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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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Tours (continued)

A roundtrip by bicycle in the center of the Alps
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2003, submitted 12 August 2010

I have met a friend on the occasion of the Norwegian 'Styrkeproven'. My longest tour, I ever did. The Styrkeproven starts at Trondheim and finishes after 540 kilometres in Oslo. I made it in 21 hours... My Norwegian friend decided to join me on a planned tour throughout the Alps.

We started at Landeck (Austria). So, the first summit has been the Arlberg Pass. Then we have been riding up the Rhein Valley in Switzerland. Night we spent at the city of Chur.

The very next day, we did two summits: Lenzerheide and Julier Pass. I remember, when I did the Julier Pass in my youth: people in the valley avoided to talk to foreigners. Of course they speak the Roman language (some of the 'ladinisch' - which is more or less the same, but with a touch of Italian (latin) influence... We ended in an expensive area. St. Moritz. [...] We left Livigno over the two Eira Passes ending at Bormio. It has been late, but there was still a little power in us: we made the Stelvio Pass from the South. Very demanding attempt! As it was late, we spent the night at the Franzenshöhe Hostel. Further down we hit Mals and later the Rescia Pass. As we ended at Landeck again and my Norwegian friend had time enough, we decided to continue by bicycle. We have been riding all the way the 'Inntalradweg' to Passau and further to Vienna, where the tour ended. Good luck to all the followers!

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View to the Stelvio Summit from Bormio side
Crossing the Alps by Mountainbike
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2000, submitted 12 August 2010

This has been my first attempt of crossing the Alps by mountainbike. I joined an experienced group. They started at Lech/Arlberg. On the first day, we climbed the Kristbergsattel, having night at Silbertal (Montafon). The very next day, we climbed up to Gargellen and then the 'bike-push' part over the Schlappiner Joch. Now, we are in Switzerland. Night, somewhere in the Engadin Valley. [...]

On top of the Tremalzo Pass you find a tunnel, which you have to pass. There is a bus shuttle service for bikers accommodated in Riva, just interested on the downhill. It is one of the most famous downhill roads in Europe. You find down hillers, never seen before... But you see, from time to time bike accidents... A wonderful scenic view to the Lago die Garda paid for the effort of climb. Our tour ended in Riva. This people are prepared for bikers. You can find every spare part you need. Hotels and restaurants are prepared for bicyclists. We left Riva, after a rest day, by a shuttle bus, back to Austria. Good luck to all the followers!

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the old 'graphit' road down to Bormeo
Ostfriesland Tour 2002
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2002, submitted 11 August 2010
Europe: Germany

We have been at Hamburg for a couple of days. Riding the local bike ways (Elberadweg - to Willkommhöft). With the train to Wilhelmshaven and then: Ostfriesland. Following the coast to Carolinensiehl, passing Horumersiehl and Schillig, we finally ended at Wangerooge. Wangerooge is a family place. But people are friendly, we found accommodation at the 'Westturm', an old light house. Riding back via the beautiful and quite and clean Ammerland; heading to cross the river Weser by ferry. I remember Oldenburg and surroundings.

After crossing the river Weser we made a stop at Worpswede, a city dedicated to Artists. Riding back to Hamburg we crossed over via 'Das Alte Land' - a huge garden. Full of all kind of fruits. Last stop at Harburg, directly at the river Elbe. Crossing the river Elbe by ferry, landing at Blankenese, Hamburgs high society quarter. Good luck to all the followers!

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Evening on the seawall
Ireland - Ring of Kerry
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2003, submitted 11 August 2010
Europe: Ireland

We couldn't t stop us... We have heard so much about this tour; so we tried it. As longer you travel as more lonely the road become. Worth to go. Good luck to all the followers!

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Cheers!
Routes des Grandes Alpes 2003
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2003, submitted 10 August 2010

We said: we can do it on our bicycles...: The Route des Grandes Alpes. Starts on Lake Geneva (Genfer See) and is one of the famous French routes through the Alps to the Mediterranean. It leads, from Lake Geneva to the Côte d'Azur and crosses 16 high alpine passes (nine of which more than 2000 m), including the Col de l'Iseran, the highest road pass with 2770 m in the Alps. The route to overcome about 700 km long with an altitude difference of 15 700 m. The 1913 opened for the first five individual stages range is now 600 km from Department of Streets and along 68 km of national roads. Several cuts are stages of the Tour de France. Passing Martigny, and climbing the Forclaz Pass, heading for Charmonix. On the foot of the Aquille du Midi we have seen the huge glacier which winds down near Charmonix. Impressive: the climb up on the Roselend road.

