Cycling Along Europe's Rivers

Bicycle Touring Made Easy and Affordable

Author: Michael Lyon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

View: 277

Over 25 Interesting, Historic, and Cultural Rides. Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is a "How To" book on taking self-guided bike trips to Europe that are affordable and easy to organize. The book is based on the author's extensive experience, including over 20 years of annual cycle trips to Europe. Rhine River, Danube River, Elbe River, Loire River, Po River, Neckar River, Mosel River, Main River, and more. * How to plan and prepare. * How to get what you need to the start of a ride and home again --bikes, panniers, and you. * What to bring and what not -- how to keep your load small. * How to handle getting around and other logistics. * Bike, Lodging and Eating advice. * Safety, Security, and Communication advice. * Route recommendations and key features. In short, everything you need to know to have a first-class, comfortable, flexible, and interesting riding trip to Europe without spending a fortune or going with an organized package. We budget about $120 per day per person (less if sharing rooms) plus airfare for hotels, meals, and everything else for rides that are typically 8-14 days in length. Rivers make the perfect touring -- flat, easy to navigate, interesting towns, historical sites, and relatively short distances between stops and sites. These trips are for everyone -- from weekend warriors to casual riders, from the young to the old. Our routes guide riders through Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, Switzerland, and, Slovakia, and utilize the detailed maps found in the terrific German Bikeline map guides. "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers" is a companion book to the European Bikeline Map Guides. It will tell you how and where to go, which Bikeline map guide to use for route details, and how to use these maps. That's all you need! Please Note: While the book does provide over 25 routes, suggested overnight stops, and associated mileage, it does not provide turn-by-turn details, and detailed maps, because this is not necessary for these trips given GPS, generally well-marked trails, the very detailed Bikeline companion guides, and the rivers themselves providing the ultimate route guide! Cities and regions in Europe you can visit include, among many other: the Danube Gorge, Amsterdam, Leiden, the Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Cochem, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, Basel, the Rhine Falls, Lake Bodensee, Konstanz, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Gyor, Tata, Budapest, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Dresden, Meissen, Wittenberg, Potsdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Hameln, Hann. Munden, Orleans, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Chinon, Saumur, Angers, St. Nazaire, Milan, Cremona, Parma, Mantua, Chioggia, and Venice. Even a brief mention of the C&O Canal and Erie Canal rides as warm-ups. Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is practical and well-organized. We have loved these trips and think you will, too! The standard print version is in black and white. Also available on Kindle in full color maps, and in full color paperback on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Cycling-Along-Europes-Rivers-Affordable/dp/0615705413/ref=tmm_pap_title_2. Please feel free to contact the author at: [email protected] We appreciate all your kind reviews and feedback!"

Cycling Along Europe's Rivers

Bicycle Touring Made Easy and Affordable (Full Color)

Author: Michael Lyon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 340

View: 169

Over 25 Interesting, Historic, and Cultural Rides in full color. Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is a "How To" book on taking self-guided bike trips to Europe that are affordable and easy to organize. The book is based on the author's extensive experience, including nearly 20 years of annual cycle trips to Europe. Rhine River, Danube River, Elbe River, Loire River, Po River, Neckar River, Mosel River, Main River, and more. * How to plan and prepare. * How to get what you need to the start of a ride and home again --bikes, panniers, and you. * What to bring and what not -- how to keep your load small. * How to handle getting around and other logistics. * Bike, Lodging and Eating advice. * Safety, Security, and Communication advice. * Route recommendations and key features. In short, everything you need to know to have a first-class, comfortable, flexible, and interesting riding trip to Europe without spending a fortune or going with an organized package. We budget about $120 per day per person (less if sharing rooms) plus airfare for hotels, meals, and everything else for rides that are typically 8-14 days in length. Rivers make the perfect touring -- flat, easy to navigate, interesting towns, historical sites, and relatively short distances between stops and sites. These trips are for everyone -- from weekend warriors to casual riders, from the young to the old. Our routes guide riders through Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, Switzerland, and, Slovakia, and utilize the detailed maps found in the terrific German Bikeline map guides. "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers" is a companion book to the European Bikeline Map Guides. It will tell you how and where to go, which Bikeline map guide to use for route details, and how to use these maps. That's all you need! Cities and regions in Europe you can visit include, among many other: the Danube Gorge, Amsterdam, Leiden, the Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Cochem, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, Basel, the Rhine Falls, Lake Bodensee, Konstanz, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Gyor, Tata, Budapest, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Dresden, Meissen, Wittenberg, Potsdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Hameln, Hann. Munden, Orleans, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Chinon, Saumur, Angers, St. Nazaire, Milan, Cremona, Parma, Mantua, Chioggia, and Venice. Even a brief mention of the C&O Canal and Erie Canal rides as warm-ups. Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is practical and well-organized. We have loved these trips and think you will, too! Also available on Kindle in full color maps.

