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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)

Between Dolomites and Alpi Carniche: two days ride among great mountains
by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti
Europe: Italy

Two days: Green meadows and scattered masi (wooden small houses for the storage of hay) is the characteristic landscape of Comelico valley; the road continues along the Piave river (mild climb) up to Salafossa mines (closed) and a tunnel puts us on the climb to Sappada. This reach of road is excavated on the rocky side of the valley which here is a very narrow gorge and there is the impressive sight of the Orrido Acquatona in which the river Piave flows on the bottom of the gorge (here very deep and narrow).

See all 2 reports by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti

Fiets Vlaanderen
Europe: Belgium
language: nl

Fiets Vlaanderen is een initiatief van de Vlaamse Overheid, gericht aan recreatieve en woon-werkfietsers. De fiets die bijdraagt tot de leefbaarheid van onze samenleving, het milieu spaart en het mobiliteitsprobleem helpt oplossen staat centraal op deze site.

Two Wheels... 6000 Miles... Circumnavigating The Baltic Sea
by Michael Hanes

Cycle touring is an excellent way to see the world. It's fast enough to cover great distances, yet slow enough to take everything in. This years ride aims to raise money for UK registered charity Motivation.

Lofoten Islands in Norway, Moskenesoy
Cycling around the world, 36000km
language: en, nl

A trip from the Netherlands to the USA - over Asia and Australia. The European part goes through Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Leaving home for a trip like this is not something one does from one day to the other. Along the way I joked often, saying: ``Yeah, one night I went out, got pissed and I am still trying to find my way home.'' In truth I had no foreign experience; well, none on my own. I had never been to an embassy before, I knew nothing about what's out there. Still I wanted to go, and with some hard work I managed to get my trip sponsored too! Getting ready to leave is always something special. Packing for a holiday, going out for a long weekend... Packing for a trip is even more emotional. Because I wasn't only packing my bags, I was packing all my belongings. Most of them went to storage, some of them into my bags. And with what I packed in my bags that 31st of may 1998, I lived for almost 3 years. What an adventure I was heading forward to... What a story you are about to read!

a private goodbye concert by the local brass band
Via Claudia Augusta
language: en, de

from Donauworth in Germany through Austria to Ostiglia and Altino in Italy includes cycling information

An 8-Day Bike Trip on Corsica
by Otto Axel
Europe: France

Few words, many photos.

See all 2 reports by Otto Axel

Loire Valley
by Marco Guizzardi
Europe: France
language: en, it

Nicely illustrated. Italian versions.

See all 6 reports by Marco Guizzardi

Britanny
by Marco Guizzardi
Europe: France
language: en, it

Nicely illustrated. Italian versions.

See all 6 reports by Marco Guizzardi

Internationale Hanze Fietsroute
by Michael Wannet
Europe: Germany, Holland
language: nl

Describes a 3000km route joining the cities of the Hanseatic League.

Der Rhein zwischen Koblenz und Bingen - Mit Kindern von Bonn nach Bingen
by Thomas Korten
Europe: Germany
language: de

Dass die Kinder mit dem Rad schon auf weiten Reisen waren, versteht sich von selbst. Aber dass sie ihr Rad dabei selbst bewegen müssen, ist neu. Von dieser allerersten mehrtägigen Tour mit eigenem Antrieb durch das ebenso einfach zu fahrende wie landschaftlich reizvolle Rheintal erzählt dieser Bericht.

Wir starten am späten Vormittag des Pfingstsamstags in Bonn. Das Wetter ist besser als die Vorhersage. Allein das Hochwasser am Rhein, das wir noch des öfteren auf dieser Tour durchfahren müssen, macht uns etwas Sorgen. Aber bis auf einige spektakuläre Flussdurchquerungen erleben wir keine Einschränkungen hinsichtlich der Reiseroute. Und das ist gut so, denn die Fahrt entlang der viel befahreren Bundesstraße 9 ist mit Kindern nicht gerade sehr angenehm.

See all 6 reports by Thomas Korten

Riding 'along' the Rhein
An der schönen blauen Donau
by Franco Comai
Europe: Germany
language: en, it

A tour in Germany along the Danube

See all 2 reports by Franco Comai

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship
Europe: UK

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship is a cycling organisation dedicated to the pursuit of cycling on bridleways, byways, drove roads and tracks. The RSF was formed in 1955 and now boasts over 1000 members nationwide with local groups scattered around the country.

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship have a limited selection of off-road routes. These include: Eastern Alps, Central Alps, Western Alps, Massif Central, Pyrenees, Picos de Europa. These routes are listed in greater detail with maps descriptions of the route including exact position of the start and finish of each route. These routes have been compiled over the forty or so years the RSF has been in existence. It is important to note that the these routes have been completed by RSF members mostly using camping equipment and standard touring bikes, not mountain bikes.

