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|Tasting Travels - Tasting the Cultures of the world by bike
tour started November 2011, submitted 1 December 2013
Europe, Asia, Australia: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, NewZealand
language: en, de, es
Blog entries and Articles about people, places and cultures.
Bicycle Travel as a Model to Cultivate Empathy.
We are currently travelling by bicycle and promoting this idea along the way. We would like to share the wonders of bike travel with the world and help other people to plan their own. We do this by writing about our experiences in our blog, posting articles about people, places and their culture in our website and giving live presentations in schools. We are moved by the strong believe that bike travel is an excellent way to cultivate empathy in our world, not only towards human beings but to other living species. We hope you have fun browsing through our site and we will be happy to hear from you. We look forward to receiving your questions and reading your comments. We are at your service.
|Eurovelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail
tour started April 2013, submitted 28 March 2013
La parte meridionale del percorso attraversa i confini dei paesi balcanici: Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Grecia e Turchia. Alcuni lo percorrono già, molti lo stanno promuovendo, presto sarà una realtà per il cicloturismo europeo.
tour started August 2012, submitted 6 January 2013
Terza parte del tour Trieste - Istambul
Da Skopje con arrivo a Istambul
Third part of the tour Trieste - Istanbul
Arriving from Skopje to Istanbul
|Sarajevo - Skopje
tour started August 2012, submitted 29 December 2012
Seconda parte del Tour in bicicletta da Trieste a Istambul
Si dice che il mondo sia piccolo, figuriamoci Sarajevo: sto per ripartire quando sulla bici trovo un biglietto degli amici cuneesi: tra i molti alberghi della città abbiamo soggiornato nello stesso, senza avere la fortuna di rivederci.
Second part of the Bike Tour from Trieste to Istanbul
People said that the world is small, let alone Sarajevo: I am starting when on the bike when I find a ticket of my friendsfrom Cuneo: among the many city hotels we have stayed in the same, without having the chance to meet again each other.
|Trieste - Serajevo
tour started August 2012, submitted 8 December 2012
Trieste porta dell'est. Oltre questo confine finisce l'occidente e ci si immerge in una mescolanza di culture e religioni che convivono da secoli, non senza problemi, una affianco all'altra. Guerre, invasioni e lotte intestine hanno caratterizzato la storia dei Balcani, territorio la cui bellezza stupisce, così come non lascia indifferenti la disponibilità ed il senso di fratellanza con cui si viene accolti. Percorrere a ritroso le strade attraversate dai turchi cinquecento anni prima, visitare i palazzi della dominazione asburgica a Sarajevo, vedere la recente guerra balcanica negli edifici forati dai proiettili o nelle lapidi tutte vecchie di due decenni. Leggi tutto...
|Biking Low Danube 1000 km from Belgrad to Black Sea
tour started June 2012, submitted 16 October 2012
Route to go from Belgrade to Constanta, in the Black Sea, following the Dunav in its last 1000 km, through Serbia, Iron Gate between Carpathians and Balkans, and jumping from Bulgaria to Romania consecutively, in both sides of the river.
It's in 10 stages, plus one first stage from the airport to Belgrade Center, and one final stage to go from Constanta to Mamaia, to get a rent a car to go to Bucharest. This is a gorgeous trip, than crosses three countries, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, that lives besides the river and whose lifes of people that lives beside depends on it. This is part of the Eurovelo 6, the route from the Atlantic (Loire) to Black Sea, crossing all Europe.
|European tour from Stockholm to Athens
tour started 2012, submitted 10 July 2012
|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.
|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.
|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 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.
|A Bike Journey - London to Melbourne
tour started May 2010, submitted 3 November 2010
Europe, Asia, Australia: UK, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia
language: en, de
A Bike Journey follows our bicycle travels between London and Melbourne. Having lived in the UK for 6 years, we are now moving Down Under and have decided to go by bike! We left London in May 2010 and have so far cycled through Europe, Turkey and Iran. We are planning to continue our journey through India, South East Asia and Australia. We hope you enjoy following our tour.
|Budapest to Corfu 2010 - Over the Balkans
tour started June 2010, submitted 27 October 2010
The Budapest to Corfu route was planned to be as diverse as we could get it. A mixture of terrain, landscape and seascape. Throw a variety of cultures into the mix and an ''off the beaten track'' feel to the trip and the result is a recipe for enjoyment.
