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|Ötz valley (Ötztaler) bicycle marathon (I had a dream) 2010': 228 km + 5300 m
tour started August 2010, submitted 5 May 2013
In the year of 2010 I participated in the Ötz valley bicyclemarathon (228 km + 5300 m) which is one of the most prestigious bicycle marathon event in Europe. Its slogan is „I have a dream” and a lot of starters think this, me too. First I saw a report about it in the TV 17 years earlier and I hoped I would cycle it once in my life. I rode my touringbike and I carried a small videocamera with me to record the day for video.
The route starts in Austria, Tirol. Its 1st climb is Kühtai (2020 m) which ascent contains a stretch with 16% steepness. On the descent I reached 86 km/h speed. After Brennerpass the 3rd ascent was Jaufenpass / Passo Monte Giovo by pleasant sunny weather. As I reached Bad St Leonhard in time (before timelimit) I knew that the last hard climb, Passo Rombo / Timmelsjoch (250 m) would be a pleasure for me (I knew it too, had climbed earlier): enough time and unbelievable feeling on that wonderful road. I took a lot of photos and often used my videocamera and enjoyed the last climb very much, while I saw few cyclists struggling. I reached the finish with great emotions and memories: that was one of the most memorable day of my life. The travelogue contains a 28 minutes long video about the bicycle marathon.
|Munich to Venice
tour started August 2011, submitted 3 March 2013
A month of biking took us from Munich to Venice over the Alps. We did not bike up the Alps. Check the site to find out how we did get up. We went up the Inn river from Rosenheim through Innsbruck to Landeck. Once over the Alps through the Reschen Pass, we followed a beautifil Adige (Etsch in German) river. The Adige flows through Bolzano, Trento to Verona. Along the Po river it was a zig zag route to Venice.
|A tour through Austria 2012
tour started July 2012, submitted 14 October 2012
language: en, de, nl
I started my tour through Austria July 23rd till August 16th 2012 in Bremgarten CH. Via Liechtenstein and South-Tyrol I cycled eastward, around lake Neusiedlersee to Bratislava. The way back; up the Danube, Salzburg, Zell am See, Gerlos and Arlbergpass to Feldkirch and via the valley Toggenburg in Switzerland back home.
|Breclav to Vienna tour 2012 - the idea of 'the green band'
tour started October 2012, submitted 4 October 2012
Do not miss this tour... Only 80 kilometers on hilly roads against the wind... We tried to find out, if there is a bike trail along the former 'iron curtain' boarder: 'the green band' Well, one says on their webpage clearly: 'the green band' is a good idea, which exists more virtual as practical...' That' s the way it is. We closed this missing link and enjoyed the tour! Breclav is a renewed, quite and biker friendly city! [...] Passed cities as Jedenspeigen, Durnkrut, Stillfried and Angern. Heide had many stops in order to collect a rucksack full of walnuts... We went on train at Ganserndorf in order to avoid to cross the city of Vienna at dawn time... Nevertheless, the tour was fun, even facing strong head winds. Enjoy the pictures and details of our tour. Good luck to our followers.
tour started July 2012, submitted 2 October 2012
Da Verona a Nurnberg attraverso gli Alti Tauri e la Repubblica Ceca
"Ogni giorno racconto la favola mia, la racconto ogni giorno a chiunque tu sia." (Renato Zero) E' piacevole canticchiare durante le lunghe pedalate in solitaria. La mia favola ha inizio... Lascio la calda ed afosa Verona con un treno regionale sporco e scomodo per raggiungere Fortezza e prendere il trenino trentino pulito e comodo con destinazione S. Candido. Intorno alle ore 12,00 m'impedalo in direzione Matrei. Da qui in poi ci sarà sempre la temperatura fresca.
|Short tour of Austria
tour started July 2012, submitted 16 September 2012
I have cycled in Slovenia and the Dolomites before and on both occasions due to poor weather and a lack of fitness did not ride a route I had previously planned. I decided to return to tackle two climbs - the Grossglockner in Austria and the Vrsic in Slovenia. It was well worth it. Here you will find details of the route, together with information on the hotels and restaurants I used. Learning the lessons, it could be turned from a very good to great tour.
