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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
|8900 km solo, self-supported bicycling trip in western Europe in 2011
tour started 2011, submitted 25 December 2011
|Via Francigena 2011
tour started September 2011, submitted 24 December 2011
This is a description of our 30 day (almost 2000 km) trip from Canterbury to Rome, on the Via Francigena by tandem. We found our way using paved roads on a diagonal route from Calais passing through Arras, Reims, Langres to Besancon. We crossed into Switzerland at l'Aubusson and St. Croix. One of the highlights was the 42 km climb over the Grand St. Bernard Pass from Martigny, Switzerland into Italy. The route then took us through the Val d' Aosta and south eventually to Pontremoli, Lucca, Siena, Montalcino, Bolsena, Bracciano and into the heart of Rome via the bike path along the Tiber River.
|Photos, films and account of our journey cycling east around the World.
tour started July 2011, submitted 5 November 2011
Europe: UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece
We are Mary Thompson and Peter Root. At 17.00 on the 12th July 2011 we got the boat to France with loads of stuff and two bikes with the intention to cycle east around the World.
|London to Sydney: A guide to all things cycle touring
tour started June 2011, submitted 1 November 2011
We are embarking on a cycle tour from London To Australia, taking in countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Along the way well be posting updates, stories, photos, cycle touring articles and advice as well as reviews of our equipment. Come take a look - we'd love to hear from you!
|A Shortened Break
tour started September 2011, submitted 29 September 2011
This is a report of a trip that was intended to be a solo ride from London to Athens over seven weeks. Unfortunately I was involved in a road accident in Germany after only eleven days that curtailed the trip.
Before this point I enjoyed fine scenery in such areas as Kent, the Ardennes, Luxembourg and the Black Forest, and passed through many attractive towns including Trier and Vianden.
|Schottland per Rad im Sommer 2006 - Westliche Highlands und Äußere Hebriden
tour started July 2006, submitted 6 June 2011
Ich berichte von einer sonnigen Radfahrt in Schottland. Immer auf der linken Seite der Straße führt mich mein Weg bis zu den Äußeren Hebriden, einem wahrhaft abgelegenen Flecken Europas! In zwei Wochen entdecke ich die liebenswerten Seiten dieses Landes.
|Cycle touring, observing waterways, railways and tramways
tour started April 2010, submitted 11 February 2011
From my base in Manchester I made two cycle tours, one to North Wales and one into the Pennines. The purpose of these cycle tours was, besides the recreational effect, to explore historical objects on rails and water.
|Around the Pond: 5000km on the North Sea Cycle Route on a Recumbent
tour started June 2008, submitted 11 January 2011
In 2008 I spend 3 months cycling the North Sea Cycle Route on a recumbent bike through Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and the Netherlands.
This is a day-by-day travelogue, with zoomable maps.
|A Bike Journey - London to Melbourne
tour started May 2010, submitted 3 November 2010
Europe, Asia, Australia: UK, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia
language: en, de
A Bike Journey follows our bicycle travels between London and Melbourne. Having lived in the UK for 6 years, we are now moving Down Under and have decided to go by bike! We left London in May 2010 and have so far cycled through Europe, Turkey and Iran. We are planning to continue our journey through India, South East Asia and Australia. We hope you enjoy following our tour.
tour started May 2007, submitted 9 July 2010
Five days on the road from capital to capital and back. Starting with the crossing of the Downs and Sussex Weald, ferry from Newhaven, on to Paris via Dieppe and Gisors. Return along the Seine and Andelle valleys. Includes practical information about the tour.
|London to Amsterdam
tour started August 2006, submitted 9 July 2010
A gentle four day ride from London to Amsterdam. First leg through the pretty villages of Essex and Suffolk to Harwich, followed by three days on the North Sea cycle route visiting Den Haag, Noordwijk and Haarlem.
|Land's End to John O'Groats at 'Randonneur' pace
tour started June 2010, submitted 28 June 2010
The classic 'End to End' ride in seven daily stages of over 200 km, under the rules of long distance cycling association Audax UK. Crosses many of Britain's finest landscapes including Dartmoor, the Somerset levels, Wye Valley, Lake District, Scottish Highlands and Caithness coast.
|West Coast by Recumbent Trike
tour started May 2010, submitted 2 June 2010
A 650-mile trip connecting the westernmost with the northernmost tips of mainland Britain, following the western and northern coasts as closely as possible. All of this on a Scorpion fs recumbent tadpole trike.
|London to Paris
tour started July 2010, submitted 16 April 2010
London to Paris. An adventure in July. Arriving in Paris in time to see the Tour de France. Read my blog of the journey.
|Solo Lands End to John O'Groats
tour started June 2008, submitted 6 October 2009
A 12 day unsupported ride from the most south westerly to most north easterly point of Britain. I also passed through the most southern point, Lizard Point, and the most northern point, Dunnet Head. I covered 1074 miles passing through some of the most beautiful parts of Britain.
