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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.

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.

Napa-Style Winery Bike Tours in Oakland

Napa-Style Winery Bike Tours in Oakland
East bay Winery Bike Tours, which offers Napa-style tours to urban wineries in Oakland.

Shipping Your Bike Abroad

Shipping Your Bike Abroad
Shipping your bike by airplane, a guide to regulations, costs and rules to ship bikes by plane

Wisconsin's Glacial Drumlin Trail: The Leisurely Way

Wisconsin's Glacial Drumlin Trail: The Leisurely Way
Mary Ann Noe bikes Wisconsin's Drumlin Glacial Trail from Cottage Grove to Waukesha with lots of interesting stops along the way.

Biking Through the Dutch Countryside: Picture-Postcard Panoramas

Biking Through the Dutch Countryside: Picture-Postcard Panoramas
Melissa Adams takes a bike and barge tour through the emerald plains and verdant meadows of the Netherlands.

Bicycling Cuba: Bluebird Skies and Welcoming Homestays

Bicycling Cuba: Bluebird Skies and Welcoming Homestays
Matthew Kadey bikes through the lush landscapes and opalescent beaches of Cuba and finds a warm welcome from local residents.

Bicycling Cuba: Bluebird Skies and Welcoming Homestays - Page Two

Bicycling Cuba: Bluebird Skies and Welcoming Homestays - Page Two
Matthew Kadey bikes through the lush landscapes and opalescent beaches of Cuba and finds a warm welcome from local residents.

Biking Videos

Videos about biking all over the world

Biking Videos from Around the World

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Cycling the Length of South America

Cycling the Length of South America
Mark Kennedy writes about James Pratt, a British attorney who is cycling the length of South America.

Biking from Tibet to Nepal: The Longest Descent in the World

Biking from Tibet to Nepal: The Longest Descent in the World
Tibet and Nepal: Rebecca Gados cycles to the Everest Base Camp in Tibet and takes the Friendship Road to Nepal, down the longest descent in the world.

The Andes Trail Expedition: Biking to the End of the World

The Andes Trail Expedition: Biking to the End of the World
Kaitlyn Silva writes about the 6,875-mile Andes Trail Bike Expedition from Ecuador to Argentina organized by Bike Dreams of the Netherlands.

Biking with the Europeans: Lower Cost, More Options

Biking with the Europeans: Lower Cost, More Options
Stephen Hartshorne explains the advantages of booking bicycle tours directly with European tour companies, including greater flexibility, a wider range of destinations and savings of up to 70 percent.

Cycling Montreal: An Adventure Sans Auto

Cycling Montreal: An Adventure Sans Auto
Rick and Chris Millikan take a cycling tour of Montreal, taking in all the artistic, historic and culinary highlights of this cosmopolitan city.

Ecuador: Mountain Biking on the Highway of the Waterfalls

Ecuador: Mountain Biking on the Highway of the Waterfalls
Jon Brandt takes a bicycle trip from Banos to Puyo in Ecuador, taking in some awesome scenery along the way, and visits a wildlife sanctuary in Puyo.

Biking Formentera, Spain: Less is More on the Balearic Islands

Biking Formentera, Spain: Less is More on the Balearic Islands
Regina WB submits a guide to biking on Formentera, an 'unspoiled paradise' in Spain's Balearic Islands.

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Cycling Northern Laos: A Pedaler's Paradise

Cycling Northern Laos: A Pedaler's Paradise
Matthew Kadey and his girlfriend Tabitha Ferguson bike across the rugged northern frontier of Laos, a country largely untouched by modern tourism.

Cycling Chile's Lake District

Cycling Chile's Lake District
Dale Fehringer takes a cycling tour in Chile's Lake District from Temuco to Puerto Montt and wonders whether he'd like to be 28 again.

The Road to Lalibela: Cycling Ethiopia’s Ancient Heartland

The Road to Lalibela: Cycling Ethiopia’s Ancient Heartland
Cycling the road to Lalibela: cycling Ethiopia's ancient heartland. Matthew Kadey bicycles through Africa.
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Cairo to Capetown: Biking Through the Heart of Africa

Cairo to Capetown: Biking Through the Heart of Africa
Tour D'Afrique a grueling bike race from Egypt to the tip of South Africa through Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt.

Africa: Cameroon by Bicycle

Africa: Cameroon by Bicycle
Africa bicycle tours, Cameroon by bike, tour with Bicycle in Africa.

Biking Cape Cod: On the Trail of Henry David Thoreau

Biking Cape Cod: On the Trail of Henry David Thoreau
Karl Meyer describes four bike trips on Cape Cod that follow the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, one of the world's most famous pedestrians.

Biking Belize and Guatemala: From Temple to Temple

Biking Belize and Guatemala: From Temple to Temple
Matthew Kadey takes a mountain biking trip to Mayan ruins in Belize, with a side trip to Guatemala.

Biking Utah's Canyonlands: The White Rim Trail

Biking Utah's Canyonlands: The White Rim Trail
Matthew Kadey describes a mountain biking trip on the White Rim Trail in Utah's canyonlands.

Biking in Fiji: A Spin ‘Round Historic Levuka

Biking in Fiji: A Spin ‘Round Historic Levuka
Rick and Chris Millikan go biking in Fiji and visit a number of historic locations.

Quebec's Little Train Bikeway: Recreational Cycling At Its Best

Quebec's Little Train Bikeway: Recreational Cycling At Its Best
Quebec biking:Wendy Hammerle writes about her trip along Quebec's Le P'tit Train du Norde Linear Bikeway.

A Netherlands Bike and Boat Adventure

A Netherlands Bike and Boat Adventure
Biking and boating in the Netherlands: Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis discover the joys of flat bike trails in Holland.

Paris-Dakar Bike Race: Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream

Paris-Dakar Bike Race: Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream
Two veteran bicyclists plan a race from Paris to Dakar, Morocco in the fall of 2006.

Riding in Rome: Two Wheels in the City

Riding in Rome: Two Wheels in the City
Riding in Rome--Doing as the Romans do, on Two Wheels

South Africa: My Favorite Country So Far

South Africa: My Favorite Country So Far
Sony Stark writes about the third port of call on her round-the-world voyage with Semester At Sea, South Africa.

The Katy Trail - Bicycling through Missouri's Wine Region

The Katy Trail - Bicycling through Missouri's Wine Region
The Katy Trail – Bicycling through Missouri's Wine Region

Bicyling the Kibi Plain in Japan

Bicyling the Kibi Plain in Japan
Rick and Chris Millikan describe their bike trip on the Kibi Plain in Japan

Mountain Biking in Moab, Utah

Mountain Biking in Moab, Utah
Mountain biking advice from a rider in the Moab Utah area. where to rent bikes, best trails and lodgings.

Biking in Beijing-GoNOMAD.com

Biking in Beijing-GoNOMAD.com
Biking in Beijing | Bike adventures around China's largest city.

Bicycle Tours around the World

Bicycle Tours around the World
links to bicycle tour companies

Biking in Carfree, Carefree Cuba

Biking in Carfree, Carefree Cuba
A guide to enjoying bicycle riding in Cuba

Biking Lake Champlain with BOB

Biking Lake Champlain with BOB
Biking Around Vermont's Lake Champlain using BOB the amazing bicycle trailer.

Biking Bangkok: An Alternative Way to See the Sights

Biking Bangkok: An Alternative Way to See the Sights
A guide to riding bicycles in Bangkok, Thailand.
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