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Tours (continued)

Rhodos
by Olaf, tour started May 2007, submitted 19 October 2008
language: de

A relaxed trip on the Greek island named Rhodos.

See all 4 reports by Olaf

France Again: A short tour in Burgundy
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started August 2008, submitted 18 October 2008

Burgundy is a great place for cycling: whether your tour is to be short or long, flat or hilly, with emphasis on nature or architecture - in Burgundy you have your choice. For part of our short visit we followed bike paths following the Canal de Bourgogne and Canal du Nirvenais, otherwise we cycled on small roads with almost no traffic through pleasant, but hilly, countryside. We visited Auxerre, Tonnerre, Avallon, Pontigny, Semur-en-Auxois ...

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Electric Bicycle World Tour
by Guim Valls Teurel, tour started May 2009, submitted 18 October 2008
language: en, es, cat, ch

An experience never attempted before by one person on an electric bicycle - an alternative form of personal transportation highlighting the use of cleaner energy sources and living with less reliance on traditional combustion energy.

Touring the world in an eco-friendly way, to promote and encourage the development of a global culture of energy conservation and waste reduction.

In collaboration with an NGO whose focus is on international environmental projects, a `one kilometre - one hope' sponsorship program will allow individuals to show their solidarity and become part of the tour.

A global adventure on an electric bicycle through 5 continents via two Olympic and a candidate city: Beijing, London and Madrid.

Soll ich treten oder nicht? Mit drei Fahrraedern, zwei Anhaengern und Kindern von Zurich zum Atlantik
by Florian Michahelles, tour started July 2008, submitted 16 October 2008
language: de

I ve actually done quite a number of bike-trips myself. It was always a pleasure to be out in the nowhere for longer period of time just moving forward on two wheels.

Finally, after a longer period of absence from travelling I could free two months again. This time the challenge was to find a way of cycling with the entire family, with Juri (4) and Lenya (1), and my wife Angela of course. Thanks to the great Swiss invention of follow-me tandem we could attach Juris bike and de-tach it from time to time if traffic allowed. The bigger challenge was to find enough storage for our luggage which lead to the ``convoi exceptionnell'': two trailers in row behind my bike.

If you want so see how that worked out on the way from Zurich to the French Atlantic, read this live-blog written during the tour on my mobile phone (German). There are plenty of pictures of course as well.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Mediterraneo
by Alberto Pedrotti, submitted 16 October 2008
language: it

Nascondo il bagaglio presso il monumento che ricorda l'eccidio nazista di Kalavrita, che è un po' la Sant'Anna di Stazzema del Peloponneso [347], e per la prima volta mi godo dunque qualche km scarico. A cinque anni esatti di distanza dal 29 agosto 2003 in cui scoprii questa affascinante montagna, mi ritrovo dunque a calcare i 2341 metri del monte Helmos o Aroania [348], terza vetta della penisola dopo il Taigeto e il Cillene. Quest'ultimo è vicino e ben visibile, con il suo ampio costone sul quale Ercole si sedette a suonare le nacchere di bronzo per scacciare gli uccelli della palude Stimfalia... Quella fatica - la sesta - fu anche l'ultima che l'eroe portò a termine nel «piccolo mondo» del Peloponneso; per le altre sei avrebbe dovuto aprirsi al «grande mondo» - il Mediterraneo e anche oltre - spaziando dal Caucaso, dove si impadroní della cintura di Ippolita, fino là dove il Sole va ogni giorno con il suo cocchio a riposare, sul lontano Atlante marocchino, dove colse i pomi delle Espèridi.

See all 6 reports by Alberto Pedrotti

North-Cape to Zurich
by José Rössner, tour started June 2008, submitted 15 October 2008
language: en, de, nl

From June 16 to August 1 2008, I cycled from Alta to the North-Cape, there I started a 7-week trip through Finland Sweden Denmark Germany Netherlands Belgium and France back to Switzerland.

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

fortunately, these aren't bulls
Sweden: the Ginstleden and Swedish NSCR routes. Norway: Rallarvegen, Sognefjorden area, Vikøyri Voss.
by Stan Williams, tour started August 2008, submitted 11 October 2008

Day 3 Vilshäred to Kärradal

The day started early. Although the campsite itself was quiet, the road next to it had a surprising amount of traffic. Added to this there was someone racing around in the middle of the night on a moped without a silencer.

At around seven our neighbours decided to start rooting around their car for something vitally important ('oh my God where is my Thermarest inflatable dialysis machine I need it right now' or something similarly life threatening) and by quarter past, it was clear neither of us was going to get any more sleep.

