After exploring the Balkans and southern Europe, we decided to sell the van.
Simply put: we prefer the bikes.
So we covered a lot of ground from September 2019 to January 2020. We drove through France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, back to Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Northern Greece to Bulgaria all the way to the Black sea, then down again to Northern Greece, The Peloponnese. We then took a ferry to Brindisi, across southern Italy to Sicily. We then came back through the motorway all the way back home.