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Tours (continued)

Lightweight on Delhi - Manali - Leh - Kargil - Srinagar
by Igor Kovse, tour started August 2006, submitted 23 October 2006

I've cycled over a number of passes these few weeks, but if I will remember one, then it will be Zoji La. It stands between Alpine-like valleys near Sonamarg and more rugged mountain ranges of upper Kashmir. The road is cut into a steep mountain slope and it seems it's a one-way road. As a cyclist I was allowed to go in the wrong dirrection. Before that, going up to the summit, I had a sur-realistic encounter with incredible number of trucks (at least 200) that were descending the pass practicaly bumper-to-bumber. With dirt road and the headwind it ment cycling in constant dust and exhaust fumes. By the time all the trucks passed I was as white as a baker after a night's shift.

See all 16 reports by Igor Kovse

Rhotang La
A bicycle tour from Switzerland to South Africa
by Herve, tour started September 2004, submitted 19 October 2006

I decide to leave Switzerland and cycle until Tibet. The road decide for me and I finally arrive one and an half year later in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a journey dedicated to freedom, people and nature. This tour may continue to South America but I'm still working as a tour guide in Namibia to get money for the next destinations.

Have a look on my cold stage in Turkey, nice time in Syria, amazing Sudanese crossing, wild Tanzanian experience, pure Namibia, etc... I hope you will enjoy and feel free to contact me.

Cycling Alpe d'Huez - The Marmotte and Etape du Tour - July 2006
by Steven Hill and Rebecca Heald, tour started July 2006, submitted 9 October 2006

A historical look at Alpe d'Huez plus written and photo reports from the Marmotte and Etape du Tour events. Both events finished at the top of Alpe d'Huez this past July.

See all 5 reports by Steven Hill and Rebecca Heald

Etape du Tour riders on Alpe d'Huez
Cycling from Holland to Rome
by JW & Gu, tour started July 2004, submitted 8 October 2006
language: nl

In the summer of 2004 we cycled 2250 kilometer from Holland to Rome. During the trip we passed through 10 countries and cycled through the Ardennes, Vosges, Alps, Apennines and Tuscany. We enjoyed the beautiful italian villages and met a lot of other cyclists. A lot of pictures, tips and travel stories in Dutch (English translations will soon appear).

In 2004 fietsten we van Nederland naar Rome. We fietsten door 10 landen en door/over de Ardennen, Vogezen, Alpen, Appenijnen en Toscane. We genoten volop van de mooie Italiaanse stadjes en ontmoetten heel veel andere fietsers. Veel plezier!

See all 6 reports by JW & Gu

Rough path France
Cycling from the North Cape to Oslo
by JW & Gu, tour started July 2005, submitted 8 October 2006
language: nl

During July and August 2005 we cycled through amazing Norway. Mountains, glaciers, fjords, forests, carribean-style beaches (with cold water :( ...), space and stillness. We cycled from the North Cape down to Oslo via the Lofoten, RV 17 Coastal Route, Trollstigen, Geiranger, RV 55 and Rallarvegen. A lot of pictures, tips and travel stories in Dutch (English translations will soon appear).

In juli en augustus 2005 fietsten we door fantastisch Noorwegen. Bergen, gletsjers, fjorden, bossen, bounty-eiland-strandje (met veel te koud water :( ...), rust en ruimte. We fietsten van de Noordkaap naar Oslo via de Lofoten, RV 17 Kustroute, Trollstigen, Geiranger, RV 55 en Rallervegen. Veel plezier!

See all 6 reports by JW & Gu

RV 55 : The Roof of Norway
Bassano - Munich - Venice
by Fabio Ferronato, tour started August 2006, submitted 5 October 2006

From the beginning of the Italian Alps to Munich, and way back to Venice.

See all 9 reports by Fabio Ferronato

Ljubljana to Budapest 2006
by Nick Taylor, tour started September 2006, submitted 4 October 2006

A self-organised, seven-day tour for four through the countryside of Eastern Slovenia and Western Hungary. A total of 647km travelled.

Highlights included: romantic Ljubljana, the socialist-realist new town of Velenje, traversing the Pohorje Massif via the Rogla ski resort, crossing the border at Kobilje, sampling erratic Hungarian driving techniques, having to off-road frequently, 85km of flat along Lake Balaton, the old town of Szekesfehervar (when we found it), and entering Budapest the hard way via the Buda hills.

All that and sampling every beer we could find...

