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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.

Sites (continued)

Tandem Fahren
language: de

This site has a wealth of reports of tandem tours in germany and all over Europe

Rec.Travel Library: Armenia
Europe: Armenia
Rec.Travel Library: Austria
Europe: Austria
Radtouren in Austria
Europe: Austria
language: de

This site has a number of excellent tour descriptions at all levels in Austria, with maps and useful practical information.

Bodensee/Lake Konstanz biking and cycling in Belgium
Europe: Belgium
language: nl, en

Descriptions for plenty of itineraries and bike routes and trails in Flanders, with points of interest for other routes. Rides are grouped by city and route.

Fietsroute in West-Vlaanderen en Noord-Frankrijk
by Tourisme à Vélo en Flandre occidentale
Europe: Belgium, France
language: nl, fr

Route descriptions, with maps of the recreational bicycle route network in West-Vlaanderen/Flandre occidentale and in the North of France.

Fietsen (punt) Eén Twee Drie
Europe: Belgium, Holland
language: nl

Welkom op de fietswebsite voor Amersfoort, Nederland, België en Wereldwijd! Dit is de (eerste) website voor fietsliefhebbers, die op zoek zijn naar mooie fietsroutes rond Amersfoort, in Nederland, in Belgi en Wereldwijd. Met de unieke 1-2-3 formule: 1. zoeken 2. printen en 3. fietsen!

Zdenek Bartos MTB Page
by Zdenek Bartos

Club information for the whole Czech Republic

Cycling in France
by Margaret & Graham Robb
Europe: France

Useful commentaries and plenty of fine photographs for their trips:


I woke each morning, excited as a child on Christmas morning,wondering what adventures would be unwrapped for us that day. Though we were never disappointed, there were days which stood out as particularly magnificent. The journey from Cucugnan to Lagrasse, though hard, took us along beautiful gorges and woods from where we would emerge to wonder at the amazing sights of former Cathar castles high on inaccessible hill-tops. The quiet and simple attractions of the Canal du Midi led us into the bustling pink brick city of Toulouse. The craggy and rugged mountains of the Pyrenees, full of cycling legends and fantastic views, tested our stamina over several days. Perched along a mountain side, the Cirque du Litor was a fairy-tale path between two mountain tops and a place to which I would gladly return.

Summit of the Col d'Iseran
Rec.Travel Library: Andorra
Europe: Andorra
Esapades en Région Ardennes-Eiffel
by Hugues Van Rymenam
Europe: Belgium
language: fr

A catalogue of excursion for walkers, mountain bikers and road cyclists, with maps, indices, etc.

570 km de sentier décrits en détail et 28 promenades. Vous êtes passionné de VTT ou de marche à pied et vous désirez de nouveaux horizons, sortir des sentiers habituels, vous oxygéner les poumons et la tête. Alors, suivez nos "Escapades" et partez à la découverte des plus beaux coins de Wallonie et des alentours.
Chaque mois, vous trouverez en feuilletant ces pages un nouveau circuit adapté à la marche ou au VTT.

Bicycling à la Française
by Barbara Leonard
Europe: France

I am an American bicyclist whose focus, since 1979, has been racing. [...] In the fall of 1996 I moved to France and in February, 1997 joined a French cyclotouring club. Except for some individual training and some rides at the velodrome, all my riding is with the club. [...] My pages provide information about French cycling organizations, the types of rides available through these organizations, and my cycling experiences as a member of a French club.

Includes direct experience on La Marmotte, Riding at Longchamp, VCL Tour du Vexin, La Randonnée de Gresivaudan, Le Reblochon, The Weekend at Auxi-le-Chateau, Levallois Criterium, Velodrome La Cipale. With an important note on Bicycles on Trains in France, 1998

Cycling in France
by Sheldon Brown
Europe: France

``France is paradise for the cycletourist'' says Sheldon, who lived outside of Paris for a year (1988-89) and has plenty to tell. English/French bicycle dictionary, several tour reports, single and tandem rentals, biking in Paris, various articles.

by Karl Brodowsky
Europe: Germany
language: de

Useful information about bicycling in general, policy, bicycle paths, safety and dangers, and links.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky
by Tim Burleigh
Europe: Germany

You will learn about what to bring, how to pack, tips on touring and using the trains. The many interesting travelogues have insights into German culture and even a little history. If you cannot find a tour that fits your needs among the ones we describe (probably because we have not written one up yet) feel free to invent your own tour and tell us about it. The information presented here on this site is accurate but, where possible, I have injected humor. Travelogues can be boring but a little humor helps improve their readability.

