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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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