This non-commercial site presents much of what I have learned in twenty years of bicycle touring in Europe.
You will find here cycling descriptions and photos for many of Europe’s premiere cycling destinations that I have chosen to ride. You can use these to find a bicycle tour meeting your needs—whether a commercial group tour or a self organized trip. For each destination there are a suggested routes to chose from, and practical details for a trip if you are organizing it yourself..
You will also find here as well my opinions and research on general topics such as budgets for European Bike touring, touring styles, bicycle choices and so on. (Self-organized bike tours are much cheaper!)
Sister Site: www.mayq.com, Cycling into and out of Paris on bike paths and minor roads, including to and from the airports.
Sister site: www.grfive.com, for a month of hiking across the grain of the Alps from Lake Geneva to the Meditteranean.
The boxes below in this column, and lower down in the next column, link to pages describing each of the bicycle tours I have ridden. If you wish to select one of these recomended tours based on scenery, difficulty, traffic and climate, please study this chart.
The boxes immediately below link to pages covering general topics.
Eurovelo 6 Part 1:La Loire à Vélo Cycling along rivers and canals from the Atlantic to Burgundy with links to continuations to Switzerland and the Rhine in Part 2, the German Danube in Part 3, and the Austrian Danube in Part 4 (or click above)
Cycling from Hamburg, Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark
Along the dikes of the Elbe River the North Sea in Schleswig Holstein, across central Jutland, and around northern Zealand. Seaviews, farmland, forest, ancient towns, lake district resorts, art colonies, Hamlet castle, Louisiana Museum.
Maps showing other Long-Distance Bike Tours in France, Germany, and
Cycling the Saint James Pilgrimage Route, France and Spain 1,200 Year History, Beautiful Scenery and Art, Challenging Hills
Along the Mediterranean from Marseille to Cassis, Hyères and Giens, Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Nice, and Menton: Art cities, resort towns, endless beaches and coves, cliffs and colorful hills plunging into azure water.
It is with a very heavy heart that after 16 years of running The Blue Bicycle restaurant, we announce the retirement of the current owners and management from the business. We have given careful consideration to this difficult decision, following 3 years of tireless effort behind the scenes dealing with […]