Neckar bike path
Europe: Germany
language: de

Dozens of reports (in German) about bicycle tours in ``Donauradweg, Neckartalradweg, Bodenseeradweg, Enztalradweg, Gotthardradweg, Rheintalweg und viele andere'', including Bretagne and Ireland.

Reiseberichte Wittram Braunschweig
by Martin Wittram
language: de, en

A large list of cycle tours, 30 at the last count. Most are in Germany, but others go all over central and northern Europe. See the overview page. English translations are available for all pages.

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Zwei Räder für's Leben (Stord, Norwegen)
Singletrack magazine
Europe: UK

A quarterly magazine aimed squarely at trail riders in the best traditions of the magazines that have been and gone. We make no apologies for taking inspiration from MTB World and Max MTB. They were great mags, full of the sort of riding that the majority of mountain bikers have adopted as their lifestyle. In fact the buzzwords 'Inspiration' and 'lifestyle' are key to the philosophy behind the magazine.

Cycle Routes - SE Scotland & NE England
by John Brewer
Europe: UK

This site is intended to offer ideas for cycle trips in and around SE Scotland and NE England. The routes are not graded in any way but comments should give some idea of their nature. They are not meant to be prescriptive but are just suggestions - obviously you can adapt them to suit your own needs.

A collection of some 84 (as of October 2005) routes in the triangle Edinburgh-Carlisle-Newcastle. Click the number on the map to access the page for the relevant tour - you will get a detailed description and a map of the tour. A very fine job, John!

Cycling Plus
Europe: UK

An UK bicycling magazine. Articles, forum, tests, workshop, routes, race calendar, race results, ads. The routes are especially interesting and include East Anglia, Northumberland, New Forest, Hampshire, Kent, Peak District, Hebridean Islands, West Cork in the Republic of Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, and others.

UK Railways on the Net
Europe: UK

Journey planner, timetables, today's rail travel information, train operating companies, travel bureau links.

Mountainbiking UK
Europe: UK

An UK bicycling magazine. Forum, bike tests, kit tests, ``grime time'' (articles about preparing for races, pedal repair, suspensions, etc.), sport, videos, ads, events.

Bath Area Cycling Info
by Andy Powell
Europe: UK

Bike shops in Bath, links, magazines.

Rec.Travel Library: Great Britain
Europe: UK
Bicycle Rides in the United Kingdom
by Gerald Soto
Europe: UK

South Downs (North of Brighton);
Autumn in the Chilterns;
Isle of Wight;
Weald (Kent);
North Downs (Kent);
Peak District (Southwest): May 2, 1999;
Peak District (North): May 3, 1999
And many more.

See all 4 reports by Gerald Soto

Cycling in Iceland
by Michiel Erens
Europe: Iceland

Has some beautiful photos of Icelands, great maps and descriptions of hiking trips and bicycle tours, and plenty of excellent information - a must-see if you plan to visit the country.

First the easy part: why Iceland? Because it's a country with magnificent, raw, bizarre and fascinating landscapes, unique in Europe and probably the world. A place where you can see scenery that makes you wonder what nature had in mind when it was created. But why cycling? I don't think it's the ideal way to move around in Iceland. You are less limited and vulnerable with a 4-wheel Drive. You can cover longer distances and stay drier in a bus. And you're closer to nature on foot. The first reason for me to go cycling is, that this way of transport gives a good balance between money and freedom. Renting a car costs loads of money, and you keep a distant feeling with the environment. The bus or walking limits you to the places where you can stop or go. But I have to admit, that on every cycling holiday, I also used the bus to cover long distances. And I always had some hiking days. I even did an organized one-day trip on my last vacation. You just pick the best way of transport for your goal : to see Iceland.

