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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.

Trails (continued)

Giravila
by Vittorio Pasteris, tour started May 1995
Europe: Italy
language: it

Il percorso ``Giravila'' si snoda attorno al piccolo centro abitato [di Villareggia] ed alle sue frazioni e case sparse, attraversando anche parte del territorio della vicina Moncrivello. Chi lo affrontera potra rilevarne il cospicuo interesse paesaggistico-naturalistico e storico-locale.

Off-road in the Alps
by Carsten Gregersen, tour started 1995
language: en, dk

From Carsten's Cycling Web, the Web site of Carsten Gregersen. This trip is dedicated off-road cycling. We go by car to the Alps and stay at different campsites and arrange one-day rides without pack. In the peaceful Vanoise national park we are at the home ground of the marmot. The western Susa valley offers some very relentless climbs on old military roads and an unforgettable tour along the Asietta ridge. We end the trip in Grindelwald at the feet of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau - three magnificent, Swiss giants.

See all 11 reports by Carsten Gregersen

Eiger dominates the views from the hiking tracks around Grindelwald
Lundby Krat, Aalborg
by Mikkel Bech Frandsen, tour started December 1994
Europe: Denmark

See all 2 reports by Mikkel Bech Frandsen

Königstour - Teil II
by Florian Michahelles, tour started 1995
Europe: Germany
language: de

Noch auf den Spuren von Bayernkonig Max II. Mountainbiken im Alleingang. [...] Mein heutiges Ziel soll das Brunnsteinhaus sein. Dazu muB ich uber den Elendsattel. Ich fahre allerdings nicht uber das Forsthaus Valepp an, sondern bewege mich durch den wundervollen Pfanngraben, die platschernden Wasserlaufe sind ein Augenweite. Ich lasse mich von diesem Schauspiel inspirieren, bis ich an dem Fahrweg uber den Elendsattel munde. Obwohl ich dieses Terrain schon mehrfach durchfahren habe, bin ich von den Felswanden, die sich links, bald rechts aufbauen, immernoch genauso fasziniert, wie vom funkelndem Wasser des Elendgrabens im Sonnenlicht.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Königstour - Teil I
by Florian Michahelles, tour started 1995
Europe: Germany
language: de

Auf den Spuren von Bayernkonig Max II. Mountainbiken im Alleingang. [...] Ich fahre aus Bregenz heraus und erklimme auf sehr steilem, aber wunderbar angelegtem, Schotterpfad die ersten 500Hm. Dort oben zeigt sich der Bodensee in seiner ganzen Pracht.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Cycling around Trieste
by Riccardo Iancer, tour started December 1994
Europe: Italy
Monte Terminillo (Latium)
by Lucio Cadeddu, tour started December 1994
Europe: Italy

See all 5 reports by Lucio Cadeddu

My favorite MTB-track
by Rob C. Coenders, tour started 1995
Europe: Holland
Marzola, favourite training ground for Trentonian mountain bikers
by Andreas Caranti, tour started 1995
Europe: Italy

What do you do if you have just two or three hours free for a ride? Well, if you live in Trento, your favourite choice is probably the small range of Marzola, which reaches 1738m (5702ft).

See all 10 reports by Andreas Caranti

A simple tour around Trento
by Andreas Caranti, tour started November 1994
Europe: Italy

One of my favourite training rides. A fast downhill section becomes steeper and trickier when I meet deep, stone-ridden sand. It's worthwhile to slow down, or stop altogether, to take a look at the simple but really nice landscape around here, that will be missed at speed. Vineyards with the colors of autumn, little streams, small valleys that let you feel you are away from the world. And the town is just over there, behind a rocky hill.

See all 10 reports by Andreas Caranti

Corno Bianco
by Andreas Caranti, tour started October 1994
Europe: Italy

At 1872m I find ice on the road, no problem though in negotiating it. I then get to the alpine pass Passo degli Oclini/Jochgrimm, at 1989m. It's full of hikers up here, and with good reason. The view on the twin peaks of Corno Bianco [White Horn] and Corno Nero/Schwarzhorn (Black Horn) is great, and looking to the South you think you could touch Latemar and Catinaccio[/Rosengarten].

