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Tours (continued)

about my cycle tour from Tallinn to Odessa summer 2011
by johannes Mattisson, tour started June 2011, submitted 26 May 2011
language: en, se

About my cycling through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine to Odessa June 2011. I will write about my cycle experiences. Won't talk politica, economy and other boring things.

This page is all about meeting people from different places and to experience local food and culture.

solo world bike trip
by peter skelly, tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011

A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.

The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.

To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.

From Amsterdam to Brugges
by Augusto Lemos, tour started August 2008, submitted 15 May 2011
language: pt

From Amsterdam to Brugges
Under the sea level, by bicycle

This was a travel I made in 2008, from Amsterdam to Brugges. This trip was perfect to understand how Holland manages space to give priority for bicycles. We also could count the windmills that were appearing on the way, and fell small near the huge dykes. And, finally, we felt (on the legs) that Holland is really flat.

See all 3 reports by Augusto Lemos

Donauradweg von Passau bis Wien
by Janos Kertesz, tour started April 2011, submitted 15 May 2011
language: de

Wir wollen unsere mit Elektrohilfsmotoren neu aufgerüsteten Fahrräder bei einer ersten Frühlingstour testen. Wie läßt sich das mit Gepäck recht schwer gewordene Fahrrad handhaben? Wie weit kommen wir mit einer vollen Akkuladung? Welche Unterstützungstufe von den vorhandenen vieren ist für welche Wegstrecke am besten geeignet? Spannende Fragen.

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

A tour round the Mont Blanc massiv on a road bike
by Iris Mueck, tour started May 2003, submitted 13 May 2011

Time to report an 'old' tour: The tour round the Mont Blanc massive. Starting an Switzerland, via France to Italy and back to Martigny. Highlight of the Tour: the Grand Saint Bernard pass. See details: Good luck to all the followers!

See all 113 reports by Iris Mueck

Charmonix glacier
Cycling the Danube from Passau to Vienna
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started April 2011, submitted 9 May 2011

The first tour of the season - and it was something special. Janos and I decided to get e-bikes. Read my journal to see how we felt about admitting to the limitations our age is imposing and what touring is like with a little help. We chose the choicest morsel of the Danube for our maiden voyage and were lucky with the weather.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Danube in the spring
Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Tour
by Iris Mueck, tour started April 2011, submitted 5 May 2011

Virgina is worth a bicycle ride. On the rolling hills some may get exercised. The tour comprises the Skyline Drive (elevated round 3.000 ft/1.000 meters) and the Blue Ridge Parkway (elevations in Virginia up to 3.500 ft/1.200 meters). Higher elevated in North Carolina. A continuous climb and decent sucks a bicyclist off power. I have underestimated the Parkway. At this time of the year, the weather can be cold and wet. Some rest areas are closed. A lone ride... But very busy from May on. See more details in my report. Good luck to all the followers!

See all 113 reports by Iris Mueck

Entering the Blue Ridge Parkway
MTB tour of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains
by I.P., tour started August 2011, submitted 30 April 2011

A mountain bike ride along and across the Ukrainian part of the Carpathian Mountains from the Ukraine-Poland border to the Ukraine-Romania border. The route is approximately 500 km long. It is by no means an ''extreme'' tour (most probably it can be described as ''moderately challenging''). The main purpose of this ride is to map out and document a through-trail that uses forest roads, jeep roads, local dirt roads, and low-traffic local roads where other options are not available.
by alessandro micozzi, tour started 2011, submitted 28 April 2011
language: it

Un sito di cicloturismo con informazioni utili, fotografie, racconti, profili altimetrici e tracce gps di viaggi in bicicletta in Europa, nord Africa e Medio oriente.

Denmark Bike Tour 2010
by Simone Greci, tour started August 2010, submitted 26 April 2011
language: it

Il mio primo viaggio in bicicletta, decido di affidarmi alle bellissime piste ciclabili della Danimarca.

Ho deciso di percorrere un ''ring tour'' nelle isole danesi partendo e arrivando nella capitale.

Jerry's Alps Tour 2010
by Jerry Nilson, tour started 2010, submitted 17 April 2011

After yet another accident (hit by a car on the downhill and hospitalised with 5 ribs broken at many places, whole in one lung, head concussion, etc.), I had one training ride in two months before leaving for this year's Alps Tour. The tour was, however, very successful and I had a record number of height metres in one day (8272m) on the 277 km ride of the Monte Grappa Challenge. The weather was lovely throughout even if a bit too hot many times. Great places were visited, but I had problems with photos and then dropped my camera on the ground and only had iPhone photos for the second half.