The Rhine Cycle Route

From source to sea through Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 924

This comprehensive guidebook to EuroVelo route 15 offers a detailed stage-by-stage description of the 1370km route along the Rhine, one of Europe's great rivers, passing through six countries on its way from Switzerland to the North Sea. The cycling is easy, downhill and along dedicated cycle lanes, the countries visited are very cycle-friendly and the waymarking is excellent. The whole trip can be completed in two weeks by a fit cyclist. The guide includes plenty of information to help you plan your trip, with advice on travel, accommodation and facilities. The full route is presented in 27 stages of 32-69km, with step-by-step route description, 1:100,000 mapping and notes on local points of interest. A facilities table, glossary and list of useful contacts can be found in the appendices. Starting in the Swiss Alps with high mountains, deep glacial valleys and gorges, it soon reaches Europe's third largest lake, the Bodensee, and its greatest mainland waterfall. After Basel, the Rhine becomes a broad river, now the world's busiest river trading artery. The middle Rhine, between Bingen and Koblenz, forces its way through the narrow rocky Rhine gorge, lined by romantic castles perched above Germany's finest vineyards. Finally, the river passes through low-lying Holland, famed for its many flood dykes and windmills.

Cycling Europe: Great Day Rides: 90 Beautiful Day Rides from 30 Fantastic European Cities

Author: Michael Lyon

Publisher: European Cycle Touring

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 212

View: 289

"Cycling Europe: Great Day Rides" tells you everything you need to know to take interesting and beautiful self-guided single day cycling rides in Europe while staying in any of over 30 fascinating European cities. Rent a bike locally and head out of town on your adventure on some of the great rides in Europe - without having to move your luggage as you would with point-to-point cycle touring. Whether you are on a general European vacation or even on business in Europe, and want to add some riding beyond the standard city tour -- this book is for you! Ride on these generally flat routes on your rented bike -- maybe even an e-bike. Have your companion join you on the biking, or meet up later in the day while they enjoy these wonderful base cities. Michael Lyon has been cycle touring in Europe each summer for more than 25 years, and is the author of the successful and highly reviewed cycle touring book providing for point-to-point cycle touring: "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers: Bicycle Touring Made Easy and Affordable." "Cycling Europe: Great Day Rides" gives you the information you need for these wonderful day rides: Over 30 base cities and 90 day rides in Europe - with many of these cities possibly already on your vacation literary! Each base city provides up to four suggestions for different day rides without the logistics of carrying your luggage and moving hotels daily. Includes suggestions for using trains or river boats for your return to facilitate longer one-way rides. Cities are all interesting places to stay and enjoy the evenings. Each city provides days of terrific fun and exploration for any non-riders travelling companions. Fantastic routes, mostly flat easy terrain, generally well-marked, and most often along bike trails following Europe's beautiful river network. Much more than city day rides! Where to go, how to get there, where to stay, where to rent bikes, what to bring, when to go, and how to prepare. Over 30 custom maps providing route overviews, color in Kindle format. Note that this book does not provide detailed turn-by-turn directions, but rather route overviews with target cities for navigation, interesting stops, and overnights. Most of these routes are well-marked and with easy navigation, and that is all you need, although more detailed maps and GPS are available for more directions. Stay in amazing, beautiful, and interesting cities as a base while day riding -- some more well-known, and others open for discovery -- plenty to see and do for non-riding companions and for when you are finished riding. In France: Loire Valley (Amboise and Blois), Nantes, Strasbourg, and Colmar. In Germany: Frankfurt, Koblenz, Rosenheim, Trier, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Passau, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, and Bremerhaven. In Italy: Verona, Venice, Padua, and Florence. In The Netherlands: Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Amsterdam. In Central Europe: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Prague. Lake Rides: Lake Bodensee, Lake Balaton, and Lake Neusiedl. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Lyon has been touring each summer in Europe since 1994, first with his uncle and then the last six years with his son on their Pino Tandem. He is the author of the leading cycle touring book, "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers". He has cycled extensively in Western Europe, and several years ago rode from Saigon to Hanoi in Vietnam. When not cycling, Mike practices law with a focus on the new commercial space sector, and was an organizer of the first space tourist flights on the Soyuz rocket.

