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Tours (continued)

London to Paris
by craig shipton, 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.

On the way to Paris
Great ocean road cycle
by Craig Shipton, tour started February 2011, submitted 16 April 2010

The 2011 Great Ocean road cycle challenge. Three days of riding along Australias most stunning coast line. An amazing experience. Riding with a team of like minded cyclists for a great cause.

See all 2 reports by Craig Shipton

Cycle adventure
Cycling Thailand North to South
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started January 2010, submitted 28 March 2010

Janos and I have cycled in Thailand before. The people are friendly, there are a variety of landscapes, the busier roads almost always have a wide shoulder, hotels and guest houses are inexpensive, the food is great. And so to escape the cold winter at home, we embark on our third adventure in Thailand. We get more hot weather than we bargained for ...

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Ruins at Si Satchanalai, UNESCO world heritage
Biking from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain)
by Koen Beliën, tour started July 2002, submitted 20 March 2010
language: nl

A beautiful bike tour from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain).

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Tour of Hokkaido 2009
by Piaw Na, tour started August 2010, submitted 10 March 2010

On August 25th, Yana & Mark Ivey, Brooks Sizemore and I did a Bicycle Tour of Hokkaido (the northern-most big Island of Japan). The ride totaled 1532.3km of riding and 15,300m of climb over 18 riding days, during which we got 2 flat tires, neither of which could be attributed to the condition of Japan's roads. (All tracks were recorded by my Garmin 76CSx, and you download all the tracks in a zipped package)

See all 11 reports by Piaw Na

Sunset from Tokachidake Hot Springs
Istanbul to ... Cape Town
by Will and Carrie, tour started February 2010, submitted 7 March 2010

To seek adventure and escape from the mundane we left New Zealand to travel overland from India to Cape Town in August 09. Whilst in Iran we met two crazy Frenchmen cycling from Beijing to Paris. It took little encouragement to be convinced of the benefits of travelling by the most efficient means yet to be invented. The humble bicycle. Whilst we have little experience of bicycles or bicycle touring, we are excited by the possibility of travelling slowly, village to village, rather than the tedious bus rides from city to city.

We will head south from Istanbul, with no timeframe and no destination. (we head home when the money runs out)

Just a crazy desire to be free and experience the wonders of this beautiful world.

Caz in Turkey
Our cycling trip across the Icefield Parkway from Jasper to Banff
by Fernando Candido, tour started August 2006, submitted 1 March 2010

This is the story of our trip in Bicycle between the towns of Jasper and Banff in Canada.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

Beautiful Jasper National Park
Manaus - Caracas
by Roberto Canessa, tour started August 2009, submitted 24 February 2010
language: it

siamo un piccolo gruppo di amici che stanno pianificando di viaggiare in bicicletta da Manaus a Caracas il prossimo mese di agosto. Se qualcuno fosse interessato a partecipare sarebbe il benvenuto.

Biking the Rockies to the Okanagan Valley
by Fernando Candido, tour started August 1999, submitted 23 February 2010

This is the story of my trip from Field in British Columbia, Canada through Rogers Pass all the way to the sunny Okanagan Valley.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

Rogers Pass in British Columbia
Il Reno dalle sorgenti a Basilea (the Rhin from the source to Basel)
by webmaster - castione.ch, tour started August 2008, submitted 18 February 2010
language: it

Il Reno, fiume europeo per eccellenza, via d'acqua e di commercio, fonte di sostentamento e di ricchezza delle genti che da sempre si sono inseduate lungo le sue rive; oltre 1'300 chilometri molti dei quali sono diventati confini naturali degli stati che attraversa, dalla Svizzera all'Olanda passando per Francia e Germania.

Il Reno è uno dei simboli dell'Europa, le sue rive uno dei tracciati piú frequentati dai cicloviaggiatori. Questa è la prima tappa di un viaggio che intende percorrerlo tutto, dalle sue sorgenti nel cuore delle Alpi fino alla foce nel mare del nord, dai paesaggi naturali quasi incontaminati a una fra le aree industriali piú vaste del continente.

Lungo il cammino non mancherà l'occasione di visitare alcune città, alla scoperta della storia, dell'arte e della cultura d'Occidente.