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

looking down on road made good: climbing up Grand St. Bernard
Sicily Tour 2003
by Iris Mueck, tour started May 2003, submitted 9 August 2010
Europe: Italy

After the good experience on the Amalfi coast, we tried further South: Sicily. For a round trip to large... Anyway, we climbed up the Etna road (elevation round 2.000 meters). We had a rest day at the city of Belpaso. This people understand to live! I remember an excellent Grappa, we have been offered...!

Leaving Belpaso, we followed the costal road to Messina. Crossing the sea street by ferry. We went up the Aspromonte mountain range. Interesting experience. We continued in going back by ferry to Island Sicily and followed the North costal road. Wonderful climbs, untouched nature. Interesting little villages; often found on top of a mountain. Going back 'home' (to the airport Cantania), has been a very powerful ride, because of the high numer of hills... Good luck to all the followers.

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Heide auf der Aschenbahn
Swiss Alps and more
by Iris Mueck, tour started May 2010, submitted 9 August 2010

My daughter Anne, a very brave bicyclist, joined me. After a long winter we like to see the sun again... Unfortunately, we have seen rain and snow again... The best part has been the Lago Lugano (on Italian side...) and the Lago di Como (North shore - wonderful detours to avoid the Hwy tunnels...). We have visited Madonna di Ghisallo, whereas a museum and a bicycle monument is there... Nevertheless, Madonna di Ghisallo is elevetad by round 800 meters, what means: climb bicyclist, climb!

On the way back we hit the very nice city of Sondrio. Due to strong front wind, we went up the passo Bernina by train (ferrovia Retica). Worth to do this relax tour: good views to Piz Bernina and Piz Palue. But we went back on bike at the Hospiz Bernina. A short downhill to meet the entrance to the Passo Forcola (Border to Livigno, which is a so called free trade zone - no value added tx - belongs politically to Italy). [...]

Recommended to see this wonderful bicycle path... Good luck to all the followers!

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two brave bicyclists, visitng Madonna di Ghisallo
A Mountainbike tour to Livigno
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2004, submitted 8 August 2010

Half way of the classic tour to Lago di Garda. But still nice, as it covers the prim half part. Interesting the climbing over Schlapiner Joch, Scaletta and most interesting Alp Chaschauna. A sort of power check... Livigno is a very nice ( and rather cheap - no tax) place to stay. We left Livigno, using the tunnel to the lower end of the Passo Fuorn (Ofenpass). Further down the Inntal bicycle path way. Ending at Landeck, whereas we catched the train back to Vienna. Good luck to all the followers!

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climbing up Alp Chaschaunna
Lana & car free day on Stelvio
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2009, submitted 8 August 2010
Europe: Italy

1st day: start at Innsbruck (after a night travel by train): Innsbruck - Brennero - Lana (a wonderful bike path down the Eisack valley). Distance: 140 kilometres.
2nd day: Lana - on the bike path to Trento and back. Distance: 115 kilometres.
3rd day: Lana - Prad - Stilfer Joch - Umbrail - Santa Maria - Meran - Lana. Distance: 176 kilometres.
4th day: rest day (it is not recommended to go by bicycle to any Alpine road due to heavy traffic of motorcycles).
5th day: Lana - Kastern - Sant Nicolo - Mendel Pass - Gampenpass - Lana. Distance: 90 kilometres.
6th day: Lana (by train to Mals) - by bicycle to Reschenpass (a new wonderful bike path), and on the ``Inntalradweg'' to Landeck.
by train, back to Vienna. Distance: (by bicycle) 90 kilometres.

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

Along the living apple gardens
Ticino Tour 2006
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2006, submitted 7 August 2010

Starting at Feldkirch (Austria), we followed the Upper Rhein bike path, which leaded us nearly to the city of Chur. As it starts raining, we went by bus over the San Bernardino pass, down to the city of Bellinzona (Ticino). Via Monteceneri we hit Lugano.