|Svizzera, Austria e Germania 2012 (lago di Costanza)
tour started August 2012, submitted 1 September 2012
Here you can see a tour around the Bodensee. A very hot temperatures, so I have had a lot of fun in the wonderful water of this lake!
|Riding in Europe, Alps
tour started 1985, submitted 22 August 2012
The Alps have long been a summer and winter playground for vacationers around the world. They ski, they hike, they ride bikes. What better venue for the Tour de France than the Alps? After many years of reading, seeing, and dreaming, I had an opportunity to see Europe by bike. As a free-lance writer working part-time at Palo Alto Bicycles, I had no commitments. It was 1985. Greg LeMond had nearly won the Tour de France and was competing in the World Championships in Italy. I decided to go see him race. A friend who was familiar with riding in Europe gave valuable advice.
|Tour of the Dolomites
tour started August 2009, submitted 27 July 2012
In 2009 I took a tour of the Dolomites. After taking the train from Venice, the tour started in Belluno, taking me to Canazei, Cortina and over into Austria. The tour takes in some famous climbs but also less obvious but just as spectacular passes. The page includes information on the hotels and restaurants that I used.
|A tour to explore hidden Styrian summits
tour started June 2012, submitted 30 June 2012
Road bike Tour to Wildalpen (Styria/Austria). We ignored the very hot weather and made the tour... With light luggage we made this day 115 kilometers. Prime distance we did per train (Moedling to Payerbach). Then the bicycle...: 1st summit the Preiner Gscheid (height 1.070 meters above sea level) down to Mürzsteg and then 2nd summit: the Niederalpl. A 1.221 meters high connecting summit. For bicyclists rather steep and long (My estimate: 10% slope). My advise: avoid this summit, when not in mood... We have been heading for Wildalpen, found a perfect (affordable) 4**** hotel and enjoyed the evening on a natural pool. The little town Wildalpen is embedded in the 'Salza'-valley. The waters are wild. like the upper Enns river. We have seen many sport kayak riders. We consider to go again to this area, just to share the good times with the paddlers. No one would believe in us, saying, we have been riding home in one day. Hitting Goestling, Lunz, Gaming, St. Anton on Jesnitz, Frankenfels, Kirchberg, St.Poelten. At St.Poelten a bus has taken us back home. Nevertheless this day ended again with 123 kilometers. Hot, hot... Enjoy the pictures below. Good luck to all our followers.
|Dall'Adriatico al Baltico - Da Trieste a Riga 3^ parte
tour started July 2012, submitted 1 March 2012
" The show must go on", non ho alternative, riparto. Gli spazi si dilatano e anche qui, come in Polonia tra un paese e l'altro ci sono 10-15 chilometri di nulla, prati incolti, strette mulattiere sterrate che si diramano verso il nulla, rare mucche al pascolo e camioncini catapultati dalla macchina del tempo. Un chiosco di legno, in centro città è l'unica opportunità che ho per comprare qualcosa da mangiare, In pochi metri quadrati sono esposti i più disparati generi alimentari e non. Sembra il codice fiscale di un supermercato. Esco e trovo quattro bambini attratti dalla mia bici.
|Anninger Rad'l gegen Wad'l die Zweite
tour started February 2012, submitted 20 February 2012
Winter conditions on the Anninger Mountain (lower Austria) Enjoy the pictures. Good luck to our followers!
tour started May 2006, submitted 10 February 2012
Eine Fahrradtour durch die Steiermark in 4 Tagesetappen über 290 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 51 und 90 Kilometern.