Cycle Odyssey home page
by John and Daniel Gould

On these pages we will show you the cycling pursuits of John and Daniel Gould (from Australia) and our friend Peter (from Japan).Our challenge will be to ride from London to Istanbul through 12 countries in 2 months while having a great time and seeing the sights. Peter should be there to Italy and then its just 2 unless anyone else wants to join us. For father and son John and Daniel the quest will also try to raise money for Odyssey House.

On the Road to Nowhere - Nowhere is the Place
by Glenn and Sheila Ord

A site filled with tours all over Europe, Africa, Asia, and America.

See all 5 reports by Glenn and Sheila Ord

Core Rider - Als Fahrradbotschafter unterwegs in Europa - Die North Sea Cycle Route Opening Tour, Northern Arc
by Peter Spiegel
language: de

Wenn Ihnen in Norwegen jemand auf Ihre Frage nach Steigungen mit ``mostly flat'' antwortet, seien Sie gewarnt: flach hat in Norwegen eine andere Bedeutung als in den Elbmarschen. ``Meistens flach'' bedeutet in Norwegen: Steigungen unter Hundert Meter. Chris Heymans, einer der Organisatoren und Planer der North Sea Cycle Route, fuhr übrigens einige norwegische Strecken, auch solche mit ``stiff Uphills'', mit seinem Brompton-Faltrad (natürlich mit Gepäck). Es ist eben alles relativ. Relativ ist, europaweit gesehen, auch die Qualität der Radwanderwege. Eine in Deutschland unglaublich miese Qualität bedeutet im restlichen Europa das Gegenteil.

Sie sollten also, wenn Sie eine längere Strecke auf der North Sea Cycle Route fahren wollen, Ihre Vorstellungen von ``gut'' und ``schlecht'' in ``anders'' wechseln. Erfreuen Sie sich an dem ständigen Wechsel der Landschaften. Lernen Sie immer wieder interessante Menschen kennen und genießen Sie das Flair der Dörfer und Städte rund um die Nordsee. ``Jeder Tag ist wie Weihnachten, jeden Tag eine Überraschung''. Dieser Slogan passt am besten zur Northern Opening Tour durch Schleswig-Holstein, Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen und Schottland.

In Vorupør werden die Fischerboote auf den Strand gezogen
Archivio salite d'Europa/European climbs
by Voronin
language: it, de, fr, en

Tabular data and altitude profiles of mountain passes all over Europe.

Ireland Diary
by Myra VanInwegen
Europe: UK

This has been a difficult trip, this touring in Ireland. Every day I've gone out on my bike, regardless of the weather. I've struggled against headwinds, winched up slopes that went on for miles. I've gotten wet a great deal, and gotten chilled quite a few times, only getting warm again by adding more layers and pedalling harder. I was really looking forward to this ferry ride back: a chance to relax and stay warm.

See all 2 reports by Myra VanInwegen

Farewell to the land of rainbows
The Bike Experience
Europe: Greece
language: en, nl

Three superb reports of cycling in Corfu, Rhodes and Kefalonia. Maps, and many beautiful pictures!

The bike-experience describes our experiences on our bicycle holidays. This way we want to promote short foreign bicycle holidays for the sporty biker. Using the routes, travel reports and practical information that you can find here, we lead you along the most beautiful places without losing sight of the relaxing aspect of a holiday.

You don't have to be an experienced road maniac and you don't even have to possess the necessary equipment to get to the finish of these trips, a sportive mind is sufficient. Bike-xp is constantly under development and over the next years we will expand our site with new discoveries.

Enjoying [in Rhodes]
Alpen Pass Photo Sketch
by T. Kitamura
language: jp

A photo album of mountain passes in the Alps

Op de fiets
by Luc Oteman
language: nl

Several cycling travel stories and detailed descriptions with profiles of 17 of the most beautiful climbs in 7 different European countries.

Biking in Iceland - Travelogue
by Axel Pichlmaier
Europe: Iceland

We wanted to do something off the beaten track. After having met in the US on a cycling trip, Steve and I had always planned to spend another cycling holiday together. Certainly not an organized one and Iceland was only one possible destination (where can you go to if you have only got two weeks?).

See all 2 reports by Axel Pichlmaier

Cycling the Northwest Coast of Ireland
by Klaus Offermann
Europe: Ireland

[...] we took the ferry to Rossaveal, which is at the southern coast of Connemara. Connemara is a mountain area with the well known Twelve Pins which are up to 2300 feet high. In spite of the mountains, cycling in this area is easy and a lot of fun. The roads are not very steep and usually between the mountains. Also, this area is sheltered from the wind by the mountains. Connemara is a must for all cyclists because of the beauty of the nature. If you use side roads you will encounter very quiet areas where you can cycle for miles and miles without crossing a town or village. [...] We set up our tent close to Lough Inagh where we found a beautiful spot with a little river that provided us with water for cooking and washing. Worthwile is also a little trip to Lough Fee, northeast of Lough Inagh. Connemara is also a highlight for photographers who should not forget to take plenty of filmrolls along.