The weather is often mentioned as the reason not to go to Iceland. I think I've seen nearly all weathertypes there, except snow. Luckily I missed that in July1998 when it snowed in the north east. The first time I was in Iceland we had three weeks of bright sunshine. My second was pretty good, with a lot of sunshinebut also some rain. My third tour was one with a lot of dark clouds and rain. On my fourth I had a lot of mist, but it was mainly dry. And my last tour was excellent again, with only 2 days with mainly rain. My prediction for a three week holiday in the summer are

  • temperatures between 5 and 15 degrees Celcius
  • at least three days with bright, sparkling sunshine
  • at least three days with mostly rain
  • the rest of the days ever changing weather
  • at least one storm
  • and there will always be wind!
Rec.Travel Library: Ireland
Europe: Ireland utilità ciclistica e turismo montano
Europe: Italy
language: it

La bici è un modo per scoprire le meraviglie naturali che arricchiscono le Alpi e l' Appennino, ed è sembrato giusto presentare una finestra abbastanza ampia (in collaborazione con Apt, Pro Loco e Privati) sulle varie località trattate. La parte di utilità ciclistica raccoglie ciò che interessa ad un appassionato: recensioni sulle riviste e sui nuovi prodotti delle aziende che collaboreranno con noi, mercato dell'usato, opinioni, link per i siti delle gare ed altro ancora [...].

[P]roponiamo itinerari per conoscere e visitare i colli ed i monti del Nord Italia. La descrizione degli itinerari trascende le tecnicità dei cicloamatori professionali proprio perché vuole rivolgersi a tutti, come una guida turistica. Ma ovviamente con le note della descrizione e con l'ausilio delle mappe, disponibili ormai per metà degli itinerari proposti, anche i più ``preparati'' possono affrontare l'itinerario con tutte le notizie necessarie.

by April Pedersen Santinon
Europe: Italy

This site offers a wealth of information about cycling in Veneto.

BiciVeneto is a homage to my two greatest passions: bici *(bikes, short for biciclette), and the Veneto region of Italy, my adopted home. It's an apt combination, because contrary to the common perception, all of Italy is not cycling crazy, and there are, in fact, regions where you will not encounter many cyclists at all. The Veneto, on the other hand, is a land of generations-old cycling heritage and traditions, and bicycling in all forms is a way of life. If you ask the Veneti why this is so, they will answer that cycling is a tough sport which demands hard work, stubbornness, and sacrifice, qualities which are an integral part of their character. The Veneto is arguably the most ``cyclistic'' of Italy's 20 regions: There are an estimated 25,000 licensed riders, belonging to several federations (in a population of 4.4 million).

Dream House, © 2001 April Pedersen Santinon
Vagabondo - the independent traveller's site
Europe: Italy
language: it

Questo sito si rivolge a chi ama organizzare i suoi viaggi per conto proprio, fuori dalle rotte del turismo di massa, senza acquistare ``pacchetti preconfezionati'' da tour operator od agenzie di viaggio.

This site is for those persons who like to plan their travels by themselves, out of the road of mass tourism, not inclined to buy something ready made from big tour operators.

MTB ture
Europe: Slovenia
language: si

Trail descriptions, maps and very tempting pictures (see at right) among others.

by Dietmar Jaeger
language: de

An enormous collection of bicycle tours all over the world.
Eine enorme Sammlung von Fahrradtouren in der ganzen Welt.

I ``ciclogiri Clodiani'' dal 1985 ad oggi
by Claudio Colombo
language: it

Claudio Colombo has several illustrated reports of tours in Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland

Col d'Izoard
by Medveczky György
Europe: Hungary
language: hu

Contains a lot of pictures in connection with our cycling and hiking activities.

See all 5 reports by Medveczky György

by Karl Brodowsky
language: de

A massive travel site, this guy has been everywhere.

