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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With bike and sledge on snowmobile tracks through Swedish Lapland
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2015, submitted 14 March 2015
language: de

This short winter trip was initially planned as a test to find out if it is possible to cycle on snowmobile tracks with a common bike and a sledge (small packable pulka). The best destination for doing that was the region of Kebnekaise, the highest mountain of Sweden, located in Lapland close to Kiruna. There a lot of interesting places are not far from the airport and cold temperatures are more stable than in other parts of Scandinavia. At the end, I was not able to go the whole planned route, but fine weather, great landscapes and atmospheric lights, especially in the nights, round this trip to an intensive winter experience.

See all 10 reports by Richard Löwenherz

Between fog and ice along the Swedish Höga Kusten
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2014, submitted 14 March 2015
language: de

One year after our first bike trip on frozen bays along the Swedish archipelago, we started a retry more northward in the region of Höga Kusten (High Coast). But unfortunately this time we had permanently cloudy and foggy weather with temperatures around zero degree. The ice was mostly broken or not safe enough, so we cycled mainly on roads, but also in that way we had some interesting impressions from the coastline and the back country.

See all 10 reports by Richard Löwenherz

on the ice around Norrbyskär
Bicycle tour in Andalucia: Costa del Sol + Sierra Nevada (Pico Veleta, etc) and other mountains
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started August 2012, submitted 8 March 2015

This bicycle tour in Andalucia was a mix of cycling along the sea on the Costa del Sol and visiting few panoramic mountains (Mirador Cabra Montes, Haza de Lino, etc.) and cycling on the mountains of Sierra Nevada and Sierra de los Filabres. Bwtween Nerja and Castell de Fero the coast is wonderful with romantic bays. On the most memorable day we cycled up to Pico Veleta (3394 m) which can be reached on the highest finishing paved road and offers wonderful panorama. Above 2500 m we had very heavy wind gale. Once it lifted my touring partner's bike as he was walking next to it (he felt too dangerous to cycle there). Standng at the peak we could see Granada and the landscape around it , the coast, the Alpujarras and thanks to the wind we could see Gibraltar and a little bit Africa too. Another interesting memory was to cycle though the semi-desert of Tabernas and meet and look deers by sunset at the ridge of the Sierra de los Filabres.

See all 25 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Cycling along the Sierra Nevada to Granada and the same day up to Pico Veleta
Kate and Greg bike along the Pyrenees, from Bilbao to Perpignan
by Greg Shannan, tour started September 2014, submitted 18 February 2015

This was a trip from Bilbao in Spain to Perpignan in France over the Pyrenees. We went over the Pass of Roncesvalles and the Aubisque. We also saw a couple of caves.

See all 12 reports by Greg Shannan

The Pic de Ger from the top of the Col d'Aubisque
Kate and Greg bike from Lyon to Nice over the Cime de la Bonnette
by Greg Shannan, tour started September 2013, submitted 18 February 2015

This is a bike tour from Lyon to Nice through the Alps. The biggest col was the Cime de la Bonnette; but we also went up the Alpe d'Huez for fun.

See all 12 reports by Greg Shannan

Islanda paradiso per cicloturisti
by Travel Nerd, tour started July 2014, submitted 17 February 2015
language: it

Il lettore può leggere la versione in Italiano del viaggio in Islanda pubblicatop in altra parte in Inglese.

"Evocare l'Islanda è musica per le orecchie di un ciclo-viaggiatore. E che musica! Melodia per un paesaggio aperto e di pura libertà".

See all 8 reports by Travel Nerd

Solo cycling: Paris to Nice
by Suze, tour started September 2014, submitted 10 February 2015

Paris to Nice: my longest, and in many ways most challenging, solo tour ever. I planned my route inspired by the famous Race to the Sun, and followed various segments of that parcours. But I added detours, making my ride longer and more beautiful, higher and challenging. Detours to climb Mont Ventoux from the west in Malaucene, then turn back to the northeast into the Alps to Barcelonnette, to climb Cime de la Bonette, the highest paved road in the French Alps. The route over Col de la Cayolle, one of the most beautiful climbs I have ever ridden, led me to Nice. Of course, I planned for time to visit museums, Roman ruins, medieval churches and vineyards along the way. It is, after all, France where I was touring.

See all 6 reports by Suze

Cime de la Bonette, the highest paved road in France
Touring Namibias round wildlife beauties
by Iris Mueck, tour started January 2014, submitted 22 January 2015

Winter time in Austria, where I live is hard. In order to avoid losing all my little power, I have decided to spent some time on the other half of the globe. A long way to go down there. But worth to see.

Crossing the equator by your plane can be shaky. When I met a pilot on the occasion we shared the same train at Heathrow's terminal 5 train, he said: "this are just bumps as on a lousy road".

Today, Namibia is a rather save country in terms of criminal acts. I would say drug free. You have to expect there will be no public transport. Long distance travel mostly made by shuttle services. I used the Welwitchia shuttle service, which I can recommend. Alternatively you may take the desert train, which operates from May through October.

Bicyclist are very rare. On many roads outside the city limits, one may not find a shoulder, what makes bicycling very dangerous. Namibian car drivers are very similar to the Spain car drivers: once they are in motion, it is very hard to stop them.

One thing to know: The high season starts on May. You have to have booked an accommodation in advance. If not you may sleep in your tent (not recommended - can be dangerous because of wildlife animals). You still may find Island whereas German is spoken. Even they have at least two German TV programs: ZDF & Sat1 (without the nagging sex adds at night time).

See all 89 reports by Iris Mueck

Flag of Namibia
Camino de Santiago Vía de la Plata-Camino Sanabrés (Sevilla-Santiago)
by Zinaztli, tour started 2014, submitted 30 December 2014
language: es

Recorrido en bicicleta de montaña con alforjas siguiendo la Vía de la Plata desde Sevilla hasta Zamora, para en Granja de Moreruela, tomar el Camino Sanabrés que nos conducirá hasta Santiago de Compostela.

See all 13 reports by Zinaztli

Iceland - A paradise for cyclists
by Travel Nerd, tour started 2009, submitted 20 October 2014

Wind, rain, mud and rubble, Iceland is known to bring man and material to its limits.

There was only one problem ... my girl friend! There are two things that should not meet under any circumstances: Her and Iceland (and certainly not with a bicycle). In order to save our relationship, I finally was holding a bye in my hand and was allowed to leave.

In addition, there is a picture gallery.

See all 8 reports by Travel Nerd

Cycling on the Sprengisandur, Iceland
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