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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Cycling the Gaspé peninsula
by LL Goulet, tour started May 2016, submitted 5 July 2016

The Gaspésie is the peninsula just northeast of Quebec City. The landscape is varied, from the rugged northern shore to the gentler, verdant Matapédia valley. The tour began and ended in Rimouski and was 1002km(626miles) long.

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Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse
Bicycle tour to Switzerland and Italy
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2016, submitted 27 June 2016

Time for a bicycle chillout... We are still riding our bicycles, working on climbs we missed to do before. So, we made the Albula summit at Switherland. With very scenic views to the Rhatische Bahn (railroad). Then the Majoija summit, with a wonderful downhill to the ancient Italian city of Chiavenna. Before Chiavenna, a shady bike trail leaded us right into the city. Extrem friendly people. Mostly speaking German. The call themself "Grenzgänger" - which means they are working in Switzerland...

And then... the Spluga summit. Another bicyclist warned us, saying "this is another liga". He was so right. But views, we never will forget. Enjoy the pictures and the rport. Good luck to our followers.

1st day: day distance round 70 kilometers; accommodation at Valbella starting at the Austrian railroad station Feldkirch. Heading for Switzerland which is just some miles apart. Riding along the Rhine river towards Landquart and Chur. We climbed up the Lenzerheide summit an found accomodation at Valbella

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Spluga summitt - downhill serpentines
Bike Zellerrain - Hike Oetscher
by Iris Mueck, tour started May 2014, submitted 30 May 2016

It's time to report a tour from our homeland Austria. Since my last report concerning the Puerto Rico tour, there was silence in my reports. I am not getting any younger, any more mobil. I ride with pain, hike like an Egyptian... :-) Youngsters hike that mountain like ants. Me? I am a sort of limping around.

Well, we made the bigger distance by train (Vienna to Mariazell). But then: biking... The Zellerrainstrasse is a sort of challange. Starting at the train station Mariazell, we have been riding down to the lake Erlaufsee. A wonderful and paved path lead us there. The Zellerrainstrasse stated right on the Westend of the lake. Winding up to a height of 1.121 meters. The old Zellerrain road has been a gravel road with a pitch level of 22 % Today, the road is paved and the pitch level round between 15+ % I have been on my last sprocket ring. Enjoy the pictures of my report. Good luck to our followers!

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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

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

A Brompton Folding bike tour in Sri Lanka

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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!

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