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Bicycle Tour Articles and Stories about Biking Abroad


Most people will agree, there is simply no better way to get to know new city or country better than to explore it from the seat of a bicycle.  Being close to the ground, hearing the sounds, smelling the smells, and seeing it all at the slower pace of bike travel compared to car travel is the best way to get familiar. 

The travel articles in this section are written not by seasoned bikers but by fellow travelers who have  had the privilege of riding abroad.  Whether it's a grueling journey overland through South America, or a jaunt down a street in Paris, they share their bike riding adventures here and provide good advice for anywhere you may be thinking or riding. 

Explore bike riding around the world, as well as guided bicycle trips, in this section of GoNOMAD Travel.

The Tour de France Starts in Leeds, England

The Tour de France Starts in Leeds, England
Leeds England. The 2014 Tour de France departs from this booming city in Northern England.

Riding Down From Oregon to California

Riding Down From Oregon to California
Cycling down the Pacific Coast highway from Oregon to California.

Argentina: Biking in Buenos Aires

Argentina: Biking in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Biking around the city's avenues, tips on riding in the city.

Cycling in Sardinia, Italy

Cycling in Sardinia, Italy
Sardinia is unlike the rest of Italy and is the perfect place to bike and see one-of-a-kind food and scenery.

Biking in Hungary

Biking in Hungary
Hungary: Toby Hill has a strange overnight encounter in a small village near Fertö-Hanság National Park, Hungary.

Mexico City: Biking in a Vast City

Mexico City: Biking in a Vast City
Mexico City: On any Sunday, you'll see bikers taking over the Reforma and other major boulevards.

Madagascar: Getting to Know a Little Known Culture by Bike

Madagascar: Getting to Know a Little Known Culture by Bike
Madagascar: Getting to Know a Little Known Culture by Bike. A visit to remote Madagascar where Cath Harris finds craftspeople forging lampshades and sculpture out of discarded barrels

Riding Across Taiwan

Riding Across Taiwan
Taiwan: biking in Nantou County, in the country's mountainous heart

Biking in Cambodia

Biking in Cambodia
Cambodia: Biking the Charming Kingdom of Wonder. An up and coming bike destination in Southeast Asia.

Mexico City: Thriving, Cosmopolitan and Green

Mexico City: Thriving, Cosmopolitan and Green
Mexico City, a city that's endured a lot of hardship, is now cosmopolitain, cleaner and even has bikes to rent short term.

Cycling Ethiopia's Ancient Heartland

Cycling Ethiopia's Ancient Heartland
Friendly Ethiopians The Road to Lalibela: Cycling Ethiopia’s Ancient Heartland - Page Two By Matthew Kadey (Sharing honours with Libya, Ethiopia was the only other African country  ...

Biking in Tuscany

Biking in Tuscany
Biking in Tuscany

Biking the Hiawatha Trail on the Idaho-Montana border.

Biking the Hiawatha Trail on the Idaho-Montana border.
Biking the Hiawatha trail on the Idaho-Montana border.

Biking in the Desert of South America.

Biking in the Desert of South America.
Biking in the desert of South America.

Daily Prayers in Lhasa, Tibet

Daily Prayers in Lhasa, Tibet
Daily prayers in Lhasa, Tibet.

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Cycling on the Tibetan Plateau

Cycling on the Tibetan Plateau
Cycling on the Tibetan Plateau.

The Top of the Himalayas in Tibet

The Top of the Himalayas in Tibet
The top of the Himalayas in Tibet.

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Mount Everest From Base Camp

Mount Everest From Base Camp
Mount Everest from Base camp.

Camp in Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Camp in Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Camp in Yamdrok Lake, Tibet.

Barbeque on a bicycle

Barbeque on a bicycle
Barbeque on a bicycle.
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Boy Pitching in Trinidad, Cuba

Boy Pitching in Trinidad, Cuba
Boy pitching in Trinidad, Cuba.

A girl with a parasol in Bayam, Cub

A girl with a parasol in Bayam, Cub
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A horsecart near Cajobado, Cuba

A horsecart near Cajobado, Cuba
A horsecart near cajobado Cuba.

Getting a Shoeshine in Trinidad, Cuba

Getting a Shoeshine in Trinidad, Cuba
Getting a shoeshine in Trinidad, Cuba.

Bicyclist and Ox Cart in San Diego de los Banos, Cuba

Bicyclist and Ox Cart in San Diego de los Banos, Cuba
Bicyclist and oxcart in San Diego de los Banos cuba.

Biking Peru: Tackling the Horizontal Abyss

Biking Peru: Tackling the Horizontal Abyss
Peru biking: David EXN Nghiem describes biking through tunnels in the Andes mountains of Peru and other tales of his South American biking adventure

Bicycles Come With the Rooms

Bicycles Come With the Rooms
Bicycles Come With the Rooms at These Hotels. A round up of seven hotels that offer bicycles to guests to use for free.

Don't Need No 14'ers: Colorado's Best Mountain Hike | GoNOMAD

Don't Need No 14'ers: Colorado's Best Mountain Hike | GoNOMAD
David Rich meets a man who tells him about the 14érs but he finds a better hike in the Ice Basin and Bear Creek trail in Colorado's Rocky Mountains

Solvang California: a Cycling Adventure

Solvang California: a Cycling Adventure
A Solvang California Cycling Adventure. Biking through Los Olivos and other towns near Santa Barbara California

The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure | GoNOMAD

The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure | GoNOMAD
Commemorate the War of 1812 with the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, a 720 km bike ride around Lake Ontario

BikeSherpa Combines Social Networking with Bike Touring Adventure

BikeSherpa Combines Social Networking with Bike Touring Adventure
Helena Wahlstrom writes about a new social networking website for cyclists called BikeSherpa that allows them to choose their riding companions and their itineraries.

Zagreb, Croatia by Bike

Zagreb, Croatia by Bike
Zagreb, Croatia by Bike: touring the capital city of Croatia by bike and seeing its sights.

Biking in Pittsburgh, PA: A Resurgent Biking Destination

Biking in Pittsburgh, PA: A Resurgent Biking Destination
a biking tour of Pittsburgh PA reveals a resurgent biking culture, bars for bikers and plenty of biking trails, bike racks and bike rental shops.

Thailand Coffee: Doi Chaang, Thailand: In Search of the Fairest Cup of All | GoNOMAD.cmo

Thailand Coffee: Doi Chaang, Thailand: In Search of the Fairest Cup of All | GoNOMAD.cmo
Thailand Coffee: Matthew Kadey travels to Doi Chaang in northern Thailand, where the Akha tribe has replaced the poppy crop with coffee beans that are said to be the most flavorful in the world.

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Riding the Farmington Canal Heritage Train, Simsbury CT

Riding the Farmington Canal Heritage Train, Simsbury CT
A Floridian, Herb Hiller, travels by train to Simsbury CT to enjoy a ride on a canal-side trail and to enjoy meeting the citizens of this lovely preserved town in Northern CT

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Read More about Biking Around the World
Biking around the world; a collection of articles about bicycle touring and trips on bikes around the world.

Bicycle Touring in Europe: How to Choose the Right Tour Operator

Bicycle Touring in Europe: How to Choose the Right Tour Operator
Max Hartshorne presents advice from bike tour experts on how to select the right bicycle tour company for a trip in Europe.

Tour d' Afrique

Tour d' Afrique
Tour d' Afrique hosts bicycle expeditions around the globe for aspiring and experienced cyclists.
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