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Prachatice: Home to a Culinary Cycling Tour

My Czech lunch of fried cheese and potato finished, I’m ready to head out and burn off some of the 1,000 calories I’ve just ingested. The plan is to spend the rest of the day on a 37 km culinary cycling tour. Make that an ebike tour beginning in Prachatice, Czech Republic. On this beautiful fall day I am biking with six guys – between the ages of 26 and 34. I don’t usually feel…

Cycling in Jordan

Cycling Jordan – Highlights of a Week Long Trip

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, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank, don't let that deter you from visiting. I'm serious. Over the 10 days I was cycling Jordan and exploring the country I never felt unsafe for a second. You can expect…

Cycling Northern Vancouver Island

The North Island has a hold on me, and I keep going back. Northern Vancouver Island is vast, sparsely populated, and you’re more likely to meet a bear than a tourism spot. A super destination if you like the great outdoors. This article shares three favourite spots for cycling northern Vancouver Island. Two are rough and remote (don’t expect pavement!), while the third is a mellower cluster of tourist gems. I’m a cycle tourist and…

Biking Adventures in Transylvania Romania

“My revenge is just begun! And I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side!” You may recognize 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…

Biking Le P'tit train du Nord - one of the great bike rides in Canada

Petit Train du Nord – A 4 Day Bike Trip

Le Petit Train du Nord, a 200 km multi-use trail in Quebec's Laurentian region checks off almost every box cyclists dream about. Cue the beautiful countryside, delicious local food, charming small towns and villages, excellent signage and relatively easy cycling - especially if you bike from north to south. Throw in the option of getting a shuttle to the starting point in Mount-Laurier and a daily luggage transfer and Le Petit Train du Nord is…

Biking the Glenbow Ranch trails

Glenbow Ranch – Where You Can Bike the Great Trail

If you're looking for a stunning section of the Trans-Canada Trail (TCT), now called the Great Trail, in Alberta to cycle visit Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, an oasis of rolling green hills on the banks of the Bow River. The Great Trail is completed in Glenbow Ranch though there is a plan to connect Cochrane to Calgary. The only thing missing is a small strip of land near the Calgary city limits. Glenbow Ranch Provincial…

Professionally sized bike is one of the road cycling safety tips

Road Cycling Safety Tips To Keep You Alive

I don't know if any of you have been in a road cycling accident. I have. It was back in the days before bike helmets were even a thing. I was biking to St. Michael's Hospital in downtown Toronto where I worked as a dietitian. Because of the traffic, I cycled very close to the curb, so close in fact that my front tire got caught in a sewer grate and threw me head first…

Cycling Andalucia from Grenada to Ronda

Spending the better part of a week cycling Andalucía is one of the most interesting ways to explore this region of Spain. Located in the south of the country, Andalucía is a region of big hills punctuated with olive groves and white villages, with a long history of habitation. You can expect challenging cycling with lots of elevation and some fast, fun descents.  Cycling Andalucia from Granada to Ronda, a distance of only 250 km,…

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