La prima tappa del viaggio lungo il corso del Reno ha inizio nelle Alpi, nel cantone dei Grigioni e piú precisamente sul passo dell'Oberalp dove si trova una delle sorgenti del fiume, quella del Reno anteriore (Vorderrhein); l'altra sorgente, quella del Reno posteriore (Hinterrhein) si trova nei pressi del passo del San Bernardino.

Il fiume termina la prima parte della sua corsa nel lago di Costanza (Bodensee) a Fussach, in Germania, per poi formarsi di nuovo a Stein am Rhein (Svizzera).

See all 2 reports by webmaster - castione.ch

Coira, il castello di Marschlins
Svizzera centrale: da Berna a Lucerna (from Bern to Luzern)
by wemaster - castione.ch, tour started July 2008, submitted 18 February 2010
language: it

La regione che si trova subito a nord delle Alpi svizzere è ricca di laghi, grandi e piccoli. Agli estremi si trovano i due bacini piú grandi, il lago Lemano a sudovest e il lago di Costanza (Bodensee) a nordest, che segnano anche i confini naturali del vasto altipiano e della stessa Confederazione, dal cantone di Ginevra a San Gallo.

Il percorso che attraversa la Svizzera centrale si snoda fra questi estremi restando ai margini del grande altopiano, e tocca buona parte dei laghi posti alle pendici della catena alpina, all'incirca fra Thun e Walenstadt, attraversando anche alcuni centri maggiori come Berna, Thun, Lucerna, Zugo, Zurigo, Rapperswil: siamo nel cuore della Svizzera, dove si trovano i cosiddetti cantoni primitivi.

Finché si resta sulle sponde dei laghi il percorso non presenta particolari difficoltà, anzi è spesso pianeggiante; d'altra parte siamo ancora in un territorio segnato dalle Alpi, quindi capita che ci si trovi a dover superare qualche dislivello o passo alpino (è il caso del Brünig fra Meiringen e Sachseln).

Ho suddiviso il tracciato in due parti: la prima da Berna a Lucerna (circa 160 chilometri da percorrere in due giorni, con sosta a Meiringen), la seconda da Lucerna a Rapperswil (100 km , percorso di una giornata). Questo è il resoconto della prima tappa.

Thun, ponte coperto sul fiume Aar
Alpine bicycletour from a col onto an other col - 7th year / part
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started July 2009, submitted 17 February 2010

In the summer of 2009 I cycled in the Alps again. I organized my tour around 3 milestones: I registered for participating in the 2nd hardest well known bicycle-marathon of Europe, the traditional and famous La Marmotte (174 kms + 4900m heightdiff. with the Col du Glandon, Col du Galibier and at last Alpe d’Huez.). The other event was the international BIG meeting in South Bayern (Germany) with other bicycletourers and at last a test tour along the route of the Ötztaler radmarathon (228 km + 5200 m heightdiff.). A participation on that event in the following year became one of my dreams in my life. Beside these I visited another nice and memorable climbs above 2000m, in Switzerland (Mattmarksee, Lac Moiry, Barrage Grand Dixence, Alpe Galm, Tatschalp, Oberaarsee besides snowwalls and the wonderful Männlichen, etc) and in France (Col de la Colombiere, Val Thorens, Col de l'Iseran, etc.) the country of the Tour de France.

I had successful days on the La Marmotte and the Ötztaler radmarathon testtour.

Totally I cycled 2335 kms + 47060 m heightdifference on 18-19 whole days.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Col de l'Iseran (2770 m), France
Bike Journeys
by George & Monique, submitted 15 February 2010

For me this is the fifth year of touring and the fourth for my wife. Our site is about the cycle tours we've made through Europe. We've cycled trough nine countries so far (some several times) and hope to visit the rest in the years to come. Enjoy!

On the river Maas in Belgium
Bike Tour Peru
tour started 2010, submitted 9 February 2010

3rd try is a charm. Strained Achilles, Broken arm, pause. Now we're in Argentina with next to no money, setting out into the unknown. El niño may have washed out the roads in Bolivia, Macchu Picchu is closed until April. With alternate itineraries at the ready, we think we'll make it.

