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Europe (local)

This page lists all reports that for Europe only that do not involve other countries.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

Europe on two wheels - From Holland to Sicily and back
by Erik Nomden, tour started July 2009, submitted 12 December 2009
language: en, nl

For the tenth year in a row I am doing a medium to large cycling trip. This time I will be staying in Europe. The idea is to cycle through Germany and Austria to southern Italy and Sicily and to cycle back home over Sardinia, Corsica, France and Belgium. An overall estimate shows me that it will be around six thousand to seven thousand kilometers to fully realise the plan.

See all 19 reports by Erik Nomden

The West Coast of Corsica
France - Normandy mini cycle tour - September 2009
by Chris, tour started September 2009, submitted 9 December 2009
Europe: France

The last weekend of September and the weather forecast is good for Brighton and northern France. We really don't want the start of winter to arrive too soon, so it's off to Dieppe for a short 4 day cycle tour of the Normandy region, taking in Rouen and the coast on the way.

See all 3 reports by Chris

A retail park somewhere near Yvetot
Iceland Bike Tour with Transit of Central Highlands
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started August 2003, submitted 6 December 2009
Europe: Iceland
language: de

In august and september 2003 I cycled with three friends six weeks through the western and central part of Iceland. The most adventurously section of our route was the transit of central highlands two weeks without shops. On ``Geasavatnaleidh'' close to the northern border of glacier Vatnajökull we reached a height of 1200 m. The weather was predominantly fine: we had many clear nights with great northern lights!

The tour report is written in german, but a collection of photogaphs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'') are self-explanatory.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

Northern lights above the ``mountain of gods'' Herdhubreidh
Ciclabile del fiume Weser-I^ parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2009, submitted 4 December 2009
Europe: Germany
language: it

Sole, splendimi fin dentro al cuore, Vento, caccia via pensieri e pene, Non v’è al mondo diletto maggiore Che andar vagando sconfinatamente.” (H. Hesse)

In Germania è pura convenzione attribuire l’inizio e la fine di una ciclabile. Esse esistono dappertutto, nascono, non muoiono, prendono nomi diversi secondo il territorio attraversato. Quando non hanno un nome segnalano una località. Ricoprono il territorio come una rete, adeguate sempre alla circolazione della bicicletta, mezzo di trasporto, preso in considerazione tanto quanto gli altri mezzi.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Ciclabile del fiume Weser-II^ parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2009, submitted 4 December 2009
Europe: Germany
language: it

Da Rinteln a Nienburg 110 km.

Il piccolo centro storico della cittadina di Rintel non si dimentica. Le luci ancora alte del tardo pomeriggio accendono la Kirchplatz, la torre di St. Nikolai, le case policrome delle vie laterali, i giardini e il canale. Ma la città ha qualcosa che altre non hanno e che fa “intenerire il core”: il tramonto. Il sole estivo scende tardi e proprio in mezzo al fiume, che in questo tratto scorre da est a ovest, e raccoglie lungo la sua riva, teneri amanti, famiglie a passeggio, escursionisti attardati e cicloturisti stranieri intenti a scrivere messaggi col telefonino in quest’ora “che volge al desio”.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

To the North Cape
by Walter Hoogerbeets, tour started May 2009, submitted 2 December 2009
language: en, nl

There was a moment when an idea popped up in my head: I should go to the North Cape. Or actually, I acquired the strong inner conviction that I had to go to the North Cape. I could hardly think of something else.

So in spring of 2009 I left my house in Holland, followed the coasts of North sea, Wadden sea and Norwegian sea until that magical northernmost point.

4625 km through amazing landscapes with extreme variation: from the flat countries where it is sometimes hard to tell where land ends and sea begins, to the fjords where granite rises vertically out of the water.

See all 2 reports by Walter Hoogerbeets

Climbing out of Valldalen to Trollstigen
Wo war die Grenze?
by Frank Brächter, tour started June 2009, submitted 22 November 2009
Europe: Germany
language: de

Twenty years after the wall has come down, a few cyclists took part in the Grenzsteintrophy (aka Boundary Stone Trophy) and I've been one of them.

See all 2 reports by Frank Brächter

Cycling the former germany border
Cruzando Francia de Nantes a Estrasburgo por la Eurovelo6
by EnBici, tour started July 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
Europe: France
language: es

En la mayor parte de este viaje seguimos el trazado de la ruta ''Eurovelo 6``, que aunque con tramos todavia en proyecto, es una via ciclista que une la desembocadura del Loira en el Atlantico con el delta del Danubio en el Mar Negro recorriendo toda Europa de Oeste a Este.