See all 7 reports by Nick Taylor

Hungarian roads sometimes disappear!
The Totally Knackered Tour - Across Europe and Central Asia
by Tim and Rowena Barnes, tour started March 2006, submitted 26 September 2006

In March of 2006 we set out to cycle from the UK to Tibet. We didn't quite make it but had a great adventure cycling across Europe in one of the wettest winters on record and then through the wilds of Central Asia. The site includes lots of images from Tajikistan one of the really countries for cycling.

Summit of the Khaburabot Pass Tajikistan
Arctic Dreams - Cycling to the Nordkapp
by Erik Nomden, tour started August 2006, submitted 23 September 2006

In the summer of 2006 I have cycled from Stavanger in Southern Norway to the Nordkapp. It took me 3.260 kilometer along fjords, across islands and over highlands. These pages put together stories, pictures, maps and information about the cycling trip.

See all 18 reports by Erik Nomden

Me on the highlands of the Lyseheiene
Mountainbike trip from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean
by Florian Mayer, tour started August 2006, submitted 14 September 2006
language: de

My trip startet in Calgary and ended in Vancouver. I visited Banff and Jasper, passed Kamloops and spent some days at the famous mountainbike park in Whistler.

Two cyclists on the icefield parkway, shortly after sunwapta pass
Il giro dei due mari; Elba, Mare del Nord e Baltico
by Paolo Adamoli, tour started July 2006, submitted 13 September 2006
language: it

Siamo partiti il 16 luglio 2006 da Magdeburg. Abbiamo costeggiato l'Elbe, intersecando la Romanik Strasse, sino ad Amburgo. Lungo la riva sinistra dell'Elbe abbiamo raggiunto Cuxhaven sul Mare del Nord.

Da qui con una motonave che salpa due volte alla settimana siamo sbarcati a Brunsbuttel, sulla riva destra dell'estuario dell'Elbe e, attraverso l'alzaia del Nordsee-Ostsee Kanal, abbiamo guadagnato Kiel, sul Mar Baltico, dopo 830 km, il 26 luglio.

See all 5 reports by Paolo Adamoli

Cuxhaven, l'arrivo sl Mare del Nord
A short tour in Bourgogne - greenways and waterways
by Maurizio, tour started June 2006, submitted 2 September 2006

See all 2 reports by Maurizio

Fahrrad Touren Berichte
by camino10, submitted 1 September 2006
language: en, de

Bike Tours: Travelogues, photos, maps and tips about long distance bike traveling in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, France, Spain; Mexico, Canada; South America and others.

Reiseberichte und Reisefotografie von Radtouren in Europa (Italien, Griechenland, Spanien, Mallorca, Frankreich, Tschechien, Slovenien etc.), Kanada, Mexiko, Südamerika und viele mehr. Lass dich inspirieren!

See all 10 reports by camino10

Corinth Canal, Greece
LADAKH: avventure sulla strada tra Manali e Leh
by Ambrogio D'Adda, tour started May 2003, submitted 26 August 2006
language: it

Questa volta dobbiamo ringraziare la perseveranza e la volonta` di Pierangelo che ci ha spinti e motivati nell'affrontare questa avventura.

Erano circa due anni che ci provava ed anche se non abbiamo fatto proprio quello che si era programmato all'inizio, siamo stati sul passo carrozzabile piu' alto del mondo (forse) ed abbiamo scorazzato per dieci giorni tra le montagne piu` alte del nostro globo.

See all 5 reports by Ambrogio D'Adda

California's Central Coast
by Kirby James, tour started May 2006, submitted 26 August 2006

These pages describe a series of day rides in California's Central Coast.

The rides include 17 Mile Ride, See Canyon, Figueroa Mountain, Camino Cielo and a loop of Lake Casitas.

See all 6 reports by Kirby James

Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara
A Short Tour in Central Tuscany
by Kirby James, tour started April 2006, submitted 26 August 2006

These pages describe a week long cycle tour through Central Tuscany in May 2006.

The route took me from Siena to Florence via Castelnuovo Berardenga, Vagliagli, Radda, Gaiole, Panzano, Montefioralle, Greve, San Polo, Strada, and Impruneta.

See all 6 reports by Kirby James

Il Duomo, Firenze
Viaggi in bicicletta
by Paolo Adamoli, tour started 2006, submitted 26 August 2006
language: it

In questa sezione del sito personale di Paolo Adamoli vengono descritti alcuni viaggi in bicicletta dal 1998 al 2006.

Oltre a itinerari classici come il Danubio da Ulm a Bratislava, è interessante l'ultimo viaggio, nel luglio 2006, da Magdeburgo al mare del Nord e lungo il Nordsee-Ostsee-Kanal sino a Kiel, sul mar Blatico.

