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Tours (continued)

Scandinavia (Nordkapp to Copenhagen)
by Mark Fenwick, tour started June 2005, submitted 9 September 2007

The original plan was to cover Scandinavia from Nordkapp to Copenhagen with a long stretch along Sweden's east coast. However, safety concerns resulted in a hastily arranged detour along Finland's west coast.

My memory will be mainly of glorious sunshine and, another pleasant surprise, the wind blowing North to South for a good few days when I needed it (as evidenced by the grim determination on the faces of the cyclists heading the other way.)

See all 8 reports by Mark Fenwick

Nordkapp
London to Paris (Two Towers)
by Mark Fenwick, tour started April 2005, submitted 9 September 2007

A four day tour from London to Paris over Easter to try and get my fitness back on track for a bigger trip later in the year.

Despite the less than perfect weather and near constant headwinds this was a really enjoyable trip, if only because it totally dispelled my preconceptions of the French and their attitude to us Brits!

See all 8 reports by Mark Fenwick

Notre Dame de Paris
Around Iceland (sort of)
by Mark Fenwick, tour started July 2004, submitted 9 September 2007

The trip improved immensely upon abandoning the notion that it was somehow possible to get right around route one and still make my flight home.

Despite the variable weather, impossible winds, terrible roads, absurd prices and murderous wildlife, Iceland is a fantastic country with genuinely friendly people and some of the most amazing scenery anywhere!

Most importantly, allow more time than you think you need to see it all; for a small country Iceland feels vast!

See all 8 reports by Mark Fenwick

Jökulsarlon
John O'Groats to Lands End
by Mark Fenwick, tour started June 2003, submitted 9 September 2007

My first tour and the reason the web site was set up in the first place. The site's original purpose was to help raise sponsorship for an unassisted charity cycle ride originally called the 'Anglo-Swiss Charity Bike Ride', after the nationalities of the two participants.

It was an unforgettable trip of a thousand miles on a pair of poorly equipped mountain bikes that raised over £1,500 for the National Autistic Society.

See all 8 reports by Mark Fenwick

Sunset over Oban
A This is a record of our cycle tour through Europe
by Hazel and John Owen, tour started July 2007, submitted 5 September 2007

This blog (still ongoing) describes our experiences, both good and bad, of cycle touring around Europe. It was a long planned trip - about 15 years before coming to fruition - and we decided that as we were between jobs and countries (from Dubai on the way back to NZ) we would explore some of the places we had always wanted to visit and get a culture fix too!

Baltic Sea, Pommern and Masuren July 2007
by José Rössner, tour started July 2007, submitted 4 September 2007
language: en, de, nl

We took the train ``City-Night-Line'' from Zurich (21.00h) to Berlin (10.00h. With some delay, ca.2 hours, due to railway personnel strikes, we arrived, alert in Berlin. In the sunshine we found the way out of the city at once. When we got to the border of Poland at Schwedt, it began to rain for two days with interruption. Fortunately we had tail wind until Masuren. We cycled via Stettin, the Baltic Sea coast along to Danzig, via Elblag and Olstyn to the Masuri sea-plateau until Gizycko. From there through central Poland via Bydgoszcz and Frankfurt/Oder back to Berlin. On the way back we fought against strong head wind. Because we cycled through so many forests, the heat (35ºC) in Masuren and wind on the way back, were not too big an obstacle.

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

After the thunderstorm in Boryszyn
Berlin - Copenhagen 2007
by Ubik + Cella, tour started August 2007, submitted 4 September 2007
language: it
Going to Køge (Denmark)
The Basque Country by bike
by rosa-mikel-eki, tour started 2007, submitted 27 August 2007
language: eu, es

Euskal Herriko itzulia / The tour around the basque country / La vuelta al País Vasco / Le tour au Pays Basque

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Traveling the world on a bicycle
by Blanche, tour started 2007, submitted 26 August 2007
language: en, nl

In the summer of 2007 we cycled a whole month in Bulgaria. We ate al lot of shopska and purenzi kartofi, met a lot of women with beards, heard a lot of sheep and cowbells, saw beautiful woods and impressive canyons. On my webspace you'll find the route and some pictures to tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

German Donau 2007 from Ulm to Passau
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started August 2007, submitted 22 August 2007
language: it

This is my tour along the German Donau, from Ulm to Passau, a continuation of my previous tour in 2006.