|Dall' Adriatico al Baltico, da Trieste a Riga seconda parte
tour started July 2011, submitted 8 February 2012
Seconda parte di 2.200 km. in bicicletta da Trieste a Riga
Katovice: un' edicola con esposti quotidiani e cavolfiori (immagino di propria produzione), un tram che si regge a stenti quasi investe un Suv fresco di concessionaria e oltre una strada ciottolata, una zona commerciale degna di qualsiasi città italiana: supermercato, articoli sportivi, bricolage e giardinaggio. Resto senza parole. Noiosa pianura , dove l'unica cosa da fare è contare i chilometri mancanti a Chestokova. segue...
|Tour of the Alps 2011
tour started July 2011, submitted 5 February 2012
Some of the climbs on this 3300 km tour of the Alps included: Kitzbüheler horn (1996m), Sella di (Monte) Zoncolan (1739m) from Priola, Passo del Cason di Lanza (1557m) (from east), Portes de Culet (1787m) from Morgins, Bäregg (2451m), Lago del Narèt (2313m), Sewenegg (1742m), Pertet à Bovets (1840m), Euschelspass (1567m), Edelweißspitze (2572m), Loiblpass/Ljubelj (old road) (1368m), Telegrafo/Punta Veleno (1156m) and walking up through the woods to Chalets du Charmant Som (1669m).
|Dall' Adriatico al Baltico, da Trieste a Riga
tour started July 2011, submitted 31 January 2012
Il mare, la mia insegnante di inglese ed Auschwitz. Tre cose che apparentemente non hanno nulla in comune, ma che in realtà sono le basi che hanno fatto nascere questo ciclo-viaggio. Un viaggio dall' Adriatico al Baltico, la visita ad Oswiecim ( nome polacco di Auschwitz) e un salto a Riga, città natale della mia insegnante di inglese. Cartine alla mano, è stato sufficiente tirate una traccia (o meglio una Riga) aggiungere qualche deviazione turistica ed ecco preparato un viaggio.
|Bicycle tours on steep and wonderful ascents of Tirol & South Tirol (with videos)
tour started May 2011, submitted 29 January 2012
In May, 2011 I visited Tirol & South Tirol to cycle up to few ascents going above 2000m which I missed and hadn't already cycled. I returned to the wonderful Passo Gardena, which was the 1st pass above 2000m for me, where I cycled 15 years before. AFter Sella I climbed to Rifugio Gardeccia (1949 m), which was Giro d'Italia stage finish 2 days later, and finished the day with the similarly steep, Pampeago / Zischgalm (2000 m). On my last day I visited one of the hardest ascents of Austria, Idalpe (2320 m) with its 13-17% steep kilometers and finished the day with the hardly known mountain road to Belpiano / Schöneben (2105 m), which is situated by the Lago di Resia, not far from the Italian border. I arrived at the camp at 2 am, after cycling the last 2 hours in rain, but feeling well: during the 4 days I cycled up to another 6 new climbs for me and remained only ca. 35 pieces to have the complete collection of the Alps above 2000 m.
|Radtour Mallnitz - Bozen
tour started June 2004, submitted 25 January 2012
Eine Fahrt vom kärntener Mallnitz in die Hauptstadt Südtirols in 4 Tagesetappen über 309 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 59 und 100 Kilometern.
|Tasting Travels - tasting the cultures of the world
tour started September 2011, submitted 30 December 2011
language: en, de, es
Tasting Travels is a three-languaged blog about people, places, culture and nature we have had the chance to meet on our travels. We post articles, fotos and videos as articles and you can also follow our personal experiences in the Travel diary.
Tasting Travels ist ein dreisprachiger Blog über Menschen, Orte, Kulturen und Natur, die wir während unserer Reise kennen gelernt haben. Wir veröffentlichen Artikel, Fotos und Videos als Artikel und Beiträge über unsere persönlichen Eindrücke im Reisetagebuch.