The Italian side of the lake is just wonderful. Not so extreme busy as on the Swiss side. Looks logical we followed the road to the Lago di Como and further to the city of Sondrio. At Tirano we have crossing the boarder again. Back to Switzerland and up the Bernina pass from the South. Nor recommended - too strong head wind. With our very last power, we have been climbing up the Passo Forcola. Downhill to Livigno on low speed to avoid further cold. Fingers went stiff!

The very next day, we left Livigno in snow. Snowflakes at night covered the landscape with snow powder. We have been one of the last bikers leaving Livingo Tunnel by bicycle. Today they have installed a bus shuttle service. Down the Ofenpass (Passo Fuorn) to Zernez and further the Inn valley bike path to Landeck. Now the very last part close to Landeck is finished. Good luck to all the followers!

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At the Lago di Como
Slovenia Tour 2004
tour started July 2004, submitted 7 August 2010

Starting at the Wurzenpass, were we suffered the very steep climb, crossing boarder to Slovenia near Kranska Gora. Not knowing that we end up in a rather long climb again, we rod South, doing the Vrsic Mountain road. On the other side, the beautiful Soca river valley (Slovenian name of the river Isonzo). We have crossed back to Italy at the Selva Nevea pass. This tour covered cities like Udine, Grado, Triest, Ljubljana, whereas we went home by train. Good luck to all the followers!

downhill on Selva Nevea
Krimmler Tauern & Southern Tyrol - Mountainbike Tour
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2004, submitted 7 August 2010
Europe: Austria, Italy

We tried hard. To our surprise we ended in a snow field. If weather would have changed, we won't be more able to publish this page... As the weather didn't change, we had a wonderful tour. Passing Val di Vizze, ending at the Inn river valley bike path. Good luck to all the followers!

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keep goin'
Cinque Terre Tour 2004
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2004, submitted 4 August 2010
Europe: Italy

By train from Vienna to Milano. Following the route 'Milano - San Remo'... Left the route near Genova and riding the Cinque Terre coastal road. Visiting Carrara. Back home via the Passo Cisa. And further North along the Lago di Garda. Hit the train again at Innsbruck. Good luck to followers!

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Passo Cisa
Amalfi Coast
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2002, submitted 4 August 2010
Europe: Italy

One of the best tours in Europe. Fun, good weather, good landscape. Down the Amalfi coast - like Hwy 1 in California. Good luck to all the followers!

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typical costal view
Eifel - Mosel - Rhein - Germany's best !
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2010, submitted 2 August 2010
Europe: Germany

Germany's best!
Eifel - Mosel - Rhein...
Eifel: old German houses, friendly people.
A secret bicycle path: the Kyll Radweg. Leads you directly down to the city of Trier at the river Mosel.
Mosel: so many loops; for what the river Mosel is known for. On road: 100 kilometres; on water (and bicycle path) 180 kilometres. Very good touristy infrastructure: lodging, food.
Rhein: bicycle path not a throughway. Needed: some intuitive findings.

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Estonia: Cicloescursione di Tallin e dintorni
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2010, submitted 30 July 2010
Europe: Estonia
language: it

Prima parte del ciclotour da Tallin a Riga

Se viaggiare in bici è il vostro mezzo ideale per fare turismo, mettete in programma l'opportunità di scoprire questi Paesi.

La facilità del percorso, quasi sempre pianeggiante, faciliterà il vostro procedere e non sarà scevro di bellezze da scoprire, di cultura da approfondire, di amabili persone da conoscere.

Fernando Da Re

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Tour of Switzerland and Austria
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2010, submitted 30 July 2010

Cynthia Wong, Kekoa Proudfoot, Phil Sung, Lisa and I just returned from the Tour of the German Speaking Alps. As tours go, the statistics were unusually bad: we got in 945 miles and 88,916 feet of climbing, of which 13,879 came from 4 hikes we did in Switzerland, meaning we got in only 75,037 feet of climb on the bike. We only had 2 flat tires, both of which were caused by a bad tire blowing out on descents. We did lose almost a week to rain, and another 3 days due to a number of us (myself including) getting sick on tour.

See all 13 reports by Piaw Na

View of the Eiger from Kleine Scheidegg
North Russia in Winter with Temperatures down to -50 degree
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2010, submitted 27 July 2010
Europe: Russia
language: de

On my second winter travel through Northern Russia I explored the region of Komi and Nenets west of the Polar Ural. This part of Russia is like the most areas of Northern Siberia not reachable by bike in summer, because only fragments of roads exists. So I followed the winter roads along the rivers Izhma and Pechora from Uchta up to Nar'jan-Mar north of the Arctic circle and from there though the tundra partially back to the railway line. The main challenge was the extrem coldness in first days, accumulated snow on little roads and a lot of crazy meetings with the locals...

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

first day against the cold wind
A Family Bike Tour Through Switzerland
by Andy Meyer, tour started June 2010, submitted 27 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland

This is our family trip with our son, and a loaded triple through eastern Switzerland. Biking with an eight year old, means more chances to stop and enjoy the scenery, but still be able to climb through the mountains.

See all 2 reports by Andy Meyer

The family triple nearing the top of the Rhein valley
Spring Tour in Bavaria - Part 3
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started May 2010, submitted 25 July 2010
Europe: Germany

We're back! It's the Main Bike Path once more. We again find time for a few days cycling along the Main, this time from Würzburg to Aschaffenburg. The weather couldn't be better for this scenic ride with picturesque towns between the Spessart and Odenwald mountain ranges.

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Spessart Bridge over the Main at Miltenberg
Andras Szilagyi s web page about bicycle tours Alps,Carpathians,Dolomites...
by Andras Sszilagyi, tour started 2010, submitted 25 July 2010

A short summery of my bicycle tours done in the past in Italy, Austria, Romania,Hungary,Slovakia,Poland,Ukraine.

There are a lot of tour suggestions including Georgian Millitary High Road,where I am looking for cycling mates.

My web site is getting richer in every two-three months by adding new tours.

Grossglocknerstrasse before Heiligenblut
Svizzera, Agosto 2000
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started August 2000, submitted 22 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

A short tour in German Switzerland

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Svizzera, Agosto 2001
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started August 2001, submitted 22 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

Some lakes, and the great capital: Bern

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Svizzera, Agosto 2002
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started August 2002, submitted 22 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

The Appenzell region, and the great lake of Bodensee

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Svizzera, Luglio 2003
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started July 2003, submitted 22 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

The fresh Jura, the great north of Switzerland

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Austria e Svizzera, Agosto 2003
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started 2010, submitted 22 July 2010

The east part of Switzerland and the West part of Austria. Great mountains, great nature!

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Svizzera 2005 (Svizzera Tedesca e Francese)
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started July 2005, submitted 22 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

The wonderful Jura, the beautiful lake of Ginevra, the great land of lakes.

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Svizzera 2010 (Svizzera Tedesca)
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started July 2010, submitted 21 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

This year I made a tour in German language Switzerland. This reportage is completed with some photo that illustrate how to having fun in this wonderful country

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Svizzera 2009 (Da Como a Ginevra, per l'anniversario di Calvino)
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started July 2009, submitted 21 July 2010
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

This is a tour in French Switzerland, from Como to Ginevra... this is Calvino anniversary!

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Milan - Praga - Berlin by bike
by bikeblog, tour started August 2008, submitted 19 July 2010
language: spanish

The most interesting places of this trip are:

  • Lago di Como (Italy)
  • The Alpes (Switzerland and Austria)
  • Munich
  • Crossing the border to Check Republic
  • Praga
  • Dresden
  • Berlin

:)
The tour of Romania by bicycle
by Claudiu Moga, tour started June 2003, submitted 13 July 2010
Europe: Romania

As I am an avid Romanian cycling tourist, I made a lot of tours especially in Romania which is a great country to discover by bicycle. The tour I did in 2003 was one of the best from my life and I hope you will enjoy it and come to cycle in Romania. I had plenty of adventures in that tour and I remained quite impressed by this magnificent country where I was born. I hope you will come to cycle in this beautiful country. I hope you will enjoy my tour!
Best regards,
Claudiu

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A storage lake on the Cerna Valley not far from the Herculane Spa
London-Paris-London
by Andrew Cornwell, tour started May 2007, submitted 9 July 2010
Europe: UK, France

Five days on the road from capital to capital and back. Starting with the crossing of the Downs and Sussex Weald, ferry from Newhaven, on to Paris via Dieppe and Gisors. Return along the Seine and Andelle valleys. Includes practical information about the tour.