To get us warmed up a nice, we had a comfortable flat section in Hungary. This was followed up by a gradual climb up the River Drina into the heart of the Balkans.
The big climbs started after Bajina Basta in Serbia and continued until Kolasin, a ski resort in Montenegro. A 40 mile drop off the western edge of the Balkans was enjoyed into Podgorica, the Montenegrin capital. A very picturesque section follows, to the south side of Lake Skadarsko. It is a single track road containing big steep climbs along a mountainside with fantastic views over the lake to Albania.
The route then follows the Albanian coastline down to Sarande and over to Corfu. The section after Vlore is very quiet, taking in the Logara Pass. Himare is a great stop over being a nice little resort which is unspoilt for now. Sarande is much bigger but still has it's plus points. The spare slack at the end of the tour was put to good use on Corfu.
|Two New Zealanders heading East across the landmasses of Europe and Asia
tour started March 2010, submitted 5 September 2010
Asia: Europe, England, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand
We're Emma and Justin, two New Zealanders who have 'gone cycling' after six years working and living in London.
We talked about the possibility of a big trip quietly at first. We were on a train in England somewhere and we sketched a rudimentary map which plotted our way towards Russia. Our cycling trips became more ambitious, and we tested our enthusiasm for the idea by cycling the length of the UK (Lands End to John O'Groats) over three weeks in 2009. After 6 years living away from New Zealand we decided it was time to pack up London lives, quit jobs and go.
We have been on the road since March 2010 and intend to reach the edge of Asia by March 2012. Our website documents some of the places we've discovered on our travels.
|Crossing Europe via the EuroVelo 6
tour started May 2010, submitted 7 June 2010
After graduating from grad school, I decided it was finally time to do the trip that I had been thinking about for years--crossing europe via the EuroVelo 6. This journal is a light-hearted account of my trip. I try to include as much information as possible for other cyclists wishing to do the same trip, but I also try to make it entertaining. You can be the judge of that.
|nyffy.ch -- by-cycle to neverwhere
tour started May 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
Europe, Asia: Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Meine erste grosse Radtour begann zu Hause und führte mich in Richtung Asien. Ich bin aber nicht der Typ, der für alles einen Plan hat. Ich lasse mich einfach dahintreiben, und finde Unterwegs immer wieder Ideen, wo ich gerade hin könnte. Häufig durch Jemanden, der gerade unterwegs ist, und mir von seinen Erlebnissen oder Plänen erzählt.
|A simple life on a beautiful world... and on a bicycle
tour started September 2004, submitted 1 June 2009
Europe, Asia, Africa, America: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
language: en, fr, es, pt
I left home in September 2004. I was supposed to cycle to Tibet in 7-8 months. Until now, I never reached Tibet and I'm still on the road. A cold winter in Turkey make me change my itinery and then my travel's philosophy. I decided that the performance was not that important but the road itself brings me everything. In almost a total of 2 years where I worked as a safari tour guide in Namibia, I had enough money to continue and live the dream further and further. Soon, I will attempt to buy a boat in Amazonia and turn it into a bicyle-boat to cross the Amazonas on its bigest highways: the rivers! This tour is still in process and I will keep it updated on my website. nature, dirt roads, cultures and wildlife lover..
|World Biking:share the adventure of cycling around the world
tour started June 2006, submitted 20 May 2009
Africa, Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Mali, Niger, BurkinaFaso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, EquatorialGuinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, USA
World Biking: The web's most comprehensive Africa Cycling Expedition. Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000 kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. The next stage of their expedition beginning in June 2009 will take them across the USA and then through South America all the way to its southernmost tip, Ushuaia. Lots of photos, tales of their adventure plus touring tips, practical information and gear reviews.
|Cycling from Europe to Asia
tour started May 2008, submitted 5 May 2009
Europe, Asia: Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos
``On a bicycle you are forced into intimate contact with your surroundings, the grass on the side of the road, the vehicles that drive past, the farmer in the field, that damn hill under your wells, the rain on your face, the smell of the wild flowers (or the broken sewerage pipe for that matter). This interaction gives a real sense of the place, the traffic tells you what kind of things are going on in the area, tourism, logging, farming, industry etc. The constant exposure to the weather gives an astute awareness of the day to day changes, or in the case of a strong head wind, any natural feature which will give some shelter . Hungry, thirsty and tired, a warm smile and a few words (or more often hand signals) is all it takes to find a place to pitch the tent for the night, on real ground with a newly gained sense of the place after a long day in the saddle''
With a focus on photography, this site will give the viewer a real sense of life on the road as a cycle tourist.