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

Monte Rite 2165m (Cortina below)
spring time on Californias back country roads
by Iris Mueck, tour started March 2011, submitted 15 April 2011

A long winter made me think on better times... To escape, I made a decision: get some exercise on California' s back country roads. see the report. Good luck to followers!

See all 113 reports by Iris Mueck

Californias back country roads - ready for biking
A look into our 4 month long 2010 Europe Bike trip
by Nicki Owen and Ross Copley, tour started May 2010, submitted 15 April 2011

Hello, Our page is a blog that we kept on our trip. I kept it short and candid. Plus I've also included a map of our route and suggestions of good tour spots for others. Thoughts on the different countries we went through and brief info on our bikes and gear.

Ross in Cres, Croatia
An English couple's around the world bicycle adventure with no end in sight.
by Sarah ''Thumper'' Jones & ''Sat Nav'' Sam Stephens, tour started August 2010, submitted 6 April 2011

Follow the adventure as Sammy and Sarah head off the beaten track to find what the real World has to offer. This is the tale of two British cycling adventurers wanting to travel around the world and absorb new cultures.

Fuelled by strong will and a passion for adventure, ''2010 Till When?'' is our journey of a lifetime.

We update our page with tales, pictures and little videos of our trip so far, whilst giving our plans on the road ahead.

Thumper's secret weapon? A multitude of herbs and spices (I wouldn't leave home without them!) and Sat Nav Sam's? (amongst other instruments) a ukulele.

Rediscovering the Portuguese Coast
by Augusto Lemos, tour started 2007, submitted 31 March 2011
language: pt

Trip made in 2007 from Oporto to Lagos: 663 kms cycling and discovering the Portuguese coast.

We have a fantastic climate, beautiful landscapes, tasty meals... If the Portuguese coast was provided with a bike path in its totality, it could become one of the best cycle-tourist itineraries of summer.

Anyway, I promise you: if you try it, you‚ll want to repeat it!

See all 3 reports by Augusto Lemos

ciclosinfonia nella terra di A. Salieri
by Fernando Da Re, tour started April 2011, submitted 28 March 2011
language: it

Seconda parte.

Il percorso porta su terre di confine della Bassa Veronese, fino a poco tempo fa dimenticate dai più, fuori rotta per il turismo (se si escludono alcuni siti). Gli elementi di attrazione non mancano. Il tono dimesso delle strade e delle abitazioni, la semplicità della gente, l'assenza di grande arterie di traffico non ci devono tenere lontani da questa porzione di provincia, tranquillamente visitabile ''su due ruote'', che offre paesaggio e arte.

See all 50 reports by Fernando Da Re

BicycleTOURing in the Pyrenées II. (France, Spain)
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started July 2010, submitted 9 March 2011
language: en, hu

In 2010 my bicycletour went back to the Pyrenées to collect another paved roads going above 2000 m, to have all of them. By its start I cycled up to Mont Ventoux on its four different ascents in the same day to have the Galerien version of the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux.

I saw 3 times the Tour de France: they were great feelings, unforgettable memories. I climbed legendary Tour de France climbs, like Col de Peyresourde, Aspin, Luz Ardiden, Aubisque, Pla d’Adet, Col d’Azet, etc. In Spain I was amazed by the huge rockwalls of the Ordesa canyon and the region of that and found wonderful (and one of the most beautiful roads) the East side of the Coll de Fanlo. In Spain with other ones I visited Cerler, Boi Taüll, a hardly known, but wonderful road to Presa L’lauset, then in Andorra 3 roads: one of them the legendary and nice Arcalis. I visited calm ascents like the idyllic valley of Lac Bouillouses and valley of Puigmal. After climbing Vallter I finished my tour in Barcelona.

The bicycletour was totally 2368 kms + 42996 m heightdifference.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Col de Peyresourde before the Tour de France caravane
Sardinia by bike
by Joanjo & Helena, tour started April 2010, submitted 9 March 2011
language: Catalan

With point of departure and arrival in Porto Torres, a travel through northern half of the island of Sardinia.

PinzanetOnBike - CicloViaggi in Biciletta
by Alberto Pepe alias pinzanet, submitted 3 March 2011
language: it

Si definisce Cicloviaggiatore un individuo che effettua viaggi in bicicletta di più giorni consecutivi e che trasporta se stesso e tutto il materiale che gli occorre su una bicicletta. Tale Cicloviaggiatore non organizza il proprio viaggio prevedendo l‚impiego di mezzi di supporto che trasportino per lui i materiali o ne gestiscano la logistica dell‚intero viaggio o di parte di esso.