Biking from Whitehorse to Inuvik - A Canadian Arctic Journey
by Fernando Candido, tour started June 2002, submitted 8 February 2010

This a description of my cycling trip across the Yukon and the Northwest Territories via the Dempster Highway a 1400km long journey.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

The spectacular Dempster Highway
Biking the Stuart Highway
by Fernando Candido, tour started June 2004, submitted 8 February 2010

This the story of Fernando Candido's cycling trip across the outback of Australia from Darwin to Port Augusta via the Stuart Highway, a 29 day long journey from sea to sea, a distance of 2900 km.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

Myself on the Stuart Highway
Ruta por Extremadura, de Talavera a Caceres
by EnBici, tour started December 2009, submitted 6 February 2010
language: es

Esta ruta une las ciudades de Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) con Caceres capital. Cruza la Sierra de las Villuercas pasando por pueblos de indudable interes historico-artistico como Guadalupe, Trujillo o la propia ciudad de Caceres.

Via Verde de la Jara

Los viajes en pleno Invierno siempre son una pequeña aventura, y no fue una excepcion. Los dos primeros dias no dejo de llover ni un momento y tuvimos rachas de viento de hasta 80km/h (como no, siempre de cara ). Tambien sufrimos algun que otro contratiempo con las bicis y el equipo. Camino de Trujillo reventamos un neumatico que no pudimos reparar y no levábamos repuesto (no quedo otro remedio que terminar la etapa andando), las cadenas y piñones se nos oxidaron de tanta agua y con la sal que echan en las carreteras, las alforjas Massi se calaron completamente ... pero bueno, de todas estas desventuras hemos sacado valiosas lecciones que nos van a dar para un par de articulillos y nos obligaran a revisar otros.

See all 5 reports by EnBici

Via verde de la Jara
A 14.492 km bikeride around Australia in 69 dayes
by Erik Straarup, tour started 2006, submitted 5 February 2010
language: en, dk

Since my last attempt in 2002, it had annoyed me I didnt complete, and as time passed, I realized I had to try again, to regain at least some self-respekt. In the meentime Swiss/Australian Eugen Schilter had set a incredible new record of only 55 days and 17 hours. A time I had no intentions on beating, my only goal was to complete a full Around Australia biketrip.

I set a timetable of 74 days, or pretty much an average of 200 km a day. This would beat the Danish record of 80 days, if completed. I made an agrement with the Australian Red Cross to promote Blood Donation, in return I was allowed to wear their logo on my back, hoping for some goodwill and a safer ride in the traffic.

This time I brought camping gear with me, it would be cheaper acommodation and I would not have to rely on roadhouses as much as last time. I had a trailer too, and it meant lots of space for food and water on the long parts. Afterall, I wasent going for the world record, so a few extra kg didnt matter.

I choose a route going more north this time, up to Innisfall, then west to Normanton and south to Cloncurry. This would ad nearly 500 km ekstra to the trip compared to 2002.

See all 4 reports by Erik Straarup

Gulf Developmental road
Cycling Passes and Summits in the Alps
by Michael Fiebach, submitted 29 January 2010

Cyling Passes and Summits in the alps: Here is a cross section of (sofar) 35 passes and unnamed summits - from the famous to relatively unfamiliar (ie from Timmelsjoch to Passo Cason di Lanza) - from a day long workout to pleasant afternoon climbs (ie from crossing Vrsic Pass to a nice hill outside of Vrsno) - from road to MTB rides (like the ride to the Karwendelhaus or Tiliacher Joch). All are represented with pictures, maps, approach elevation data -also many route descriptions, ride statistics and personal opinion. Content wil grow.

See all 8 reports by Michael Fiebach

descending the east side of Hochalmsattel, Karwendel Mountains, Austria
Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
by Tom Allen, tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010

This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.

I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.

My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!

Sleeping under the Saharan stars
Tour of Gondwana
by Michael Ayers, tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010

My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.

Gyatso-La, at 5,220 meters, the highest pass of the Tour, in Tibet
Bicycletour in Tenerife and La Palma, the steepest island of the world
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started April 2009, submitted 19 January 2010

I bicycled 2 weeks in Tenerife and La Palma, the steepest island of the world. Both have mild weather so they are said to be the islands of the forever spring. The clouds fly under the height of 1500m, so above it the Sun always shines and we can see the clouds lower.