Tasting Travels es un blog trilingüe sobre personas, lugares, cultura y naturaleza que hemos conocido en nuestros viajes. Publicamos artículos, fotos y videos en forma de articulos y mas sobre nuestras experiencias personales en nuestro diario.
tour started October 2010, submitted 20 November 2011
Europe, Africa, Asia: Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Austria
language: en, fr, de
Hello, I am Nicolas Richaud and you can follow on www.nrichaud.eu my trip around the mediterranean sea. I am 26 year old in 2010: 20 in Nancy, city of Stanislas and Mirabelle; 2 in Bordeaux, city of wine; 4 in Munich, city of bier, I will now try during one year a nomads lifestyle. From Munich to Nancy around the Mare Nostrum I will bike about 15000km following Ulysses‚s footsteps.
|Vienna to Budapest by Bike 2011
tour started September 2011, submitted 5 November 2011
This is a travel documentary of a bike trip from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary. The trip took place in Mid September, 2011. Information on maps, accommodation, and meals along the Danube Bike path are included, as well as many photos.
|Photos, films and account of our journey cycling east around the World.
tour started July 2011, submitted 5 November 2011
Europe: UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece
We are Mary Thompson and Peter Root. At 17.00 on the 12th July 2011 we got the boat to France with loads of stuff and two bikes with the intention to cycle east around the World.
|Thayatal valley ride in fall 2011
tour started October 2011, submitted 16 October 2011
As every year, we did our late summer ride to the North of Austria: Thayatal valley. Real 'old' Austria, which we like most, particular that stile. This page is made primarily to honor the people who operate one of the last remaining railroad gifts in Austria: The Reblausexpress. We undertake this tour, at least one a year, just to see, how time is changing... The Reblausexpress reminds us on 'old' Austria, a country, which has been beautiful with open and honest people. But time is changing... We still have met open people on our tour, which made it even more enjoyable! Hope you enjoy the pictures. Good luck to all our followers
|Passau - Vienna, a very classic bicycle tour
tour started September 2011, submitted 7 October 2011
The very good weather in this years fall made us ride down the Danube valley.
Starting at the border city of Passau, whereas the river Danube enters Austrian territory, down to the Austrian capital city Vienna. A very popular bike path.
Very good direction signs, very good and easy to find accommodations and food supply. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
tour started August 2006, submitted 22 September 2011
Eine Tour durch die österreichischen Alpen (Bundeslä¤nder: Salzburg, Steiermark, Kä¤rnten) in 8 Tagesetappen über 631 km und 11755 öhenmetern. Ein bßchen sind wir auch durch Italien gefahren. Tagesetappen zwischen 45 und 111 Kilometern.
|Tour of the Alps 2011
tour started June 2011, submitted 21 September 2011
Phil Sung and I travel the Swiss, French, Italian, and Austrian Alps, with a side trip to Germany. We were car supported for 2 weeks, and then self-supported for 2 weeks, with about a week's worth of hiking.
|Schneeberg Wechsel revival
tour started August 2011, submitted 8 August 2011
A tour, which has started with Californian blue sky... Ended in heavy rain. Nevertheless it has been a demanding tour, as the Pfaffensattel is steep (18%). Enjoy the pictures. Good luck to all our followers!
|Bike tour report Bassano-Munich August 2011
tour started August 2011, submitted 8 August 2011
cycling the 5th time Bassano - Munich, but every time it is more and more exciting :-) This time I did my best to discover / track with the gps the bike ways
|Zurich-Vienna via the Dolomites
tour started June 2011, submitted 26 July 2011
language: en, de, nl
With my one-year old Cannondale bicycle and electric components of BioX, I wanted to cycle a greater range to try my own and my e-bicycle's limits. I've never been to the Dolomites, that's why I cycled through the Alps, Dolomites and the Julian Alps in Slovenia. The weather was great to ride but not good enough to shoot pictures of blue skies.
|Cicloturismo Balcani Turchia Siria
tour started August 2010, submitted 22 July 2011
Est Europe bike tour. From Austria to Syria. 4000 km 44 days
tour started July 2010, submitted 22 July 2011
European bike tour from Bergamo to Berlin. 1100 km 12 days
|Wachauer Radtage 2011
tour started July 2011, submitted 18 July 2011
Wonderful weather conditions made us participate a wonderful ride... I am proud about Anne, my daughter, we have supported! Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
|Danube Bike Path - A bike tour to all the family
tour started 2008, submitted 30 June 2011
Danube river is 2.900 km length, it crosses eight countries and it flows into Black sea. The bike path that follows the river is Europe's most famous and most loved bike trip! Along the way there's a unique natural, cultural and historical richness. Furthermore, the bike path has a lot of infrastructures designed for cyclists and you can chose between north or south bank of the river.
