Jonathan Duda shares how he cycled the entire length of the historic Erie Canal. It is a 360 mile route across New York State from Buffalo to Albany. All who complete this route become certified “End-to-enders”!
Cycling is fun, healthy, and eco-friendly. So why not use your bike to explore new countries? Taking a cycling vacation not only helps you to relax, but also enables you to explore different places and experience the culture and way of life of the local people. You also get to discover many amazing places along the way. If you’re wondering which country to visit for a cycling vacation, we’ve got you covered. Here are our pick of 7 countries for cycling vacations.
The bike trails in Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon, offer a great bike ride, with lots of interesting sights along the way. Because they are off-road and mainly flat, you could take along the whole family.
Lime is a bike and scooter share service found in many cities in the USA and Europe. It’s affordable, practical, and a great transport option. We plan to prioritize cities that have Lime bikes when we travel, because they make it possible to have a vacation that is cheaper and healthier. This post tells you where to find Lime bikes, and includes a video showing how they work.
For those of you planning your first cycling tour, here is a first-hand account of what it felt like to one adventurous cyclist. Friend of the site, Pete Martin, recalls the first time he embarked on a long distance, solo cycling trip. In his case, he cycled the Way of the Roses coast to coast route across England.
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia’s premier cycling event for people of all ages and abilities, and is an excellent way to see the Australian countryside and meet locals. Read all about the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, the Mountains to Murray Bike Ride, in our post.
Check out this great infographic about cycling opportunities in the Lake District of England.
A survey has found that Londoners who cycle to work are happier with their commute than those who use public transport. Over 1,000 London workers shared their thoughts on commuting to work. An overwhelming 91% of Londoners who cycle to work reported that their commute is acceptable in terms of length, ease, and comfort. It also appears that bike commuting can improve productivity in the office.
If you are lucky enough to be in the area, Washington state offers many excellent opportunities to explore trails and roads. In this post we feature five great places to ride your bike in Washington. We have included three bike rides on trails, and two bike rides on roads.
For those of you craving cycling adventure, here is a slice of extreme cycling adventure in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This account will either inspire you to get out there and embrace the unknown on your bike – or make you decide that your morning commute to downtown is enough adventure already!
Looking for an active vacation? We have picked 5 travel ideas for an active vacation. We have suggestions for cycling, hiking, horse riding, and other adventures. Read this post for some great ideas for an active vacation.
Cycling through the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo in South Africa – including some fascinating information about ostriches and feather barons!
We are happy to introduce our new partner, Bruce Robertson of Cycle Tours Global – an independent company that helps you find your best choice for your next bike tour.
An interview with Reza Pakravan, author of Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back: Race to the End of the Earth. This book is a thrilling and inspiring account of two men achieving an almost incredible bike ride.
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is known for its vibrant nightlife, the green color that invades every corner, and the hospitality of its inhabitants. Less well known is the fact that Dublin is a great city for cycling – so why not explore Dublin by bike, and really get to know it?
This post is a beginner’s guide to bike tours! It has the answers to the questions you might have when you start thinking about your first bike tour. Plus, it features a detailed account of a first time bike tour along the Moselradweg in Germany.
This post explains how to enjoy the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, on a bike! Includes advice on transit options to get there (RiverCat or train), plus where to rent a bike so you can enjoy Olympic Park.
The mountainous Lake District in north-western England offers many opportunities for cycling in beautiful natural countryside. Although it is a small area, it offers incredibly diverse terrain. This means that there are cycling opportunities for everyone from beginner cyclists to advanced cyclists looking for an Alpine experience in England! This post offers an infographic with three Lakes cycling routes that are ideal for beginners.
Do you enjoy cycling in beautiful places with no cars at all? If so, consider an expedition to go biking on Newcastle Island, a small island just off Nanaimo (which is itself on Vancouver Island). On this island-off-an-island, there are no cars and no roads at all. The island is a provincial marine park. Apart from peaceful cycling, it also offers a casual restaurant, beautiful beaches, and a pristine wildlife experience. What’s not to like?
Central Florida has a number of paved and well maintained bike trails. Just about every trail is 12-foot-wide asphalt, with an occasional concrete area. In this post, Guest Contributor George Felegy shares his favorite Central Florida bike trails with us, and tells us how he discovered his “happy place” on a recumbent trike!