'Oh well' we thought, 'there is always a shower to look forward to'.....Which in retrospect was another of those things you shouldn't say on cycling holidays. For Vilshäred campsite introduced us to peaceful and neutral Sweden's secret weapon: a variation of Chinese water torture known as 'the one kroner shower'.

It was an unforgettable tour of contrasts: from the baking sun in Sweden to the rain and floods in Norway. The gorgeous Swedish coast versus the majesty of the Norwegian fjords and glaciers.

The travelogue contains pictures, videos and trip statistics per day plus some things we have learned from this tour.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Upper picture: Norway leaving Fjærlandsfjorden.Lower picture: Sweden approaching Varberg.
Cycling out of Bormio - covering the Stelvio, Umbrail, Mortirolo, Gavia and Foscagno passes
by Allan Nelson, tour started September 2008, submitted 6 October 2008

An account of a weeks bike trip to the Italian Alps (Bormio), (and a bit of Switzerland) in September 2008.

The legend that is the Passo Stelvio had been on my itinerary for a few years. Between us, we'd expanded that to include the equally legendary Mortirolo and Gavia passes, and anything else we'd regard as a bonus!

Includes a daily ride report and route maps, plus loads of pictures of each days ride in the gallery section.

See all 5 reports by Allan Nelson

Looking towards the Stelvio summit
Bike touring in Asia, South America, Africa and the rest of the world eventually
by Tony Woo, submitted 5 October 2008

I began my first bike tour in Asia. A few years after I went to South America for another tour. My latest tour was a year through Africa. I am back in Canada to make enough money for another tour, hopefully this one will last at least 6 years or more. I will have 3000+ photos when I am finish with my Asia section.

Entrance from the main road to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas.
Back on Hwy 1
by Iris Mueck, tour started September 2008, submitted 3 October 2008

Bicycle Tour San Francisco - Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara. Some back country roads. Distance: Total 926 Kilometer.

See all 95 reports by Iris Mueck

WorldTripping.net - Simon and Leah attempt to cycle around the world
by Simon Green & Leah Ingham, tour started 2004, submitted 3 October 2008

Lost in the Seses.
Blackness you could touch. No moon to guide us. No bike lights only Simon's tiny maglite. The road was barely a path, which pinged and cracked as we cycled along it. Simon held the torch in his mouth, and its light wound a curving trail on our ''road.'' Several times we almost crashed into one another. Mumbled curses firing from Simon, unable to release the full volley for fear of dropping his light. Undoubtedly, this was to my advantage and I was able to retaliate with much vitriol, winding him up even more.

Moonrise over the Nile. Abri.
Albania and Montenegro
by Stephen from the Hannover Bike Boys, tour started June 2008, submitted 28 September 2008

In 2008 the Hannover Bike Boys flew to Corfu and set off on a tour through Albania and Montenegro. Both countries are easy to visit challenging to cycle. We had no problem finding accommodation and decent food and beer, the scenery was wonderful but the cycling was hard with several high (1000m) passes.

Lake Skadar, Montenegro
Sophos tour around the world
by Romain POISSON, tour started June 2008, submitted 27 September 2008
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

Shot in the Lofoten Islands (Norway) while i was waiting for a very small ferry (2 passengers) - I stayed over there for 24 hours :)
Francia, Germania e Svizzera 2008
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started August 2008, submitted 7 September 2008
language: it

A tour along Rhein, Alsace, North of Switzerland

See all 15 reports by Davide Tambuchi

Project VELAIA - A VELosophers epic journey around gAIA
by Daniel N. Lang, tour started 2007, submitted 6 September 2008
language: en, de

This is the website and travelogue of The Project VELAIA. 22 year old velosopher, environmentalist and often minimalistic outdoor adventurer Daniel N. Lang has decided to go around the world by recumbent and upright bicycle after finishing an epic journey of more than 17.000km from Paris to Beijing as a rider of the Beijing to Paris 2007 Carfree Rallye, following coastlines for hundreds of kilometers, crossing deserts during mid summer in the Middle East, Central Asia and China and climbing some of the highest passes of the world under extreme conditions in the starting Tibetan winter.

After Eurasia he cycled Australia, New Zealand and the United States and is now on a tour through the South American Andes, starting in Caracas, Venezuela and cycling his way down to Chile at the time of writing this (beginning of September 2008).

See all 2 reports by Daniel N. Lang

Cycling on a StreetMachine GT recumbent on 4500m in Tibet
Cycling Cuba
by Blanche, tour started 2008, submitted 5 September 2008
language: en, nl

In summer 2008 we combined sun, salsa, lost of other good live music, mojito's, snorkelling and cycling in an amazing and difficult to understand country. We cycled 33 days through the west and the east off Cuba. I visited almost 25 % of the world but saw never a stranger country then Cuba; but it was wonderful.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Outer Hebrides - North to South
by Marcus JB, 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.

