2020 has been a year of perseverance and learning for most of us. We know everything will not be perfect just because the calendar flips to 2021, but we’ll approach it one day at a time and make the most of what lays ahead.
Connected by a beautiful ring of light, traversing the fields of ice that form the majestic wilderness of Greenland is an experience like no other. Hard to reach, with an almost prehistoric terrain, and a climate that feels imagined for a novel—there is something both daring and challenging about the world’s largest island. But it poses a uniqueness, something strangely difficult to find in a world of global travel and instant messaging.
During the dim wintry months, these vast plains are stacked with three to five meters of snow. Not many people travel to these immense ice masses in January, even fewer to cycle across. But that is what Tobias Woggon and Philip Ruopp settled upon for their next adventure. In Nordic Cycle, Woggon explains that not many people who took their tour had experienced biking at minus 30 degrees. “I consulted our friend Max,” he explains, “who had been riding his bike in Lapland, Finland the year before and was already experienced with the necessary technology and knew how to handle the cold.”
Bikes have been a hot ticket item during the Covid pandemic as more people look for recreational activities and outdoor transportation. With more bikes and other forms of micromobility on the road, transportation experts say the moment is prime for a transit upheaval in the United States. Here’s how the Covid bike boom could change the way Americans get to work and around major cities.
The 140-km bike path will offer amazing views over Italy’s largest lake and the mountains that surround it. It is expected to attract many bike enthusiasts who already travel to the area to ride on the Dolomites paths.
It will circle beautiful Lake Garda in northern Italy from Capo Reamol on the lake’s western shore to Limone sul Garda at the border with Trentino. The path crosses three regions, Lombardy, Trentino and Veneto and uses both existing cycling tracks and newly built paths.
Lake Garda is already a paradise for those who love exploring on a bike; from 2021, even more so, as the so-called Garda by Bike project, is scheduled to be completed.
The project has been in the works for two years and the stretch that is yet to be completed promises to be one of the most spectacular as it’s built right above the lake, next to cliffs that almost jut out into the water.
The path is suitable for everyone as it’s 2.5 meters wide and doesn’t have any particularly steep section. It can be biked on both road and mountain bikes. The speed limit is 30 km per hour.
And if you don’t like biking, no worries: the path includes a pedestrian lane for those who prefer walking.
Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.
This bike ride starts at the Porta Portese in the Trastevere district in Rome and takes you on a 10 mile (16km) ride along the Tiber River. The ride was filmed on June 6th, 2020 starting at 11:00am.
Video Timeline Links▼▼ 0:00 – Map of the bike ride 0:27 – Porta Portese 3:25 – Ponte Palatino 3:47 – Ponte Cestio 4:28 – Ponte Garibaldi 5:25 – Ponte Sisto 7:18 – Ponte Giuseppe Mazzini 8:40 – Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta 9:20 – Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II 10:07 – Ponte Sant’Angelo 11:12 – Ponte Umberto I 12:22 – Ponte Cavour 13:56 – Ponte Regina Margherita 14:59 – Ponte Pietro Nenni 15:44 – Ponte Giacomo Matteotti 17:20 – Ponte del Risorginmento 17:30 – Ramp up to upper path 18:19 – Ramp up to Lungotevere della Vittoria 21:18 – Via Capoprati (return to upper bike path) 25:26 – Ramp to lower bike path 25:50 – Ponte Milvio (TURN AROUND)
Follow along with Sony Artisan Chris Burkard as he documents his incredible trip across Iceland, biking a route said once to be impassable.
For the next five weeks, travel writer Simon Parker is cycling the length of Britain for Telegraph Travel, from Shetland to the Scillies. But how might a long-distance, unsupported bike tour be different in these uncertain Covid-times? Watch the video to see his 127-mile-cycle from the north to the south of Shetland. We’ll have a video of Simon’s full journey from Shetland to the Scillies when he finishes his trip in a few weeks.
Travel journalist Simon Parker goes on a cycling adventure around the Portuguese island of Madeira and discovers why it’s the ideal destination for him. With extremely low numbers of active coronavirus cases and a strict testing policy on entry, Madeira has been able to reduce the threat of the virus. With the reduced number of tourists, Simon was able to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore Madeira’s microclimates.
Tuscany offers many cycling itineraries: from the most challenging to the easiest routes (even for families), from the mountainous paths to the ones passing through art towns. You can take in the sights of amazing beaches and mountain tops, crossing precious hamlets lost in the countryside.