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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Lima - Santiago through the Andes and along the Altiplano
by Johan Bollaert, tour started November 2017, submitted 12 January 2017

We are cycling from Lima to Santiago on a Surly troll and adapted mountainbike. The aim is to take as many back roads or hiking trails as possible, even if it gets hard during rainy season.

The route went from Lima to Huancayo,to San Fransisco, Quillabamba, Cusco, Puno, Visviri. Wet and rained upon we don't know yet how it will continue...

Salkantay pass
Two Lonely Cyclists
by Erik Nomden, tour started August 2016, submitted 5 January 2017
language: en, nl

For the first time Margarita and I go will embark on bicycle journey together. It will be the first time for Margarita that she will do a bike trip of more than one day and it will be the first time that she will cycle on a fully loaded bicycle. We will first start to cycle along the Danube in Austria and then we will continue to follow the Danube in Germany or we might take in some foothills or mountains in the Alps.

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Margarita on the descent to Saalfelden, Austria
The backroads of Portugal
by Erik Nomden, tour started May 2016, submitted 5 January 2017
language: en, nl

Marco Duiker and I embark on a small bike trip through the rustic heartland of Portugal. Rural Portugal has always been the place for the saudade, the ultimate sense of melancholy and loss, but now the youth has almost entirely left the countryside of Portugal, it is probably stronger than ever before. Marco and I will take the small backroads to see and to feel the saudade of nowadays Portugal.

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Marco on the way to Monsanto
Erzurum to Yerevan
by Igor Kovse, tour started July 2016, submitted 30 December 2016

Once in a lifetime everyone returns to the basics. For example, by asking oneself how it all began? The Big Bang theory says it all started from the singularity and in less than a second everything we know today was created, including such complex organisms as, e.g. the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. Some people however doubt about it and, missing probably the spiritual component of the problem, resort to the age-old interpretation of the Bible. There the creator fixed everything in six days. But - surprise, surprise - just a few centuries later, the creator changes his mind and sends the Flood over his creation. They say that to err is human, but it is not really fitting for the creator. The thing was ripe for a thorough investigation, so I went along the path of Noah - to the research path in the Caucasus.

See all 15 reports by Igor Kovse

Vardzia. Church cut into the stone.
Nationale Routen 7 und 9 von Veloland Schweiz August 2016
by José Rössner, tour started August 2016, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl

Route 7 und 9 von "Veloland Schweiz", mit ein paar Abweichungen.

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

Spiez mit den Thunersee
Prag - Zürich - Juni / Juli
by José Rössner, tour started June 2014, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl

Am Vorabend bringt uns Gaby (Tochter meiner Schwester) bei strömendem Regen zum Bahnhof nach Zürich. Wir nehmen (meine Schwester und ich) den City-Night-Line-Zug nach Prag. Leider ist nächstes Jahr Schluss mit dem Nachtzug, sehr schade. Es ist angenehm solch eine lange Fahrt, ca. 12 Stunden, schlafend zu verbringen. Wir kommen etwas nach 09:00h ausgeschlafen am Bahnhof von Prag an.

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Karlsbrücke in Prag
Rund um den Napf (CH)
by José Rössner, tour started May 2016, submitted 27 November 2016
language: de, en, nl

Die Wetteraussichten für die nächsten 4 Tage versprechen kein Regen aber viel Sonne. Eine ideale Ausgangslage für eine Frühlingsfahrt. Dieses Jahr steht eine Umrundung vom Napf auf meinen Wunschzettel, ausgehend vom Camping Mauensee.
PS. A new delivery of the travel description from Napf. The URL was wrong because the link did not work.

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Wasen im Emmental
Cap Corse by e-bike
by Iris Mueck, tour started October 2014, submitted 28 October 2016

Our sail trip started at San Vincente (Italy) and we headed to Elba. A run into thunderstorm on the way to Bastia (Corse) and, believe it or not, we have been facing winds with 8 Beaufort. Complete wet and out of any power, we reached the Island. The weather forecast for the Island has been absolutely a disaster, what makes us change our tour.

We decided to sail North the next days in order to reach the Italian coast - Cinque Terre and Bocca di Magra. On the way North, the next city has been Macenaggio. To our surprise right at the harbor, there was a tourist information with charged e-bikes, waiting for us. Heide and me, we have taken the chance to ride Cap Corse. The rent was only EURO 10,- per 4 hours. Easy to ride over the mountain and look down to Cap Corse, whilst Ralph took care on our boat. The distance one-way is round 15 kilometers... Enjoy the report and pictures Good luck to our followers. Here is my picture report:

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e-bikes waiting for us
Tour of the Alps 2016
by Piaw Na, tour started July 2016, submitted 12 October 2016

From July 5th to July 26th, along with Arturo Crespo and Pengtoh Sim, I covered 1988km of riding with 35310m of climbing in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, and France. We had 2 flat tires, 1 minor mechanical on Arturo Crespo's bike, one major upgrade on Peng-Toh Sim's bike. We rode every day, with one rest day in Baden-Baden with relatively minor riding.

See all 11 reports by Piaw Na

Passo Gavia
Stelvio bike day 2016
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2014, submitted 31 August 2016

We traveled by train and bus to Nauders (Austria), which is located right at the border between Austria and Italy. Nauders is rather high elevated. A lot of people know the passo Rescia. That's the place. We found best weather conditions (Kaiserwetter!) A real warm day - round 35 grad Centergrade. Phuuu...

On the day of the Stelvio ride, my lack of training put me much behind all the others. The good thing: there are so many riders, one can never be the last... Participants from all over the world. We have seen riders from New Zealand, USA, etc. This is what the say on the original Stelvio webpage: 8.415 cyclists went up to the Stelvio Pass from the South-Tyrolian side of Italy and 2.986 went up from the Lombardia last Saturday the 27th August 2016. ALL IN ALL 11.401 CYCLISTS HAVE REACHED THE STELVIO PASS!

see: http://www.stelviopark.bz.it/en/radtag/ (copy the link into your browser) 48 breath-taking bends and 1,869 metres of altitude by bike ... 
This all happens on 27. September 2016, when the legendary mountain pass road to the Stilfser Joch is blocked for normal traffic. Lowest point (START): Prad am Stilfserjoch (910 metres) Highest point (FINISH): Stilfser Joch Pass (2,758 metres) Distance Prad Stilfser Joch: 24.96 km Difference in altitude Prad Stilfser Joch: 1,848 metres Maximum ascent: 15% Average ascent: 9 11% On that day, the road belongs only to cyclists! It's not a race, but being there is everything!

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