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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)

Cycling the Kystriksveien (RV17) From Steinkjer to Bodø
by Jerry Webb, tour started August 2006, submitted 25 June 2007
Europe: Norway

The Kystriksveien is a beautiful and unspoilt 670 km route along the RV17 coast road from Steinkjer in Trondelag to Bodø in Nordland, Northern Norway. We cycled along 450 km of the juicy bits (using ferries and a couple of buses for the rest) between 29 July and 13 August 2006. This travelogue describes the route we followed and the accommodation we found en route, with additional notes on web links and maps/guides for the journey. The Kystriksveien is known to just a few touring cyclists who appreciate how quiet and scenic it can be; it isn't a destination that sees a lot of cyclists, even during the high season between June and the second week of August.

See all 3 reports by Jerry Webb

Just outside Kolveried, 03-August-2006
The Rhine, the whole Rhine & nothing about the Rhine.
by simon mitchell, tour started August 2006, submitted 24 June 2007

The clock was ticking, I was one hour off C-Day with everything packed. I had gone through my checklist time & time again fully knowing that as always with my memory I was bound to have forgotten something.

[...]

3 days in, the sun had come out and I was settling down into my monotonous click, click of turning peddles, I was just dwelling on trying to figure out how many revolutions I'll need to turn these things to get me to my final destination, when In front of me not 30m away was a police car blocking the tow-path. On closer inspection its inhabitants were, as I first thought just having a crafty fag break down on the River embankment. But what was he trying to cover up with that white blanket? Like a puzzle it all clicked in, he was covering up a dead body & as it looked (why did I look) a pretty decomposed one at that!

Retching was not a clever idea when you're in a strong head wind & speeding at 25km. But the sight of that body will stick with me for the rest of my life.

Was this the way it was supposed to be? I was planning a pleasant cycle trip along the Rhine to chill out and clear my muddled head of all my earthly problems! But this was turning into a Hollywood horror movie & I was the sucker, who you always knew, was first up to get mutilated.

Well did I survive to tell the tale, did I find the inner me that I was looking for? Read on & find out!

Great Britain June 2007
by Blanche, tour started June 2007, submitted 18 June 2007
Europe: UK
language: en, dutch

In June 2007 I have joined a few members (20) of my worldcyclist-club to cycle a week in Great Brittain (De Wereldfietser). On my webspace you'll find information of the route and pictures to tell the story.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Cycling in the Netherlands and Belgium
by Glen and Margaret Netherwood, tour started September 2006, submitted 17 June 2007
Europe: Holland, Belgium

Our Dutch cycling adventure started on September 3, 2006 with our arrival in Amsterdam. After a few days of sightseeing in and around Amsterdam we took the train to Apeldoorn and cycled to our first overnight stop near Brummen. Over the next 4 weeks we cycled up and down the Netherlands and to Brugge in Belgium. The trip exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed fantastic weather.

If you are planning a similar trip you will find a lot of useful information in our detailed trip Itinerary, day-by-day Trip Report, and the collection of Practical Tips.

If you would like to see the beauty of the Netherlands do not miss the Best Photos. You may also be interested in our recommendations for the best places to see, stay and eat in our Top 5. Enjoy your virtual bicycle tour with Glen and Margaret!

See all 6 reports by Glen and Margaret Netherwood

Margaret's Bicycle and Dutch ``Mushroom'' Sign for Cyclists
Von München nach Innsbruck
by Janos Kertesz, tour started May 2007, submitted 15 June 2007
Europe: Germany, Austria
language: de

Tagebuch einer dreitägigen Frühlingsfahrt mit dem Rad von München über Bad Tölz und Achensee nach Innsbruck

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Iceland im summer and winther by bike
by Jakob Maercker, tour started 2003, submitted 6 June 2007
Europe: Iceland
language: en, fr, de

In winter 2003 we cycled around Iceland on road n°1. It was not that cold but very stormy with heavy snow and rainfall. the 1200 km were really hard-earned....

See all 2 reports by Jakob Maercker

Europavelo: L'aventure unique d'un étudiant parti 4 mois à la conquête de l'Europe
by Flag, tour started 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
language: fr

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.