See all 4 reports by Andrew Cornwell

Place de la Concorde, Paris
London to Amsterdam
by Andrew Cornwell, tour started August 2006, submitted 9 July 2010
Europe: UK, Holland

A gentle four day ride from London to Amsterdam. First leg through the pretty villages of Essex and Suffolk to Harwich, followed by three days on the North Sea cycle route visiting Den Haag, Noordwijk and Haarlem.

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Côte d'Azur - Alpes Maritimes - Route Napoleon - Korsika
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
Europe: France
language: de

Der Süden von Frankreich ist wunderbares Fahrrad Touren Territorium. Der attraktiven Mittelmeer Küstenstrasse der Côte d'Azur entlang, die Route Napoleon in den französischen Alpen, der mächtige Canyon du Verdon oder auch die traumhafte Insel Korsika.

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Fahrrad Nord Europa Tour: Schweiz - Frankreich - Luxemburg - Belgien - Holland
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
language: de

Eine Fahrrad Tour zu den Haupstädten von Europa: Strassburg, Luxemburg und Brüssel. Als Höhepunkte galten die Route des Cretes, eine faszinierende Hochstrasse durch das Elsass in Frankreich; die Route du Vin, die Weinstrasse mitten durch das weitläufige Weinanbaugebiet im Elsass und die vielen Burgen und Schlösser wie Haut Koenigsburg, Beaufort und Vianden in Luxemburg und schlussendlich die Bergregion Ardennen und die Nordseeküste in Belgien.

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Trans Alps Bike Tour: Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Austria
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010

Starting in Switzerland, biking across the Alps in eastern direction through the Dolomites of Italy to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia; cruise around Mt.Triglav National Park, and finally mastering Austria's Southern Alps on the way back to Switzerland. Strong presence of snow and as a consequence the closure of some mountain passes caused many spontaneous changes of the route.

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Bike Tour: Italy - France - Spain - Mallorca
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
Europe: Italy, France, Spain
language: en, de

One month on the bike for over 2000 kilometers from Switzerland to Mallorca. Alpine crossing of Switzerland, snowy winter days in the French Alps, coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea, the challenge of the Pyrenees, wild romantic Costa Brava, Gaudi dominated Barcelona and finally around the island of Mallorca.

Ein Monat auf dem Fahrrad für die über 2000 Kilometer von der Schweiz nach Mallorca. Alpen-Cross durch die Schweiz, verschneite Wintertage in den französischen Alpen, Küstenfahrt dem Mittelmeer entlang, der Lockruf der Pyrenäen, wild romantische Costa Brava, Gaudi dominiertes Barcelona und schlussendlich die Umrundung der Insel Mallorca.

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München - Prag - Dresden - Berlin
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
language: de

Fahrrad Tour durch die Alpen der Schweiz, dem Inn Tal entlang in Österreich, Oktoberfest Pause in München, Schloss Tour in Tschechien mit der faszinierenden Hauptstadt Prag und schlussendlich über Dresden nach Berlin.

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Land's End to John O'Groats at 'Randonneur' pace
by Andrew Cornwell, tour started June 2010, submitted 28 June 2010
Europe: UK
language: English

The classic 'End to End' ride in seven daily stages of over 200 km, under the rules of long distance cycling association Audax UK. Crosses many of Britain's finest landscapes including Dartmoor, the Somerset levels, Wye Valley, Lake District, Scottish Highlands and Caithness coast.

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Setting off from Land's End, 8 June 2010
Balkanised: A ride (mostly) in the former Yugoslavia
by Peter Quaife, tour started March 2010, submitted 22 June 2010

A ride mostly from Albania to Austria which included too much snow.

See all 5 reports by Peter Quaife

Descending the Cakor Pass, Montenegro

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