|Travel By Bike - Fietsen over Europa's mooiste wegen
, submitted 14 September 2009
Europe: Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK
Travel By Bike is a website about a group of enthusiastic bikers with more than 10 years of travel experience. From Belgium through The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Do not forget look at to the page 'pregnant on bike', reading our travel stories and watching the beautiful pictures!
|Tandem cycle tour in Scotland: Mull, Skye, Ardamurchan, Black Isle
tour started June 2009, submitted 18 June 2009
In 2009, we took our trusty tandem out for the usual cycle tour in Scotland. This year we rode a circuit that encompassed Loch Tay, the Isles of Mull and Skye, and the Black Isle. We had fabulous weather, fabulous food, fabulous scenery and above all fabulous fun!
|London to Athens 4 kids in poverty
tour started July 2009, submitted 4 June 2009
25,000 children die each day mainly from preventable causes. These children are not dying from incurable diseases or causes. These children are dying from diarrhea, pneumonia, measles and malaria - things that cost pennies to treat or prevent.
My aim is to raise £25,000 by riding 4,000 kilometres from London to Athens with an average of 25,000 spins of my legs per day.
|Bicycle Kicks - A Season in the Saddle
tour started August 2009, submitted 19 May 2009
I'm cycling to every York City league match next season, home and away.
Follow the lows and lows of a season in the saddle following a fallen minnow at www.bicyclekicks.co.uk
|Summer cycling from Hungary to Morocco and across Canada
tour started 2006, submitted 28 March 2009
Europe, Africa, America: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, UK, Morocco, Belgium, Canada
A lonely Hungarian cyclist who has the Summers free and likes to make new advantures on his bike.
Started with his short Croatian tours, but made it always longer, and in 2005 didn't stop before the 2700th kilometer in Greece. In the following year he decided to start the real adventure, to cycle out of Europe.
2007 was the year of cycling across Canada, the headwindy way - of course :) After this 9000km trip now he is in the planning stage of the South-American tour for 2009.
|Listen to Africa - recording African sounds and voices
tour started March 2009, submitted 13 February 2009
Europe, Africa: UK, France, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Liberia, IvoryCoast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, CentralAfricanRepublic, EquatorialGuinea, Congo, DemocraticRepublicOfCongo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, SouthAfrica, Namibia
Listen to Africa is a collection of African sounds and voices recorded during an 18-month bicycle journey across the continent.
|North Atlantic Drift
tour started July 2008, submitted 27 November 2008
A boat based tour of the North Atlantic involving bad roads, strong winds and some freakishly hot temperatures.
|WorldTripping.net - Simon and Leah attempt to cycle around the world
tour started 2004, submitted 3 October 2008
Europe, Africa: UK, France, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, SouthAfrica
Lost in the Seses.
|Sophos tour around the world
tour started June 2008, submitted 27 September 2008
Europe, Asia, Africa: France, Ireland, UK, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, SaudiArabia, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain
language: en, fr
Vagabondages autour du monde d'un apprenti voyageur.
Un ou deux ans de voyage au programme pour découvrir l'Europe du Nord, l'Asie et l'Afrique du Nord différemment.
Prochaine étape : la traversée de la Russie en hiver
Vagrancy around the world by a apprentice traveller.
One or two years to discover in a different way north Europe, Asia and north Africa.
Next step : from St Petersburg to Vladivostok during winter time
|Outer Hebrides - North to South
tour started August 2008, submitted 1 September 2008
11 day trip from Inverness, onto Lewis, up to the top and then all the way down to Barra. Fantastic places including the legendary St. Kilda.
|First Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle
tour started October 2008, submitted 28 August 2008
Europe, America, Asia, Africa: Ireland, France, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Japan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, UK
This November, Simon Evans and Fearghal O'Nuallain will begin the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. Their unsupported expedition will cover over 30,000km, passing through 30 countries and some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth. In doing so, they will be promoting the positive contribution that cycling can make to mental health and the environment, raising 100,000 euro for Aware and highlighting climate change.
|A cycle tour through the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay to Lewis
tour started July 2007, submitted 6 August 2008
Reading Calmac's `Explore' brochure on the ferry from Claonaig to Lochranza rekindled my desire to visit the Outer Hebrides. My Mum and Dad had taken the boat to Barra during their courting days and forever regaled us with tales of rough seas where everyone on board including the crew were sea sick apart from them. Then when queuing for the boat at Brodick, I watched as lots of fully laden pannier clad bicycles disembarked.
I'm not getting any younger and the rucksack no lighter so a bike seemed the best way to carry the weight whilst sparing my vertebra. I resolved to take the boat from Oban, cycle from Barra to Lewis and return on the Stornoway to Ullapool ferry. The final details, including the logistics of getting self and bike to Oban and back from Ullapool seemed the least of my problems. Oh, and I needed a bike!
|Western Isles of Scotland
tour started April 2008, submitted 27 July 2008
Ten day tour of the western islands and coast of Scotland - Skye, Outer Hebrides, Mull and Ardnamurchan. Beautiful beaches, mighty headwinds and plenty of sheep.
|Around the world by bike
tour started 2008, submitted 27 June 2008
Europe, Asia: Ireland, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
A collection of tours that will eventually link up as a global circumnavigation. Fast riding with little luggage.
|Our trips around Europe by bike and tips and tricks for cycletouring and everyday cycling
tour started 2008, submitted 26 May 2008
Europe: UK, Holland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain
Rodadas es un manual para aquellos que quieran iniciarse en el cicloturismo. En esta página encontrarás información sobre cómo elegir tu material, trucos para solucionar algunas de las situaciones con las que se enfrentan habitualmente los cicloviajeros e información sobre iniciativas cicloturistas en España y allende de los mares.