Raoul to Civitanova marche (it) from Nordkapp (norge)
by geena, tour started May 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
language: it

At moment Raoul (who has left on 12 May from Civitanova Marche, Italy) on his bicycle is along the road to Kaamanen (Finland) where he is going to stay overnight. In the next two days he will reach Nordkapp!!!!! ;-))

Bicycle Journey South Norway 2004 - lykke til og god reise!
by Marco Voegeli, tour started June 2006, submitted 23 May 2007
Europe: Norway
language: en, de

A three week bicycle journey through the south of Norway in the year 2004. It was a round trip from Oslo - to Geilo - Flam - and back to Oslo. An amazing journey in a great Country. A detailed travelogue waits for you.

See all 4 reports by Marco Voegeli

our camp in norway
Bike trip through Croatia (and a bit of Bosnia) in 2006
by Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner, tour started September 2006, submitted 21 May 2007
Europe: Croatia, Bosnia

Bike trip in September 2006 through Croatia, and a bit of Bosnia. We traveled almost through the whole coast, sometimes with a bit of island hopping. See for yourself!

an overview of our trip
Mit dem Rad von Nürnberg nach München
by Janos Kertesz, tour started May 2007, submitted 16 May 2007
Europe: Germany
language: de

Eine kurze Frühlingsreise von Nürnberg nach Rothenburg ob der Tauber, durch das Altmühltal nach Neuburg an der Donau, und weiter nach München. Gesamtstrecke: 330 km.

See all 18 reports by Janos Kertesz

Viaggio in Francia del sud
by Silvia Montevecchi, tour started June 2004, submitted 12 May 2007
Europe: France
language: it

journal + a lot pictures

See all 3 reports by Silvia Montevecchi

In Toscana in bicicletta
by Silvia Montevecchi, tour started June 2001, submitted 12 May 2007
language: it

La mia bicicletta ha circa due mesi di vita: una city bike rossa, 21 rapporti, con la quale ho fatto circa 130 km, un po' sui colli bolognesi, un po' nei dintorni di Cereglio, e una quindicina su stupende, alte montagne marchigiane.

See all 3 reports by Silvia Montevecchi

Vienna-Budapest: a pedali lungo il Danubio
by Silvia Montevecchi, tour started June 2002, submitted 12 May 2007
language: it

journal + a lot pictures

See all 3 reports by Silvia Montevecchi

Cycling the Benelux
by Blanche, tour started 2007, submitted 12 May 2007

In spring 2007 we cycled Belgium on our new bicycles. In fact we cycled 550 km of the Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg). The sun was shining we've got a week off so we got our gear and cycled away. On my webspace you'll find a description of the route and a few pictures of the trip to tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

A short tour to St. Gotthard
by Igor Kovse, tour started April 2007, submitted 9 May 2007

I made this short tour because of a name: my bicycle has ``St Gothard'' written on it. But Gods didn't make it easy for me. My very last kms down from St Gotthard pass were like this:

``The heat was evaporating rapidly from my wet hands, and every gallery on the way down meant a refuge like coming home. I brake intermittently with one hand, sucking the water out of the glove on the other one. Behind the road barrier I can't see anything, it's total whiteness, I'm riding through the cloud. Could be like heaven if I weren't soaked to the bones.''

See all 16 reports by Igor Kovse

St Gothard bicycle on St Gotthard pass
cycling out of Grenoble and Avignon
tour started May 2006, submitted 5 May 2007
Europe: France
tour in sicily, summer 2006
by by Davide & Vladimiro, tour started August 2006, submitted 2 May 2007
Europe: Italy
language: it

Agosto 2006: 1.000 km lungo la costa siciliana da Palermo a Trapani, Marsala, Mazara, Agrigento, Ragusa, Siracusa, Catania, Messina e tutti i bellissimi paesini incontrati.

Mare, sole, arte, storia, sapori e profumi dell'isola al centro del mediterraneo, dove hanno attraccato e hanno lasciato tracce della loro cultura Fenici, Greci, Romani, Arabi, Normanni, Spagnoli, da Ulisse e Archimede, a Federico II, fino a Garibaldi e ai giorni nostri

Blue Skies in April
by Justin Belcher, tour started April 2007, submitted 18 April 2007

A short tour of some of Europe's flat bits...
1,029 km (639 miles) over 9 days from April 6, 2007 to April 14, 2007.

See all 2 reports by Justin Belcher

Bicycle trip in rainy, windy Ireland
by Gary Valentin, tour started October 2002, submitted 17 April 2007
Europe: Ireland

This was our third trip, I think, and this time we went to Ireland. A big warning to all travelling in the area: check the almanach for the rainy season. It may sound obvious but we didn't do our homework well and biked through a very rainy period which wasn't fun. Ireland is windy too so watch out and get in shape.

