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Cycling Spain’s Via Verde Ojos Negros

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Spain’s vias verdes are cycling and hiking trails that have been developed along abandoned rail lines.  The longest of them all is Via Verde Ojos Negros.  If you ride the entire length plus the additional …

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We Stumble into Adlestrop – Through the Back Door

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When Jamie suggested a cycling vacation in England, I thought, “I’ll finally see the Cotswolds.”   Year after year I’d add “Hiking in the Cotswold Hills” to my Twenty-five Things list.   The list I write …

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Cycling Through History Along the Kennet and Avon Canal

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Cycling through Wiltshire, whether along the Kennet and Avon Canal or on quiet country lanes, is a delight for the gentle cyclist.  This section of the Sustran National Cycle Route 4 covers 87 miles between …

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Now We Can Say We Went to College at Oxford University

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Oxford’s Keble College Halfway between Bainton Bikes, and Gloucester Green, where we planned to catch a bus to London the next day, we stepped over the two-foot threshold of the Main Gate to be embraced …

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An Easy Cotswold Hills Cycle Route: the Cotswold Line

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Cycling the Cotswold Line is a great way for gentle cyclists to explore the distinctive stone walls, historic villages, and rolling landscapes of the Cotswold Hills, Britain’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dreams and …

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Free and First: Bikes on Washington State Inter-island Ferries

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Cycling Washington’s San Juan Islands is a great way to get started on independent cycle touring.  Base your tour from one island and take advantage of the free ferry rides for cyclists between islands. We …