See all 5 reports by Paolo Adamoli

Bicycle World Tour
by Eric Wehrheim, tour started June 2005, submitted 23 August 2006
language: de, en, es, kr

Bicycle world tour part II from Mun Suk and Eric Wehrheim. Actual tour in South and maybe Central America. Open end. On the homepage you will find also some information and fotos from our bicycle-world-tour part I who was from Germany to South Corea by crossing Africa.

If the link to our homepage doesn´t work well (sometimes in South America this happend to me) please go to http://aventurero.cjb.cc. It´s the same page only on another server.

See all 2 reports by Eric Wehrheim

Subnixus: A Bicycle Tour of America
by Eric Reynolds, tour started August 2006, submitted 18 August 2006

Why would I bike around America? Why not? Or better yet, because I can. After first reading about cross-country bicycle tours on Crazyguyonabike.com I was hooked!

There it was, a great adventure that almost anyone could do, and I had all the free time in the world. Before reading about bike touring, I had dreams of hiking the 2500+ mile Appalachian Trail. But 75 mile days on a bike and real food quickly trumped 15 mile days on foot and oatmeal.

So I sold all of my stuff, opted to not renew my apartment lease, and bought a bike. It took me three months and almost $2,000 to aquire the knowledge and equipment to pull off this trip, but now I am ready to start it.

A lot of people ask me why I would want to do something like this. They either assume that I am either crazy, or poor. And while I may be a little of both, I just think it sounds like a good time. Cars, planes, and big cities are three things I try to avoid when I travel. So a nice slow bike ride through the Rocky Mountains sounds like a dream.

While most people will spend $20,000 on a new car, or $5,000 on a one week vacation, I spent $2,000 on a three month vacation with no bills to worry about. Everything I need, will be carried with me on my bike.

So, while it may seem a little crazy at first, I guess the main reason I would do something like this would be the journey itself. As one old Chinese guy once said, `The journey is the reward.'

Elisa's Bike Trip-From Lisbon to Istanbul
by Elisa Pasquali, tour started April 2006, submitted 17 August 2006

Solo biking trip still in progress from a 31 year old woman ex-software engineer. Started April 8th, 2006 in Lisbon, headed East towards Istanbul. Currently in Dresden, Germany, over 5000 kms pedalled so far, across most of continental Europe.

George and Jean's Tandem Tours
by George Coulouris and Jean Dollimore, submitted 15 August 2006

Descriptions of our one to four week tandem tours at a leisurely pace following river valleys where possible and always via the most minor roads.

In France: Provence and the Luberon; Dieppe, Normandy coast and Rouen; Saintes to Perpignan; Saintes to Strasbourg; St. Malo to Montpellier; The Loire Valley and Suisse Normande

In Ireland: Cork to Galway via the West Coast

In Scotland: August 2005: Lairg to Cape Wrath via Polbain and Altnaharra; Glasgow to John O' Groats and the Orkneys

In England: Newcastle to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Le Mont Sainte Victoire
Camino se Santiago en btt (Mayo 2006)
by Tomas Sanchez Sanchez, tour started May 2006, submitted 13 August 2006
language: es

Mi aventura personal. Viaje a Santiago de Compostela en Bicicleta de montaña. Mayo de 2006. Consejos, recorrido en fotos, lista de material necesario, etapas...

With the Lafayette Riders in France
by Steve Fox, tour started July 2006, submitted 10 August 2006
language: en, fr

This bike trip in France, from Metz to Nice in July 2006, was our annual club event.

The Lafayette Riders (Cavaliers) started in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, where a cardiologist noted the poor condition of the miners and determined to do something about it. Bicycles seemed the answer. Eventually, the mining group encountered American riders and it was decided to form a group with the Marquis de Lafayette being the symbol of enduring Franco-American friendship.

The Lafayette Riders alternate between France and the United States each year, and next year (2007) the club will get together in northern California.

Lost in Switzerland
by Nancy and Ron, tour started June 2006, submitted 31 July 2006

Nancy and Ron take a leisurely 28 day tour through parts of Switzerland, starting and ending in Zurich. Ron took more than 3,000 high quality photos and over 200 are included in this journal.

South Germany and Switzerland
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started July 2006, submitted 24 July 2006
language: it

This is my July 2006 tour in the south of Germany, from Basel to Ulm (and some days in Switzerland)

See all 15 reports by Davide Tambuchi

De Genève au Ventoux
by Patrick Schleppi, tour started July 2006, submitted 18 July 2006
language: fr, en, de

Un tour par les petites routes et par des cols ni très hauts ni très connus pour arriver sur une montagne vraiment unique.

Taking small roads and riding over passes neither very high nor well known to climb to a really unique mountain.

Kleine Strassen und wenig bekannte, nicht so hohe Pässe, die zum einem einzigartigen Berg führen.

See all 6 reports by Patrick Schleppi

Mont Ventoux
Camino de Santiago By Bike
by GollyGumDrops, tour started July 2003, submitted 18 July 2006

Cycling from St Jean Pied Du Port to Santiago de Compostella. Slowly.

See all 2 reports by GollyGumDrops

Cycling to Rome on the Via Francigena
by GollyGumDrops, tour started August 2005, submitted 18 July 2006

Cycling from Luni to Rome on the mediaeval pilgrimage road, the Via Francigena.

See all 2 reports by GollyGumDrops

Around the Bay in a Day 2002
by David Foster, tour started October 2002, submitted 5 July 2006

Around the Bay in a Day is a major cycling challenge ride organised by Bicycle Victoria around Port Phillip Bay. Over 200km in length and with headwinds guaranteed for part of the ride at least, the ride attracts in excess of 6,000 participants, it is a major event on the calendar of challenge rides in Australia.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Cycling the Mawson Trail
by David Foster, tour started April 2001, submitted 5 July 2006

Named after Sir Douglas Mawson, one of Australia's greatest Antarctic explorers and geologists, the Mawson Trail is a mountain bike touring route extending nearly 900 kilometres from the outskirts of Adelaide, South Australia to Blinman in the Northern Flinders Ranges. The trail uses a combination of gravel roads, farm access roads, forestry tracks, fire tracks, roadways which were surveyed but never actually built and short stretches of sealed road. It passes through forests, vineyards, grain farms and sheep and cattle properties to reach the arid and semi- arid country of the South Australian outback.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Cycling the Victorian Goldfields
by David Foster, tour started November 2001, submitted 5 July 2006

James Esmond was not the first person to find gold in Victoria but his discovery of alluvial and quartz gold on the Clunes ``run'' triggered the great gold rushes of western Victoria in 1851. When the rushes ended and the gold ran out, a number of towns and cities struggled to adapt to being country farming towns or faded away into insignificance. The gently rolling countryside and attractive old towns of the western goldfields provides the perfect opportunity for cycling touring. Seventeen cyclists from South Australia and Victoria accompanied Alan, Mary and David on Adelaide Touring Cyclists third bicycle tour through this region.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Paradise Lost? A Return to North Queensland
by David Foster, tour started June 2001, submitted 5 July 2006

Tony was recuperating from major surgery to replace a faulty valve in his heart and felt the need to be some place warmer than Adelaide in a cold and wet winter. It had been nearly twenty years since David had returned to Far North Queensland where he was born and where he had spent his early life. These two old farts left their partners in the cold and flew off to the tropical paradise for a few weeks of sun and relaxation.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Hanoi and Highway 1 from Hue to Saigon
by David Foster, tour started December 1997, submitted 5 July 2006

We felt that we were prepared for our trip to Vietnam. We had read lots of guide books, stories of the wars and the peace and novels by Graham Greene and Marguerite Duras. Lesley had spent a year trying to come to grips with some of the intricacies of the Vietnamese language and its pronunciation. We had talked to other people who had cycled in Vietnam. We didn't expect to be surprised. The immigration police lived up to their reputation for being rude and abrupt but everyone else was so friendly and helpful that it was almost embarrassing. Only a relatively short time earlier our country had been involved in a bloody war with these people and they were welcoming us with open arms. It took us by surprise.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

A Meandering Ride from Gmund to Prague
by David Foster, tour started June 2004, submitted 5 July 2006

We turned off the road onto a very steep up and down track which took us through the forest and past a large dam. At first the path had a concrete surface and the water was running down it in a continuous stream. After we had passed the dam, the track deteriorated into soft sand and was unrideable for much of the way. Eventually, we struggled into Velesin. There was plenty of evidence that they had been hit by a heavy storm and many people were busy pumping water from their flooded basements. That night we saw on television that the area just south of here had suffered flash flooding, trees blown down and major power cuts as a result of the storm. Luckily, we seem to have been skirting the edge of the storm for most of the day and missed most of the rain and winds.