|Cycling from Germany to Istanbul and back
tour started August 2007, submitted 14 February 2009
Europe: Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland
Cycling from Germany to Istanbul via Austria and the Balkan - and back via Greece, Italy and Switzerland in August and September 2007. Including tour diary in German, statistics, loads of pics and Google Maps.
tour started April 2008, submitted 10 December 2008
Europe: France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy
language: en, fr
www.velopourvous.com est le site de l'association ``Vélo pour nous, vélo pour vous'', qui à pour but de promouvoir la pratique du vélo.
Entre autres, il raconte les voyages en vélo de ses adhèrents, et pas seulement...
Une grande partie est dédié au voyage de Claudia et Thomas autour d'Europe. Leur but est de faire un inventaire de la culture du vélo en Europe. Des jolis photos et un impressionant carnet de bord vous attend à les découvrir...
|London to Turkey Summer 2008
tour started April 2008, submitted 29 April 2008
This is the exciting journal of my cycling adventures in the wild lands of Europe. Will my knees hold up? Will I simply be too lazy and return after a week? Will I make it to Istanbul in time to host a WILD party? Read on......
|Pennyfarthing world tour
tour started May 2006, submitted 12 September 2007
Europe, Asia, Australia: UK, Holland, Germany, CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Australia, NewZealand, China
A world tour on a rather odd bicycle.
|Europavelo: L'aventure unique d'un étudiant parti 4 mois à la conquête de l'Europe
tour started 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
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.
|London to Beijing by bicycle
tour started January 2006, submitted 23 January 2007
Europe, Asia: UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China
A travelogue from an 8 month, 16,000km bike tour from London to Beijing via the ancient silk roads.
|One week bike tour in the new independent Montenegro and Serbia
tour started June 2006, submitted 13 January 2007
Montenegro is beautiful. Montenegro is affordable. The personal train transport is also good in Montenegro (and you can carry bicycle). There are brilliant beaches, marvellous mountains and canyons, lovely lakes, old or cheer towns, a lot of cafes and restaruants with local specialities. So there are everything what we want. Even though we met only tree Russian bikers in this country.
|A bicycle tour from Switzerland to South Africa
tour started September 2004, submitted 19 October 2006
Europe, Asia, Africa: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
I decide to leave Switzerland and cycle until Tibet. The road decide for me and I finally arrive one and an half year later in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a journey dedicated to freedom, people and nature. This tour may continue to South America but I'm still working as a tour guide in Namibia to get money for the next destinations.
Have a look on my cold stage in Turkey, nice time in Syria, amazing Sudanese crossing, wild Tanzanian experience, pure Namibia, etc... I hope you will enjoy and feel free to contact me.
|The Totally Knackered Tour - Across Europe and Central Asia
tour started March 2006, submitted 26 September 2006
Europe, Asia: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
In March of 2006 we set out to cycle from the UK to Tibet. We didn't quite make it but had a great adventure cycling across Europe in one of the wettest winters on record and then through the wilds of Central Asia. The site includes lots of images from Tajikistan one of the really countries for cycling.
Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, UK
A massive travel site, this guy has been everywhere.
Hier finden sich einige deutschsprachige Reiseberichte von Fahrradtouren, die hoffentlich unterhaltsam und informativ sind, aber auch vielleicht die eine oder andere Anregung für Leute geben, die selber einmal so etwas machen wollen. Für englischsprachige Radtourenberichte habe ich hier auch einen Anfang gemacht, ebenso für schwedischsprachige Radtourenberichte, wobei noch ein bißchen auf norwegisch und dänisch dabei ist, aber diese drei skaninavischen Sprachen sind so ähnlich, daß man entweder alle drei ein bißchen lesen kann oder eben keine davon.
|The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
, submitted 6 January 2007
Europe, Asia, America: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, NewZealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela
[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]
What are hostels?
The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.