In Tenerife I visited the wild Teno mountains with the beautiful Masca, later I ascended up to the 2100m Teide plateau where one can feel as in Arizona. In La Orotava I enjoyed the Loro Park animal park with orca, penguine and dolphine shows, then I cycled through laurelsilva forest next to La Esperanza.

The islands have subtropical climate and subtropical plants, besides I saw a lot of cactusses and sometimes papaya and orange trees. In La Palma I ascended the Roque de los Muchachos (2426 m) from both sides. As I looked around from the ridge of the Caldera crater I could hardly say a word: outside I saw te clouds from above to the infinity, while inside clouds in the half-rounded crater shined by evening sunlights. I had a round the tour in the island and visited volcanos and tropical forest. Wonderful islands!

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Bicycling above the clouds on Teide (Tenerife)
Pays-Bas Bicyclette 2009
by Jej, tour started September 2009, submitted 19 January 2010
language: fr

D'abord ce fut une vague idée,
Partir à Véloland,
Ensuite un voyage,
Au rythme de mes errances...

Voici les photos et une vidéo de ce joli voyage.

Happy to be there!
Crimea and Northern Caucasus by Bike
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started August 2009, submitted 18 January 2010
language: de

In summer 2009 I travelled with a friend along the northern coast of Black Sea from peninsula Crimea into the mountains of Greater Caucasus. On Russian side we crossed the major mountain range close to the border of Georgia and arrived finally Elbrus, the highest mountain of Europe. Muddy tracks and steep relief marked the second part of this 1600 km bike trip.

You will find a collection of photographs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km, weather and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'').

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

final in front of european highest mountain Elbrus
East Siberia Odyssey to the Pole of Cold Oymyakon
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started July 2007, submitted 18 January 2010
language: de

This three months trip by train, ship, minibus and bike was a really low budget adventure through whole Russia. Many decisions how and where I travelled depends on marginal money and time but also on locals help. By bike I passed in two month the Eastern part of Siberia (district Irkutsk, Buryatia and Yakutia): at first along the Baikal-Amur-Magistral from Ust-Kut to Bodaybo, than by ships on Vitim river to Lensk and from here again by bike (and minibus) to Yakutsk and finally Oymyakon, the northern ``Pole of Cold'', where -71,2°C were recorded in 1926. On last section of this 2800 km bike trip I experienced the onset of Siberian winter...

You will find a lot of photogaphs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'').

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

twilight over Ojmjakon Highlands
With a locally bought Bike through Mongolia and Altay
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started August 2006, submitted 18 January 2010
language: de

In summer 2006 my university arranged a geographic field work and excursion in the central part of Mongolia (lake Ugij nuur and Changay mountains) which I extended with a six week bike trip. Because I didn't know how to transport my own bike there, I bought one in Ulaanbaatar on the local ``Black Market''. I passed Mongolia on the northernmost road connection from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaangom, crossed the Altay mountains to Siberia and finished in Bijsk, the first railway station. My 68 Euro bike survived this 2300 km trip but I had daily technical problems and more than one situation where I was dependent on locals help...

The tour report is written in German, but a collection of photographs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'') are mostly self-explanatory.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

sunset light in steppe
To France the Long Way - via Berlin, Grongingen (NL), Bruges (B)...
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started June 2009, submitted 16 January 2010

The shortest way to France from Munich would be about 300 kilometers. We reached the French border after pedaling 2,300 kilometers. On a round-about route we cycled north to Berlin, west to Hamburg and Groningen in the Netherlands and south as far as Rouen in France. By then we had had enough headwinds and rain. Our Bike Fridays, folding bikes, made it possible to continue by train to southern France and finally back to Munich two months later.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

We cross the Havel on the historic Glienicke Bridge which links Berlin and Potsdam.
6000km Through the Heart of the Amazon Jungle
by Douglas Gunzelmann, tour started September 2009, submitted 5 January 2010

Inspired by an article in National Geographic, Gunzelmann hoped his personal adventure and real-time blogs would help bring awareness to the rainforest destruction occurring along the unfinished "TransAmazonica" highway he traveled. Though not entirely paved, the highway already connects Brazil and Peru from coast to coast. In a journey filled with vivid stories of swarming ants, scorching heat, violent political riots, poachers, a river crossing in the bucket of a bulldozer, and a daring escape from a cougar on top of a speeding fuel truck, Gunzelmann would have never guessed what would be the most dangerous thing of all he would encounter—that the very people he blamed for the destruction of the Amazon were often also the people who would also help him the most.