Probably, there aren't many places in the world where travel by bike can be so pleasant and so easy! And where you can enjoy so much the landscape and places to visit.
This trip which I describe was done between Passau (in Germany) and Bratislava, via Vienna.
|Lake Constance & Silvretta
tour started June 2011, submitted 16 June 2011
We have missed that tour (until now). Lake Constance in combination with the Silvretta climb from the Montafon valley. So, we did it.
The lake Constance round trip is a very busy area for bicyclists. Better NOT to go on the vacation period. You will find all kind of sport activities (and nervous car drivers, particular the professional drivers, like bus and taxi cabs). But families with children can cause some more unexpected stop. Expect the unexpected!
Silvretta looks like a total different world. Not so many bicyclists (too steep & too long). But a very good and rather new bike path from Feldkirch to Bludenz, and the very standard‚ one from Bludenz up to Gaschurn.
We have chosen the Silvrettta as a sort of training in order to check our shape for the planned Sella Ronda tour and the Stilfser Joch tour. Enjoy the pictures on our report. Good luck to all the followers!
|Donauradweg von Passau bis Wien
tour started April 2011, submitted 15 May 2011
Wir wollen unsere mit Elektrohilfsmotoren neu aufgerüsteten Fahrräder bei einer ersten Frühlingstour testen. Wie läßt sich das mit Gepäck recht schwer gewordene Fahrrad handhaben? Wie weit kommen wir mit einer vollen Akkuladung? Welche Unterstützungstufe von den vorhandenen vieren ist für welche Wegstrecke am besten geeignet? Spannende Fragen.
|Cycling the Danube from Passau to Vienna
tour started April 2011, submitted 9 May 2011
The first tour of the season - and it was something special. Janos and I decided to get e-bikes. Read my journal to see how we felt about admitting to the limitations our age is imposing and what touring is like with a little help. We chose the choicest morsel of the Danube for our maiden voyage and were lucky with the weather.
tour started 2011, submitted 28 April 2011
Europe, Africa: Germany, Austria, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Syria, Slovenia, Greece, Tunisia
Un sito di cicloturismo con informazioni utili, fotografie, racconti, profili altimetrici e tracce gps di viaggi in bicicletta in Europa, nord Africa e Medio oriente.
|Jerry's Alps Tour 2010
tour started 2010, submitted 17 April 2011
After yet another accident (hit by a car on the downhill and hospitalised with 5 ribs broken at many places, whole in one lung, head concussion, etc.), I had one training ride in two months before leaving for this year's Alps Tour. The tour was, however, very successful and I had a record number of height metres in one day (8272m) on the 277 km ride of the Monte Grappa Challenge. The weather was lovely throughout even if a bit too hot many times. Great places were visited, but I had problems with photos and then dropped my camera on the ground and only had iPhone photos for the second half.
|A look into our 4 month long 2010 Europe Bike trip
tour started May 2010, submitted 15 April 2011
Hello, Our page is a blog that we kept on our trip. I kept it short and candid. Plus I've also included a map of our route and suggestions of good tour spots for others. Thoughts on the different countries we went through and brief info on our bikes and gear.
|Two month across West Europe on recumbent bikes
tour started June 2010, submitted 4 January 2011
language: de, en, fr, it, es
We are two guys from Germany, who travelled across West Europe for two months.
With our Performer High Racers, we came through nine European countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherland) and crossed both the Pyrenees and the Alps two times each. After 9000 km we finished our tour in August and now we have completed our web page with detailed information for each stage and thousands of photos.
The page is in German but offers a integrated translation service.