Pero como las vacaciones no son eternas, este año nos tuvimos que conformar con el tramo que cruza Francia. Empezamos en Nantes remontando el Loira hasta Digoin, luego por el Canal du Centre y el Saone, y despues por el canal del Rin y el Doubs hasta llegar a la frontera con Alemania. Alli abandonamos el trazado de la EuroVelo-6 para girar al Norte y siguiendo la cuenca del Rin visitar Colmar y Estrasburgo. En total fueron 1250 km de pedaleo con algun corto trayecto en tren que nos llevaron 16 dias, 13 de ellos viajando en bicicleta.

See all 5 reports by EnBici

Paseo arbolado de Chinon
Europe en vélo
by Benoit Bergeron, tour started 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
language: fr

J'ai fait le tour de l'Europe à vélo en solo durant l'été 2009. J'ai parcouru 12 000km à travers 11 pays. J'ai vécu une expérience magnifique! Venez lire mon blog!

Passau, Germany
Cycling Gypsies: A Bicycle Odyssey with Dogs
by Fin & Zoa, tour started July 2008, submitted 14 November 2009

We don't just have our house on our bikes, we also have our two dogs, Jack and Paco, along for the ride. That's 60kg of furry luggage and another 50-60kg of non-furry luggage between the two of us! Needless to say we don't go fast but we do go everywhere, refusing to let our extra load stop us from tackling hills with grades of up to 18%. We have been on the road with our two dogs since July 2008. So far we have covered 17,000 kms and 18 countries in continental Europe.

Island Hopping in Arctic Norway
Round trip from Aracena Mountains and Doñana in Andalucia
by EnBici, tour started 2008, submitted 12 November 2009
Europe: Spain

Round trip in Andalucia. Starting in Seville, fist crosses the Aracena Mountains, to later on turn South and follow the coastline until Doñana and San Lucar de Barrameda. A very nice trip that can be done even in wintertime (we did in X-mass).

See all 5 reports by EnBici

Crossing Doñana beach
Ruta por la Sierra de Aracena y Doñana
by Bea, tour started December 2008, submitted 12 November 2009
Europe: Spain
language: es

Ruta que parte de Sevilla y que discurre en su mayor parte por la provincia de Huelva. Pirmero por la Sierra de Aracena para despues bajar y bordeando la costa llegar hasta la desembocadura del Guadalquivir cruzando Doñana por la playa y en Barcaza a San Lucar.

Cruzando las planas de Doñana
Sicilia by bike
by Conrad Philipp, tour started April 2009, submitted 12 November 2009
Europe: Italy
language: en, de, fr

Nach der Ankunft und einer ausgedehnten Stadtbesichtigung in Catania radelten war nach Süden um anschließend in das 1000 m hoch gelegene Gebirge bei Ferla in Richtung Westen. Nach einer Erkundung des Valle del Anapo führten kleinere Straßen durch urtümliche Dörfern nach Norden. Den Ätna in Sicht erwischte uns ein Regenschauer. Es sollte nicht der letzte bleiben, denn wir hatten auf dieser Tour leider etwas Pech mit dem Wetter gehabt. Auf 1200 m Höhe waren wir über der Wolkenschicht uns zelteten am Südhang des Vulkans. Mit -8°C Außentemperatur wurde es in der anschließenden Nacht recht frisch. Am nächsten Tag fuhren wir bis zur Seilstation auf 1900 m Höhe und wanderten den Rest bis auf eine Höhe von 3000m. Nebel und der nahende Sonnenuntergang zwangen uns zur Umkehr. Auf einer Eigenkonstruktion aus Plastikflaschen rutschten wir den vereisten Hang ins Tal und zelten erneut im Gebirge (- 2°C im Zelt). Das Bergmassiv fast einmal umrundet arbeiteten wir uns über den Portella Femmina Morta Miraglia - mit 1524 m der höchste Pass der Insel. Wir sehnten uns nach dem Meer, denn während der Abfahrt war zäher Nebel und nur drei Grad. An der Nordküste erlebten wir sonnige Etappen und abschließend entspannende Tage in der quirligen Hauptstadt Palermo.

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Basel to the Lower Engadine
by Roger England, tour started June 2008, submitted 9 November 2009
Europe: Switzerland

A six day ride across Switzerland from Basel to Zernez in the Lower Engadine, taking in some of the easier passes including the Glaubenbielen Pass, the Pragel Pass, the Wolfgang Pass and the Fluela Pass.