The Moselle Cycle Route

From the source to the Rhine at Koblenz

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 346

This guidebook provides 14 stages of route description to cycling along the Moselle river, a route that offers stunning scenery, plentiful accommodation and places to eat and drink, and straightforward cycling throughout. A well-waymarked, generally downhill 512km route, it is mostly off-road and on well-surfaced cycle tracks (mainly asphalt) with virtually no gradients, and the majority is along the riverbank or on canal towpaths. From its source in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France, the Moselle flows through the French region of Lorraine and crosses into Luxembourg then into the German Rheinland region before it reaches its confluence with the Rhine at the west German city of Koblenz. Suitable for both veteran long-distance cyclists and for newcomers to cycle touring who wish to start with an easy-to-follow journey, the route can be completed in a week by fit cyclists, cycling two stages per day. Two weeks allow for alternative stages and optional excursions through the Saar and Rhine gorges and to visit the Boucles de Moselle and the city of Luxembourg, and give enough time for sightseeing and a leisurely riding pace.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 2

From Budapest to the Black Sea

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 836

This guide describes the second part of the Danube Cycle route, a 1717km cycle ride following the lower part of the Danube from the Hungarian capital of Budapest through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania to the river's delta on the shores of the Black Sea. The cycling is generally level with a few gentle gradients, mostly on quiet country roads or riverside flood dykes. The 32 stages vary from 30-100km, with some longer excursions and surfaces are mostly asphalt and in good condition, suitable for hybrid or touring cycles. Cycling infrastructure is generally good in Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. In Romania, where there is no waymarking and often long distances between places to sleep and eat, this guidebook gives a detailed route description, maps for each stage at a cycle-friendly a scale of approximately 1:150,000 and a listing of all places offering accommodation. Off-route excursions enable short visits to be made to Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and the Danube delta.

A Time of Birds

Reflections on cycling across Europe

Author: Helen Moat

Publisher: Saraband

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 765

Helen Moat sets out to cycle across Europe, with her teenage son, on her sit-up-and-beg bike – aka ‘The Tank’. She’s not sure whether she is running away from the past or pedalling towards it. As she cycles the Rhine and Danube through the days of unfolding spring, the sky filled with birdsong, she senses her bird-loving father is by her side. Increasingly, she loses herself in her surroundings and memories of a childhood spent in the outdoors of rural Northern Ireland. Gradually, the natural beauty of Europe’s great waterways bring healing, as does the kindness of friends and strangers along the way. She feels a sense of belonging on a continent shaped by war and peace, peoples divided and reunited, a shared history. But when the birdsong fades across the parched, late-summer landscapes of Bulgaria and Turkey, Helen finds herself recalling the Troubles and confronting a suppressed secret. This is her life affirming account of an unforgettable, if sometimes bumpy ride.

Greetings from Europe

Landscape & Leisure

Author: Niek Hazendonk

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Architecture and tourism

Page: 192

View: 986

The Loire Cycle Route

From the source in the Massif Central to the Atlantic coast

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 586

The 1052km Loire cycle route starts at the source of the Loire in the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes at the Atlantic opposite St Nazaire. It descends past extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVelo route 6 and the fully waymarked Loire a Velo, France's most popular cycle trail. Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route is generally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks. Packed with a wealth of useful information - from practical planning advice to fascinating insights about the river and its surroundings - the guidebook features detailed route descriptions and informative mapping. Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossary are included. The route goes through the heart of France as the Loire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant chateaux, fields of Charolais cattle and vineyards. It passes through historic cities like Orleans and Tours, continuing past Angers and France's fourth largest city Nantes.