Camping at Kneep
First Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle
by Fearghal & Simon, tour started October 2008, submitted 28 August 2008

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.

Dushanbe to Delhi, going lightweight
by Igor Kovse, tour started July 2008, submitted 20 August 2008

In the middle of the day I took refuge in the grove at the edge of the rice field. A couple of Pakistanis stopped their political debate, turned over to me and asked:

``What is the reason for your trip to Pakistan?''

``A mistake'', I replied.

See all 15 reports by Igor Kovse

On the Pamir Highway
from Bassano to Vienna
by Fabio Ferronato, tour started August 2008, submitted 19 August 2008

Cycling from Bassano (Venice) to Vienna. Google maps + gps tracking files included.

See all 9 reports by Fabio Ferronato

Cycling Madagascar
by Linda Spadolini, tour started June 2008, submitted 13 August 2008

I spent 30 days on this extraordinary island and came back literally reinvigorated by this unique experience and the inspiring encounters made during the trip.

As soon as you leave the biggest towns and you reach the ``brousse'' (French for bush), it feels as if you had traveled through time. Madagascar is a poor country, but the richness of its nature (where it is still preserved) and the hospitality and kindness of its people more than make up for the hardships of road-travel...

See all 3 reports by Linda Spadolini

A cycle tour through the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay to Lewis
by Paul Ashton, 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!

Northern Tier Trans America Tour - Bike Adventure!
by Maya and Lara Buelow, tour started June 2008, submitted 3 August 2008

Two sisters make the move back to the west coast from Manhattan on Bikes! Lots of great pictures and stories to boot, and some suggestions on packing, route choices, etc. (more to come soon).

Ah, yes, goin' strong! - Spirit Lake, ND
Tour of Baja California
by Andres Roldan, tour started November 2007, submitted 3 August 2008

Tour of Baja California - Sleepy little towns, good food, good friends and daily adventures as the OTB (Over the Bars) mountain bike club takes to the roads of Mexico.

Make sure to check out the videos with the volume turned up!

We slept next to the ocean with the waves crashing by and some truck traffic jake braking by our campsite. Not as cold as last night, but a good night overall. We had a strange Elvis sighting by our campsite; he was sleeping next to our camp with his trusted Mexican hound dog (he barked in Spanish).

Long Day in Baja California
Cote d'azur to costa brava on a bike
by Brendan, tour started July 2008, submitted 1 August 2008

A seven day cycle trip from Nice in France to Santa Susana on the Costa Brava in Spain, a fabulous cycling adventure of 457 miles mostly keeping right on the coast and including some off road tracks such as the 'digue a la mer' going through the Camargue National Park to the seaside town Saint Marie de la Mer.

cannes beach early morning
Western Isles of Scotland
by Bike Hippies, 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.

See all 6 reports by Bike Hippies

Rocky bay on South Harris
Mit Fahrrad am Mekong entlang
by Janos Kertesz, tour started December 2006, submitted 26 July 2008
language: en, de

Nachdem wir einige Tage in Bangkok verbracht haben, sind wir mit dem Zug nach Norden gefahren, wo wir von Nong Khai bis Sukhothai 580 km radelten. Anschließend haben wir Chiang Mai und Ayuthaya besucht.

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Eine Rundreise in dem schönen südfranzösischen Weinland Corbiére
by Janos Kertesz, tour started August 2007, submitted 26 July 2008
language: de

Wir haben uns in diesem wunderbaren Landstrich fünfzehn Tage lang von dem hier herrschenden Wind voran treiben lassen. Schöne Landschaft, guter Wein und die romanische Kunst geben einen guten Rahmen für eine vergnügliche Fahrt.

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Munich to Paris - Door to Door
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started June 2008, submitted 25 July 2008

This was our first tour of the season and we have new bikes. In the Internet we saw a site describing a new bike route connecting Prag and Paris and decided to follow the French section. After cycling from here to the Rhine, we rode through Alsace-Lorraine, the Champagne Region and enter Paris along the Canal de l'Ourcq. We followed river valleys and canals, but still were in for a lot of climbs before we reached our goal.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Winterreise in Thailand, Kambodscha und China
by Janos Kertesz, tour started March 2008, submitted 24 July 2008
language: de, en

Diese ist ein Bericht über eine dreimonatige Reise in den Ländern Thailand, Kambodscha und China, die wir zwischen Dezember 2007 und März 2008 gemacht haben.

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Von München nach Paris
by Janos Kertesz, tour started June 2008, submitted 24 July 2008
language: de

Eine Radreise, die uns von München nach Augsburg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Nancy, Bar le-Duc, und schließlich nach Paris führte. (1050 km).