Jungles of Amazonia
Uphill cycle tour through France
by Simon Mitchell, tour started May 2009, submitted 2 January 2010

Foreword :Day 8

This morning I was Lance Armstrong leading the peleton on the road through France to Rodez! No it's OK, I wasn't suffering from heat stroke. I just saw the tell tale still partly decipherable graffiti road markings that told me that my man "Lance Armstrong" & 200 other athletes had cycled this very road. I put my head down & stepped up the cadence racing to my imaginary finish line. Out of breath, but exceedingly happy & content I hoisted my arms & shouted at the top of my voice "KING OF THE WORLD" beating my chest like a gorilla. Not quite the British coolness & understatement I know, but this was my tour, I was a winner & feeling good at what I was doing!

Grab a coffee and pull up an armchair. Travel with me for the next 30 minutes through one of the most scenic Countries in the World. France!

Dunkerque to Aachen - crossing Belgium and Holland en route to Germany
by Chris, tour started March 2008, submitted 23 December 2009

February is always grim in England and I always dream that March will be better. The days are longer, the bulbs have come through and spring days are on their way. So we decided that March was the perfect time for the first tour of the year - in 9 days we'd cycle from Dunkerque to Germany, north through Belgium and across Holland via the polders.

This is what happened....

See all 3 reports by Chris

The Belgian sand dunes at sunset
ciclabile del fiume Ems da Emden a Paderborn
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2009, submitted 22 December 2009
language: it

A Emden il mare non c'è. Sembra mare l'ampio fiume Ems. Le innumerevoli imbarcazioni in movimento e in sosta tra i canali ne fanno un porto di mare. C'è l'odore che viene da ovest con il vento. A pochi chilometri, il mare del Nord, profuma di maree basse laddove le isole Frisone contendono il territorio al mare. Un mare grigio, tipico del nord, che gli amanti degli spazi senza fine gradiscono particolarmente. Dopo aver attraversato campi, canali, fattorie, questi turisti portano, per sempre, con sè l'emozione di aver visto la fine della terra. Molte di queste emozioni sono possibili solo viaggiando in bicicletta.

Quello che leggerete sono incontri e sensazioni di viaggio.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Europe on two wheels - From Holland to Sicily and back
by Erik Nomden, tour started July 2009, submitted 12 December 2009
language: en, nl

For the tenth year in a row I am doing a medium to large cycling trip. This time I will be staying in Europe. The idea is to cycle through Germany and Austria to southern Italy and Sicily and to cycle back home over Sardinia, Corsica, France and Belgium. An overall estimate shows me that it will be around six thousand to seven thousand kilometers to fully realise the plan.

See all 17 reports by Erik Nomden

The West Coast of Corsica
France - Normandy mini cycle tour - September 2009
by Chris, tour started September 2009, submitted 9 December 2009

The last weekend of September and the weather forecast is good for Brighton and northern France. We really don't want the start of winter to arrive too soon, so it's off to Dieppe for a short 4 day cycle tour of the Normandy region, taking in Rouen and the coast on the way.

See all 3 reports by Chris

A retail park somewhere near Yvetot
The Stan Diet: getting thin in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
by Peter Quaife, tour started August 2009, submitted 7 December 2009

A six week ride mostly around the Tajik Pamir. Fantastic high altitude scenery, wonderful people and unspeakable food. Highlight was the rarely visited Bartang Valley.

See all 5 reports by Peter Quaife

In the Bartang Valley
Iceland Bike Tour with Transit of Central Highlands
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started August 2003, submitted 6 December 2009
language: de

In august and september 2003 I cycled with three friends six weeks through the western and central part of Iceland. The most adventurously section of our route was the transit of central highlands two weeks without shops. On ``Geasavatnaleidh'' close to the northern border of glacier Vatnajökull we reached a height of 1200 m. The weather was predominantly fine: we had many clear nights with great northern lights!

