Guide to Biking the New Jersey Coast
Maps, pictures, and descriptions of rides along the New Jersey coast, from the Sandy Hook bike path south to Island Beach State Park.
A Circular Bike Tour of Holland
A circular tour of central Holland, beginning in Amsterdam and going clockwise to Hilversum, Utrecht, Gouda, Leiden, Noordwijk, and returning to Amsterdam. Easy biking through farm lands dotted with canals and windmills. Picturesque cities of Gouda and Leiden and the seaside resort of Noordwijk.
Biking Italy - Bolzano to VeniceStarting in Bolzano, in the foothills of the Alps in middle-northern Italy, going south along the Adige River on a beautiful bike path, through the university town, Trento, to Shakespeare country in Verona. A long, hot, and hilly ride eastwards to Vicenza, where my biking friend crashed, ending the trip prematurely about 50 miles west of Venice.
Biking Northern California - Wine Country and Coast
Starting in Napa and Sonoma Valleys and tasting wine as we bike alongside vineyards. Heading west towards the coast alongside the Russian River and through redwood forests. Biking south down the coast with waves crashing below on giant rocks and sandy beaches.
Cycling Southwest France - Biking the Dordogne
Starting in St-Emilion, near Bordeaux, and biking 220 miles eastward along the Dordogne River and its tributaries. Going through wine country, medieval towns, and prehistoric caves. Lonely roads, canopied by trees overlooking the river. Rocamadour in its spectacular cliff setting and the perfectly preserved old town of Sarlat.
Cycling the Danube Bike Path
Starting in Passau, Germany near the Austrian border and biking 230 miles along the Danube through Austria to Vienna. Following bike paths along both sides of the river. Castles on the hills, swans on the river, delightful small towns, and excursions through woods and farms.
From Cork up the west coast of Ireland to Galway. Eight days of detailed description and pictures. Lots of hills, occasional rain, and friendly people all along the way. Every night a search for the local pubs with the best Irish music.
Holland and Belgium
From Amsterdam airport south down the coast of Holland, across the water to Bruges in Belgium, east to Ghent and then north through Antwerp and back through the middle of Holland. Strong wind in my face and heavy rain at times.
From Dinan in Brittany north and east along the coast of Normandy, ending at Honfleur. Beautiful weather, bright colors, and the historic invasion beaches.
Biking the heart of England, beginning in London, following the Thames to Oxford, north and west to Stratford-upon-Avon, and south through the Cotswolds. Typical English skies and unsettled weather, narrow boats on the rivers and canals, Shakespeare country, and panoramas of wheat.
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