Il Cicloviaggiatore viaggia in bicicletta in maniera indipendente, da solo o in gruppo, ma non aggregato al seguito di una organizzazione commerciale.

Il Cicloviaggiatore non organizza a scopi commerciali il viaggio di altri Cicloviaggiatori.

Il Cicloviaggiatore è attento agli aspetti del territorio che attraversa, culturali e naturalistici, riconoscendo nel cicloviaggio uno strumento di crescita interiore e conoscenza della realtà che lo circonda. ..omissis..

''Si definisce Cicloviaggiare quanto è compiuto da un Cicloviaggiatore''
Dallo Statuto dell'AIIC :Associazione Italiana Il Cicloviaggiatore.

See all 3 reports by Alberto Pepe alias pinzanet

Ciclosinfonia nella terra di Antoni Salieri
by Fernando Da Re, tour started October 2010, submitted 24 February 2011
language: it

Il percorso porta a scoprire la cosiddetta Bassa Veronese con il suo fascino discreto e melanconico. Richiama il rapporto fra uomo, terra ed acqua che da sempre convivono.

Lontano dai grandi centri del traffico, la natura si offre al visitatore lento, colorata in primavera, sonnacchiosa nell'afa estiva, avvolta nei colori sgargianti dell'autunno, sfumata e fiabesca tra le nebbie e le galaverne invernali. Percorso facile tutto in pianura, in parte sterrato, ma con fondo in buone condizioni.

See all 50 reports by Fernando Da Re

Fahrradweltreise ''Reise zum Horizont''
by Nicole Franke and Tobias Pieper, tour started March 2009, submitted 22 February 2011
language: de, en, es

Die Reise zum Horizont war ein Traum, eine verrueckte Idee. Heute ist sie Wirklichkeit, eine bewusste Entscheidung, eine Weltreise mit dem Fahrrad. Am 15. Maerz 2009 in Oldenburg (Deutschland) gestartet, ist das Ziel die ''weite'' Welt. Mit dem Anspruch, den Weg weitgehend mit dem Fahrrad zurueckzulegen, ist es ein Erfahren fremder Laender und Kulturen, auch bzw. besonders jenseits klassischer Touristenziele.

Logo - Reise zum Horizont
Cycle touring, observing waterways, railways and tramways
by Terje Melheim, 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.

See all 10 reports by Terje Melheim

Cycling through & the East
by Ale & Max, tour started August 2008, submitted 10 February 2011

It was supposed to ride the F910. We dreamed for months to push the bikes through the black desert north of Vatnajökull. Unfortunately something went wrong...

Part 3: From Trondheim to Larvik. National Cycle Route 9 and the NSCR.
by Stan Williams, tour started August 2008, submitted 10 February 2011

Excerpt from Day 25: Græsli to Røroswildlife.

We noticed some curious things about reindeer. Firstly although there was nothing to stop the reindeer from walking off the road and onto the tundra it chose to stay on the road. As it moved along the road its legs looked like (Damae's term) egg beaters all flailing in different directions. It looked like an unfeasibly ungainly animal that was testing the limits of Darwin's theory. However, even more suprisingly, once it finally found its way to the rough undulating tundra it moved with astonishing ease and grace. The head and body just seemed to glide across the landscape on top of those big hooves.

National Cycle Route 9 was an unknown quantity for us in 2008. There were no travelogues to be found of the whole route, nor any guide books. Armed with some home made maps we set off, boldly, from Trondheim. It was another route of contrasts, from the majestic to the banal with some surprises along the way, including a long ferry down Lake Femund.

The travelogue contains the story of each day's cycle with pictures and videos, a gallery, route and map information and trip statistics.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Day 25: Langen: looking across Lake Femund towards Grâvola.
Part 2: From Florø to Trondheim - National Cycle Route 1
by Stan Williams, tour started August 2008, submitted 10 February 2011

Excerpt from Day 12: Florø to Barmen - getting going

All was quiet when we awoke. There was no sign of the Polish tradesmen nor their vans and we hadn't heard them leave. The sun was shining and the tent covered in dew. It was going to be another lovely day. It was also just a little exciting to be back to the coast of Norway and a part of it we'd not been to yet. We realised too that now we were following the coast our rate of progress would be determined not just by how much energy we had. For instead of following river valleys we were now cutting across the ends of fjords and hopping from island to peninsula and back which meant we would be at the mercy of ferry timetables.