See all 10 reports by Andreas Caranti

Mountain Biking in Trentino-Südtirol/Alto Adige
by Andreas Caranti, tour started October 1994
Europe: Italy

A general introduction to this prime area for mountain biking. (This was the first report ever to be posted on the Trento Bike Pages.)

See all 10 reports by Andreas Caranti

Serot-Cinquevalli
by Andreas Caranti, tour started September 1994
Europe: Italy

One of my favourite trails, with a great singletrack section. The single track is really beautiful. It goes through a very varied terrain, slightly desolate at the start, then surrounded by sparse trees. A particularly nice spot occurs when crossing a creek near to a ``malga'', a wooden Alpine hut. At a couple of rough spots I prefer to walk for a few meters, so I have a chance for looking at the scenery. On such technical tracks I should really remember to stop every now and then anyway, to avoid the risk of looking only at the trail in front of me in search of the best path, and missing the scenery entirely.

See all 10 reports by Andreas Caranti

Alps Trip 1994
by Gavin Dixon, tour started July 1994

Inspired by the epic Alpine stages of the TdF and GdI that I see each year on SBS TV and by the personal accounts of Jobst Brandt, Mark Chung and others on the net, I made a plan for a two-week cycle around the Alps.

Dolomiten: Cortina d'Ampezzo und Arabba
by Udo Landgraf, tour started June 1994
Europe: Italy
language: de

Five tour descriptions: Monte Piana, Fanes, Drei Zinnen, Cinque Torri, Col di Lana.

See all 2 reports by Udo Landgraf

MTB-tour in the Eastern Alps (Germany/Austria)
by Christian Flenker, tour started 1994
Europe: Germany, Austria
language: de

An excellent report, also from a technical point of view.

See all 4 reports by Christian Flenker

Mountain Biking in the Netherlands
by Arno Vos, tour started 1994
Europe: Holland
Across the Hardangervidda mountain table-land
by Ulf Berntsen, tour started August 1989
Europe: Norway

Dyranut - Trondsbu - Sandhaug - Lågaros. This is the English version of the original Norwegian one: Med sykkel som bagasjetralle / Hardangervidda - fra nord til sør / Dyranut - Trondsbu - Sandhaug - Lågaros.

[The] report of a [...] bike trip in 1989, across the central part of the big mountain plateau Hardangervidda in Norway. The first 12 km on a narrow gravel road, the next 52 km without roads at all. My friend and I followed hiking trails.

You will find the area in your world atlas when searching south of the railway line Oslo - Bergen. We went by train to Geilo, and bus about 40 km to a desolate point at the highway to the Hardanger fjords. The endpoint of the trip was at Mogen north of the small town Rjukan, in the Telemark county. We went by boat across the 35 km distance of Mosvatn lake. Finally we made a bike trip (25 km) at the old and forgotten construction road down to Rjukan.

The Hardangervidda is a rather flat mountain plateau, at altitude 1100-1350 metres above sea level. The terrain is very easy - if you look at detailed maps in scale 1:50000. But big stones (1-2 metres), wet areas, dirt and a very small but angry wood vegetation are not indicated at the maps...

See all 2 reports by Ulf Berntsen

Kreta Mountainbike-Tour
by Erik Sommeregger, tour started 1977
Europe: Greece
language: de

Diese einwöchige Tour - die wir zu viert unternommen haben - hat uns in jeder Hinsicht sehr gut gefallen, und die persönlichen Eindrücke über Strecken, Landschaft und einen einfach schönen Urlaub sollen auf dieser Seite wiedergegeben werden. Folgendes kann für eine Mountainbike Tour problematisch sein, worauf ich aufmerksam machen will. Nach dem Studium der zugänglichen Informationen über 'Biken' und 'Trekking' in Kreta waren wir für die Tourenplanung gewarnt. Es gibt viele auch auf den genauen Karten eingezeichnete Nebenstraßen, die nicht existieren, dafür gibt es neue nicht eingezeichnete Straßen. Wir haben festgestellt, daß alle in Mitteleuropa herausgegebenen Karten von ein und derselben ungenauen kretischen Karte abgezeichnet sind. So möchte ich unsere Erfahrungen über die gefahrenen Strecken weitergeben, vielleicht möchte sie jemand nützen.

Bike and Board
language: de, it

The Bike \& Board site has the following goal: ``Das wollen wir mitteilen: in den Bergen gibt es viel mehr für die Seele als man denkt. Geht in die Berge und respektiert sie, seid wach und nehmt nach Hause ein Erlebnis mit, das dem Leben mehr Sinn geben kann.'' Among the mountain bike trail descriptions in Germany, Austria and Italy: Lagorai/Latemar (in German and in Italian), and Transalp 2000 (in German): an Alpine crossing from Germany to Italy.

Denn die Wahrheit liegt da draußen...
by Florian Michahelles
language: de

Mit dem Mountainbike zweimal über die Alpen. From the MTB page of Florian Michahelles. The great story of a five-weeks trip from Mittenwald (Germany) over to Alps to Bozen/Bolzano and then to Liguria, Corse (France) and back through Lombardia and Switzerland. Individual sections are linked to under the various countries.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Die Alpenquerulanten
by Florian Michahelles
language: de

Alpenuberquerung mit dem MTB bei zwei Wochen Regen. Nach einem Fruhstuck aus Wasser, Milupa-Milchpulver (ab dem 1. Monat) und Musli brechen wir auf. 340km, 11.000 Hohenmeter warten auf uns. This beautiful tour will take Florian and his buddies over Switzerland and Italy.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Mountainbiken in Tirol
by Landesforstdirektion Tirol
Europe: Austria
language: de

an excellent collection of mountain bike routes by the Landesforstdirektion Tirol - Landschaftsdienst.

Silvretta und Verwallgruppe
by Udo Landgraf
Europe: Austria
language: de

Jamtalhütte, Piz Puin, Inneres Bergle, Heilbronner Hütte, die Greitspitz, Silvretta-Skigebiet: six mountainbike tours with pictures.

See all 2 reports by Udo Landgraf

Das Gute liegt so nah: MTB-Tour von Mittenwald nach Bozen
by Florian Michahelles
language: de

A mountain bike ride from Mittenwald to Bolzano/Bozen in five days

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Offroad Adventures
Europe: UK

An excellent site with many good trail descriptions in Great Britain, with some excursions to mainland Europe and Africa

This site is for all Mountain Bikers who love the challenge of an Offroad Adventure. Offroad Adventures - Online is an online resource packed with a collection of full ride reports, routes guides (some including maps), preparation tips, equipment, images to inspire and practical advice.

To get the most from Offroad Adventures - Online you will need to spend time to read the many articles written by Real Mountain Bikers, the equipment reviews and the advice given by riders who have ridden epics in the past.

© 2003 Offroad Adventures
España en Bicicleta de Montaña - Spain on a Mountain Bike
by Alfonso Pitarque
language: en, es

I introduce in a brief way some itineraries cycled by the author in Spain (Pyrenees, Road to Santiago, The Silver Route, The North Route, Andalusia, but also in Greece, Croatia and Slovenia), with pictures of them, trying to show the beauty of this different and relaxed way of traveling.

See all 2 reports by Alfonso Pitarque

A ride in the Schwarzwald/Black Forest
by Michael Stiedl
Europe: Germany

The report of a varied and challenging ride in this prime mountain biking area.

The Stelvio Pass - Facts and Photos
by Otto Axel
Europe: Italy

This is one of the mythical Alpine passes, made famous by great Giro perfomances by Fausto Coppi and others.

See all 2 reports by Otto Axel

Lake Garda: Europe's best Mountain Biking?
by Kevin Hodgson
Europe: Italy

Here's a simple question for you. Where is the best mountain biking in Europe? Well, 'best' depends on what floats your boat; sun, singletrack, downhills with chair lifts? However, when I lived in Germany, I posed this question to several biker friends, and always received the same answer - ``Lake Garda''. I searched through magazines for the answer and it was once again ``Lake Garda''. I was starting to see a pattern emerging. Well, my mate Dickie was on a student exchange to Trento, which is close to Lake Garda, in northern Italy. Therefore, I decided to take a few days off work and head on over the Brenner to see what all the fuss was about. The visit also coincided with ``BIKE fest'' a weekend festival where thousands of German mountain bikers get drunk in a field beside the Lake, then try to ride 80 miles the next day.

