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 …
Five Days on Two Wheels in Emilia Romagna, Italy
My friend Christina’s love of Ferrara, her home city, inspired me to put together a gentle cycle tour. Along our way we visited a beautifully preserved Renaissance city and a medieval abbey. We rode along a huge saltwater lagoon and stayed in delightful agrotourism establishments. And when we reached the Adriatic…
Why Independent Slow Cycle Touring Rocks
I wasn’t always a gentle cycling enthusiast. Riding with Susan taught me to slow down and have fun.
We Stumble into Adlestrop – Through the Back Door
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 …
Cycling Through History Along the Kennet and Avon Canal
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 …
Now We Can Say We Went to College at Oxford University
Location, location, location… however true it is with real estate, it’s doubly true when selecting lodging on a cycle tour.
An Easy Cotswold Hills Cycle Route: the Cotswold Line
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 …
Combine Bikes and Trains for Gentle Cycling in England
By combining bikes and trains, gentle cyclists can explore parts of the UK that are beyond their cycling range. But be ready, you may have only a few minutes to figure out where to load your bike, get it loaded, and get yourself on board.
Cycling Idaho’s Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes
Ride across Idaho’s panhandle, surrounded by mountains with nary a climb on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes.
Free and First: Bikes on Washington State Inter-island Ferries
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 …
Washington’s San Juan Islands: An Easy First Cycle Tour
Quiet coastal roads and moderate climbs await the gentle cyclist on Washington’s San Juan Islands. They are a great place to get started on independent cycle touring.