By Matthew Kadey Locking into a firm handshake, our host Jorge (again, name changed), a quick to laugh barrel-chested man with a perpetual smile and beard where the pepper is trying to hold off the salt warmly looks me in the eye and declares: “Tonight we are all family.” It turns out that we have […]
There is no other way to get as close to a place as when you are riding a bike. Our travel writers have ridden b bikes all over the world, and here they share adventures on two wheels.
Riding the Longest Downhill Road in the World in Tibet By Rebecca Gados This is the last push to the edge of the Tibetan plateau. There is one more pass after this one, and after that, it’s all downhill into Nepal. I am excited; our cycle map of Tibet labels it, “the longest descent in […]
The Andes Trail Expedition By Kaitlyn Silva If ordinary bicycle tours aren’t enough to satisfy the intrepid traveler in you, it’s time to take a journey through the challenging but spectacular scenery of the Andes Trail in South America. In 2008, twenty steadfast biking enthusiasts traveled 11,000 kilometers (or 6,875 miles) from Mitad-del-Mundo monument at […]
Biking with the Europeans: Lower Cost, More Options By Stephen Hartshorne Everyone knows that bicycle tours are one of the best ways to experience Europe, but there are many different kinds of bicycle tours, and many different ways to book them. Many US tour companies will make all the arrangements for your travel, lodging, and […]
Montreal by Bike is an Adventure By Rick Millikan Rolling our suitcases smoothly past neighborhood bistros to the heritage chateau-style train station, we board Via Rail for a scenic two-hour ride following three glorious days exploring historic Quebec City. We’re now off to investigate Montreal and new bicycle adventures. After checking into our charming boutique […]
A guide to biking on Formentera, an ‘unspoiled paradise’ in Spain’s Balearic Islands with pretty views, hillclimbs, beautiful beaches and tasty local foods.
By Dale Fehringer If you could, would you be 28 years old again? That question, among others, occupied our time while we cycled through Chile’s Lake District in November, 2007. We were on a seven-day guided bicycle tour of southern Chile’s lakes and volcanoes, enjoying a spring-time glimpse of one of the most beautiful places […]
My Canadian cycling mate on the road to Lalbela has promised me 450 miles of verdant views, epic climbs, screaming descents and cheap smooth beer in Ethiopia.
The Road to Lalibela: Cycling Ethiopia’s Ancient Heartland – Page Three By Matthew Kadey The following morning we dive headfirst into bureaucracy as we are passed from a policeman to a secretary to another policeman to another secretary all in a futile effort to file a stolen goods report. Being an irascible man, Scotty is […]
Tour D’Afrique a grueling bike race from Egypt to the tip of South Africa through Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt. Cairo to Capetown!