Kerry e Cork
by Marco Guizzardi
Europe: Ireland
language: it

See all 6 reports by Marco Guizzardi

Galway e Connemara
by Marco Guizzardi
Europe: Ireland
language: it

See all 6 reports by Marco Guizzardi

Cycling Italy
by Eric McCaughrin
Europe: Italy

Includes Rome-Venice, Amalfi Coast (including a video clip), Genoa-Pisa-Florence, Aosta Valley.

Everything you have ever heard about bicycling in Italy is true. The weather, terrain, roads, and cities are all perfectly suited for bike touring.

See all 5 reports by Eric McCaughrin

Paestum
Madonna del Ghisallo - Cycling Museum in Magreglio
by Marco Buffa
Europe: Italy

For those of you who're planning to go to Italy by bike and specifically to cross Lombardia region near Como's lake, you can't miss such a place: there are many types of reason that can get you to go there.

You know, this is an ascent that from both sides has the last part quite demanding although short: a good test to evaluate your ``grimpeur'' attitude. At the top look at right side of Como's Lake and at the two mountains named Grigne in front of you.

Even if you're not catholic, do enter the little church (free entrance) : it's also a cycling museum. It's up to you saying a prayer before starting the visit as a sign inside suggests. You'll find here the originals used by Bartali, Coppi, Merckx: looking at the Merckx one, see the gear he used ... There's also the bicycle Moser used in Mexico City in 1984 to improve hour record and last, sadly, the Fabio Casartelli's bicycle used in Tour 1995 (Fabio born not so far from here). Again there's a lot of original maillot (pink , yellow, rainbow) belonging to all time champions. Every year on december 24 there's a religious meeting celebrating great champions that are no more here in this world.

For three years ``Lombardia 's Tour'' has been choosen to be the last race of World Cup and even if its path has been changed, it always includes Ghisallo: take the opportunity to ride along a piece of one most popular Italian cyling races.

See all 14 reports by Marco Buffa

Lago di Como
Flaminia Minor: da Bologna a Firenze per l'antica strada consolare romana
Europe: Italy
language: it

La Flaminia Minor, ancora oggi oggetto di studio, fu costruita dalle truppe del console romano Gaio Flaminio nel 187 a.C., due anni dopo la fondazione di Bologna avvenuta nel 189 a.C. Questa strada aveva il ruolo importante di unire le aree a nord dell'appennino con quelle a sud, partendo da Claterna (odierna Maggio, frazione di Ozzano) fino ad arrivare ad Arezzo.

Valsugana - Viareggio via Viú
by Alberto Pedrotti
Europe: Italy
language: it

Alberto has ``read all the books'' and writes beautifully (alas, in Italian). This travel story from the Alps in the North-East, West across the Alps, and then South to the Mediterranean on the coast of Tuscany, is a must.

See all 6 reports by Alberto Pedrotti

Un raid indimenticabile
by Lorenzo Arena
Europe: Italy
language: it

A tour of the Alps - 2190 km and nearly 50km gain in 16 days.

Now accompanied by a biggish Photo Album.

Passo Tre Croci
Toscana, Umbria, Marche
by Marco Guizzardi
Europe: Italy
language: it

Firenze - Siena - Montepulciano - Assisi - Gubbio - Urbino - Rimini. Km.: 550 - Giorni: 6 - Periodo: Maggio.

See all 6 reports by Marco Guizzardi

Rain, rain, go away...turning water into wine!
by Rick and Monica Pappas
Europe: Italy

Rick and Monica's plans are stymied by awful weather at first. But they make up for this with a great tour of Tuscany, including San Gimignano, Pisa, and then Trentino and Lombardia. Very nicely illustrated.

San Gimignano is the most striking of the walled cities. It has a skyline of towers built centuries ago that has earned the nickname of ``the Manhattan of Italy''. The town can be seen for miles and miles away and is truly a ``not to be missed'' site. Our maps paid off as we cycled over the seldom used back roads throughout the Tuscan region. We passed hundreds of manicured vineyards. We rode by ancient castles, olive groves and fields ablaze with sunflowers. We enjoyed the hills, the scenic narrow roads and the warmth of the Italian sun. At last the weather had improved!

See all 2 reports by Rick and Monica Pappas

Leaving Turin
by Becana
Europe: Italy
language: it

A small guide to getting out of Torino without being run over by too many cars.

