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Europe (all)

This page lists all reports that for Europe including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Europe.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

The Rhine, the whole Rhine & nothing about the Rhine.
by simon mitchell, tour started August 2006, submitted 24 June 2007

The clock was ticking, I was one hour off C-Day with everything packed. I had gone through my checklist time & time again fully knowing that as always with my memory I was bound to have forgotten something.

[...]

3 days in, the sun had come out and I was settling down into my monotonous click, click of turning peddles, I was just dwelling on trying to figure out how many revolutions I'll need to turn these things to get me to my final destination, when In front of me not 30m away was a police car blocking the tow-path. On closer inspection its inhabitants were, as I first thought just having a crafty fag break down on the River embankment. But what was he trying to cover up with that white blanket? Like a puzzle it all clicked in, he was covering up a dead body & as it looked (why did I look) a pretty decomposed one at that!

Retching was not a clever idea when you're in a strong head wind & speeding at 25km. But the sight of that body will stick with me for the rest of my life.

Was this the way it was supposed to be? I was planning a pleasant cycle trip along the Rhine to chill out and clear my muddled head of all my earthly problems! But this was turning into a Hollywood horror movie & I was the sucker, who you always knew, was first up to get mutilated.

Well did I survive to tell the tale, did I find the inner me that I was looking for? Read on & find out!

Great Britain June 2007
by Blanche, tour started June 2007, submitted 18 June 2007
Europe: UK
language: en, dutch

In June 2007 I have joined a few members (20) of my worldcyclist-club to cycle a week in Great Brittain (De Wereldfietser). On my webspace you'll find information of the route and pictures to tell the story.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Cycling in the Netherlands and Belgium
by Glen and Margaret Netherwood, tour started September 2006, submitted 17 June 2007
Europe: Holland, Belgium

Our Dutch cycling adventure started on September 3, 2006 with our arrival in Amsterdam. After a few days of sightseeing in and around Amsterdam we took the train to Apeldoorn and cycled to our first overnight stop near Brummen. Over the next 4 weeks we cycled up and down the Netherlands and to Brugge in Belgium. The trip exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed fantastic weather.

If you are planning a similar trip you will find a lot of useful information in our detailed trip Itinerary, day-by-day Trip Report, and the collection of Practical Tips.

If you would like to see the beauty of the Netherlands do not miss the Best Photos. You may also be interested in our recommendations for the best places to see, stay and eat in our Top 5. Enjoy your virtual bicycle tour with Glen and Margaret!

See all 6 reports by Glen and Margaret Netherwood

Margaret's Bicycle and Dutch ``Mushroom'' Sign for Cyclists
Von München nach Innsbruck
by Janos Kertesz, tour started May 2007, submitted 15 June 2007
Europe: Germany, Austria
language: de

Tagebuch einer dreitägigen Frühlingsfahrt mit dem Rad von München über Bad Tölz und Achensee nach Innsbruck

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Iceland im summer and winther by bike
by Jakob Maercker, tour started 2003, submitted 6 June 2007
Europe: Iceland
language: en, fr, de

In winter 2003 we cycled around Iceland on road n°1. It was not that cold but very stormy with heavy snow and rainfall. the 1200 km were really hard-earned....

See all 2 reports by Jakob Maercker

Europavelo: L'aventure unique d'un étudiant parti 4 mois à la conquête de l'Europe
by Flag, tour started 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
language: fr

Il s'agit de l'aventure unique d'un étudiant parti à la conquête de l'Europe. Vous pourrez suivre son parcours, ses aventures et anecdotes au quotidien...

Il est actuellement en Croatie et parcours près de 80km/J.

Raoul to Civitanova marche (it) from Nordkapp (norge)
by geena, tour started May 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
language: it

At moment Raoul (who has left on 12 May from Civitanova Marche, Italy) on his bicycle is along the road to Kaamanen (Finland) where he is going to stay overnight. In the next two days he will reach Nordkapp!!!!! ;-))

Bicycle Journey South Norway 2004 - lykke til og god reise!
by Marco Voegeli, tour started June 2006, submitted 23 May 2007
Europe: Norway
language: en, de

A three week bicycle journey through the south of Norway in the year 2004. It was a round trip from Oslo - to Geilo - Flam - and back to Oslo. An amazing journey in a great Country. A detailed travelogue waits for you.

See all 4 reports by Marco Voegeli

our camp in norway
Bike trip through Croatia (and a bit of Bosnia) in 2006
by Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner, tour started September 2006, submitted 21 May 2007
Europe: Croatia, Bosnia

Bike trip in September 2006 through Croatia, and a bit of Bosnia. We traveled almost through the whole coast, sometimes with a bit of island hopping. See for yourself!

an overview of our trip
Mit dem Rad von Nürnberg nach München
by Janos Kertesz, tour started May 2007, submitted 16 May 2007
Europe: Germany
language: de

Eine kurze Frühlingsreise von Nürnberg nach Rothenburg ob der Tauber, durch das Altmühltal nach Neuburg an der Donau, und weiter nach München. Gesamtstrecke: 330 km.

