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Europe (all)

This page lists all reports that for Europe including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Europe.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

Swiss Alps Tour
by Milosz Wisniewski, tour started June 1996
Europe: Switzerland

The adventure has been born in circumstances having a little in common with generally conceived tourism or ``communing with nature'' pattern; namely, in front of the computer screen in which I tried to find through the Internet links something which could have become a seed of future voyages. And I did - hundreds of pages of stories written by people for whom the Alps and bike were something more than just a holiday idea. [...] Such stories are extremely infectious, therefore it wasn't long before I have sketched on the map of Switzerland my route of dreams. The idea was even more encouraging for me, as the tour was supposed to run very close to numerous summits which I read about so many times - symbols of pioneer and contemporary alpinism.

See all 6 reports by Milosz Wisniewski

Marstrand
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started June 1996
Europe: Sweden

In 1996 we chosed to bike straight across Sweden, from our home town Nyköping south of Stockholm to Marstrand north of Gothenburg and back again. We weren´t neither well-trained nor well-prepared and at least Eric (who had used his new driving license a bit too frequently the last year...) got a ``slight'' feeling of cramp in all muscles after just about 40 kilometres... Through the county of Östergötland we rode along Göta Canal, a very pleasant road which formerly was used by horses draging boats but now is rebuilt to cycleway. Many chose to cross Sweden along Göta Canal, both by boat and bike.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

Lightweight touring around the Kattegat
by Svein Høvik, tour started May 1996

A 1203 km tour in Norway, Sweden and Denmark in May 1996.

See all 4 reports by Svein Høvik

P.J.'s Cycling Scotland Pages
by Peter Josef (P.J.) Meisch, tour started May 1996
Europe: UK

The splendidly organized (Ha, the Web!) report of an extensive tour of Scotland. A must-see!

Balloch, Lochearnhead, Oban, Glenfinnan, Sleat Mountains on Skye, Portree, Shiel Bridge, Inverness, Loch Lochy, Kingussie, Elgin, Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, Aboyne, Bridge of Cally, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Gretna, Parton, Ayr, Johnstone.

Kaiser-Route Aachen - Paderborn
by Martin Wittram, tour started May 1996
Europe: Germany
language: de

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Garmisch-Florenz
by Dieter Greipl, tour started 1996
language: de

Dieter flies back to Munich from South America, and jumps without waiting on his bike to conquer the Alps. It is not going to be easy...

See all 4 reports by Dieter Greipl

From Madrid to Marrakech
by Joanne Kitson & Matthew King, tour started 1996
Europe, Africa: Spain, Morocco

From the moment we started, we knew this was going to be a holiday with a difference. Maybe it was the envious looks we got from British cyclists on the way to Heathrow, or maybe it was the stares from shocked Spaniards as we did a sudden strip-tease beside the baggage reclaim in Madrid, revealing if not our true colours, then at least our lycra-clad limbs. Full of gorgeous pictures well worth waiting for...

See all 2 reports by Joanne Kitson & Matthew King

Tour of the Alps 1996
by Jobst Brandt, tour started 1996

This is the great report of a tour in the Alps that Jobst Brandt did in the summer of '96.

See all 20 reports by Jobst Brandt

Norden 1996, The Return
by David Dermott, tour started 1996

David does it again. His now complete report of his 1996 Nordic bicycle trip consists of five chapters:

See all 3 reports by David Dermott

Saßnitz-Schwerin -- Radtour mit Rückblicken
by Terje Melheim, tour started 1996
Europe: Germany
language: de

First part - the second part is available as Stralsund-Schwerin. A family cycle tour in 1996 through the German province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. During the tour memories from a cycle tour in the same area in 1971, when this area was behind the iron curtain, come to mind.

See all 10 reports by Terje Melheim

Riding the Waters - A promenade in the Inner Hebrides and Loch-Ness
by Jean-Pierre Jacquot, tour started 1996
Europe: UK

Family cycling at its best!

These pages are a little recollection of the holidays we took in the Highlands during 1996 summer. The main part of these Scotish holidays was a tour of the Hebrides and the Highlands. On our way down to France, we also made a stop to the Isle of Arran.