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Donauradweg - Da Passau a Vienna
by Giovanni Pirotta, tour started August 2006, submitted 14 July 2008
language: it

Il primo viaggio interamente in bicicletta, la classica ciclabile del Danubio, 360 km da Passau fino a Vienna costeggiando il fiume, dormendo in bed&breakfast e campeggi.

Il diario di bordo e tante foto che raccontano questa fantastica avventura...

See all 3 reports by Giovanni Pirotta

Sulla strada per Vienna
Spain -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti, tour started October 2007, submitted 9 July 2008
language: en, it, tr

We visited Spain in October 2007, for 14 days and our route followed from Malaga on the Mediterranean coast, north to Seville, Cordoba and Granada.

The roads varied in condition. Mostly they were in good shape although some of the back roads could be bumpy after being patched over several times. If we had one complaint about Spanish roads it was that sometimes we struggled to find a quiet alternative to busy routes and in cities like Seville it seemed almost impossible to leave without running into endless motorways.

See all 5 reports by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti

Germany -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti, tour started September 2007, submitted 9 July 2008
language: en, it, tr

We decided to make our honeymoon in Southern Germany at the border to Switzerland, riding our bikes from the Lake Constance (Bodensee) to the Lake Königsee. We did a one-week-tour in August 2007. The cycle route between the lakes sets out from Lindau toward the Allgäu hills. Tiny villages dot the landscape between forests and meadows. Offering a view over the Allgäu Alps, the route goes on to Füssen with its lovely houses. Passing the gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle, Bad Tölz on the Isar, the route continues through the Upper Bavarian picture-book scenery to Lake Tegernsee and on to Lake Schliersee. The tour?s final destination is right in the heart of the Alpine countryside of the Berchtesgaden National Park: Lake Königssee is truly a crowning finale to a princely cycle tour.

See all 5 reports by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti

Morocco -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti, tour started April 2008, submitted 9 July 2008
language: en, it, tr

Without renting an apartment in Milan, without packing our staff in the boxes in Nuremberg, just before we move from Germany to Italy we decided to take the opportunity to make a holiday between our ex-job and the new one. We made a bike tour for three weeks in Morocco. We chose Morocco for the holiday because of the good experiences Pinar made on her visit in 2002, the well known hospitality of Moroccan people, the suitable weather and the famous Atlas Mountains.

See all 5 reports by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti

bicyclists dream kilometers in Southern Tyrol
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2008, submitted 8 July 2008

See all 95 reports by Iris Mueck

bicyclists dream kilometers in Southern Tyrol
Pyrenean RAID
by Big T, tour started June 2008, submitted 8 July 2008

A complete blog describing a ride across the Pyrenees from Hendaye on the Atlantic coast to Cerbere on the Mediterranean coast. 4 and a bit days diarised for 11 cyclists and 1 support car. The pain, suffering, cols and route are all described.

Hey Ho Logo
El Mundo en Bici - Viajes por Nueva Zelanda, Asia, Europa y Alaska - Ushuaia- 2008-2010
by Ivana y Harry, tour started July 2008, submitted 8 July 2008
language: es
El Mundo en bici - porque nos gusta andar por el mundo en bici y  porque queremos que el mundo ande en bici, para cuidar el mundo.
south portuguese: from lissabon to the algarve
by Conrad Philipp, tour started May 2008, submitted 30 June 2008
language: en, de, fr

Die zweite Tour 2008 führte mich von Lissabon, entlang der Steilküste im Westen bis in die Sierra de Monchique. Hier regnete es sehr stark, deswegen fuhr ich wieder zum Meer um schließlich den südwestlichsten Punkt von Europa zu besichtigen. Ein Felgenschaden musste am vorletzten Tag in Lagos repariert werden. Die Algarve im nördlich umfahrend erreichte ich nach 680 Kilomtern mein Ziel in Faro. Auf diesem Kurztrip wurde ich mehrmals zum Essen eingeladen und lernte den ursprünglichen Teil Portugal fernab der Touristenströme kennen.

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Capo Sardao: westcoast
Day Rides in Northern Tuscany
by Kirby James, tour started April 2008, submitted 28 June 2008

These pages describe a series of day rides based around Lucca in Northern Tuscany. The rides visit

  • Diecimo
  • Bagni di Lucca
  • Collodi
  • Castelnuovo di Gafangnana
  • Isola Santa
  • Galleria del Cipollaio
  • Forte dei Marni
  • Marina di Pietrasanta, and
  • Camaiore

See all 6 reports by Kirby James

Cyclists in Lucca's Via Fillungo

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