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Viaggio in Francia del sud
by Silvia Montevecchi, tour started June 2004, submitted 12 May 2007
Europe: France
language: it

journal + a lot pictures

See all 3 reports by Silvia Montevecchi

In Toscana in bicicletta
by Silvia Montevecchi, tour started June 2001, submitted 12 May 2007
language: it

La mia bicicletta ha circa due mesi di vita: una city bike rossa, 21 rapporti, con la quale ho fatto circa 130 km, un po' sui colli bolognesi, un po' nei dintorni di Cereglio, e una quindicina su stupende, alte montagne marchigiane.

See all 3 reports by Silvia Montevecchi

Vienna-Budapest: a pedali lungo il Danubio
by Silvia Montevecchi, tour started June 2002, submitted 12 May 2007
language: it

journal + a lot pictures

See all 3 reports by Silvia Montevecchi

Cycling the Benelux
by Blanche, tour started 2007, submitted 12 May 2007

In spring 2007 we cycled Belgium on our new bicycles. In fact we cycled 550 km of the Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg). The sun was shining we've got a week off so we got our gear and cycled away. On my webspace you'll find a description of the route and a few pictures of the trip to tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

A short tour to St. Gotthard
by Igor Kovse, tour started April 2007, submitted 9 May 2007

I made this short tour because of a name: my bicycle has ``St Gothard'' written on it. But Gods didn't make it easy for me. My very last kms down from St Gotthard pass were like this:

``The heat was evaporating rapidly from my wet hands, and every gallery on the way down meant a refuge like coming home. I brake intermittently with one hand, sucking the water out of the glove on the other one. Behind the road barrier I can't see anything, it's total whiteness, I'm riding through the cloud. Could be like heaven if I weren't soaked to the bones.''

See all 14 reports by Igor Kovse

St Gothard bicycle on St Gotthard pass
cycling out of Grenoble and Avignon
tour started May 2006, submitted 5 May 2007
Europe: France
Mal & Lee's Cycling Diaries
by Mal & Lee, tour started October 2006, submitted 3 May 2007

Mal & Lee on a world recumbent cycle tour of the world.

Just completed a cross continent tour of Australia and circumnavigation of Tasmania.... Off to the UK now :-)

90 miles dead straight road.... total desolation and isolation
tour in sicily, summer 2006
by by Davide & Vladimiro, tour started August 2006, submitted 2 May 2007
Europe: Italy
language: it

Agosto 2006: 1.000 km lungo la costa siciliana da Palermo a Trapani, Marsala, Mazara, Agrigento, Ragusa, Siracusa, Catania, Messina e tutti i bellissimi paesini incontrati.

Mare, sole, arte, storia, sapori e profumi dell'isola al centro del mediterraneo, dove hanno attraccato e hanno lasciato tracce della loro cultura Fenici, Greci, Romani, Arabi, Normanni, Spagnoli, da Ulisse e Archimede, a Federico II, fino a Garibaldi e ai giorni nostri

Blue Skies in April
by Justin Belcher, tour started April 2007, submitted 18 April 2007

A short tour of some of Europe's flat bits...
1,029 km (639 miles) over 9 days from April 6, 2007 to April 14, 2007.

See all 2 reports by Justin Belcher

Bicycle trip in rainy, windy Ireland
by Gary Valentin, tour started October 2002, submitted 17 April 2007
Europe: Ireland

This was our third trip, I think, and this time we went to Ireland. A big warning to all travelling in the area: check the almanach for the rainy season. It may sound obvious but we didn't do our homework well and biked through a very rainy period which wasn't fun. Ireland is windy too so watch out and get in shape.

Ireland is absolutely beautiful and friendly and a lot of fun, it is also very green as everyone knows and I love green. Enjoy the pictures and stories.

See all 2 reports by Gary Valentin

resting with the bikes
Bicycle trip across Carpatian Mountains in Romania
by Gary Valentin, tour started September 2006, submitted 17 April 2007
Europe: Romania

This is our 6th yearly tour, taking us to Romania. It was shorter than usual but we got a few miles clocked. From Bucharest we headed north into the mountains, across, and down to the Hungarian towns of Transylvania. Then east toward Moldavia and back down to the Danube Delta.

We highly recommend this tour because the roads have gotten to be excellent in Romania, and in September the winds and weather are just perfect. We could wake up at 9 AM and still do 150km along the river. If you go - don't miss the special soup ``ciorba de perisioare'', it's delicious.

See all 2 reports by Gary Valentin

Meeting a happy calf
Sweden to Switzerland...and back!
by Benjamin Heumann, Nick Cowan, tour started 2005, submitted 9 April 2007

A one month cycle tour from Lund Sweden, to Switzerland via the Rhine and Moselle Rivers during the summer of 2005. Total distance 1600km together, plus 1000km solo back to Sweden. We left with a road map book of Europe, a guide book of the Rhine, but without a German phrasebook (we speak English and French). Some hiking in the Alps as a side trip.

In bicicletta lungo l'Adda - Il Sentiero Valtellina
by Paolo Adamoli, tour started 2007, submitted 8 April 2007
Europe: Italy
language: it

Queste pagine raccolgono gli itinerari lungo l'Adda, il quarto fiume d'Italia, nel suo primo tratto, in Valtellina. La pista ciclabile dell'Adda, nel suo tratto in provincia di Sondrio, prende il nome di Sentiero Valtellina. Il percorso è ancora in fase di realizzazione, ma è stato commpletato quasi all'80% al mese di aprile 2007.

See all 5 reports by Paolo Adamoli

Le prime cime della Valchiavenna si specchiano nell'Adda che scorre dietro al forte di Fuentes, in prossimità di Colico.
Pictures of my bicycle tours through the Alps
by Erik Strub, submitted 2 April 2007
language: de

Pictures of my bicycle tours through the Alps.

Near the summit of the ``Große Scheidegg''
Radrundtour München - Bodensee
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 1994, submitted 30 March 2007
language: de

Eine Radtour quer durch Süddeutschland über 667 Kilometer. Die Tagesetappen betragen zwischen 105 und 156 Kilometer. Die Tour beginnt und endet in München. Durch das oberbayerische Voralpenland geht es nach Füssen. Nach der Fahrt durch das Allgäu erreichen wir den Bodensee. Mit dem Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen ist der westlichste Punkt der Rundfahrt erreicht. Nur 30 Kilometer weiter nördlich fließt die Donau, der wir ostwärts bis kurz vor Ulm folgen. Ab Laupheim geht es schnurstracks nach Osten bis München.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Schaffhausen am Rhein
Radtour in Südfrankreich
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 1999, submitted 27 March 2007
Europe: France
language: de

Eine abwechslungsreiche Radtour durch das zentrale Südfrankreich über insgesamt 630 km, 7 Tagesetappen zwischen 64 und 120 Kilometer.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Gorges du Tarn
Radtour Atlantik - Mittelmeer
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 1992, submitted 27 March 2007
Europe: France
language: de

Eine reizvolle Radtour in 7 Etappen über insgesamt 829 km durch hügeliges Gelände, Tagesetappen zwischen 90 und 145 km. Die Etappenziele wurden nach Sehenswürdigkeiten und dem Angebot der örtlichen Gastronomie ausgewählt.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Monastry of Carennac
Venezia to Roma by Bicycle
by Thomas Wuilbaut, tour started July 2005, submitted 27 March 2007
Europe: Italy
language: fr

Mon voyage entre Venise et Rome, environ 900kms de bonheur en passant par Bologne, Florence, Sienne, Montepulciano... Un vrai bonheur! Avec des cartes, infos pratiques, tracks GPS...

My travel in Italy in 2005 from Venice to Rome, about 900kms of happiness and beautiful landscapes going through Bologne, Florence, Sienna, Montepulciano... A pure delight!! Maps, practical infos and GPS recordings included. In French but don't hesistate to ask for details...

Rolling Across Europa
by John Robinson, tour started June 2006, submitted 24 March 2007

During the summer of 2006, I traveled with only a bicycle from Lviv, Ukraine down to Napoli, Italy, then north to Calais, France. From Calais I ferried to Dover, then rode to London to complete the voyage. I visited eleven countries and saw a variety of landscapes and weather. I had encounters with many people and most of these were positive. I also used this experience to draw attention to a little orphanage in eastern Ukraine, the Makiivka HIV / AIDS orphanage.

Grossglockner Pass - higher than I wanted to go
Radtour durch die Pyrenäen
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2002, submitted 23 March 2007
Europe: France
language: de

Eine Radtour durch die französischen Pyrenäen in 8 Tagesetappen über 760 km. Das Gebirge, wo Majestix der Himmel auf den Kopf gefallen wäre. Die Wolkendecke hängt vor allem im westlichen Teil der Pyrenäen so tief, daß man Mühe hat die Straße zu sehen. Obwohl nicht so hoch wie die bekannten Alpenpässe, haben es die hiesigen ``Giftzwerge'' in sich.