Ireland is absolutely beautiful and friendly and a lot of fun, it is also very green as everyone knows and I love green. Enjoy the pictures and stories.

See all 2 reports by Gary Valentin

resting with the bikes
Bicycle trip across Carpatian Mountains in Romania
by Gary Valentin, tour started September 2006, submitted 17 April 2007
Europe: Romania

This is our 6th yearly tour, taking us to Romania. It was shorter than usual but we got a few miles clocked. From Bucharest we headed north into the mountains, across, and down to the Hungarian towns of Transylvania. Then east toward Moldavia and back down to the Danube Delta.

We highly recommend this tour because the roads have gotten to be excellent in Romania, and in September the winds and weather are just perfect. We could wake up at 9 AM and still do 150km along the river. If you go - don't miss the special soup ``ciorba de perisioare'', it's delicious.

See all 2 reports by Gary Valentin

Meeting a happy calf
Sweden to Switzerland...and back!
by Benjamin Heumann, Nick Cowan, tour started 2005, submitted 9 April 2007

A one month cycle tour from Lund Sweden, to Switzerland via the Rhine and Moselle Rivers during the summer of 2005. Total distance 1600km together, plus 1000km solo back to Sweden. We left with a road map book of Europe, a guide book of the Rhine, but without a German phrasebook (we speak English and French). Some hiking in the Alps as a side trip.

In bicicletta lungo l'Adda - Il Sentiero Valtellina
by Paolo Adamoli, tour started 2007, submitted 8 April 2007
Europe: Italy
language: it

Queste pagine raccolgono gli itinerari lungo l'Adda, il quarto fiume d'Italia, nel suo primo tratto, in Valtellina. La pista ciclabile dell'Adda, nel suo tratto in provincia di Sondrio, prende il nome di Sentiero Valtellina. Il percorso è ancora in fase di realizzazione, ma è stato commpletato quasi all'80% al mese di aprile 2007.

See all 5 reports by Paolo Adamoli

Le prime cime della Valchiavenna si specchiano nell'Adda che scorre dietro al forte di Fuentes, in prossimità di Colico.
Pictures of my bicycle tours through the Alps
by Erik Strub, submitted 2 April 2007
language: de

Pictures of my bicycle tours through the Alps.

Near the summit of the ``Große Scheidegg''
Radrundtour München - Bodensee
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 1994, submitted 30 March 2007
language: de

Eine Radtour quer durch Süddeutschland über 667 Kilometer. Die Tagesetappen betragen zwischen 105 und 156 Kilometer. Die Tour beginnt und endet in München. Durch das oberbayerische Voralpenland geht es nach Füssen. Nach der Fahrt durch das Allgäu erreichen wir den Bodensee. Mit dem Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen ist der westlichste Punkt der Rundfahrt erreicht. Nur 30 Kilometer weiter nördlich fließt die Donau, der wir ostwärts bis kurz vor Ulm folgen. Ab Laupheim geht es schnurstracks nach Osten bis München.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Schaffhausen am Rhein
Radtour in Südfrankreich
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 1999, submitted 27 March 2007
Europe: France
language: de

Eine abwechslungsreiche Radtour durch das zentrale Südfrankreich über insgesamt 630 km, 7 Tagesetappen zwischen 64 und 120 Kilometer.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Gorges du Tarn
Radtour Atlantik - Mittelmeer
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 1992, submitted 27 March 2007
Europe: France
language: de

Eine reizvolle Radtour in 7 Etappen über insgesamt 829 km durch hügeliges Gelände, Tagesetappen zwischen 90 und 145 km. Die Etappenziele wurden nach Sehenswürdigkeiten und dem Angebot der örtlichen Gastronomie ausgewählt.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Monastry of Carennac
Venezia to Roma by Bicycle
by Thomas Wuilbaut, tour started July 2005, submitted 27 March 2007
Europe: Italy
language: fr

Mon voyage entre Venise et Rome, environ 900kms de bonheur en passant par Bologne, Florence, Sienne, Montepulciano... Un vrai bonheur! Avec des cartes, infos pratiques, tracks GPS...

My travel in Italy in 2005 from Venice to Rome, about 900kms of happiness and beautiful landscapes going through Bologne, Florence, Sienna, Montepulciano... A pure delight!! Maps, practical infos and GPS recordings included. In French but don't hesistate to ask for details...