See all 3 reports by Becana

Between Dolomites and Alpi Carniche
by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti
Europe: Italy

A two days ride among great mountains. Green meadows and scattered masi (wooden small houses for the storage of hay) is the characteristic landscape of Comelico valley; the road continues along the Piave river (mild climb) up to Salafossa mines (closed) and a tunnel puts us on the climb to Sappada. This reach of road is excavated on the rocky side of the valley which here is a very narrow gorge and there is the impressive sight of the Orrido Acquatona in which the river Piave flows on the bottom of the gorge (here very deep and narrow).

See all 2 reports by Andrea M. Gingo Deganutti

Sardinia by Bike
by Lucio Cadeddu
Europe: Italy
language: it, en

Has a section for on road and off-road tours in Sardinia (Sardegna)

See all 5 reports by Lucio Cadeddu

Patrick Schleppi's Bicycle Pages
by Patrick Schleppi
language: en, fr, de

Extensive data about Patrick's extensive tours in the Alps from 1991 to 2005: includes reports, maps, diagrams... a must-see for the Alpine cyclist. Contains a list of passes in the Alps and the Jura, true stories about cycling, and some pictures.

See all 6 reports by Patrick Schleppi

Patrick Schleppi at the Grimselpass
A Norwegian Summer's Ride
by Neil Critchley
Europe: Norway

After two successive summers spent cycling around the Alps and then the Pyrénées. I wanted to try somewhere different. I'd wanted to visit Norway for some time [...] As usual maps were studied, this process was more in-depth than normal since I had never been to Norway and didn't know where were the best places to visit. After much research and assessing the feasibility of several options, I decided to concentrate on the southern half of the country. This provided the opportunity to cycle over the high mountain plateau of the Hardangervidda, Norway's highest peaks in the Jotunheim and to navigate my way around Norway's most famous features - its coastal fjords.

See all 4 reports by Neil Critchley

One of many majestic waterfalls on the edge of the Hardangervidda
If we run out of bread, we eat cake... - a tour of Karelia
by Frank Brächter
Europe: Russia
language: en, de

We wanted to visit the classical destinations of the Russian Republic of Karelia... But not in the usual way with a river-cruise on a vessel... We did it by bike!

A nice report, with plenty of pictures, and extensive practical information.

See all 2 reports by Frank Brächter

Valaam: small chapel
Voyage aux îles Canaries
by Hélène et Dominique Farcy
Europe: Spain

Pour renouer avec le voyage itinérant à vélo, nous avions choisi une destination qui nous offrirait les meilleurs ingrédients selon nous : du relief et du dépaysement, et de la chaleur. Pour les premiers points, nous ne fûmes pas déçus, nous n'imaginions pas par contre devoir lutter contre le froid?et même la neige !

Les îles Canaries, au nombre de sept, forment un archipel au large des côtes marocaines. Nous visiterons les trois îles situées le plus à l'ouest : La Palma, la Gomera et Tenerife, la plus étendue, et sans conteste la plus connue et fréquentée (un peu trop d'ailleurs sur la côte?).

Ces îles sont d'origine volcanique, et offrent parmi les paysages les plus spectaculaires au monde.

plage de sable noir volcanique au fond le Teide, depuis San Sebastian de la Gomera
Voyage en bicyclette de Losone (Locarno) à Palerme
by André Rudaz
language: it

iVoyage en bicyclette de Losone (Locarno) à Palerme via Bologne, Florence, Bolsena, Rome, Naples, Pompei, Paestum, Taormina, Cefalù.

L'idea di questo viaggio è da attribuire a Pietro Angeloni di Golino per degnamente festeggiare i suoi 50 anni. [...]
Il tempo è sempre stato molto clemente, senza pioggia, la temperatura sino in Calabria è stata piuttosto fresca ed il vento generalmente in nostro favore. La foschia e la parziale mancanza di sole ha un po' penalizzato la qualità delle fotografie (in particolare le vedute della Costiera Amalfitana) ma non si può avere tutto!
Man mano che si andava verso Sud il traffico diventava più caotico, il lato stradale meno pulito, i prezzi più abbordabili e la gente più calorosa.

L'idée de ce voyage est à attribuer à Pietro Angeloni de Golino qui désirait fêter dignement ses 50 ans. [...]
Le temps a toujours été clément, sans pluie. La température jusqu'en Calabre a été plutôt fraîche et le vent généralement en notre faveur. Le manque de soleil et une légère brume ont un peu pénalisé la qualité des photos (en particulier sur la côte Amalfitana), mais on ne peut pas tout avoir!
Plus nous nous dirigions au sud, plus le trafic devenait chaotique. Les bords de routes étaient moins propres, mais les prix plus abordables et les gens plus chaleureux. Cela se confirmait, on ne peut pas tout avoir!

See all 2 reports by André Rudaz

By Acquafredda near Praia a Mare
Xacobeo
Europe: Spain
language: en, es, fr, pt, it, de

An information site in various languages run by the Xunta de Galicia. Annoying Flash animations all over the place.

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