Tag Archives: Cycling

Views: The McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway, Oregon

In this episode of the Peak Northwest video series, host Jim Ryan cycles the spectacular McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway in central Oregon. The ride is framed by the Cascades and beautiful forests, and it’s punctuated by a historic, if not eerie, observatory — constructed from the same lava rock that surrounds it for miles. To some, the area is an unsettling moonscape. To others, it’s begging to be explored on two wheels.

Previews: “Bikepacking – Exploring The Roads Less Cycled” (September 2021)

Bikepacking is the publication to discover the adventurous spirit of life on two wheels. Exploring journeys in different regions around the world, introducing the people and culture around it, and giving you the lowdown of all the tips and tricks, this book presents the insights and inspiration to plan your expeditions. Whether beginner or experienced, this is a journey for everyone to enjoy.

They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to bicycle touring. Pack your bag! Taking the roads less traveled, Bikepacking explores surroundings every pedal of the way whilst embracing the freedom nature offers. Long-distance cycling is more than a method of transportation, it’s a vibrant traveling philosophy.

Stefan Amato is a British-based biker and the founder of a bicycle tour operator Pannier.cc. Since its founding in 2012, it has become a staple of the biking community both in the UK and abroad.

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Views: Cycling Bridge On Donge River, Netherlands

Cycling across the river Donge on the Willem Letschertbrug. More information in the blog post: https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/?p… and the video report: https://youtu.be/f2eOwJqBhP0

Geertruidenberg is a city and municipality in the province North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. The city, named after Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, received city rights in 1213 from the count of Holland. The fortified city prospered until the 15th century.

Biking Tour: St. Peter’s Square, Villa Pamphilii & Trastevere – Rome, Italy

A biking tour in 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲, from 𝗦𝘁.𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗲, to 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸, then to 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲, Tiber Island, and ending on Circus Maximus on a chilling weekend evening.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Brief intro] 3:00 – [Biking tour begins / Castel Sant’Angelo] 5:50 – [Via della Conciliazione] 9:00 – [St.Peter’s Square] 13:40 – [Piazza del Sant’Uffizio] 16:00 – [Viale delle Mura Aurelie] 22:11 – [Piazza Aurelio] 23:00 – [Villa Pamphilii Park – entrance] 29:20 – [Pamphilii’s Chapel] 31:30 – [Casino del Bel Respiro] 32:26 – [Cricket Park] 36:00 – [Fountain of “mascherone” and Giardino dei Cedrati] 38:50 – […biking…] 45:28 – [Exiting from southern exit] 46:00 – [Via Vitellia] 48:45 – [Re-entering Villa Pamphilii Park] 49:30 – [Crossing to the western part of the park] 1:00:00 – [small lake] 1:01:10 – […biking…] 1:06:13 – [Crossing back to Eastern Part] 1:12:00 – [Belvedere Lake] 1:14:00 – […biking toward exit…] 1:16:00 – [Via Vitellia – heading to Trastevere neighborhood…] 1:19:30 – [Via Algardi] 1:23:15 – [Entering Trastevere / Via Garibaldi] 1:24:14 – [Via della Scala] 1:24:43 – [Piazza della Scala] 1:27:10 – [Via dei Panieri] 1:29:00 – [Via della Scala] 1:30:00 – [Piazza di Sant’Egidio] 1:30:50 – [Largo Fumasoni Biondi] 1:31:30 – [Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere] 1:32:50 – [Piazza di San Callisto] 1:34:00 – [Via di S.Francesco a Ripa] 1:35:00 – [Viale di Trastevere] 1:38:44 – [Via della Lungeretta] 1:39:40 – [Piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati] 1:40:18 – [Lungotevere degli Anguillara] 1:42:00 – [Tiber Island] 1:46:54 – [Via Luigi Petroselli] 1:47:35 – [Piazza della Bocca della Verità] 1:48:00 – [Via di S.Giovanni Decollato] 1:51:40 – [Circus Maximus]

Outdoor Sports Books: “Remarkable Bicycle Rides”

The latest title in the bestselling Remarkable series, this is a fully illustrated collection of some of the most spectacular and life-affirming cycling trips from around the world.

There are the classic mountain climbs beloved of followers of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, such as the climb to Alpe D’Huez in France and the Stelvio Pass in Italy. Gentler touring routes include the Hadrian’s Cycleway, which crosses from Britain’s Solway Firth to the North Sea following the line of Hadrian’s Wall.

For those wishing to push themselves to the very edge, there is the North Yungas Road, also known as El Camino de la Muerte (Death Road), in Bolivia; bike trails round some of the world’s most spectacular national parks, such as the Canyonlands National Park, and a journey through the forests and mountains of Transylvania.

About The Author

When author Colin Salter isn’t penning his incredibly successful “100” series (100 Books that Changed the World100 Speeches100 Letters, and 100 Children’s Books), he likes nothing better than taking his mountain bike out to the highlands and islands of his native Scotland. The author of Remarkable Road Trips, Colin has swapped four wheels for two in this global treat for all levels of cyclists.

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Bike Tours: Janiculum Hill In Rome, Italy (4K Video)

The Janiculum, occasionally the Janiculan Hill, is a hill in western Rome, Italy. Although it is the second-tallest hill in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does not figure among the proverbial Seven Hills of Rome, being west of the Tiber and outside the boundaries of the ancient city. 

E-Bike Tours: Snowdonia National Park, Wales

As a conservation charity, we’ve been searching for alternative ways to get around the estates, gardens, and the places in our care, reducing our reliance on traditional diesel-powered vehicles. Thanks to a new collaboration with Raleigh, electric assisted bikes (e-bikes) are now helping us to meet our climate change objectives. Using e-bikes to travel from A to B will enable us to step towards a greener future, moving us closer to our goal of being carbon net zero by 2030. These Snowdonia Rangers tell us how the transition from four wheels to two has been going, and the benefits it’s having on their roles.

Snowdonia is a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial landforms of massive Snowdonia National Park. The park’s historic Snowdon Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Wales’s highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland. The park is also home to an extensive network of trails, over 100 lakes and craggy peaks like Cader Idris and Tryfan.