The coast route, part of which forms the NSCR in Southern Norway, carries on past Bergen. We chose to follow it up to Trondheim and were treated each day to beautiful scenery, skies and some special places. Not to mention some challenging cycling.

The travelogue contains the story of each day's cycle with pictures and videos, a gallery, route and map information and trip statistics.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Day 18: Wild camping on Ona. Sunset over the North Sea.
Part 1: From Kristiansand to Florø - National Cycle Route 3
by Stan Williams, tour started July 2008, submitted 10 February 2011

Excerpt from Day 5: Haukeli to Røldal - going over Vågslid tunnel.

Looking at the old road we briefly entertained the idea of staying on the main road and cycling through the tunnel. The old road in contrast climbed sharply so it was tempting to take the main road. However we were following the route 3 so it was now time for a real challenge.

After packing in and gathering our energies that is exactly what we got. The further we climbed the more our muscles protested, our heart rates soared and the sound of the main road waned until it was no longer to be heard. It was the challenge of being a cyclist once more, alone in a landscape just you and the hill: the sound of your breath, the wind and the noise of the bike underneath you.

National Cycle Route 3 is a challenging and rewarding route, with several major climbs and varied landscape. We followed it to Førde where we headed out to Florø on the coast to start part two of the trip.

The travelogue contains the story of each day's cycle with pictures, a gallery, route and map information and trip statistics.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Day 10: Veltefjorden on the way to the climb over Gaularfjellet pass.
by Pinzanet, tour started December 2010, submitted 4 February 2011
language: it

''Porta itineris dicitur longissima esse''

Questo viaggio comincia ancora prima di cominciare, ancora prima della prima pagina, ancora prima che la ruota tocchi terra e incida sulla strada, la mia strada, segni come parole. Questo viaggio comincia da qui, da quando ho deciso che dovevo andare e vado. Sì vado. Ho bisogno di dirlo perché sia ogni giorno più vero. Vado perché andando spero di incontrare ogni pensiero che ho lasciato andare, di tornare non verso casa, ma verso me.

Progetto, sogno, decido e ogni sogno é una decisione, un pezzo di strada che è già lì, dove anchio sono ancora prima della mia ruota. Cosa spero di trovare? Me lo sono chiesto, me lo chiedo ogni notte quando scruto ansiosa le carte che disegnano il mio viaggio. Il cuore batte veloce e devo staccare, distrarmi, far finta che non conti niente questo tutto, far finta che non sia così importante e che il tempo scolorirà pian piano ogni cosa. E, stupido, perché so che non è così. Non cosa spero di trovare, cosa sono certa di trovare. Lo guardo e non lo vedo, perché ogni pezzo sia una sorpresa. Compro, preparo, organizzo, ascolto, soprattutto ascolto, Che strana cosa la vita.

Terra del Fuoco
Colli Euganei: una lunga ciclabile
by Fernando Da Re, tour started November 2010, submitted 4 February 2011
language: it

E come foglia cadente sospinta dal vento e che troverà dimora dopo lento girovagare, così senza meta può essere anche l'incontro della bicicletta con questo territorio. Di qua o di là, sul piano o sul pendio, in discesa o lungo il fiume, liberamente il cicloturista, trova emozioni nel lento procedere. La bicicletta disegna le sue evoluzioni e lungo il fluire delle linee, le ruote incrociano i liberi pensieri.

See all 50 reports by Fernando Da Re

Tamazight; a bicycle journey in Morocco
by Blanche, tour started 2010, submitted 30 January 2011

About 11 years ago we fell in love with the country and the Imazighen, the people of the Tamazight. We fell in love with Morocco. Since then there is a spell resting on us and we have to return when ever we can.Tamazight is in fact the name for the Berber language spoken in the Middle Atlas but it is also widespread used for all the other berber languages. Imazighen 'free men' is the name for the berber people. This film is about one of our bicycle journeys as free men in Morocco through the Anti Atlas, the desert and the coast around Sidi Ifni.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Norway 2010
by Nicolas de Hemptinne, tour started July 2010, submitted 27 January 2011
language: fr

I wanted to see the midnight sun... and I saw it :-)

Without forgetting some fantastic landscapes, exhausting roads... and a little rain :-(

See all 5 reports by Nicolas de Hemptinne

On the road to the Geiranger fjord (RV63)...
all over the Andes by bicycle...
by Mike Hayes, tour started January 2010, submitted 22 January 2011

a number of months spent cruising the Andes by bicycle from the far south to the far north via the road less travelled.

