the trip as much as we did.
      Cheers Nick

  2. Thanks so much, Nick. We are still struggling to book! Rang Nightjet and told not possible to take bikes without booking entire sleeping compartment for 600 Euros, and taking the bikes with us. Crazy! We’re looking at other ways of getting there by train, but it seems very complicated. Best wishes – Brian.

  3. Hi Nick – I’m not sure if the best way to get in touch being a novice to these adventures, but I stumbled across your Vélodyssée blog and am inspired to do the same. I think this thread is about Canada tho! 🫣
    I’m wondering if you can give me any advise about the Spanish trains with a bike from Santander to Hendaye please? Im nervous about this, especially as I’m probably travelling on my own…. The French cycling bit I’m well up for but Spanish trains look scary!
    Thank you so much for taking time to read this,

    1. Hi Johanna,
      The Velodyssee is a brilliant route – you’ll love it. I remember working out the Spanish trains wasn’t as easy as it should be so I went back to my blog on how we did it. http://nickfitzgerald.co.uk/category/cycling/eurovelo1/ The blog now has a broken link so I’ve worked it out and will update soon.

      Basically its three trains. You have to use different trains from different companies with different web sites. Joy… Anyway this is what I found. The journey was…

      Train 1: Santander (Estacion de tren Santander) to Bilbao (Abando) I don’t think you have to change stations now 😊

      Train 2: Bilbao (Abando ) to San Sebastion (Donostia, San Sebastian)

      Train 3: San Sebastian (Donostia, San Sebastian) to Hendaye

      Train 1 – time tables were found at:

      Train 2 – time tables were found at:

      Train 3 – time tables were found at:

      We had originally planned to take two days to get to Hendaye and have a stop in Bilbao. As it worked out we managed to get to Hendaye in the day but arrived late ~11:pm. There were no hotels open in Hendaye so it ended up being another couple of hours before we got the tent up somewhere – and all in the rain.

      I hope this helps. If you’ve got any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Happy cycling


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