The tour report is written in german, but a collection of photogaphs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'') are self-explanatory.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

Northern lights above the ``mountain of gods'' Herdhubreidh
Winter Trip on Iceroads in West Siberia
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started March 2008, submitted 6 December 2009
language: de

On Russian iceroads, the so-called ``zimniks'', I cycled in march 2008 three weeks along the frozen Ob-river. The trip started in Priobe (Chanty-Mansijskij district) and ended in the mountains of Polar Ural near Salekhard above the arctic circle (Jamalo-Neneckij district). At the beginning I had no knowledge about the exactly road course, because it isn't shown on maps. I also had no special winter clothes, but no really critical situations in coldness (-37°C minimum). This bike trip was an great adventure with breathtaking impressions of Siberian winter and some meetings with the Chanty, the natives of northern Ob-region.

The tour report is written in german, but a collection of photogaphs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km, weather and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'') are self-explanatory.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

Iceroad through the floodplain of Ob-river
Ciclabile del fiume Weser-I^ parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2009, submitted 4 December 2009
language: it

Sole, splendimi fin dentro al cuore, Vento, caccia via pensieri e pene, Non v’è al mondo diletto maggiore Che andar vagando sconfinatamente.” (H. Hesse)

In Germania è pura convenzione attribuire l’inizio e la fine di una ciclabile. Esse esistono dappertutto, nascono, non muoiono, prendono nomi diversi secondo il territorio attraversato. Quando non hanno un nome segnalano una località. Ricoprono il territorio come una rete, adeguate sempre alla circolazione della bicicletta, mezzo di trasporto, preso in considerazione tanto quanto gli altri mezzi.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Ciclabile del fiume Weser-II^ parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2009, submitted 4 December 2009
language: it

Da Rinteln a Nienburg 110 km.

Il piccolo centro storico della cittadina di Rintel non si dimentica. Le luci ancora alte del tardo pomeriggio accendono la Kirchplatz, la torre di St. Nikolai, le case policrome delle vie laterali, i giardini e il canale. Ma la città ha qualcosa che altre non hanno e che fa “intenerire il core”: il tramonto. Il sole estivo scende tardi e proprio in mezzo al fiume, che in questo tratto scorre da est a ovest, e raccoglie lungo la sua riva, teneri amanti, famiglie a passeggio, escursionisti attardati e cicloturisti stranieri intenti a scrivere messaggi col telefonino in quest’ora “che volge al desio”.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

To the North Cape
by Walter Hoogerbeets, tour started May 2009, submitted 2 December 2009
language: en, nl

There was a moment when an idea popped up in my head: I should go to the North Cape. Or actually, I acquired the strong inner conviction that I had to go to the North Cape. I could hardly think of something else.

So in spring of 2009 I left my house in Holland, followed the coasts of North sea, Wadden sea and Norwegian sea until that magical northernmost point.

4625 km through amazing landscapes with extreme variation: from the flat countries where it is sometimes hard to tell where land ends and sea begins, to the fjords where granite rises vertically out of the water.

See all 2 reports by Walter Hoogerbeets

Climbing out of Valldalen to Trollstigen
Where the Heck is Sulawesi?
by Jerry Griswold, tour started March 2009, submitted 28 November 2009

I've cycled in Indonesia numerous times on the islands of Raiu, Java, Bali, and Lombok. I love Bali and have been there a half dozen times. Bali is a small island so cycling is somewhat limited, but I still find myself going back again and again. I stumbled upon a magazine article about an Australian who did a bicycle tour on Sulawesi, and that peeked my interest. I did some research and decided to travel there and take a look. Sulawesi is considered an exotic destination and therefore attracts a number of foreign tourists.

The climate is warm there, much warmer than the usual winter temperatures in Northern California. The winter of '08/'09 through January anyway, has been very dry and not near as cold as past winters. My bike ride in Sulawesi will take 23 days, a couple of which I will spend in wonderful Bali before flying on to that island. I invite you to come along with me as I visit the sights to be seen in Sulawesi.

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