See all 15 reports by Davide Tambuchi

A photo near Passau
Lungo l'Inn in bicicletta
by Paolo Adamoli, tour started July 2007, submitted 19 August 2007
language: it

Viaggio lungo la valle dell'Inn. I primi itinerari sono stati percorsi nell'estate del 2001.

Siamo partiti dal passo del Maloja e abbiamo raggiunto dapprima Innsbruck e poi Kufstein.

Nel lugio 2007 abbiamo riscritto gli itinerari, aggiungendo nuove fotografie e rivisitato il percorso, che è stato modificato nel suo primo tratto in Engadina.

See all 5 reports by Paolo Adamoli

Round the World and other Tours
by Helen Cooney, tour started 2007, submitted 18 August 2007

Read about my adventures by bicycle around the world,taking in Europe, the Near East, India, South East Asia, Australasia, and the USA on Route 66.

For something a little less ambitious, I have prepared details of a three-week tour of the beautiful landscapes of central Portugal.

Or if you prefer a central base and some day rides, read about my routes on the Spanish island of Mallorca - a cyclist's paradise, with warm weather, flat hinterland, stunning mountain climbs, and huge ice-creams!

the Sinai desert, Egypt
Colorado, Utah & Arizona
by Nicolas de Hemptinne, tour started July 2006, submitted 16 August 2007
language: fr

From Denver to the Grand Canyon and return...

See all 5 reports by Nicolas de Hemptinne

Central Japan (Kanto & Kansai)
by Ewa Zawadzka & Bartek Zdanowicz, submitted 14 August 2007

The information that you will find on these pages is about cycling in central Japan and wild camping in the country. There are seperate links to different rides in Kanto, Kansai as well as Chuetsu regions with travelogues and photos. The main page contains also travelogues and pictures from bike rides in Ontario, Canada as well as a 6 month trip across Mediterranean Europe.

Mt. Fuji during the typhoon #17 during a bike trip in Kanto region in 2003.
County Clare, Ireland
by Bike Hippies, tour started March 2007, submitted 14 August 2007

A few days spent exploring County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. I live in the UK and travelled via Dublin on the ferry and train. This was a short and rather windy trip based around the coastal village of Doolin, and included a visit to the Cliffs of Moher.

See all 6 reports by Bike Hippies

Bilbao to Portugal
by Bike Hippies, tour started September 2006, submitted 14 August 2007

Starting in the south-east UK we took the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao, travelling south west across Spain towards Portugal. We wanted to find out whether we wanted to live in Portugal - after staying there for a month, the answer turned out to be no, but we had a great trip all the same, encountering beautiful mountain scenery in northern Spain and challenging hills (and drivers!) in the Portuguese Douro region.

See all 6 reports by Bike Hippies

Bike ride from UK to Poland
by Bike Hippies, tour started April 2006, submitted 14 August 2007

Journey from south UK to northern Poland on a bike and a recumbent trike. We stayed in Poland for a few weeks and then travelled home via Denmark.

We left our jobs and sold our house to go on this trip - part of the reason for going was to explore whether we'd like to live in another country. The other reason was to satisfy my craving for long distance touring.

See all 6 reports by Bike Hippies

1 fille, 2 roues, 3 amériques... (1 girl, 2 weels, 3 Americas...)
by Martine Hubert, tour started July 2007, submitted 13 August 2007
language: fr

De l'Alaska à la Terre de Feu, SortiePleinAir.com vous invite à suivre le périple extraordinaire de Martine Hubert: la traversée à vélo, en solo, des 3 Amériques.

Martine, Canada (Alaska)
Across Mediterranean Europe (2005)
by Bartek Zdanowicz and Ewa Zawadzka, tour started June 2005, submitted 8 August 2007

The page contains travelogues and pictures from a number of bike trips across Europe, Ontario (Canada) as well as Kansai and Kanto regions of Japan. The trip across European continent has entries written from the road and together with photos it provides the description of the trip day by day. The trips across Japan give a lot of information about local areas (places to camp, onsens, roads, what to see, etc.) as well as many photos. There is also some general information on cycling, wild camping and hiking in Japan. Hope it will help.

