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5 reasons why Austria is a great bike touring destination

Austria R13 bicycle touring route

So, you think you know Austria? Big mountains, men in strange leather shorts, heady accordion fueled folk music and giant glasses of yeasty beer, right? Think again. Austria may be the best cycling destination in Europe. Here’s 5 reasons why: 1.A well developed and well marked Cycle Route network. For the first few miles cycling into Austria we weren’t sure ... Read More »

What makes a campground bicyclist friendly?

bicycle camping and coffee

Some are better than others, but really most campgrounds bizarrely overlook the small improvements that could lead to attracting even more cyclists and add to their own PR efforts. What makes a campground bicyclist friendly? Read More »

Bicycle Touring Inspiration: the Drau Cycle Path /Drava River Trail

Distance: 366km from Toblach ITA to Maribor SLO(It is possible to extend another 130km to Legrad, Croatia) Difficulty: Easy (ITA & AT); Moderately Difficult (SLO) Suitable for: Families, Mature Cyclists, Recreational Cyclists and Long Distance Tourists Recommended bicycle type(s): Trekking/Touring Bikes and Mountain Bikes Why you should go: Incredible Alpine views, beautiful river valley, charming villages, gastronomic delights, a multitude of wineries & cyclist-friendly services ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Slovenia: Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš

bicycle touring slovenia; two wheel travel; bicycle friendly hotel

At the top of a long, twisting gravel road climb, we stop to snap a few pictures of the Alpine valley scene unfolding below us. Only about 25km from our camp in Austria at Pirkdorfer See, but a 2-hour grind on unpaved mountian roads, we are almost to our destination, Ekohotel Kmetija Koroš – a hilltop mountain bike enclave and ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Research mission: Slovenia

bicycle touring by train; Villach Austria; Drava River trail; Two Wheel Travel

As a relatively unpolished gem of European bicycle touring, Slovenia seems to be exactly the right place to focus our next efforts. Mountains, rivers, Adriatic coast, wine country, friendly people, low costs and a nation committed to sustainable tourism, combine to make an almost perfect mix for bicycle tourists. We want to be a part of it. Read More »

Simple things that encourage bicycle travel

Pension Diana- Stekre, Czech Republic. A bicycle friendly Pension, located along the Prague to Vienna Greenway bicycle route. Czech Bike Route 11. Two Wheel Travel. Cykliste Vitani

Did you know most touring cyclists tend to stop at the places that encourage them to feel welcome? When we stop, we spend money. Local communities need that influx of outside currency. Why not encourage us to stop? Read More »

7 Surprising things about bicycle touring Eastern Europe

we stopped in cesky krumlov czech republic on our bicycle tour from prague to dubrovnic; vienna prague greenways; bicycle touring eastern europe; two wheel travel

Bicycle touring in Eastern Europe can be both fun and challenging. Here are 7 things that will pleasantly surprise you. Read More »

The Bicycle Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

bicycle travel holiday gift guide 2012; two wheel travel

Two Wheel Travel's Holiday Gift Guide 2012. Find the perfect gift for the bicyclist on your list , maybe even something for yourself. Check it out... Read More »

So, you want to Bike Tour Slovenia?

Cycling; Bike Touring; Wine; Slovenia; Two Wheel Travel

Use Caution- this route passes through Slovenia.  First, let me tell you that we absolutely loved Biking through Slovenia.  We had heard only good things about Slovenia.  Travelling Two had nothing but high praise for this little known Central European Nation.  Then there was the spate of Bike Touring information coming from the Slovenian Tourist Ministry. They had produced a ... Read More »

Cycling Czech Republic: No sleep til Česky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is the best town along the Prague Vienna Greenways for bicycle tourist to visit; Two Wheel Travel

Cycling Czech Republic and the 12% grade The past 3 1/2 days have seen us climbing one hill after another nonstop for about 280km. From Prague to Karlstejn to Tabor to Česke Budjevice and now to Česky Krumlov. Climb, descend, climb, descend and climb some more… None of the epic alpine climbs of France or Italy, but rather like the ... Read More »

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