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Passionate about bicycling, photography and great tacos, Tyler is always happiest when in the saddle. Now living in and exploring Eastern Europe by bicycle, he often spends time analyzing how bicycles can change the face of travel and the economic landscape while planning his schedule around bicycle trips (instead of the other way around). If you would like an opinion or contribution on any of the above, please connect on Google + or contact Tyler .

The Soča – A bicycle journey to the Alps

We get wet…and you thought this was only about bicycles After a 2 hour splash down the icy cold Soča with Sara and the crew from Activni Planet rafting we are standing in the sun trying to warm our extremities and grinning ear to ear. Day One in the Soča Valley and we couldn’t be happier. Bright sunshine on our ... Read More »

How to climb with a loaded touring bike

bicycle touring slovenia; Climbing Vršič Pass on loaded touring bikes; Two Wheel Travel

When I first started cycling, I hated climbing. As a kid ripping around on my 10 speed bike, I would walk up most hills. In later years, when my folly was mountain biking, I would make every effort to route my rides around big climbs, if at all possible. Looking back at those days, if I had known would I ... Read More »

Gravel road bicycle touring: Slovenia

Slovenia: a gravel road paradise On our first visit through Slovenia we knew nothing of gravel road bicycle touring and barely left the main roads at all. Our trip took us, like most people who come here, from Maribor to Ceilje to Ljubljana to Postonje and then south to Croatia. 5 days and out. Barely enough time to notice what ... Read More »

Bicycle Travel Slovenia: A road to Jeruzalem

Bicycle touring Slovenia, Jeruzalem, vineyards, wine country

About 60km downstream on the Drava River from Maribor, past the ancient Roman village of Ptuj and the border town of Ormoz, sits Jeruzalem. As legend has it, this small circular cluster of incredibly steep ridges, known for growing some of the finest wine in Slovenia, was settled by Crusaders returning to Europe from the Holy Lands, thus the name. ... 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 »

Summer plans: a book and a new chapter (and another book)

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

Summer is on the way. We're starting a new chapter in our lives, writing a new book and revising an old one. 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 »

Gear Review – Galileo Offline Maps

Galileo Offline Maps; a great tool for bicycle touring; multiple map sources support

As with most touring bicyclists we rely on digital maps quite a bit. Find out how Galileo Offline Maps stacks up to the demands of Bicycle Travel... Read More »

Bicycling Southern Italy…the perfect wintertime touring destination

Bicycle touring the Amalfi Coast. Two Wheel Travel - Southern Italy Winter Bicycle tour.

Longing to get back to one of our favorite places in Europe, see the sun and get in some much-needed winter bicycle touring over the New Year's holiday we left the snows of Warsaw behind for the sunny rolling roads of Southern Italy. Read More »

Top 5 myths about bicycle travel and how to dispel them.

Czech Republic bicycle route 12; Prague Vienna Greenways; two wheel travel

Bicycle travel doesn't have to be hardcore to be fun. You can even bring your knitting. “Top 5 myths about bicycle travel and how to dispel them". Read More »

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