Cabo de Gata, Andalucia, Spain
First time touring - Austria, Germany, & Czech Republic
by Dan Nguyen, tour started July 2007, submitted 7 August 2007

Read about the difficulties/triumphs of a first-time touring cyclist. I traveled through Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic for 16 days. Although I was credit card touring, I encountered obstacles throughout my trip. I had no plans or routes for this trip... I went wherever I felt like. I have had many people (family, friends, & co-workers) question why I am riding my bike alone across Central Europe... my answer has been: change. I needed to experience the unknown... hence the lack of planning of where to visit and stay.

I più bei percorsi per l'extreme bike
by Manu, tour started 2007, submitted 6 August 2007
language: it

Info pratiche su dove fare downhill, freeride, cross in Italia con segnalazione di 4 percorsi per l'estate: Oropa, Livigno, Pila e soprattutto Val di Sole sede dei mondiali di downhill 2008. Anticipazioni sui mondiali Mtb 2007 e 2008.

Venice to Rome by Bike
by Gene Nacey, tour started May 2007, submitted 6 August 2007
language: en, it

This was written as a ``Daily Blog'' of my bike trip from Venice to Rome. I had taken some Italian Courses at the University of Pittsburgh, and made friends with various Italians on the internet through an instant message program called SKYPE. I recruited my Italian Teacher to drive a support car, and I rode my bike. I was able to meet with 4 different people/families that I met online in my quest to learn the language and experience the ``real culture'' of the country. There are MANY pictures, and also quite a few VIDEOS of this trip. All links to photos and videos can be found on the index page. There is also a separate page for each day of the journey - my daily ``diary'' of surprises, delights, frustrations, and revelations. Even though I had only cycled in Italy before with organized cycling groups, I had an amazing trip doing this one alone. I am in the process of translating each day's blog into Italian, and eventually I'll try to post each day's road notes or route as well.

See all 3 reports by Gene Nacey

Drying Out in Orvieto
Tour Blog to include UK, Faroes, Iceland
by Jon Bradshaw, tour started June 2007, submitted 1 August 2007

Plymouth (UK) to Plymouth (USA), May to November 2007

Started Bakewell, UK and have completed half of the tour to inlcude cycling up the East of UK to Aberdeen, then Shetland Isalnds then a tour of the Faroe Islands and then a East West crossing of ICELAND to include the Kjlour Route. Currently crossing Greenland (unfortunately not on a bike but on skis) I then pick up my bike in Labrador (Canada) and cycle down through Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and then the US arriving in Plymouth Rhode Island in mid November. Then in late December I will complete the final leg of 270 miles non stop riding from Plymouth (UK) to Bakewell.

Darwin to Perth
by Igor Kovse, tour started July 2007, submitted 31 July 2007

As I came to the sign ``Perth 46 km'' I become a bit sentimental. I remembered a moment on the opposite side of time and space, the end of the first day (Day 0) just outside of Darwin. I was at the kitchen of a caravan park and a young fellow asked me where I was going to. ``I'm cycling to Perth'', I said. I had a sum total of 41 km under my belt at that time. The other camper, preparing the meal at the kitchen, looked at me bewildered, thinking probably ``What is this lunatic talking about?''.

See all 17 reports by Igor Kovse

Somewhere on endless Australian highway
Venice-Amsterdam by bike
by Fabio Ferronato, tour started July 2007, submitted 25 July 2007

Cycling from Venice to Amsterdam in 8 days.
Got a loooooooot of rain !!!
Photos of nice landscapes, houses and not DNA-manipulated cows !!! :-)

See all 9 reports by Fabio Ferronato

Paris Peking 2007 Carfree - Celebrating Better Mobility
by Daniel N. Lang, tour started April 2007, submitted 24 July 2007
language: en, de

As a rider of the Beijing to Paris 2007 Carfree rallye to celebrate better, carfree mobility (see www.beijingtoparis.com), I am riding in the opposite direction from Paris to Beijing.

I try to get in contact with local cycling culture as much as I can and to spread peace over the world!

The bike I am undertaking this tour with is a recumbent touring bike equipped with high quality components. So far (end of July 07) I haven't had a single technical defect!

