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Europe (all)

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


Georgia e regione Svaneti - (terza parte)
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2014, submitted 29 September 2015
Europe: Georgia
language: it

Noi a Batumi avevamo un messaggio da portare. Fummo investiti della funzione di ambasciatori di pace dal Comune di Verona per incontrare la Municipalità di Batumi e per suggellare un patto di amicizia iniziato tra le due città nel 2015. Fu l'occasione per sperimentare quella che si ritiene la più viva e particolare tradizione il del popolo georgiano: il pranzo. Le sue regole, l'abbondanza e la bontà dei cibi, i brindisi e la figura del Tamada permettono di leggere una, tra le più belle pagine, della tradizione di questo Paese.

We in Batumi had a message to bring. We Were invested in the function of peace ambassadors by the city of Verona to meet the City of Batumi and to seal a pact of friendship between the two cities began in 2015. It was an opportunity to experience what we consider the most vivid and especially the tradition the Georgian people: lunch. Its rules, abundance and goodness of the food, the toasts and the figure of Tamada allow you to read one, the most beautiful pages of the history of this country. Read more

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Russia : St Petersburg to Tver and Golden Ring
by Bart Van Herck, tour started July 2015, submitted 22 September 2015
Europe: Russia

3 week and 1400 km tour from Veliky Novgorod over Rzhev and T'ver to the cities of the Golden Ring, following the Volga river from Uglich to Suzdal.

2 guys, 2 mountainbikes, tents but not suited for camping in the rain. Only camped 1 time, no cooking.

See all 2 reports by Bart Van Herck

T'ver arrival ahead of schedule
Georgia e regione Svaneti-seconda parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2014, submitted 19 September 2015
Europe: Georgia
language: it

Ma lo Svaneti, il vero "free Svaneti", inizia da Mestia. In questi luoghi arrivò con le proprie spedizioni Vittorio Sella, nipote del politico Quintino Sella che fondò il Club Alpino Italiano. Fotografò paesaggi, abitanti e loro usi. Le sue immagini sono ora oggetto di un pregevole volume del TCI e CAI che ne traccia la figura di fotografo alpinista esploratore. Una descrizione in quel volume della regione chiamata Soanezia, sembra scritta nei giorni in cui ci trovavamo dinnanzi agli stessi luoghi: "Non vidi mai natura alpestre così bella, così serena, grandiosa, pittoresca per forma e colorito. Temperatura deliziosa, calma adorabile, l'Usbha sublime fra cumuli leggeri. La Soanezia nelle belle giornate di ottobre è un vero Paradiso".

But Svaneti, the true "Free Svaneti", starts from Mestia. In these places he came with their shipments Vittorio Sella, nephew of the politician Quintino Sella who founded the Italian Alpine Club. He photographed landscapes, people and their customs. His images are now the subject of a remarkable volume of TCI and CAI that traces the figure of photographer mountaineer explorer. A description in the volume of the region called Soanezia, seems written in the days when we were in front of the same places: "I never saw alpine nature so beautiful, so serene, majestic, picturesque shape and color. Temperature delicious, adorable calm, the Usbha sublime among heaps light. The Soanezia on fine days of October is a true paradise. Read the book "Georgfia e

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Villaggio Usghuli nella regione Svaneti
Die Deutsche Alpenstrasse
by José Rössner, tour started August 2015, submitted 25 August 2015
language: en, de, nl

The German Alpine Road, from Lindau on Lake Constance to Berchtesgaden on Königsee

See all 25 reports by José Rössner

On my way, Zugspitze. The highest mountain in Germany
Tour of Northern Corsica
by Richard Evans, tour started July 2015, submitted 19 July 2015
Europe: France

A great trip around northern Corsica. I started with a round trip of Cap Corse from Bastia, then crossed the island, staying in the hills close to Calvi. The tour continued down the coast to Porto, with a round trip based there. The most spectacular day was the ride from Porto to Corte in the middle of the island. The last ride was back to Bastia through a remote area. Great scenery every day, with quiet coastal and mountain roads. Thoroughly recommended. is a very helpful site for anyone planning a trip

See all 8 reports by Richard Evans

The road from Evisa to Porto
From lake Geneva to lake Constance
by José Rössner, tour started June 2015, submitted 14 July 2015
Europe: Switzerland
language: en, de, nl

We want to ride the National Route no.5 of Velo-Land-Switzerland (There are 9 different routes throughout Switzerland.)
Romanshorn on Lake Constance to Lausanne on Lake Geneva. Because of the usual south-west wind, we opted for the opposite direction.