Author by the lake
2003 Tandem Tour of the Alps
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2003, submitted 8 November 2009

A tandem tour of the Alps, starting from Munich, then riding through Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

See all 12 reports by Piaw Na

Sustens Pass
Jerry's Alps Tour 2009
by Jerry Nilson, tour started July 2009, submitted 1 November 2009

Another tour of the Alps for this Summer was being planned, but nearly had to be cancelled due to an accident in early June, when I fractured my collar bone and hurt my head and right leg. I had the goal of completing climbing all asphalted pass roads in the Alps from 1700m and higher (which I have detailed in a list at the cycloclimbing.com site).

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

Illpass (2482m), Wallis, Switzerland
Ciclabile fiume Elba (Elberadweg) seconda Parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2006, submitted 30 October 2009
Europe: Germany
language: it

A Magdeburg il ponte che attraversa Elba e Alte Elbe dà inizio alla seconda parte della ciclabile denominata Elberadweg che porta da Praga fino a Cuxhaven.

Inizia con un percorso bellissimo nel verde della sponda destra fino ad Alt Lostau, paesino che merita una sosta con adeguata, se pur breve, visita. Pochi tratti di fiume ancora e l'attenzione cade successivamente sull'imponente realizzazione del Elbe-Havel-Kanal, prima visibile da sotto, quasi una autostrada che attraversa il fiume, poi che accompagna per 3 chilometri.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

elberadweg
Ciclabile del Fiume Elba (Elberadweg) prima parte da Praga
by Fernando Da Re, tour started July 2006, submitted 30 October 2009
language: it

La Elberadweg inizia con la scoperta del fiume Moldau (Vltava) che attraversando Praga fa di essa una delle più belle capitali Europee.

Seguendo la corrente del fiume, dopo il centro storico, si attraversa il Cechuv Most e il percorso ciclabile inizia proprio all'interno di un vasto parco. Nella breve salita si dà l'addio alla città osservandone ancora una volta l'architettura classica e moderna.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

elberadweg
The Greatest Schlep
by Scott, tour started June 2009, submitted 26 October 2009

One friend mired in med school, the other about to begin the rest of his life. Both wanted to go on an adventure. Both wanted to bike. Many arguments later, The Greatest Schlep was born. Keep track of us as we schlep from Prague to Athens.

Us in Split, Croatia taking break with Santa and Roman Soldiers.
Riding Paris=-Brest-Paris '95
by Matthew Chachere, tour started August 1995, submitted 23 October 2009
Europe: France

My memoir of riding the Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 km Randonnee in 1995 - a day-to-day dairy, plus a bit of history and an equipment list.

See all 2 reports by Matthew Chachere

Pregnant by bike
by Koen Beliën, tour started July 2006, submitted 18 October 2009
Europe: Italy
language: nl

Our bike tour from Florence to Rome.

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Tour Across France 2008
by Piaw Na, tour started September 2008, submitted 18 October 2009
Europe: France

At the end of August in 2008, Mike Samuel, Roberto Peon and I toured across France, starting in Hendaye on the Spanish border, and then riding across the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast. There, we took a train transfer to Montpellier, and then rode North through Languedoc, Provence, and the Rhone Alps to Bourg-en-Bresse and then Geneva. The journey totaled 1047 miles with 92949 feet of elevation gain.

See all 12 reports by Piaw Na

We arrive at the Mediterrenean
A Bicycle Tour in Iceland: The West Fjords and clockwise around Route 1
by Brian Fish and Karen Strojek, tour started June 2009, submitted 17 October 2009
Europe: Iceland

Looking for the real Iceland: a 23-day bicycle tour around the land of fire, ice and puffins. We rode through the West Fjords and clockwise around Route 1 (the Ring Road). We did not traverse the interior, but the journey was hard enough.

See all 2 reports by Brian Fish and Karen Strojek

An icy plateau in the West Fjords of Iceland
Autumn excursion from Geneva to St. Margrethen 2009
by José Rössner, tour started September 2009, submitted 13 October 2009
Europe: Switzerland

The weather forecast for the next week looks promising, so I decide to take the train to Geneva, and start a cycle tour crossing Switzerland diagonally till St. Margrethen (at the Austrian border).

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

Gruyère
Cycling around Germany with a E-bike and a normal one 2009
by José Rössner, tour started June 2009, submitted 13 October 2009
Europe: Germany

Rika (my sister) bought an e-bike, so we want to test it. I hope that after 4000 kilometres ride, I will get to know the pros and cons of electrically assisted bicycles. In the morning we cycle to Waldshut, our starting point for our trip around Germany.

