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This Hill Doesn't Quite Fit The Punchy Climb Category

A Cycling Trip – South Bohemian Region Czech Republic

Three days of cycling in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic merely whet my appetite for what's available in the country. Lots has been written about the Prague to Vienna bike ride, especially with so many outdoor-adventure companies offering the tour. But the lesser known parts of the Czech Republic like the South Bohemian region are not nearly so well represented online.  Our group of cyclists, made up of five young males and…

The Highlights of a Week Long Trip Cycling Jordan

A week long trip cycling through Jordan is a fun way to see this safe and peace-loving country, often referred to as the Switzerland of the Middle East. While it's surrounded by noisy neighbours including Iraq, Syria, Saudia Arabia, Israel and the West Bank, don't let that deter you from visiting. I'm serious. Over the 10 days I was in the country I never felt unsafe for a second. You can expect to be greeted…

Biking Adventures in Transylvania Romania

“My revenge is just begun! And I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side!” You may recognise this line from Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula novel. And Dracula may be the only thing that comes to mind when thinking of Romania, right? In fact, there’s so much more to discover about this Eastern European destination. With low tourist numbers and few marketing campaigns to promote the country, no wonder people have no idea…

The Best Bike Rides in Canada You Can do in a Day

If you're someone who loves a good bike ride but hates biking on roads then I think you'd love what I consider to be 19 of the best bike rides in Canada. Most you can do in a day, two max. They all travel on dedicated trails and while you may have to cross the occasional road you won't have to worry about big trucks flattening you into a human pancake. Those that are longer…

Biking The Glenbow Ranch Trails

5 of the Best Bike Rides Around Calgary

We're extremely lucky when it comes to biking in Calgary. According to the City of Calgary "there are approximately 900 kilometres of pathways and 400 kilometres of on-street bicycle routes within the city." None of these numbers reflect the opportunities for biking in Fish Creek Park. The following are 5 of the best bike rides around Calgary  Glenmore Reservoir - one of the pretty bike rides around Calgary This is my go to bike ride…

5 of the Best Bike Rides in the South Okanagan

Did you know that some of the best bike rides in Canada are in the South Okanagan area of British Columbia? May is an especially great time to visit as the weather is sunny and warm, the regions 50 plus wineries are open and the crowds have yet to materialize. There are also a couple of standout events like the Giant's Head Grind that will appeal to both bikers and hikers. I would suggest these…

The Start Of The Road Up To Highwood Pass

11 of the Best Places to Cycle Within 75 Minutes of Calgary

Spring is a great time to be a cyclist in Calgary. The snow is gone - or what is left is inconsequential - and the temperatures are conducive to getting out on a bike. Calgary itself is lucky to have over 600 kilometres of bike trails. But there are also loads of great bike rides within 75 minutes to 90 minutes of the city. Here are my top 11 picks for Calgary and area bike…

Cycling in Peterborough, Ontario Over 3 Days

"Drumlins" explains Kieran Andrews, one of our two guides from Wild Rock Outfitters, are "400 - 800 metre long hills that can be steep with the worst of them on this morning's ride". Later - as in 90 kilometres, a shower and a glass of wine later - the truth comes out. Kieran proceeds to tell me "that the Tour of Flanders in Belgium, one of the hardest one day cycling races, shares the same topography as the Peterborough and the Kawarthas area."…

The Trail Along The Rideau Canal Is Well Used By Commuters And Carleton University Students

Biking in Ottawa: What You Can See in Just 2 Hours

Have you ever wondered what you could do if you could go biking in Ottawa but you only had two hours? I don't know how many times I've rolled into a city with time to kill but no plan on how to make the most of it. Convention goers and business people in particular can probably relate. In Ottawa, it's an easy problem to solve, especially since biking in Ottawa is a popular activity. Located…

Biking the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park

I've had a trip to Whitefish, Montana in my sights for some time. I didn't have specific plans other than to see what sort of outdoor adventures one could do in the area. And then I found out that hiking and biking the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park was available to hikers and cyclists in the spring. The road remains closed to cars until sometime in June but for two glorious…

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