See all 25 reports by José Rössner

Medieval town Erlach on Lake Biel
A Tour of the Swiss and French Jura
by by Michel Laliberté, tour started September 2013, submitted 25 June 2015
language: en, fr

Two short three-day trips in Swiss and French Jura between Basel and Geneva, featuring beautiful Lac de Joux (total : 430 km).

Ruins of a gothic monastery in L'Abbaye, Lac de Joux
Pyrenees - Toulouse to Barcelona - June/July 2013
by Nick Taylor, tour started July 2013, submitted 29 April 2015
Europe: France, Spain

A 7-day tour from Toulouse to Barcelona. 620km cycled, stopping at Saint-Blancard, Lourdes, Sainte Marie de Campan, Vielha, Montferrer, Manresa and Barcelona.

A stunning dream trip through the Pyrenees. A nicely-balanced route, taking in Lourdes for a blessing of the legs, three consecutive big mountain days and Tour/Giro highlights of Col du Tourmalet, Col de l'Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col du Portillon, Puerto de la Bonaigua, and Port del Canto, then a nice couple of days home run to Barcelona.

See all 7 reports by Nick Taylor

With bike and sledge on snowmobile tracks through Swedish Lapland
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2015, submitted 14 March 2015
Europe: Sweden
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 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

Between fog and ice along the Swedish Höga Kusten
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2014, submitted 14 March 2015
Europe: Sweden
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 11 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
Europe: Spain

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
Europe: Spain, France

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
Europe: France

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
Europe: Iceland
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 9 reports by Travel Nerd

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

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

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 9 reports by Travel Nerd

Cycling on the Sprengisandur, Iceland
by José Rössner, tour started September 2014, submitted 3 October 2014
language: de, en, nl

A beautiful autumn bike ride through the Alsace and the Black Forest. In Alsace, I cycled on the Route des Crétes and back via the Black Forest High Street. The weather was fine and I had only a few hours of rain.

See all 25 reports by José Rössner

Bicycle tour Passau to Vienna (2014)
by Iris Mueck, tour started September 2014, submitted 25 September 2014
Europe: Austria

We did it again...: as nearly every year, we did the fall bicycle tour Passau (Germany) to Vienna (Austria). This time our Group has been complete. Raimund, vulgo the Chefe has joined us. He came with the train to Passau. We have carried one of our bicycles to Passau. After many complaints, he accepted this bicycle.

Our faith have been not so good this day, as Heide was in charge to carry Raimund's bicycle to Passau. Unfortunately she left it at Wels were we changed the train. The bicycle has been leaning for hours unwatched at the platform. At Passau: a big surprise: of course - no bicycle for Raimund. Telephone companies made a good business. Our first attempt to contact the German trains station officer was "we have no contact to the Austrian railroad company - everything is automated"... . Finally Heide found a guy at the ticketing counter who has private contact with a guy at Wels, were the bicycle actually was. Success! his guy checked, and the bicycle was still there. Unbelievable in this times we life. Heide went back with one of the next trains to Wels, picked up the bike and followed us to our accommodation.

Our tour continued smoothly the next days in extreme good weather condition. We have modified our tour a little in order to check for "new" accommodations. Enjoy the taken pictures and the report. Good luck to our followers.

See all 89 reports by Iris Mueck

typical bicycle trail at the river Danube
Self-supported Tour of the Alps 2014
by Piaw Na, tour started July 2014, submitted 20 August 2014

This is the tour report for my 2014 Tour of the Alps. Hina Naseer and Arturo Crespo joined me for the trip, which took us through Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Lichtenstein. The trip was 1687.12 km (1048 miles) and 32969. 6m (108168 feet) of climb in 22 riding days, of which we had 3 days interrupted by weather and 1 day interrupted by a crash. We had 1 flat tire and1 mechanical due to a derailleur cable coming loose. My bike got lost in transit on the way to Zurich costing us a full day and a half of riding.