I take a photo of the bridge over the Rhine in Waldshut and hope to be back here in 6-7 beautiful and exciting weeks. From Waldshut to Schluchsee we have to climb approximately 600 meters. As long as the ground is flat, I can keep up with the e-bike but if it gets steep, I cannot keep the pace. We decide that both of us cycle our own speed. If Rika arrives at the top of a hill, she will have to wait until I reach the top of the mountain. Until now it was vice versa.

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

Rur Eifel
Dolomites 2009
by Allan Nelson, tour started 2008, submitted 7 October 2009
Europe: Italy

An account of a 6 day bike/tandem tour based in Arabba at the foot of the Passo Pordoi in September 2009. Includes daily ride reports, route maps, lots of photos and details on how we got there - and how we got on! The rides include ascents of the following passes... Passo Giau, Falzarego, Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, Campolongo, Valparola, Tre Croci, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Duran and Staulanza.

''the last stretches to the top were crazy. I was basically pedalling through thick snow. After reaching the top we hurriedly got our photos taken by the summit sign and got ready for the descent

And this descent was going to be an education. Very few times in my life have I actually feared for my mortality, but believe me, this was going to be an extreme experience in cold, terror and emotion''

See all 5 reports by Allan Nelson

The tandem - ascending the Passo Sella
Solo Lands End to John O'Groats
by Dan Hargrave, tour started June 2008, submitted 6 October 2009
Europe: UK

A 12 day unsupported ride from the most south westerly to most north easterly point of Britain. I also passed through the most southern point, Lizard Point, and the most northern point, Dunnet Head. I covered 1074 miles passing through some of the most beautiful parts of Britain.

See all 2 reports by Dan Hargrave

Tour of Hokkaido
by Piaw Na, tour started August 2009, submitted 29 September 2009
Europe: Japan

4 of us toured Hokkaido, starting from Chitose, over to the North East Section and return. We visited several National Parks along the way, and many hot springs. But the main attraction was the Japanese people and their friendliness.

See all 12 reports by Piaw Na

View from Tokachidake Onsen
Thessaloniki to Athens - September 2009
by Nick Taylor, tour started September 2009, submitted 25 September 2009
Europe: Greece

A six-day tour from Thessaloniki to Athens in Greece. 637km cycled, stopping in Thessaloniki, Katerini-Paralia, Larissa, Lamia, Delphi and Thiva.

The highlight was definitely the hills and archaeological sites around Delphi, but we loved dodging the wild dogs, chatting with priests and lapping up Greek Salad every day.

Greece doesn't seem used to recreational cyclists, but it offers many spectacular views and challenging hills, and we encountered a warm welcome and considerate driving everywhere (even in Athens!).

See all 7 reports by Nick Taylor

la mia olanda
by Fernando Da Re, tour started May 2006, submitted 24 September 2009
Europe: Holland
language: it

Organizzare un viaggio in bici in Olanda predispone a perdere la testa nel confrontare 260 itinerari per 15.000 km. - avete letto bene - tanti sono quelli proposti che vengono inviati su richiesta dall'ente turismo olandese.

Gli itinerari corrono tutti su vere e proprie piste preferenziali ciclabili a tutti gli effetti. Queste sono ovunque: nelle città nelle periferie, nei villaggi, nelle campagne. Dove c'è una strada, ai suoi lati esiste una corsia preferenziale per il traffico in bicicletta. Le biciclette sono migliaia. Le piste come tavole di biliardo.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

campi fioriti in olanda
Etschradweg 2008
by Olaf, tour started September 2008, submitted 21 September 2009
Europe: Italy, Austria
language: de

A short and relaxed biketour from Nauders to Brescia in Fall 2008 thru beautifull Vinschgau.

See all 4 reports by Olaf

Radweg neben der Brennerautobahn
Travel By Bike - Fietsen over Europa's mooiste wegen
by Koen Beliën, submitted 14 September 2009
language: nl

Travel By Bike is a website about a group of enthusiastic bikers with more than 10 years of travel experience. From Belgium through The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Do not forget look at to the page 'pregnant on bike', reading our travel stories and watching the beautiful pictures!

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Logo Travel By Bike
Tour of the Loire Valley
by John May, tour started May 2003, submitted 4 September 2009
Europe: France

This was a five-day bicycle trip to various Chateaus in the Loire Valley, using Tours as a base. Following that, a few days sightseeing in Paris, sans bicycle.