It was a leisurely tour: about 650 km (400 miles) in 14 days. Certainly not a great feat for Martine and me, but more so for Nicolas, who was 8 and rode all the way. [...] I've always found that planning a route is very easy, as soon as an organizing idea has been decided. For our first trip in Scotland, I settled on ``riding the waters'': ferrying to the islands, musing along lochs, and paying a due visit to the most famous of all. We don't regret this choice. We are now specialists in ferries (from liners-like to pedestrians-only) and it was fun to see Scotland from the sea also.

See all 5 reports by Jean-Pierre Jacquot

1,000 miles through Italy
by Bill Fitzgerald with Roberta Grapperhaus, tour started 1996
Europe: Italy

This 1996 trip through Italy was our second 1,000 mile bicycle tour. Our first 1,000 mile cycling trip was in Ireland the summer before. Italy proved to be a delightful challenge. We accomplished one goal, which was to crack the myth that Southern Italy was not a good place to travel, especially by bicycle, something we repeatedly heard in California. Our second goal was more nebulous. We knew we would ride 1,000 miles, but we weren't positive which route we would take. As you will see, the route evolved as we went along. Our experiences were all positive, and the people we met were extremely helpful and hospitable. One important feature of our trip was that I took the time to learn some basic Italian (including grammar) beyond phrasebook dialogue. It made all the difference in the world, because people knew we were trying to speak their language and they appreciated and respected that very much.

Das große Kilometerfressen
by Florian Michahelles, tour started 1996
Europe: Italy
language: de

Von Bozen nach La Spezia auf der Straße.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

The Dolomite Marathon
by Sheila Simpson, tour started 1996
Europe: Italy

A report of a 50/100/200km event (pick your own) in the Italian Dolomites, by Sheila Simpson. Sheila is Editor of Arrivee, the magazine of Audax UK, the Long Distance Cyclists' Association in the UK.

A few trips in the Italian Dolomites
by Milosz Wisniewski, tour started 1996
Europe: Italy

Milosz describes six itineraries in this prime cycling territory. The text is accompanied (off-line, with inline thumbnails) by some gorgeous pictures.

See all 6 reports by Milosz Wisniewski

Garmisch-Florenz
by Dieter Greipl, tour started 1996
language: de

Dieter flies back to Munich from South America, and jumps without waiting on his bike to conquer the Alps. It is not going to be easy...

See all 4 reports by Dieter Greipl

Cyclo-camping au pays des Vikings
by H´lène et Dominique Farcy, tour started 1996
Europe: Norway
language: fr

Four weeks, 2500km, 30000m gain... a great ride in a great bicycle touring country.

Mit dem Mountainbike durch Andalusien
by Michael Eineder und Stefan Himmelsbach, tour started 1996
Europe: Spain
language: de

Eine ausführliche Tourenbeschreibung unserer zweiwöchigen Radreise durch die großartige Wüstenlandschaft Andalusiens - zu Füßen der schneebedeckten Gipfel der Sierra Nevada. Besonderen Wert haben wir auf genaue Informationen für Radfahrer gelegt, wie Dauer der Tagesetappen, Höhenmeter und zurückgelegte Kilometer. Natürlich kein Ersatz für Reiseführer und Karte.

Unsere Etappen:Cabo de Gata - San Jos´ | Rundtour San José - Las Negras und zurück | Ausflug: Almería - Strände von San Jos´ | San Jos´ - Nijar | Nijar - Turillas - Mini Hollywood - Tabernas | Tabernas - Olula-Paß - Los Navarros | Gergal - Guadix | Guadix - Paß - Granada | Alhambra | Konditionstest: Granada - Parador - Granada | Granada - Beznar - Castel de Ferro | Castel de Ferro - Roquetals del Mar | Roquetal del Mar - Flughafen .

H^ouml;hlenwohnungen bei Guadix
Central Switzerland
by Marco Buffa, tour started November 1995
Europe: Switzerland

Goschenen - Andermatt - Furkapass - Gletsch - Grimselpass - Innertkirchen - Sustenpass - Wassen - Goschenen, Km 120.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

Mallorcaradwandertour
by Horst Ehl, tour started October 1995
Europe: Spain
language: de

This is the (partly still under construction) report of a 10-days tour in Mallorca in October 1995. Includes weather information, a literature, photographs, the works.

Graubunden Tour
by Marco Buffa, tour started October 1995
Europe: Switzerland

Thusis - Tiefencastel - Albulapass - La Punt - Zernez - Fluelapass - Davos - Klosters - Landquart - Chur - Thusis, Km 190.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

Caminho de Santiago em bicicleta e a pé agora é Portal Peregrino!
by Jose Roberto Pinto de Almeida, tour started September 1995
Europe: Spain
language: es, pt, en

The report of the 850 km trip Jose Roberto and his buddy Aurelio did in September 1995. Annoying and confusing Flash navigation, I didn't actually find much useful information.

From Sevilla to Granada: a trip through Andalusia
by Markus Sauer and Ute Dasburg, tour started September 1995
Europe: Spain

This is a report about a bike tour which we undertook in Andalusia in September '95. We started in Sevilla, travelled down to Tarifa at the Strait of Gibraltar, learned a lot about forceful winds, crossed the mountains of the Serrania de Ronda to see Ronda, one of the oldest cities in Spain, directed our tires once again to the sea side towards Malaga, travelled on lonely winding roads and the beach promenades of the Costa del Sol and finally crossed the Sierra Nevada to terminate our journey in Granada, one of the most beautiful cities we've ever seen. The overall distance was about 700 km. We took two and a half weeks but think one should have a week or so more to fully enjoy the spirit of the region.

Susa-Susa Tour
by Marco Buffa, tour started August 1995
Europe: France

Susa - Montgeneve - Briancon - Col du Lautaret - Col du Galibier - Col du Telegraph - St Michel de Maurienne - Lanslebourg - Mont Cenis - Susa. Km 205.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

Riding around the Laguna of Venice
by Andreas Caranti, tour started August 1995
Europe: Italy

A ride from Chioggia to Venice and beyond, along the tiny strip of land that separates the sea from the Laguna. A bicycle ride is one of the best ways to exprience this magical terrain...

See all 10 reports by Andreas Caranti

Donau und Tauernradweg
by Martin Wittram, tour started August 1995
Europe: Germany
language: de

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Fietsreis van Rotterdam naar Kaapstad / Bicycle Trip from Rotterdam to Capetown
by Edward van den Heuvel and Barbera van Gerrevink, tour started July 1995
language: nl

Tussen juli 1995 en december 1996 hebben wij een fietsreis gemaakt van Rotterdam naar Kaapstad. Op deze reis hebben we door twintig landen gefietst in Europa, het Midden Oosten en Afrika. In anderhalf jaar tijd hebben we een afstand van ruim 20.000 kilometer afgelegd. Op deze internet-site kun je enkele verhalen over deze reis lezen en de mooiste van onze honderden foto's bekijken.

Family Touring in Denmark
by Svein Høvik, tour started July 1995
Europe: Denmark
language: en, no

After a successful biking holiday in the northern parts of the Danish mainland Jutland in 1993, we wanted to see Djursland and Sealand in 1995. The starting point was Hobro by the Mariager Fjord. We [a family of 5] had one Burley d'Light trailer for Trine [4 years old] and her personal luggage, and relatively large panniers on all 4 bicycles.

See all 4 reports by Svein Høvik

Ireland by Bike - 1,000 Miles around Republic of Ireland
by Roberta Grapperhaus, tour started June 1995
Europe: Ireland

This is an outline of a 1,000 miles trip around perimeter of the Republic of Ireland that my boyfriend and I took. [...] Based on everything we heard, we were prepared for rain, rain and more rain. In thirty days, we only had two full days of rain, and a few other light showers. By the last week of June, the weather was in the 70s -80s (F), which I guess is rather unusual for Ireland, and the Irish were ecstatic.