See all 2 reports by Daniel N. Lang

Chambord castle in France (beginning of the tour)
Tour of the Alps 2007
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2007, submitted 20 July 2007

A lightweight tour of the Swiss, Italian, and Austrian alps, 1501km, 33047m of climbing, and several passes.

See all 13 reports by Piaw Na

On top of Grosse Scheidegg
Sardinienrundfahrt
by Hubert Becker, tour started June 2007, submitted 19 July 2007
language: de

Eine anspruchsvolle Radrundtour auf Sardinien in 13 Tagesetappen über insgesamt 1126 km, Tagesetappen zwischen 60 und 110 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Wild pigs near Genna Silana
Comm'on Life in Eurasia: 2 years of challenge and cultural discovery
by ELena Chernyshova and Gael de Crevoisier, tour started August 2006, submitted 18 July 2007
language: fr, ru, en

We are performing a 2 years (theoretically) trip around Eurasia. During the trip, we are performing a photo documentation for ICOMOS, an expert organization of UNESCO about cultural heritage. The database created will be available on the website.

We wish with this project to perform some challenging cycling, linking with useful actions.

Our website relates our diary and we are putting plenty of photos and comments (and lots of other fields are going to come, such as advices, technical data...).

Elena on bike, -12C Kazakstan, December 2006
North-central Italy tour
by Caleb Schiff, tour started May 2007, submitted 15 July 2007

In May, 2007, I spent 15 days cycling in north-central Italy and covered about 1600 km (990 miles). I cannot understate how great the trip was and I suggest anyone who is eager for culture, amazing food, adventure, and a physical and mental challenge to follow in my tracks. Wine-lovers will also find this route especially pleasing.

The route begins and ends at Milan Centrale train station, providing an easy connection to the rest of Europe. Overall, the trip was flawless with only one flat tire. The route would be best suited for anyone who wants to cover lots of miles and see the main sights of north-central Italy (e.g. Venice, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Langhe/Roero). Although my trip was great, I would make some changes, and these are suggested below. I've briefly described the route and sights for each day. Please feel free to contact me for more specific information and advice (calebschiff@gmail.com).

Paul Carter's Cycling Adventures
by Paul Carter, submitted 12 July 2007

Just a simple compilation showing some photos of my solo, minimum preparation/planning, fast, travel light, using only my vacation allowance rides across the continents. First ride was with road bike, all other rides on Orange P7 rigid mountain-bike with semi-slick tyres.

First big ride 1993. New York to San Francisco via Grand Canyon and Death Valley. 6000km in 28 days
A Journey from Cotton mill to Colosseum
by Ben Daly, tour started September 2006, submitted 11 July 2007

This is my first bike journey. I visited many places, and saw many things. I hope it inspires you to get on two wheels, instead of doing the usual airline-backpacker thing.

The best road in Provence
Cycling the NSCR in Denmark and the Rallarvegen and Numedalsruta in Norway
by Stan Williams, tour started July 2006, submitted 8 July 2007

Epilogue. ``Why have we come all this way to go cycling in Holland''.

Last year we wondered if we should have done the NSCR in Norway last, after doing all the other sections, seeing the spectacular range of countryside and the beauty of it all. This year's trip has sort of confirmed that we might have been right. That is not to say that there is no beauty in the Danish landscape. There is, and in our opinion the loveliest sections of the Danish NSCR were in the Northern part of the Jutland. As for the rest of the route there were gems to be found every now and again, which made it worth doing.........

.............However when you compare the Danish section of the NSCR to Norway, say the NSCR, Rallarvegen or Numedalsruta, the Danish NSCR falls short in sheer WOW! factor. The Rallarvegen in particular has fantastic scenery and it a great challenge. It is also amusing to be cycling at an altitude higher than the highest point in the UK. The Numedal, although it changes considerably from the higher reaches down to Larvik, is just gorgeous and treasures such as the stave churches complement the beautiful scenery.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Heading towards Upsete railway station.
wish tour (world bicycle tour) photos and stories from a bicycle tour around the world
by Rick Gunn, tour started July 2007, submitted 8 July 2007

Welcome to the Wish Tour!