A bike circle within 8 stages over 760 km through the French Pyrenees. The mountain range where the sky would have been fallen on Majestix' head. Expecially in the western part of the Pyrenees, the cloud cover is so low that it is difficult to see the road. Although not as high as the well known passes in the Alpes, the local ``spiteful little devils'' are tough ones.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

The beutiful Port de Pailhères
Cycling the Romantische Strasse
by Kevin Rodger, tour started May 1999, submitted 21 March 2007
Europe: Germany

A weeklong trip through Germany from Frankfurt Airport to Munich via the Romantic Road, and Dachau.

See all 4 reports by Kevin Rodger

Biking around the world
by Andrew & Friedel, tour started September 2006, submitted 12 March 2007

We're Andrew & Friedel Grant - two Canadians who, after living in the UK for 6 years, have set off to travel the world by bicycle. We had no previous bike touring experience when we began, having really only gotten into cycling at the start of 2006, and when we say we ``got into cycling'' that means short commutes to work along flat cycle paths and the odd day trip, that usually ended up at the pub. We're still not quite certain how that translated into the situation where Friedel said ``hey, let's bike around the world'' and Andrew said ``sure, why not''. The first leg of our tour was in Canada, then through Europe to Morocco. We will keep cycling around the world; hopefully next towards eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Climbing mountains in Morocco
Turkey, from Istanbul to the Georgian border
by Blanche, submitted 5 March 2007
Europe, Asia: Turkey
language: en, nl

In the summers of 2004 and 2005 we cycled the Turkish Black Sea coast all the way from Istanbul to the Georgian border. On my webspace you'll find a description of the route and the pictures of the trip from 2005 to tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

What a Wonderful World Tour 2006-2012
by Aaldrik Mulder and Sonya Spry, tour started August 2006, submitted 4 March 2007

Having sold all our belongings; paid all our debts; having said goodbye to all our friends, we will be looking forward to a five year cycling adventure. It will take us around the world and through five continents.

During our travels we'll keep you up-to-date via this site with travel stories via our diary; photos in our slide show; and we will even try to put some film in as well.

Pechon Spain, September 2006 - rest day
Tour of the Alps 2006
by Jerry Nilson, tour started June 2006, submitted 15 February 2007

Another tour of the mighty Alps, which lasted 25 days. I cycled only 3615 km this time (around the same distance as the Tour de France) and climbed merely 150 different passes (some more than once) of which 103 were new to me. It added up to 79544m height metres.

Maratona-rides: Gran Fondo Marco Pantani & Maratona dles Dolomites.

Places: Aprica, Vivione, San Marco, Garda, Monte Pasubio, Asiago, Misurina, Vallarga, Cuneo, Casterino, Mont Authion, Molini di Triora, Sampeyre, Sestriere, Mont Cenis, l'Iseran, Aréches, Chamonix, Lac d'Emosson, Bretaye, Hahnenmoos, Gemmi, Grosse Scheidegg, Glaspass.

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

Rifugio Genova across the lake
Amsterdam to Vladivostok: A bicycle ride across Eurasia
by Mike Vermeulen, tour started March 2007, submitted 9 February 2007

A trip planned in 2007 to cycle across Eurasia. Follow along as Mike discovers Russia by bicycle. Departure from Amsterdam at end of March. Plan is to ride the first month to St Petersburg and then for five months cycling across Russia including the new section of road across Siberia.

See all 4 reports by Mike Vermeulen

BikeRussia
Dolomites and Alps Bicycle Tour
by Lee Taylor, tour started July 2001, submitted 1 February 2007

This was a credit card tour (stayed in hotels and ate at restaurants). The route was from Como, Italy to Trento and Cortino de Ampezzo, then into Austria and over the GrossGlockner. Return was via Innsbruck and St. Moritz to Como.

A mental and cycling experience in a not cycling friendly country
by Marilen Corciovei, tour started 2005, submitted 29 January 2007
Europe: Romania

A mental and cycling experience in a not cycling friendly country. This is my one day 399km trip from Bucharest to the Black Sea. As a meditation to the cycling experience in a country where cyclists are ridiculised daily.

On the Danube river
Through Eastern Europe, summer 2006
by Blanche, tour started July 2006, submitted 28 January 2007

Through Eastern Europe, summer 2006

Summer 2006 we cycled Eastern Europe. We started in Bucharest Romania and went all the way to the Ukraine border into Hungary, Slovakia, Chzechoslovakia into Germany. On my windows webspace the route and the pictures tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

From Munich to the Mediterranean and More
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started July 2006, submitted 27 January 2007

This time we cycle from our front door in Munich, our goal is my sister's house in southern France, near Toulouse. We ride to Lake Constance and on through Switzerland, then in France we follow the Valley of the Rhone to the Mediterranean. From here we can ride on parts of the Canal du Midi to where my sister spends her summers in the little town of Durfort. After our visit we have enough time to continue on to the Atlantic. We started out as so-called credit-card cyclists and ended up buying a tent along the way and camping whenever we got the chance.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Along the Canal du Midi , Southern France

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