West coast of Sweden
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started June 1995
Europe: Sweden

Oslo - Gothenburg - Falsterbo.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

Hønefoss-Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen
by Svein Høvik, tour started May 1995
Europe: Norway, Denmark
language: en, no

The ``tradition'' of going to Copenhagen in May started in 1992 when we took the ferry from Oslo to Frederikshavn and cycled via the Danish mainland Jutland. However, with only 350 km this tour became too little of a challenge after 2 times. Therefore, in 1994, we did our first trip to Copenhagen via the Swedish West Coast.

See all 4 reports by Svein Høvik

A Long Weekend in Normandy
by Duncan Snelling, tour started May 1995
Europe: France

The part of this region known as the ``Suisse Normande'' is particularly suited to cycle touring (at least by us) - the area is picturesque, (the river, the forests for example), has a number of interesting villages and towns, is quiet at this time of year, has enough ups and downs to be interesting and still easily managable. The food is pretty good, and affordable.

See all 2 reports by Duncan Snelling

Hønefoss-Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen
by Svein Høvik, tour started May 1995
Europe: Sweden
language: en, no

The ``tradition'' of going to Copenhagen in May started in 1992 when we took the ferry from Oslo to Frederikshavn and cycled via the Danish mainland Jutland. However, with only 350 km this tour became too little of a challenge after 2 times. Therefore, in 1994, we did our first trip to Copenhagen via the Swedish West Coast.

See all 4 reports by Svein Høvik

Mountainbiking tour on Mt. Marmolada
by Thomas Driemeyer, tour started May 1995
Europe: Italy

Mt. Marmolada is in the central Alps. Before I first went there I had this mental image of snow-capped peaks and vertical cliffs that could not possibly allow any reasonable bicycle riding. I found this is wrong, it's in fact fairly easy - if exhausting - to ride in the Alps because all the roads and trails avoid the really steep mountains and remain in the valleys and lower and less steep mountains. Riding in the Alps means rarely riding on either level or really steep roads, 4 or 5% is typical but it can reach 10% or more in places. Roads usually wind their way up or down in serpentines. I live in Berlin, which has only very minor hills, and I am a poor climber, but I found that I can manage a pass or two a day in the Alps without too many problems. The reward of the trouble is awesome scenery.

See all 20 reports by Thomas Driemeyer

Das Tal der Wipper im Harz
by Martin Wittram, tour started May 1995
Europe: Germany
language: de

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

A tour of Scotland
by Piaw Na, tour started May 1995
Europe: UK

See all 10 reports by Piaw Na

From Verona to Venezia: practical information
by Tomas Edquist, tour started April 1995
Europe: Italy
language: en, no
Bicycle Tour of Andalucia
by Ralf Lehmann, tour started April 1995
Europe: Spain

A beautiful tour, mostly off-road, with great photos.
Uphill and downhill sections in a beautiful landscape on the south slope of the Sierra Nevada with more white villages.Great views.After Ug?jar a 63-year-old mountain biker starts a roadside conversation on bicycling, this year's draught and possible climate change.Unlike me, he believes the Puerto de la Ragua is the only pass crossing the Sierra Nevada.

L'Estartit Camp 1995
by Andrew Powers, tour started March 1995
Europe: Spain

The report of a one-week training camp in Spain.
After 2 days spent on a bus, and a night in a Premier Classe Hotel in Rheims, France, we were ready to get on our bikes and stretch our legs. (There had been the temptation to get the bikes unpacked in Rheims and re-run the stage finish there from the 1985 Tour de France when Sean Kelly and Eric Vanderaerden had thrown punches at one another as they sprinted for the line ! But as it was dark, 1 a.m. and we were all tired it was decided to leave it until another time.) The camp was based in L'Estartit, a holiday resort on the Costa Brava approximately 100 kms north of Barcelona.

See all 2 reports by Andrew Powers

Les pays baltes: Lithuania and Latvia
by Jacqueline et Patrick Huard, tour started 1995
Europe: Lithuania, Latvia
language: fr

A family goes cyclo-camping and brings back valuable experience, great stories and beautiful pictures.

See all 8 reports by Jacqueline et Patrick Huard

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