Además, te contamos nuestros viajes a través de Europa (en junio-octubre 2005), Escocia (2003) y Holanda (2002).
|International Cycle Traveling, solo and self contained
tour started 2008, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe, Australia, America: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, UK, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia
I'm at one of those grave intellectual impasses that have been known to bring even greater minds than my own to a standstill. I have an orphan sock. Trivia, you say. Ha! I think not.
The cause of this problem is surely the work of that Slovakian KGB Agent, foolishly disguised as a laundress in Svolen. She stole it, I'm sure. Probably for a DNA sample to impress her superiors in Bratislava. They've been following my every move since the kustoms agent in Warsaw asked me the purpose of my visit to Poland. When I answered ``vacation'' the disbelief on his face gave him away. What, doesn't anyone go to Poland on vacation?
But back to the real problem, the orphan sock. The purists among cycle tourists would say, ``Throw it away, it's excess baggage. And while you're at it, cut three inches off that over-long toothbrush handle.'' But the Calvinist in me says, ``Save it. It's a good sock, nearly new.'' I've already reduced the weight of my baggage by losing its mate. Maybe I'll lose another and be back to even and lighter still.
|France and Corsica
tour started September 2007, submitted 10 December 2007
A four week autumn tour from southern England, across France from the English Channel to the Mediterranean and around the north-western coast of Corsica.
The trip included visits to world-famous monuments such as Mont St Michel and Pont du Gard, beautiful mountainous landscapes of the Massif Central, the striking limestone cliffs of the Ardeche Gorges, and scenery which inspired the painters Monet and Van Gogh.
|Short tour of South Devon, Dorset & Somerset
tour started September 2007, submitted 31 October 2007
A short and rather hilly round-trip tour of Dorset, South Devon and Somerset, including portions of the spectacular Jurassic Coast.
|Scotand - from Newcastle to Oban
tour started June 2001, submitted 17 October 2007
This tour was from the north east corner of England to the west coast of Scotland and included a few day on the island of Arran. We travalled with full camping gear but becasue the rain stayed a several B&B's.
Several of the B&B were very memorable and are detailed in The Daily Log and Useful Links page.
Route maps are included - much the route followed the National Cycle Network.
|Pennyfarthing world tour
tour started May 2006, submitted 12 September 2007
Europe, Asia, Australia: UK, Holland, Germany, CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Australia, NewZealand, China
A world tour on a rather odd bicycle.
|Home to the Rhone via Barcelona
tour started July 2007, submitted 9 September 2007
My first tour without a firm objective. I knew I wanted to start from my front door and meet up with my family somewhere in the Ardèche. Barcelona seemed like a reasonable intermediate destination, but the rest was pretty much à la carte.
The resulting -less thorough than usual- planning was noticeable, as the route featured more major roads than I would normally prefer, and even turned around and bit me on the day two when I needed a train to complete the second half of the route.
However, there were still plenty of opportunities to bask in the quality of the French road network and many pleasant surprises, as towns I had given scant regard while planning the route turned out to be fantastic places to visit.
|London to Paris (Two Towers)
tour started April 2005, submitted 9 September 2007
A four day tour from London to Paris over Easter to try and get my fitness back on track for a bigger trip later in the year.
Despite the less than perfect weather and near constant headwinds this was a really enjoyable trip, if only because it totally dispelled my preconceptions of the French and their attitude to us Brits!
|John O'Groats to Lands End
tour started June 2003, submitted 9 September 2007
My first tour and the reason the web site was set up in the first place. The site's original purpose was to help raise sponsorship for an unassisted charity cycle ride originally called the 'Anglo-Swiss Charity Bike Ride', after the nationalities of the two participants.
It was an unforgettable trip of a thousand miles on a pair of poorly equipped mountain bikes that raised over £1,500 for the National Autistic Society.
|Bilbao to Portugal
tour started September 2006, submitted 14 August 2007
Starting in the south-east UK we took the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao, travelling south west across Spain towards Portugal. We wanted to find out whether we wanted to live in Portugal - after staying there for a month, the answer turned out to be no, but we had a great trip all the same, encountering beautiful mountain scenery in northern Spain and challenging hills (and drivers!) in the Portuguese Douro region.
|Bike ride from UK to Poland
tour started April 2006, submitted 14 August 2007
Journey from south UK to northern Poland on a bike and a recumbent trike. We stayed in Poland for a few weeks and then travelled home via Denmark.
We left our jobs and sold our house to go on this trip - part of the reason for going was to explore whether we'd like to live in another country. The other reason was to satisfy my craving for long distance touring.