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Cycling and cycle touring

From family bike rides in the Cotswolds and in the south of England, to cycle touring along the Danube and Loire, the Way of St James or over the great cols of the Lake District. Here you will find guidebooks for day rides, cycle touring and...

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Cycling the Romantic Road

Neil and Judith Forsyth share the art, architecture and larger-than-life characters of one of the oldest tourist routes in the world, the Romantic Road through Bavaria in southern Germany, from the River Main to the Alps.

Cycling the River Danube

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Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 2

This is the second of three articles describing a journey Tim Salmon and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and along the Romania–Bulgaria border to the Black Sea at Constanta. This part follows the route from Vukovar in Croatia, through the bustling Serbian capital of Belgrade to Drobeta-Turnu Severin in Romania.

Cycling along the Danube

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Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 1

In this first of three articles Tim Salmon describes a journey he and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and along the Romanian–Bulgarian border to the Black Sea at Constanta. This part follows the route from the Hungarian capital Budapest to Vukovar in Croatia.

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Cycling the Camino event with Mike Wells

Cycling the Camino de Santiago is an experience enjoyed by over 21,000 riders each year from all corners of the world. Join Mike for his illustrated talk as he takes you through northern Spain, covering the essentials of logistics and fascinating highlights of this journey.

015 Villandry Has The Most Magnificent Gardens Of All The Loire Chateaux

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Challenges and surprises cycling the River Loire Route

For the past two summers, Mike Wells has been cycling up and down the Loire Valley in central France researching his new guide to the Loire cycle route. Here he recaps some of the challenges he had to overcome and the surprising things he encountered.

Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks

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Walking in Bulgaria's National Parks

£13.50

A guidebook to 12 multi-day treks in Bulgaria's highest and wildest mountain ranges in the Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan national parks. The treks are aimed at fit, experienced mountain walkers, with steep ascents and exposed scrambles. The routes range from 7 to 61km and include a full-day ascent of Mount Vihren.

The Rhine Cycle Route

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The Rhine Cycle Route

From source to sea through Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands

£15.26

Guidebook to cycling the River Rhine from source to sea, through Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands. The 1372km route from the summit of Oberalppass to the Hook of Holland is split into 27 stages, mostly following well-surfaced cycle tracks. Includes information on facilities, useful contacts and a language glossary.

The Westweg

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The Westweg

Through Germany's Black Forest

£15.26

Guidebook to the Westweg (Westway), a 285km walk across Germany's Black Forest from Pforzheim to Basel. This classic route, which includes Feldberg, Black Forest's highest peak, takes 13 to 14 days, each day stage ranging from 15 to 28km. Two variants are described, both well way-marked and suitable for those new to long distance walking.

The Moselle Cycle Route

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The Moselle Cycle Route

From the source to the Rhine at Koblenz

£13.46

A guidebook to the Moselle Cycle Route. Cycle the entire length of the Moselle river, from its source in the Vosges Mountains in eastern France to its confluence with the Rhine at the west German city of Koblenz. Suitable for cyclists of all experience levels, the 512km route is well-waymarked and the route is mostly on well-surfaced cycle tracks.

Best Bike for Cycle Touring

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What is the best bike for cycle touring?

Cycle touring is a brilliant activity for people of all ages and most levels of fitness. In this blog post, Cicerone Press author Richard Barrett explains what, in his opinion, is the best bike for cycle touring.

Cycling London to Paris

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Cycling London to Paris

The classic Dover/Calais route and the Avenue Verte

£13.46

Guidebook to the London to Paris Bike Ride, including both the 500km traditional route, which makes use of cycle tracks and quiet roads plus a ferry crossing from Dover, and the 400km Avenue Verte, a waymarked route via Newhaven/Dieppe which makes greater use of dedicated cycle paths. Each takes 5-7 days and they can be combined for a round trip.

The Top Ten Islands in Europe

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The Top Ten Islands in Europe

The Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award winners for 2016 have been announced - here are the top ten islands in Europe according to their voters. There's more to these islands than drinking and beaches and, as it happens, we can recommend many them for some excellent walking...