Hier finden sich einige deutschsprachige Reiseberichte von Fahrradtouren, die hoffentlich unterhaltsam und informativ sind, aber auch vielleicht die eine oder andere Anregung für Leute geben, die selber einmal so etwas machen wollen. Für englischsprachige Radtourenberichte habe ich hier auch einen Anfang gemacht, ebenso für schwedischsprachige Radtourenberichte, wobei noch ein bißchen auf norwegisch und dänisch dabei ist, aber diese drei skaninavischen Sprachen sind so ähnlich, daß man entweder alle drei ein bißchen lesen kann oder eben keine davon.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Cycling info pages

The World of David Duffield, UK Cycling Commentator
, submitted 2 January 2016
Europe: UK

We have brought back the classic web pages dedicated to the genius of the eccentric British cycle commentator David Duffield.

From accounts of Duffield racing his tricycle from John o'Groats to Land's End to stories from his days following the Tour de France and providing daily coverage, you'll find it all here.

Information about E-Bikes in Spain submitted 23 January 2014
Europe: Spain
language: es

The only web that is 100% dedicated to e-bikes in Spain. All the information someone needs for e-bikes in Spain.

bicycle exhibition at Vienna's Museum of applied Arts
by Iris Mueck, , submitted 1 July 2013
Europe: Austria

We have been riding down to the city - by bicycle of coarse - and received a 5% discount on the entry fee :-) The museum itself has long tradition in Vienna. That's what has been found at the Internet:

The museum of applied arts Vienna has been founded in the year 1863. The building itself has been erected in the years from 1868 until 1871 by Heinrich Ferstel in cooperation with the art historian Rudolf von Eitelberger. At this time the museum bears the name of „k&k Museum für Kunst und Industrie“. As it has been the first museum of Vienna's Ringstrasse, the museum has been known as a prototypical of many art museum in Europe. In the years 1875 until 1877 a further wing has been added, which has been as well under the direction of Heinrich Ferstels. At 1907 widened the architect Ludwig Baumann the present complex to a further wing in the style of the Italian Renaissance at the side of the road 'Weisskirchnerstrasse'.

The exhibition has been combined with exhibits from the Italian artist Enzo Mark. The exhibition itself has been a sort of summery of various bicycle collections. Some interesting for me, some not. You may look at the following pictures and judge by yourself. Enjoy the pictures. Good luck to our followers!

See all 113 reports by Iris Mueck

Tour du Monde
11th MTB Hillclimb to Mt Zavizan from 0 to 1594 m
by Rajko Malojcic , , submitted 21 May 2013
Europe: Croatia
language: hr

This traditional most popular Croatian amateur MTB race starts this year 2013 on Saturday June 22nd from the port in Senj and from the village Oltari 975 m higher. Finish line is at the mountain refuge Zavizan at 1594 m.
This is a unique opportunity to explore the beauties of the North Velebit National Park in a safe and comfortable way.

Introduction of KTL
by Eric Feng, , submitted 6 July 2012
language: en, cn

KTL Project:On April 22, 2012 (Earth Day), I will depart from Kunming the hometown of Zheng He on a journey which will take him to Prince Henry's hometown of Lisbon, the theme being promoting environmental protection, developing sustainable resources, as well as human and nature. I will cross China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal, totally 11 countries and 19000 kilometers of travel route, the approximate travel duration is about 220 days. Eric's itinerary is as follows:

P.R. China Stay 89 days - Cycling 7243 km
Kazakhstan Stay 24 days - Cycling 2241 km
Russia Stay 29 days - Cycling 2817 km
Estonia Stay 3 days - Cycling 414 km
Latvia Stay 5 days - Cycling 210 km
Lithuania Stay 4 days - Cycling 269 km
Poland Stay 10 days - Cycling 737 km
Germany Stay 18 days - Cycling 1425 km
France Stay 16 days - Cycling 1353 km
Spain Stay 17 days - Cycling 1630 km
Portugal Stay 7 days - Cycling 439 km

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