Cycling Along Europe s Rivers

Author: Michael Lyon
ISBN: 0615691897
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Over 25 Interesting, Historic, and Cultural Rides. Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is a "How To" book on taking self-guided bike trips to Europe that are affordable and easy to organize. The book is based on the author's extensive experience, including over 20 years of annual cycle trips to Europe. Rhine River, Danube River, Elbe River, Loire River, Po River, Neckar River, Mosel River, Main River, and more. * How to plan and prepare. * How to get what you need to the start of a ride and home again --bikes, panniers, and you. * What to bring and what not -- how to keep your load small. * How to handle getting around and other logistics. * Bike, Lodging and Eating advice. * Safety, Security, and Communication advice. * Route recommendations and key features. In short, everything you need to know to have a first-class, comfortable, flexible, and interesting riding trip to Europe without spending a fortune or going with an organized package. We budget about $120 per day per person (less if sharing rooms) plus airfare for hotels, meals, and everything else for rides that are typically 8-14 days in length. Rivers make the perfect touring -- flat, easy to navigate, interesting towns, historical sites, and relatively short distances between stops and sites. These trips are for everyone -- from weekend warriors to casual riders, from the young to the old. Our routes guide riders through Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, Switzerland, and, Slovakia, and utilize the detailed maps found in the terrific German Bikeline map guides. "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers" is a companion book to the European Bikeline Map Guides. It will tell you how and where to go, which Bikeline map guide to use for route details, and how to use these maps. That's all you need! Please Note: While the book does provide over 25 routes, suggested overnight stops, and associated mileage, it does not provide turn-by-turn details, and detailed maps, because this is not necessary for these trips given GPS, generally well-marked trails, the very detailed Bikeline companion guides, and the rivers themselves providing the ultimate route guide! Cities and regions in Europe you can visit include, among many other: the Danube Gorge, Amsterdam, Leiden, the Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Cochem, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, Basel, the Rhine Falls, Lake Bodensee, Konstanz, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Gyor, Tata, Budapest, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Dresden, Meissen, Wittenberg, Potsdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Hameln, Hann. Munden, Orleans, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Chinon, Saumur, Angers, St. Nazaire, Milan, Cremona, Parma, Mantua, Chioggia, and Venice. Even a brief mention of the C&O Canal and Erie Canal rides as warm-ups. Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is practical and well-organized. We have loved these trips and think you will, too! The standard print version is in black and white. Also available on Kindle in full color maps, and in full color paperback on Amazon at: Please feel free to contact the author at: [email protected] We appreciate all your kind reviews and feedback!"

The Rhine Cycle Route

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783626311
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This comprehensive guidebook to EuroVelo route 15 offers a detailed stage-by-stage description of the 1370km route along the Rhine, one of Europe's great rivers, passing through six countries on its way from Switzerland to the North Sea. The cycling is easy, downhill and along dedicated cycle lanes, the countries visited are very cycle-friendly and the waymarking is excellent. The whole trip can be completed in two weeks by a fit cyclist. The guide includes plenty of information to help you plan your trip, with advice on travel, accommodation and facilities. The full route is presented in 27 stages of 32-69km, with step-by-step route description, 1:100,000 mapping and notes on local points of interest. A facilities table, glossary and list of useful contacts can be found in the appendices. Starting in the Swiss Alps with high mountains, deep glacial valleys and gorges, it soon reaches Europe's third largest lake, the Bodensee, and its greatest mainland waterfall. After Basel, the Rhine becomes a broad river, now the world's busiest river trading artery. The middle Rhine, between Bingen and Koblenz, forces its way through the narrow rocky Rhine gorge, lined by romantic castles perched above Germany's finest vineyards. Finally, the river passes through low-lying Holland, famed for its many flood dykes and windmills.

Europe by Bike 2nd Ed

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594854424
Release Date:
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Describes the sights, attractions, and campgrounds along bike routes through such European countries as England, Germany, Greece, Italy, and France

Chasing Lines My World Record Pursuit Cycling Unsupported Across Europe 6292km 9 Countries Two Wheels One Man

Author: James McLaren
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483494067
Release Date: 2019-01-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When James McLaren saw a shiny blue bike at age thirteen, it was love at first sight. Two years after buying it, he cycled two hundred miles from Canterbury to Portsmouth along the southeast coast of England. He enjoyed riding somewhere he’d never been before, and even though there was a lot of rain, it was great fun. As the years went by, there would be other bikes, lots of roads traveled, and numerous injuries, but one thing stayed the same: McLaren loved to ride. Fast forward to 2016, and McLaren sought to do the unthinkable: cycling from Ufa, Russia, to Cabo Da Roca, Portugal, without a sponsor in a bid to set a Guinness World Record. In Chasing Lines, he recalls his journey, weaving in stories about other cycling adventures and how the sport has taught him valuable lessons about the importance of moving forward—no matter what. Join an amateur cyclist as he quits his job and chases a dream across nine countries, from the Ural Mountains of Russia to the coast of Portugal.