See all 10 reports by Piaw Na

Bike portage from Englestalp to Tannalp
Car supported Tour of the Alps 2011
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2011, submitted 19 August 2014

A supported tour of the alps through France, then a self-supported ride through Italy and Austria with a run into Germany to avoid rain.

See all 10 reports by Piaw Na

Col de la Lombarde
Short Tour of the Alps
by Richard Evans, tour started August 2014, submitted 8 August 2014
Europe: France

A fantastic tour, starting in Annecy, taking in the Col de Roselend, Col d'Iseran, Croix de Fer and Col Madeleine, then back to Geneva. The page gives details of the route, hotels and restaurants. I was pretty unfortunate with the weather in July 2014, even encountering snow on the Col d'Iseran. I will return, hoping for better luck next time.

See all 8 reports by Richard Evans

An easy going bicycle marathon at Stadtschleining (2014)
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2014, submitted 4 August 2014
Europe: Austria

The little city of Stadtschleining is located in the Southern area in the state of Burgenland.

The event committee organizes each and every year a bicycle event. Mostly 3 tours are offered. As we are in a situation of a lack of training, My spouse Heide and me have decided to participate on the most easy event which has been the "family tour". Distance 60 kilometers, total height 700 meters.

Enjoy the pictures and the self explaining report. Good luck to our followers!

See all 89 reports by Iris Mueck

cycle experience 2014 Sweden
by Johannes Mattisson, tour started June 2014, submitted 30 July 2014
Europe: Sweden

This post is about my 13 day cycling midsweden in June. The theme of this trip is how Sweden's prosperity grew with the forest, ore and hydropower. To and from Östersund, I saw all the time evidence and examples of how the idea of specialization has driven development. In the north were the mines are and raw materials produced, timber and ore. A little further south it was evidence of processed ore in blast furnaces in northern Bergslagen. In southern Bergslagen ore used to make steel. Round Lake Mälaren grew up manufactories which used steel to make products. In Stockholm there where capital.

Thus runs all capital flows to Stockholm from north to south, and this, I saw very clearly on my tour through Sweden. So it may be the theme of this trip

See all 2 reports by Johannes Mattisson

Baltic Blast
by Jack Thomas, tour started July 2014, submitted 16 July 2014
Europe: Estonia

A short, five-day credit card tour through western Estonia from 5-9 July, 2014 staying at hostels and other reasonably-priced lodging mostly found at It includes the cities of Tallinn, Paldiski, Haapsalu, Kuressaare, Muhu and Pärnu.

canola fields of Saarema Island
in velo veritas tour 2014
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2014, submitted 19 June 2014
Europe: Austria

It seems to be modern today, to organize very classic bike tours... The "In velo veritas" tour" is one of them.

As it wasn't so far from our place were we life, we decided to go. A wonderful day and a lot of people with good mood. This is what Organization said:

quote: Gefahren wird mit klassischen Rennrädern bis Baujahr 1987. Voraussetzung sind Riemenpedale und Rahmenschaltung. Offen Züge sind erwünscht! Nicht zugelassen sind Klick-Pedale und Brems-Schalthebel-Kombinationen. Zu den Rädern passendes Outfit wird geschätzt. unquote

Our Mercian tandem bike has been accepted. Because, there was a sort of dress code: the bike should have classic outfit (shifter on the frame, as in old days, pedals with straps..., etc.) We participated on the short tour - just easy 70 kilometers Enjoy the pictures and the report. Good luck to our followers.

See all 89 reports by Iris Mueck

Tour signs
A pleasures mountain-bike tour Hamburg to Lueneburg
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2014, submitted 13 June 2014
Europe: Germany

We took the chance to visit our German bike friends to visit them. Whitsunday is a busy time in Germany. A lot of bikers are on the way... . It seems Hamburg is somehow competing with Copenhagen.

We found so many bike groups. Some of them heading for the same destination.

We had sunshine by nature and in our hearts. It was simply fun.

The arrival at the "llmenau Radweg" is somehow special. To eat and drink at the end of the tour, in a historic town of Lueneburg was our award for the tour.

Dr. No rides an electric bike, and he rides hard. Always stressing me by speed. "If I would know, you are behind me, I would have been riding much more slower..." (A joker or what?)...

Enjoy the pictures and the report. Good luck to our followers!

See all 89 reports by Iris Mueck

on the bike trail
Spain Japan Spain by bicycle.
by Jesus San Agustin., tour started April 2005, submitted 10 May 2014

This is a page about the solo trip began april 22th,2005 from Spain to Japan crossing Russia. Life is an experience that everyone filled with a content , " rempli d'un contenu " says in France. It was hard and authentic.The two words summarizing the trip. Feel free to ask any questions.Thanks Jesus. @jsanag

Spain Japan Spain by bicycle crossing Russia.
Anello Terre del Custoza
by Fabio Boeti, tour started 2014, submitted 25 April 2014
Europe: Italy
language: it

Si tratta di un anello che può essere percorso in entrambi i sensi di marcia e che permette di esplorare tutto il territorio transitando all'interno dei centri dei 5 capoluoghi comunali. Il percorso di circa 65 Km, in provincia di Verona

cicloturismo in Armenia - terza parte da Yeghegnadzor a Yerevan e poi Tibilisi (Georgia)
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2013, submitted 20 April 2014
Europe: Armenia, Georgia
language: it

Racconto di viaggio in bicicletta in Armenia. Parte finale. Pewrcorso e incontri tra gli altopiani. Visione del monte Ararat e del monastero di Khor Virap.

Tale of cycling trip in Armenia. The end. Trip and meetings between the highlands. View of Mount Ararat and Monastery Khor Virap.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Ecopista do Dão - Cycling on an abandoned railway line
by Peter Sales, submitted 14 April 2014
Europe: Portugal
language: en, nl, pt

Ecopista do Dão - Cycling in central Portugal along an abandoned railway line, 49 km.

The first part of this path runs along the banks of the river Dão. Every bend in the river is followed by a bend in the Ecopista, with stannic views.

Later on, the Ecopista leaves the river, but the landscape remains very beautiful, with views of mountains and valleys covered with oaks, cork oaks and chestnut trees, but also some vineyards, cultivated land and small villages.

The Ecopista do Dão, between Viseu and Santa Comba Dão
A simple 60 km loop based in Gouarec in central Brittany.
by Geoff Husband, tour started March 2014, submitted 28 March 2014
Europe: France

This is the first of a series of free-to-all day-ride routes I have produced for people visiting central Brittany. 60km long and of moderate difficulty it makes a lovely day out.

See all 8 reports by Geoff Husband

The market at Rostrenen
by Steve Hall, tour started June 2014, submitted 12 March 2014
Europe: Norway
language: en, no

Norway 2014
The Shirt project wheels along! The next stage in the Journey is announced! On June 14 I shall set out from Kirkenes on the Russian border. This is probably the toughest challenge to date as we are not talking the flatlands of the Netherlands or the East of England. No, I shall face the mountains and valleys of the west coast of Norway. The backbone of the journey will be a visit to all the clubs in the top three divisions of Norwegian football. The journey will take me from down from Kirkenes to Bodø (the most northerly of the Tippeligaen clubs to Trondheim (RBK), Molde, Aalesund, Sogndal, Brann, Haugesund, Stavanger on to Kristiansand, Skien and then 1000 km loop inland before finishing with the clubs in the Oslo area. A journey of some 5000 km. Hopefully, I will finish at City Hall, Oslo in one piece on or before the 31st August. This trip is NOT for the faint-hearted!

Why Norway?
In the 1840s, Ivar Aasen from Ørsta, Sunnmøre travelled the length and breadth of Norway to collate the dialects and language usage of the country. He wanted to hear and annotate the language so that he could create a standarised pan-Norwegian language. This he realised was very different from the "official" Danish language spoken at that time.

Yes, I will also travel the length and breadth of Norway to find out what Norway is REALLY like in the early 21st century. This may or not be very different from the "official" view.

The Shirt in 2011 after Bjørn had cycled the length of Norway!
Cicloturismo in Armenia, prima parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2013, submitted 19 February 2014
Europe, Asia: Armenia, Georgia
language: it

Viaggio in bicicletta da Tbilisi a Yerevan lungo la Via della Seta, tratto antico dell'Armenia. Il racconto descrive percorso, incontri, paesaggi. Numerose le fotografie e i consigli sulla strada. Buona strada a tutti.

Bike trip from Tbilisi to Yerevan along the Silk Road, the ancient tract of Armenia. The story describes the journey, encounters, landscapes. Numerous photographs and councils on the road. Enjoy a good trip.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

A cycling holiday in france using a Phone app!
by Steve Rock, tour started 2014, submitted 13 February 2014
Europe: France

This is a description of a cycling holiday in France following one of the Coast to Coast routes (C2C) and which was undertaken using an android app called memory-map and viewranger. As much of a review of the equipment and software as the ride itself.

The cyclepath along the Loire
Portugal By Bike - 1982km
by Armand Iurea, tour started August 2013, submitted 29 January 2014
Europe: Portugal
language: fr

I achieved this journey in August 2013, by myself, with the aim of living new thrilling experiences. It also allowed me to train at cycling in order to prepare future long distance triathlons (IronMan, Embrunman, ...).

A wise man told me one day "You can't see all the wonderful things that exists on this vast planet in one lifetime but you can decide anytime to rest for a few moments and appreciate the present moment." I am listening at his advice, I am not trying to cycle the faster I can (whenever I am travelling); what purpose, I would be the only witness. I take my time, I stop whenever I see something that intrigates me. In the end, we've all always been explorers, aren't we? About my route, I had the choice of either starting with the North and finish at the South, or the opposite. After having compared the flight prices and established my approximate itinerary, I decided to start with Porto (North) and to finish at Faro (South). Halfway, I've let my bike at Lisbon and I went to relax for 2 days at Madeira, island of Portugal.

Biking in the Dolomite Alps
by vasobrerodes (Marc Sabaté & Laia Rosàs), tour started July 2011, submitted 22 January 2014
Europe: Italy
language: catalan

Recorregut de 9 dies per l'Alto Adige i el Trentino.

Descens del Passo Sella
Climbing the Ventoux on a Cyclecamping trip
by Geoff Husband, tour started 2014, submitted 19 January 2014
Europe: France

In September 2013 I led a group of cyclists on a camping tour form Tours to Mont Ventoux. We were carrying full camping gear, and what follows is a description of the day we climbed the Ventoux and how we all managed to cheat by camping half way up. I'd like to encourage any touring cyclist to give it a go;-)

See all 8 reports by Geoff Husband

The whole gang and the top of the Ventoux
Basile - Bruxelles
by Paola Angelucci, tour started August 2013, submitted 6 January 2014
language: it

Da Basilea a Bruxelles in bicicletta

diario di una ciclista selvatica.

Un racconto vivace che mette a dura prova sia le doti documentaristiche sia quelle tecniche della protagonista ospite di un sito di grande qualità.

Radtour von Mora nach Nautesund
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2011, submitted 24 December 2013
Europe: Sweden, Norway
language: de

Tandem and solo bicycle tour with three, later four participants from Oslo in Norway to Mora in Sweden and then all over the Scandinavian mountains to the Norwegian fjord coast.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Old Tjikko, the oldest tree in the world, seen during this tour
by Michael Simmons, tour started June 2008, submitted 13 December 2013

I always dreamed of bicycling through Europe and climbing as many of the famous climbs of the Tour de France and Giro Italia as possible. My tour ended up being for almost 10 weeks, 3020 miles/4860 kilometers, and I pedaled through 10 countries. I loved the entire tour but 2 aspects stand out: 1)France stands out for my favorite cycling, for the amazing secondary road system and because I got to climb, the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Peyresourde, Aspin, Mont Ventoux, Alpe D'Huez, Lauteret; and 2) I visited the home villages of three of my grandparents in Slovenia and Croatia. Crossing Italy I opted for the Italian Riviera and Tuscany, but later wished I had pedaled across the Lakes Region and the Dolomites. And because of factors out of my control I had to cut my trip short so I skipped my plans of zig zagging across Switzerland. Enjoy my journal and the pictures.

Celebrating Arrival To Slovenia

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