Rolling Across Europa
by John Robinson, tour started June 2006, submitted 24 March 2007

During the summer of 2006, I traveled with only a bicycle from Lviv, Ukraine down to Napoli, Italy, then north to Calais, France. From Calais I ferried to Dover, then rode to London to complete the voyage. I visited eleven countries and saw a variety of landscapes and weather. I had encounters with many people and most of these were positive. I also used this experience to draw attention to a little orphanage in eastern Ukraine, the Makiivka HIV / AIDS orphanage.

Grossglockner Pass - higher than I wanted to go
Radtour durch die Pyrenäen
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2002, submitted 23 March 2007
Europe: France
language: de

Eine Radtour durch die französischen Pyrenäen in 8 Tagesetappen über 760 km. Das Gebirge, wo Majestix der Himmel auf den Kopf gefallen wäre. Die Wolkendecke hängt vor allem im westlichen Teil der Pyrenäen so tief, daß man Mühe hat die Straße zu sehen. Obwohl nicht so hoch wie die bekannten Alpenpässe, haben es die hiesigen ``Giftzwerge'' in sich.

A bike circle within 8 stages over 760 km through the French Pyrenees. The mountain range where the sky would have been fallen on Majestix' head. Expecially in the western part of the Pyrenees, the cloud cover is so low that it is difficult to see the road. Although not as high as the well known passes in the Alpes, the local ``spiteful little devils'' are tough ones.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

The beutiful Port de Pailhères
Cycling the Romantische Strasse
by Kevin Rodger, tour started May 1999, submitted 21 March 2007
Europe: Germany

A weeklong trip through Germany from Frankfurt Airport to Munich via the Romantic Road, and Dachau.

See all 4 reports by Kevin Rodger

Tour of the Alps 2006
by Jerry Nilson, tour started June 2006, submitted 15 February 2007

Another tour of the mighty Alps, which lasted 25 days. I cycled only 3615 km this time (around the same distance as the Tour de France) and climbed merely 150 different passes (some more than once) of which 103 were new to me. It added up to 79544m height metres.

Maratona-rides: Gran Fondo Marco Pantani & Maratona dles Dolomites.

Places: Aprica, Vivione, San Marco, Garda, Monte Pasubio, Asiago, Misurina, Vallarga, Cuneo, Casterino, Mont Authion, Molini di Triora, Sampeyre, Sestriere, Mont Cenis, l'Iseran, Aréches, Chamonix, Lac d'Emosson, Bretaye, Hahnenmoos, Gemmi, Grosse Scheidegg, Glaspass.

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

Rifugio Genova across the lake
Dolomites and Alps Bicycle Tour
by Lee Taylor, tour started July 2001, submitted 1 February 2007

This was a credit card tour (stayed in hotels and ate at restaurants). The route was from Como, Italy to Trento and Cortino de Ampezzo, then into Austria and over the GrossGlockner. Return was via Innsbruck and St. Moritz to Como.

A mental and cycling experience in a not cycling friendly country
by Marilen Corciovei, tour started 2005, submitted 29 January 2007
Europe: Romania

A mental and cycling experience in a not cycling friendly country. This is my one day 399km trip from Bucharest to the Black Sea. As a meditation to the cycling experience in a country where cyclists are ridiculised daily.

On the Danube river
Through Eastern Europe, summer 2006
by Blanche, tour started July 2006, submitted 28 January 2007

Through Eastern Europe, summer 2006

Summer 2006 we cycled Eastern Europe. We started in Bucharest Romania and went all the way to the Ukraine border into Hungary, Slovakia, Chzechoslovakia into Germany. On my windows webspace the route and the pictures tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

From Munich to the Mediterranean and More
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started July 2006, submitted 27 January 2007

This time we cycle from our front door in Munich, our goal is my sister's house in southern France, near Toulouse. We ride to Lake Constance and on through Switzerland, then in France we follow the Valley of the Rhone to the Mediterranean. From here we can ride on parts of the Canal du Midi to where my sister spends her summers in the little town of Durfort. After our visit we have enough time to continue on to the Atlantic. We started out as so-called credit-card cyclists and ended up buying a tent along the way and camping whenever we got the chance.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

Along the Canal du Midi , Southern France
Cycling Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire Valley of France
by Ben and Beth Elderd, tour started September 2005, submitted 21 January 2007
Europe: France

We had just finished cycling the South Island of New Zealand and instead of sitting back and relaxing on the flight home, we began planning our next trip, a month long self-supported cycling trip in France.