Greetings from Europe

Author: Niek Hazendonk
Publisher: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 9789064506505
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture and tourism

The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World

Author: Sarah Woods
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781785781827
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre: Travel

Imagine freewheeling through tufted French vineyards, scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas or rattling past whitewashed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys. From surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-raising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helmet and gloves. Sarah Woods tells tales of scenic single tracks, switchback climbs and routes newly discovered from around the world, each with valuable tips and details to satisfy every cycling enthusiast. It’s time to get those panniers packed and sprockets checked and to climb into the saddle.

The Boys Who Cycled Europe

Author: Alex Pavitt
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781291800296
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Alex and Tom are just schoolboys who do not have much knowledge about cycling. What they do have is a huge summer holiday to fill. Armed with some overly packed bicycles and no training they waved bye to their parents and set off to cycle 3000 kilometres around Europe, to raise money for the MS society. They aimed to cycle their bikes through 8 countries, meeting new people and seeing the world from a different perspective. However with crashes, infestations, and being eaten alive they are faced with a much harder task in order to make it home. Alex and Tom managed to raise over £3000 for the MS Society during their cycle. This book will enable them to carry on this effort, as £1 from every book will be donated to the MS Society.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 1

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783621262
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Travel

The first in a two-volume set, this guide describes cycling the first half of the 1269km Danube river from its source in the Black Forest to Budapest. The main route in this volume has been broken into 29 stages, averaging 44km per stage. A fit cyclist, cycling an average of 90km per day should be able to complete the route in a fortnight. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, the route is on a gentle downhill gradient, is mostly off-road and uses well-surfaced and dedicated cycle tracks or quiet country roads. With guidance on the plentiful accommodation and places to stop for food and drink en route. The Danube Cycle Way has become the most popular holiday cycle touring route in mainland Europe. Leading through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the route visits spectacular gorges, hilltop castles, vineyard-clad hillsides and medieval towns.

The River Rhone Cycle Route

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783624041
Release Date: 2017-02-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Guide to The River Rhone Cycle Route, an 895km bicycle ride starting high in the Alps of central Switzerland and finishing at the Mediterranean Sea, near Marseille. The route - which is mostly downhill - is divided into 20 stages (averaging 45km per stage) and can be completed by most cyclists in 12-14 days. The described route uses two waymarked national cycle trails: the Swiss R1 Rhone Route and the French ViaRhôna, which together have been adopted by the ECF (European Cyclists' Federation) as EuroVélo route EV17. The guide provides detailed route descriptions and 1:150,000 mapping for each stage, together with plenty of practical advice such as preparing for the journey, transport options there and back, what to take, accommodation en route and more. A Swiss/French glossary is also included. Taking in dramatic mountain vistas, Lake Geneva's enchanting beauty and the coastal delights of southern France, the route showcases some of the region's most spectacular scenery, making it a veritable gem for any tour cyclist looking to stretch their legs in stunning surrounds. If a visual feast is not enough, cyclists can indulge in the gastronomic wonders of the region. And need we mention the fact that the Rhone flows through some of the greatest wine producing regions of both Switzerland and France?

The Moselle Cycle Route

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783620821
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This guidebook provides 14 stages of route description to cycling along the Moselle river, a route that offers stunning scenery, plentiful accommodation and places to eat and drink, and straightforward cycling throughout. A well-waymarked, generally downhill 512km route, it is mostly off-road and on well-surfaced cycle tracks (mainly asphalt) with virtually no gradients, and the majority is along the riverbank or on canal towpaths. From its source in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France, the Moselle flows through the French region of Lorraine and crosses into Luxembourg then into the German Rheinland region before it reaches its confluence with the Rhine at the west German city of Koblenz. Suitable for both veteran long-distance cyclists and for newcomers to cycle touring who wish to start with an easy-to-follow journey, the route can be completed in a week by fit cyclists, cycling two stages per day. Two weeks allow for alternative stages and optional excursions through the Saar and Rhine gorges and to visit the Boucles de Moselle and the city of Luxembourg, and give enough time for sightseeing and a leisurely riding pace.

Classic Cycle Routes of Europe

Author: Werner Müller-Schell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408157527
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Whether you're a seasoned randonneur or an armchair dreamer, this is the book for you. A fantastic, practical guide for any keen rider on how to complete 25 of the most famous rides across Europe.

Cycling to Bohemia

Author: Steven Herrick
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1505460271
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Travel

Award-winning author Steven Herrick journeys from the wild coastline of Brittany in Northern France to the Bohemian splendour of Prague in Eastern Europe on a bicycle - an epic 2,500 kilometre adventure along rural back roads and beside the great rivers of Europe. Accompanied by his wife, Cathie and their two hardy bikes christened Jenny and Craig, this is an absorbing adventure across the heartland of the continent. The only pastime more important than cycling is sampling the culinary delights of French restaurants, German beer halls and the bars and cafes of Belgium, The Netherlands and the Czech Republic - from steak tartare to schnitzel; gateaux to goulash; and bordeaux to beer. The author never loses sight of his life's mantra, 'cycling is just an interlude between meals.' 'Cycling to Bohemia' is a bicycle adventure, a restaurant safari and a handbook for those who enjoy slow food, grassroots travel and long-distance cycling.

Eastern Europe

Author: Steve Fallon
ISBN: 0864426119
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Travel

Offers practical advice on planning an economical trip to Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia