The west side of Col du Tourmalet viewed from the top -- the highest paved road in the French Pyrénées at 2115m (6939'). Source: Steven Hill, steephill.tv.

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Trento Bike Pages

The Trento Bike Pages collect bicycle tour reports, mainly for road bikes, but also mountainbikes, as well as general bicycle touring and travel information, and bicycle club and organization listings. If you plan a bicycle tour, you'll find plenty of tour reports of people who have been there before. The Trento Bike pages got started in 1995 by Andreas Caranti, and have grown from a mailing list for the Italian Trento area to cover all of Europe, and now also Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Australia. The Trento Bike Pages got a new maintainer in 2005. They are kept alive by people submitting tour reports, so please tell us about your own tours! Spread the word.

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Latest submissions:

California Pacific Coast Tour
by gianni filippini, tour started September 2014, submitted 8 March 2016

A Brompton folding bike tour down California Pacific Coast

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Canadian Rockies
by gianni filippini, tour started July 2015, submitted 8 March 2016

A Brompton folding bike tour in the canadian Rockies

See all 3 reports by gianni filippini

Sri Lanka Tour
by gianni filippini, tour started February 2016, submitted 8 March 2016

A Brompton Folding bike tour in Sri Lanka

See all 3 reports by gianni filippini

Genève - Calatayud - Hendaye
by Raphaël Clerici, tour started July 2012, submitted 24 February 2016
language: fr

Voyage de 25 jours de Genève à Calatayud en Aragón (Espagne) par le Massif Central, la vallée du Lot et les Pyrénées françaises et espagnoles. Retour jusqu'à Hendaye par la Province de Soria, la Rioja, la Navarre et le Pays Basque. Routes secondaires désertes à travers un environnement magnifique et préservé la plupart du temps, quelques sections sur le Chemin de Compostelle ou sur voie verte.

A 25-day journey through France and Northern Spain, starting in Geneva (CH) and ending in Hendaye (F). Quiet secondary roads most of the time, plus some sections along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and local cycle paths. In French.

See all 3 reports by Raphaël Clerici

Dover to Orkney Islands (NCN Route 1)
by Raphaël Clerici, tour started June 2014, submitted 24 February 2016
language: fr

Voyage de 28 jours au départ Douvres, dans le Kent, jusqu'aux îles Orcades (Écosse) par la route cycliste N°1, la plus longue du Royaume-Uni. Vélo robuste et pneus anti-crevaison indispensables pour franchir sans encombre les nombreuses sections hors bitume de ce bel itinéraire très bien balisé.

A 28-day journey between Dover (Kent) and Orkney islands (Scotland) along National Cycle Network Route 1, the longest cycle route in the UK. You'll need a strong bike and puncture-proof tires to get across the numerous off-road sections of this beautiful and perfectly signposted itinerary. In French.

See all 3 reports by Raphaël Clerici

Via Francigena (Martigny CH to Rome IT)
by Raphaël Clerici, tour started June 2015, submitted 24 February 2016
language: fr

Voyage de 13 jours entre Martigny (Suisse) et Rome (Italie) sur la Via Francigena, itinéraire de pèlerinage balisé suivant le parcours effectué en l'an 990 par Sigéric, archevêque de Canterbury. VTT recommandé en raison de nombreux passages hors goudron.

A 13-day journey between Martigny (CH) and Rome(IT) on Via Francigena, a signposted pilgrimage route following the route wandered in year 990 by Sigeric, archbishop of Canterbury. MTB highly recommended, due to numerous off-road sections. In French.

See all 3 reports by Raphaël Clerici

Puerto Rico an Virgin Islands
by Iris Mueck, tour started February 2016, submitted 19 February 2016

The idea to this tour came to escape the freezing weather conditions here in Austria. Primarily we intended to fly to Cuba. But an Austrian Airline made impossible... We simply gave up, canceled the flight to Cuba and found a new destination in the Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico.

The difference to Cuba, upon other travelers is, that the territory of Puerto Rico is under US government. What means more developed, and rather good infrastructure in terms of food and accommodation. Whilst some people complain about the poorness at Cuba. There is definitely a lack of public transportation. Except the capital city of San Juan, there is no train system. Long distance buses, we have not found.Everyone travels by car. Some roads in bigger cities can be very busy. Puerto Rico car drivers a patient and relaxed. No danger o bicycle riders at all.

Accommodations can be rather expensive. There are luxury hotel with more than US-$ 1.000,- a night. For us not affordable. With the help of a booking portal we found cheaper ones...

note: some booking portals can be nasty, as you cannot stop their marketing mails. I had bad experience particular with Expedia, Booking.com stopped sending marketing mails after calls The Island has a lot of potential in terms of biking. Note: from time to time dogs are chasing bicyclists... That's why local bikers are always carry a loud whistle with them. Enjoy the report and pictures! Good luck to our followers!

See all 91 reports by Iris Mueck

Vuelta Puerto Rico
Journey to Lalibela
by Erik Nomden, tour started January 2015, submitted 29 January 2016
language: en, nl

A journey to the heart of Dark Africa. Bike tour with Marco Duiker, Willem Hoffmans and Marc Dirckx in Ethiopia. From the big rumbling capital Addis Abbeba we go back in time, following small unpaved backroads through mediaevil style villages, leading to the glorious old testament evoking atmosphere of the rock-hewn churches from Lalibela.

See all 15 reports by Erik Nomden

On the road in the mountainous heartland of Ethiopia
The Long Road
by Erik Nomden, tour started May 2011, submitted 29 January 2016
language: en, nl

My big trip through North, Central and South America

Part I: Cycling through South America. In eight months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to Tierra del Fuego (Chile), crossing numerous mountain chains, deserts, tropical rain forests and the windswept plains of Patagonia.

Part II: Cycling through Central and North America. In seven months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to The Canadian Rockies, crossing Colombia, the Caribbean, Mexico and the deserts, mountains and canyons of the United States of America.

See all 15 reports by Erik Nomden

On the Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia
Ande in bici
by Leonardo Corradini, tour started December 2015, submitted 29 January 2016
language: it

Un viaggio in bici sulle Ande, con passi oltre i 4900 m, strade isolate e remote tra deserti, vulcani fumanti, lagune salate e gaysers. 3200 km tra Nasca, in Perù e Salta, in Argentina, passando per Bolivia e Cile. Un viaggio nella natura e cultura di paesi e popoli dalle tradizioni millenarie.

Dalle aride lande di Nasca, nota per le strane forme preincaiche del suo deserto, siamo saliti fino a raggiungere Cusco, capitale e cuore pulsante dell'impero Inca. Il lago Titicaca ci ha condotto fino in Bolivia dove ci siamo addentrati per la pampa, dapprima ai piedi del vulcano Sajama che svetta oltre i 6500 m, poi giù fino ai salar di Coypasa e Uyuni per concludere lungo una pazzesca strada tra lagune e vulcani.

Il deserto di Atacama ci ha accolto in Cile mentre il passo Sico e la Quebrada del Toro sono state la nostra porta d'ingresso in Argentina, verso le basse quote di Salta La Linda.

Salar de Uyuni
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