The next day's ride was decided to be a 'biggy'. I had the 'Moser' guide book of Garda, which is in German only, and provides route cards, guaranteeing that you will not need a map. I always find guide book routes too easy, so I selected a 'very hard' grade: Monte Casale. Big mistake. We set off with just the route cards, into a nondescript Italian forest, with no idea where we were headed, except that it was 'very hard'. The forest tracks climbed incessantly, until we branched off onto some pleasant singletrack. Suddenly as Dickie rode through the forest ahead of me, he unexpected threw his bike to the ground and let out an uncontrollable string of expletives! I rushed up to him, wondering if he'd been bitten by a snake. The trees fell away in a 1000m pure vertical plunge to the valley far below, we were at the edge of the cliff we had seen yesterday, and Dickie had almost ridden over it! The singletrack then proceeded to wind its way precariously along the edge for a couple of kilometres, before climbing up to the summit of Monte Casale at 1632m.

In summary, I have no doubt that this area offers the best trails in Europe. Unfortunately none of the routes are way marked, and no English language guide exists for the area, meaning that you must rely on good map reading as a means to explore the area. See you there!

© 2003 Kevin Hodgson @ Offroad Adventures
Holiday on Ice
by David George and Kate Harvey
Europe: France

A ski trip to l'Alpe d'Huez became a winter mountain bike adventure for British cyclists David George and Kate Harvey. Nicely illustrated with photos and maps.

mountain biking guide
by Julien Morgue
Europe: France
language: fr

A mountain biking guide for various regions of France with excellent practical information that is extremely helpful when organizing your trip.

Earning some skills - a MTB weekend from Reijavik
by Florian Michahelles
Europe: Iceland

You think your home trails are rough? Read what's in store here...

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Progetto Annibale - Traversata delle Alpi in MTB
Europe: Italy
language: it

Hannibal (not the one played by Anthony Hopkins) Project - MTB Alpine crossing.

Grenzüberschreitungen
by Florian Michahelles
Europe: Italy
language: de

Auf dem Ligurischen Grenzkamm durch die Seealpen von Ventimiglia nach Cuneo. From the MTB page of Florian Michahelles. Includes Praktische Tips und genaue Daten zur Tour.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

Mountain Bike Italian Links
by Massimo Peverada
Europe: Italy
language: it

Has links to lots of mountain bike itineraries all over Italy, and over 60 such (and counting) in or near Piemonte (Piedmont): detailed descriptions (in Italian) and maps - very nice job!

Mountain Biking in Sardinia
by Lucio Cadeddu
Europe: Italy

See all 5 reports by Lucio Cadeddu

MTB Around Uppsala
by Per Löwdin
Europe: Sweden
language: en, se

You will find descriptions of most trails in the vicinity of Uppsala here. There are some absolutely marvelous trails around. In Uppsala we have excellent relationships with hikers, hunters, dog owners, land owners, bird watchers, joggers etc, and we like to maintain good relations, so there are some local ethics.

There are several areas that offers excellent MTB-trails around Uppsala. The descriptions here are in Swedish but can easily be used by non-swedish speaking people. The maps and the gradings will be sufficient to get you started.

See all 8 reports by Per Löwdin

Biken in Oberwallis
by Richard and Robert Glaisen
Europe: Switzerland
language: de

An absolutely super site, with 100 trail descriptions in the Oberwallis region. Descriptions include a map, an altimetry profile and all relevant data.

Durchs Hintertürchen in die Schweiz
by Florian Michahelles
Europe: Switzerland
language: de

Von Arona nach Airolo auf Schleichwegen. This is a tour over the spectacular Passo San Giacomo, between Italy and Switzerland.

See all 14 reports by Florian Michahelles

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