See all 2 reports by John May

Château de Villandry and gardens
Cycle tour on the Rhine, Mosel and Eifel in Germany
by Chris S, tour started July 2009, submitted 2 September 2009
Europe: Germany

I'd never seen so many cycle tourists before in one place. It was like the Ortlieb Panniers Owners' Club annual get together. Every colour of pannier on display, plus canoe bags, bar bags and whatever else you can buy from your local bike shop in waterproof PVC. We took our place in amongst the masses and headed off down the Rhine. The cycle lane was immaculate and wide and the countryside very easy on the eye. We'd arrived in Germany on Day 1 of a 7 day cycle tour of the Rhine, Mosel and Eifel and were already feeling very much a part of the scenery.....

See all 2 reports by Chris S

Map of the route
Lake Geneva, Switzerland to Lake Como, Italy
by Brendan Donnelly, tour started August 2009, submitted 2 September 2009

A five day cycle trip across Switzerland starting at Geneva following Swiss bike route 1 up the Rhone valley to the Furka pass, then joining route 3 over the Gotthard pass with a super long descent to Bellnzona, and finishing up on the western shore of Lake Como in Italy. With a bus lift over the Furka this was an easy way to cycle in the heart of the Alps and time was taken along the way to stop and meet people and visit some of the castles on the route. With nearly 100 photos this is a day by day account of the journey, the people I met and places I visited along the way.

water well at Ernen
Cycling Bosnia and Herzegovina
by JW & Gu, tour started July 2009, submitted 30 August 2009
Europe: Bosnia
language: en, nl

Cycling Bosnia was part of our western Balkans cycling trip in July 2009. We cycled from the border near Dubrovnik to the beautiful city of Mostar and continued through beautiful mountains to Sarajevo. From Sarajevo we cycled to Jajce and Bihac. You can watch our video-report. The video is in HD, if it shutter to much, push the HD-Off button in the video.

For more information about our trip: http://www.fietsenineuropa.nl

See all 6 reports by JW & Gu

Primavera en Andalusia
by Blanche, tour started May 2009, submitted 19 August 2009
Europe: Spain

Primavera (spanisch for spring) with our bicycles in lusciuos green Andalusia. Amazing how many flowers we saw and how quiet it gets if your off the beaten tracks. We crossed the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Segura and the Sierra the Carzorla. Wonderful! We slept in b&b's but most of the time we camped on campings an also in the wild. Enjoy the video-report.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Cycle across France - coast to coast - St Malo to Sete
by Liz Hibert, tour started May 2008, submitted 17 July 2009
Europe: France

Three fledgling cyclists, Liz, Nix and Mal, pimp their £400 bikes and invest in wooly jumpers to cycle across France coast to coast from St Malo on the English Channel to Sete on the Med. 3 bods, 3 bikes, 14 days cycling, 2 days resting, 1100 km, 700 miles and 0 punctures!

What follows is the journal of the ride seen from our saddles. It hopes to be informative to those who dare, and reflective for those who like the highs and lows of the human story. Each day has a detailed google map of the route we took, pics, contact details of the place we stayed, and of course the journals of Liz, Mal and Nix. Oh and when we calculate our daily speed we're basing it on the length of the complete day with our breaks - this was a challenge with no time for long lunches or relaxing strolls on cycling days.

Cycling to Santiago de Compostela
by Tim Devereux, tour started June 2002, submitted 24 June 2009
Europe: Spain

In the first week of June 2002, I cycled with my brother on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. He started from Le Puy, France, and after he'd been on the road for 750 miles, and two weeks, I met him at Sahagun, near Leon, Spain, to cycle the remaining 250 miles to Santiago. This is an account of my journey, and the preparations for it. I have gone into detail about some aspects, which may help anyone else travelling the route.

The journey was to be a pilgrimage, so as well as preparing the bike, and getting myself physically fit, I felt I needed some spiritual preparation. My parish, St Joseph's, Pudsey, was running an Open Retreat in Lent, where instead of going away for a retreat for a day or a weekend, you go for a couple of hours, once a week, for six weeks. I found this period of prayer and reflection very helpful; over the weeks, the support of other members of group was most welcome.

Tim riding
Bishorn e dintorni
by Alberto Pedrotti, tour started March 2009, submitted 24 June 2009
Europe: Switzerland
language: it

A 9 day bicycle tour through Switzerland, originating from a ski climb to a 4000 m peak. Here is how it works: you go around by bicycle and, from time to time, your friends reach you to perform some ski ascent together. It is understood that the whole mountaineering gear is carried by them!

See all 6 reports by Alberto Pedrotti

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