What better place to begin a trip to France then in Paris. From the 'City of Lights' we would dabble in a little art history by visiting Monet's gardens and then it would be off to the D-day beaches and a WWII history lesson. From 20th century history we would go back in time to the 11th century and visit Bayeaux and its famous tapestry. We would then check out life in a monastery, cycling across Normandy to Mt. St. Michel.

From Mt. St. Michel we would travel along the Brittany coast. At St. Malo we would leave the coast for the medieval city of Dinan and continue to the mouth of the Loire. We would then cycle through the land of chateaux and wineries ending our trip at Fontainebleau.

Our site includes lots of photos along with a daily log and an equipment list.

See all 6 reports by Ben and Beth Elderd

Cycling along the Seine, looking down on Le Petit Andelys
2006: Cycletours and training in the Dolomites and participation on the Granfondo Campagnolo
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started June 2006, submitted 14 January 2007
Europe: Italy

In the summer of 2006 I aimed to finish to succeed the Granfondo Campagnolo, the hardest bicyclemarathon in Italy in 2006. Before the Granfondo I and two friends of mine spent 3 days in the Dolomites, with those tours I bicycled onto 6 passes above 2000m there. The most wondeful climb was the very hard Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2350 m) from the Lake Misurina, with a beautiful panorama. An another memorable pass was the Staller Sattel (2052 m) on the austrian border: the last 5 km is very nice with panorama, calmness, forest, flowers, blue lake down and snow on the mountains. The Giau pass was a hard one, but ``only averagely nice''.

The Granfondo was one of my most memorable bicycle memory. I was the only one who finished it with a 13 kg+ 2,5 kg pack heavy touring bike. I could bicycle with the last 30-40 participant; I enjoyed the nature, countryside and the feeling; I stopped few times for photos. After arriving in time, as the speaker saw with how a bike I arrived into the finish, he called me next to him and after 2-3 sentences he spoke a few minutes about my performance. After it, the 50 people audience clapped for me and immediatelly I could hear the hungarian anthem from the loud-speakers. It was a surprise for me from the speaker, who found this performance very serious with a bike, I had.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

At the Finish of the Granfondo Campagnolo 2006'
An Alpine bicycletour onto the next few cols above 2000m - the last / 3rd chapter
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started July 2006, submitted 14 January 2007

After the last 2 years of my alpine bicycletours, in 2006 I went back to the Alps with the aim that after my tour maybe I would be the first hungarian people who bicycled up to all (74-75) of the asphalted alpine passes above 2000m. After 6 years of alone bicycling, this year I had two guys with me. In Italy and France we had nice, warm, sunny days with cycling a few hard cols, passes, like the 2612m high Passo Nivolet (I'm sure between the 3 best / most beautiful passes, where I had been), or the almost unknown Passo del Preit (2083 m), onto we bicycled in stormy weather with thunderstorms. The Fort Gondran (2347 m)was also very nice next to Briancon, I can suggest to visit it.

After Col du Lautaret, Alpe d'Huez, Col du Sabot, we arrived to Chamonix on a nice day, when at last we could see the snowfields of the Mont Blanc before sunset. Next day we got rain and cold as we cycled to Switzerland, and the bad weather remained for 3-4 days long. We had to postpone passes onto the next days, or climbed 1-2 of them partly in rain and arrived to the top in 4-8 degrees Celsius. The Sustenpass was the worst and coldest. The Passo Spluga (2117 m) was also a very beautiful pass, with a lot of hairpins, views and superb hairpin-row on a almost vertical wall, with short straight sections. Because the times went by too fast on that evening I decided to climb the famous Mortirolo (and the 2100m high Passo Val Bighera) in dark, in the night. It was wonderful: in a calm, dark forst in a warm air. I enjoyed very much the nature, air, and the views, because it was light, because I had fortune with the full Moon. I enjoyed the feeling so much, that I spent much time above. Our last pass was the Passo Goletto di Crocette (2070 m), onto we had 8-10% steep kilometers in or after raining for 2-3 hours. With a few passes postponed, we remained 4 passes to climb, that I did in September 2006.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Climbing Passo Nivolet (2612 m), Italy
One week bike tour in the new independent Montenegro and Serbia
by Medveczky György, tour started June 2006, submitted 13 January 2007
language: hu

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.

See all 5 reports by Medveczky György

Old path near the Albanian border

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