Below you will find the photos and journal from a two-year, 20,000-mile bicycle journey around the world.

Starting in July 2005, this journal will take readers across the United States, Europe, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

The journey began more than 20 years ago, as the seeds of a dream to circumnavigate the globe were cultivated from a deeply personal and painful experience.

[Absolutely stunning pictures.]

Sella Ronda Bike Day: tour dei passi delle Dolomiti
by Voiaganto.it, tour started July 2007, submitted 6 July 2007
language: it

Info, mappa del percorso, foto dell'edizione 2006 e link intorno al famoso Sella Ronda bike day, che segue un tour dei passi dolomitici (Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, Passo Gardena e Passo Campolongo).

See all 2 reports by Voiaganto.it

Foto ufficiale Sella Ronda bike day
Cycling the North Sea Cycle Route in Norway
by Stan Williams, tour started August 2005, submitted 3 July 2007

Epilogue.

Indelible impressions.

The final irritation on arrival in Schiphol did not diminish the wonderful memories we have of the tour and of Norway. The amazing light and vivid colours of sky and sea, the torrential summer downpours, still stay with me to this day. Not forgetting the range of roads and routes and landscape. I still have flashbacks of places that I did not photograph and have no idea where they were on the route.

We wonder if we should have done the NSCR in Norway last, seeing the spectacular range of countryside and the beauty of it all. I suspect that everything else will be an anti-climax after this. Still we started here with the NSCR and we'd like to go back one day and do it again.

This was our first ever long cycle tour, (and my first attempt at a travelogue). The trip was a wonderful experience for the both of us, and got us hooked on cycle holidays. As well as the travelogue there are picture galleries of the trip, and some information about the bikes and gear we used, plus things we learned about cycling.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Sunset over the campsite at Lunde (Farsund)
Northern Extremadura via Ciudad Rodrigo
by Anthony Shaw, tour started April 2007, submitted 2 July 2007

A 9 day circular tour from Ávila (train to/from Madrid) on quiet roads through great scenery.

From Ávila, a long day westwards put us to within easy reach of the natural park of Las Butecas - Sierra de Francia, with some great cycling. Interesting mountain villages such as Mogarraz and La Alberca were followed by a climb over the Peña de Francia and a long descent to the delightful historic town of Ciudad Rodrigo.

Heading south from Ciudad Rodrigo got us to our primary objectives, the Sierra de Gata and Las Hurdes areas of northern Extremadura. The journey westwards took us along the northern boundary of the Sierra de Gredos before returning to Ávila.

See all 4 reports by Anthony Shaw

Sierra de Francia - Mogarraz en route to La Alberca
From the European Union to the Habsburg Empire: Off to a good start
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started May 2007, submitted 2 July 2007

Our new neighbors in the European Union and musings over the history and downfall of the Habsburg Empire led us to plan a trip through the countries involved: Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Romania, Montenegro, Poland, Ukraine, Italy and Serbia. Here you can read about the trip as planned and how far we got.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

A very approximate notion of the planned route
Cycling in Andalucia (in winter)
by JW & Gu, tour started January 2007, submitted 30 June 2007
language: en, nl

Late December, we left cold Holland to cycle in the sunny south of Spain. We made a tour through the Alpujarras, around the famous Sierra Nevada and along the Costa Tropical. You can see some pictures and our comments.

Rond oud & nieuw 2006 - 2007 fietsten we een week in het zonnige zuiden van Spanje. Vanuit Granáda fietsten we naar de Alpujarras, rond de Sierra Nevada en vervolgens richting en langs de Costa Tropical naar Málaga. In bijna 500 kilometer zagen we bergen, sneeuw, sinaasappelbomen, olijfbomen, cactussen, half-woestijn, bos, zee, strand en vooral: véél zon!

See all 6 reports by JW & Gu

Sunny midwinter morning in Andalucia
Day Rides in San Diego County
by Kirby James, tour started April 2007, submitted 29 June 2007

These pages describe a series of day rides around San Diego County, these include

  • Mount Laguna and the Sunrise Highway
  • Mount Palomar
  • San Diego's South Bay
  • The Anza-Borrego Desert
  • Julian, and
  • La Jolla

See all 6 reports by Kirby James

Queen Califia's Magical Circle, Escondido

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