It rained every day of our tour but only for a short period at a time, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the country and the attractive towns and cities.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Cycling the Danube from Donaueschingen to Vienna
by David Foster, tour started May 2004, submitted 5 July 2006

The Donauradweg is one of the most popular cycle touring routes in Europe. Thousands of people ride on the bike paths along the Danube each year. Even grandparents and young school children do it. So popular is the Austrian section of the route that during the summer holiday period, Austrian railways run special bicycle trains to carry people to and from the start and end of their ride.

So why would we want to join the crowds and cycle from Donaueschingen to Vienna?

The answer is simple. This is one of the most pleasant and enjoyable cycle rides anywhere. Picturesque old towns and villages, dramatic castles dominating the skyline, spectacular gorges, delightful forests and a beautiful river. All of these combine to make this a cycle tour to remember.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Cycling in Fyn and Sjælland
by David Foster, tour started July 1999, submitted 5 July 2006

We had been cycling for over two months when we arrived in the village of Svogerslev near Roskilde to visit friends. We were ready for a break from our daily routine of breaking camp, loading the bikes, riding to the next night's destination and then pitching the tent again. A few days in an attractive old house with views over the gently rolling countryside were just what we needed. We felt refreshed and ready to hit the road again. With its numerous marked cycling routes and relatively gentle terrain, Denmark is an ideal place for a easy cycle holiday and the islands of Fyn and Sjælland are quite delightful.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Viking boats in Roskilde Harbour
Wienerbrød Days - A Danish Cycle Tour
by David Foster, tour started August 1995, submitted 5 July 2006

I stopped a few metres before an intersection and was busy peering at the map when I became aware of a number of cars stopped beside me with their indicators flashing. Six cars were patiently waiting for me to proceed so that they could give way to me at the intersection. I made certain that in future I stopped well away from intersections when I wanted to check my map. Danish motorists are extremely courteous towards cyclists. They do have a legal obligation to give way to cyclists and pedestrians at intersections, but it is much more deeply ingrained than that. It is something that is taught to every Dane from an early age.

With its numerous marked cycling routes and relatively gentle terrain, Denmark is an ideal place for a easy cycle holiday.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

Old houses in Ærøskøbing on the island of Ærø
Cycling the River Inn from St. Moritz to Passau
by David Foster, tour started June 1999, submitted 5 July 2006

We left St. Moritz and dropped down the gorge to Celerina. From there we rode through lush green meadows and on smooth paths by the river. It was Saturday and there were lots of people out on their bikes enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Everywhere, there were 'Chocolate Box' views of snow covered mountains, picturesque villages with cows grazing in the wildflower strewn meadows.

With the source of the river at approximately 1,800 above sea level and its mouth at Passau only 313 metres, it was reasonable to assume that this ride was going to be down hill. Well, more downhill than uphill. When we reached the village of Zuoz, the track climbed steeply into the forests and became considerably rougher. It climbed steeply up and down as we bypassed narrow rugged gorges. There were numerous patches of loose stones and soft sand where winter damage hadn't been repaired. In sheltered corners there were patches of ice and snow. At the highest point of the climb, a path had been cut through a two metre high snow drift which covered the track for about twenty metres.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

A Cycle Tour Along the Three Rivers of France
by David Foster, tour started August 2001, submitted 5 July 2006

Freda White in her classic travel book on this region said that a visitor to this region of South West France would cry 'Now I know why they say ``la belle France''!. It is truly one of the best parts of France with beautiful rivers, rugged cliffs and gorges, spectacular cliff top castles and more than its fair share of the ``plus beaux villages'' (prettiest villages). It is a region that has been popular with tourists for years and during the peak holiday season from mid July to mid August, the roads, hotels and campgrounds are packed with holiday makers. Avoid this time of the year and you will have quiet roads to pedal along and a wide choice of accommodation.

This is truly one of Europe's best cycling regions.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

A Cycle Tour Throuhg Normandy and Brittany
by David Foster, tour started May 2000, submitted 5 July 2006

We had eaten breakfast on board the ferry from Portsmouth, but shortly after setting up our tents in the campground in the old citadel at St. Malo, Alan and David walked down to the town to look for a boulangerie to buy bread for another breakfast. They had seen people walking about with fresh baguettes, but after wandering around for some time, they hadn't found the boulangerie. They stopped on a street corner thinking that there had to be one somewhere. They turned around and found that they were actually standing in the doorway of the boulangerie blocking the entrance. Armed with several baguettes, croissants and confiture, they started on their way back to the campground, only to be waylaid by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from a waterfront café. Eventually they returned to the other members of the group who quickly devoured everything. This pre-occupation with food was to set the tone for this tour through Brittany and Normandy.

See all 13 reports by David Foster

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