See all 3 reports by Mike Hayes

Cerro Fitzroy, Patagonia (Argentina)
Portugal: Lisboa to Porto
by Conrad Philipp, tour started October 2010, submitted 19 January 2011
language: en, de, fr

We cycled from Lisboa to Porto! Great weather, nice beaches and intresting citys!

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Iceland offroad by bike
by Conrad Philipp, tour started June 2010, submitted 19 January 2011
language: en, de, fr

Wir fuhren offroad über das Hochland von Island, die Kjölur Route und einen Teil der Ringstrasse. Viel Spass beim lesen ...

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

France Sea to Sea ('Manche to Med')
by Andrew Cornwell, tour started May 2008, submitted 18 January 2011

A superb eleven day, 1040 km route from the Channel port of Caen in Normandy to the Mediterranean near Montpellier - passing through many of the classic landscapes of France including the Loire Valley; Dordogne, Lot and Tarn gorges; and the Cervennes.

Summary route details and distances, hotel addresses, equipment list and photos all included in the report.

See all 4 reports by Andrew Cornwell

Reaching the Mediterranean at Maguelone
Around the Pond: 5000km on the North Sea Cycle Route on a Recumbent
by Thomas Stets, 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.

North Sea Cycle Route sign in Denmark
Two month across West Europe on recumbent bikes
by Carsten, tour started June 2010, submitted 4 January 2011
language: de, en, fr, it, es

We are two guys from Germany, who travelled across West Europe for two months.

With our Performer High Racers, we came through nine European countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherland) and crossed both the Pyrenees and the Alps two times each. After 9000 km we finished our tour in August and now we have completed our web page with detailed information for each stage and thousands of photos.

The page is in German but offers a integrated translation service.

Somewhere in Spain
Provence and Languedoc Tour, 2009
by Suze, tour started May 2009, submitted 2 January 2011

I had long dreamed of visiting France, of seeing the southern countryside, eating what I imagined to be totally delicious food, and experiencing ancient and medieval art and architecture. I had longed to know something of an older culture than ours in Massachusetts. New England is old in the United States, but very young in the world. When I turned 60 I decided to do it, to finally visit France, and when there to travel on a cycle. I had ridden in the 1970s, but gave my Fuji ten-speed away long ago. I hadn't been on a bike since about 1980, but in August 2007, on a whim, bought a new bike and a year later rode it solo around Lake Champlain in Vermont. My husband wanted to go with me to France, so in May 2009 we rode from Avignon, France, in a looping tour of about 500 miles, mostly very flat, visiting Roman ruins and ancient cities. It was his first cycle tour ever, and so I planned an easy trip, staying in bed and breakfasts or hotels, saving time for visiting museums and historic sites. This trip went from major city to major city, with some very beautiful riding in between. It included a ride the length of the famous Canal du Midi, running from Agde to Toulouse. We traveled from Avignon to Orange, then into the Luberon, west to Arles, south to the Camargue, west again along the Mediterranean to Sète and back inland toToulouse. The journal was written after my 2010 visit to the Cévennes in France.

See all 6 reports by Suze

Landscape near Fort Buoux, Luberon
Lettonia: Da Riga a Jurmala
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2010, submitted 1 January 2011
language: it

Quinta e ultima parte del percorso in bici di 800 km da Tallin a Riga

Non è facile attraversare la città di Riga per raggiungere Jurmala. Perfino la Esterbauer (nota casa editrice delle ciclabili d'Europa), prefigura il transito sulla strada principale a quattro corsie senza alcuna protezione per le bici. E' un vero peccato che nessuna istituzione delegata al cicloturismo consideri l'opportunità di strade alternative allungando magari un po' il percorso.


See all 50 reports by Fernando Da Re

Autour des Pyrénées
tour started May 2008, submitted 19 December 2010
language: fr

Deux semaines en solo au printemps, de la Méditerrannée à l'Atlantique et retour. Les collines de Catalogne, les solitudes de l'Aragon, la pluie basque...

Cycling in Switzerland
by Glen and Margaret Netherwood, tour started September 2009, submitted 14 December 2010

Without any doubt Switzerland is a very scenic country. The lakes and the mountains are very picturesque with the sound of cow bells in the background. If you are lucky you might even hear the enormous Alpine horn!

See all 6 reports by Glen and Margaret Netherwood

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