The River Rhone Cycle Route

From the Alps to the Mediterranean

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 446

Guidebook to The River Rhone Cycle Route, an 895km bicycle ride starting high in the Alps of central Switzerland and finishing at the Mediterranean Sea, near Marseille. The route - which is mostly downhill - is divided into 20 stages (averaging 45km per stage) and can be completed by most cyclists in 12-14 days. The described route uses two waymarked national cycle trails: the Swiss R1 Rhone Route and the French ViaRhona, which together have been adopted by the ECF (European Cyclists' Federation) as EuroVelo route EV17. The guide provides detailed route descriptions and 1:150,000 mapping for each stage, together with plenty of practical advice such as preparing for the journey, transport options there and back, what to take, accommodation en route and more. A Swiss/French glossary is also included.

The Danube Cycleway Volume 1

From the source in the Black Forest to Budapest

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 929

This guide describes the first 1269km of the cycle route that follows the Danube river from its source in the Black Forest to Budapest. Leading through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the route visits spectacular gorges, hilltop castles, vineyard-clad hillsides and medieval towns. The route mostly follows part of the EuroVelo route 6 (EV6). This guide breaks the route into 29 stages, averaging under 44km per stage. A fit cyclist, cycling an average of 90km per day should be able to complete the route in a fortnight. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, the route is on a gentle downhill gradient, is mostly off-road and uses well-surfaced and dedicated cycle tracks or quiet country roads. You can break the journey at almost any point as there are many places to stay along the way, varying from youth hostels through to B&B's, guest houses and hotels. The route's highlights include the great imperial cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, with their palaces, cathedrals, museums and galleries.

Independent Travellers Europe by Rail 2004

Author: Tim Locke

Publisher: Thomas Cook Publications

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 639

View: 237

The leading title in the Independent Traveler's Guides series, Independent Travellers Europe is a real favorite with both regular and first-time backpackers, wanting to tour Europe by rail. Updated annually by commissioned researchers and with the help of our readers, this guide offers budget options for accommodations, transportations, eating out, and sightseeing, as well as suggested rail routes for exploring one country or to cross over borders. The guide now includes a FREE weblinks CD ROM offering additional information for use when planning a trip and finding out more about the destination.

Central Europe on a Shoestring

Author: Krzysztof Dydyński

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 794

View: 237

Offers information on travel, accommodations, culture, activities, and day trips

The Boys Who Cycled Europe

Author: Alex Pavitt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 922

Alex and Tom are just schoolboys who do not have much knowledge about cycling. What they do have is a huge summer holiday to fill. Armed with some overly packed bicycles and no training they waved bye to their parents and set off to cycle 3000 kilometres around Europe, to raise money for the MS society. They aimed to cycle their bikes through 8 countries, meeting new people and seeing the world from a different perspective. However with crashes, infestations, and being eaten alive they are faced with a much harder task in order to make it home. Alex and Tom managed to raise over 3000 for the MS Society during their cycle. This book will enable them to carry on this effort, as 1 from every book will be donated to the MS Society.

Berlitz River Cruising in Europe & the USA

Author: Berlitz Publishing

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 444

River Cruising in Europe & the USA A river cruise is undoubtedly the most civilised way to see the best of a region; you can relax in the comfort of a small vessel as you glide through beautiful towns and spectacular scenery. But how do you choose which cruise company, which kind of rivership, and where to go? This new edition of River Cruising in Europe & the USA will tell you everything you need to know about taking a cruise along the rivers and waterways of both Europe and - for the first time - the USA. Written by cruise expert Douglas Ward, the guide gives you unbiased advice on the different kinds of river vessels and the facilities they offer, helping you to make an informed choice. We take you on a journey along Europe's rivers and waterways, describing the highlights along the way - the historic cities and majestic scenery of the Danube, the castles of the romantic Rhine, and much more. This is followed by a brand new section on cruising the USA's rivers from the Mississippi to the Columbia and Snake, with detailed information on steamboats and the unique aspects of American river cruising. Also included are listings for over 300 river vessels, which are impartially rated, so that you can easily compare ships. - Unique product - this is the only full-colour guide to both European and American river cruising available - Detailed listings of over 300 riverships - Full-colour photography and mapping throughout About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, includingtravel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.

Life-cycle Impact Assessment

Striving Towards Best Practice

Author: H. A. Udo de Haes

Publisher: Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

ISBN:

Category: Building

Page: 249

View: 958

The Danube Cycleway

From the Source in the Black Forest to Budapest

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 906

The first in a two-volume set, this guide describes the first half of a long-distance cycle route that follows the entire course of the Danube, Europe's second longest river. This book covers the first 1270km of the 2900km entire course of the river, from its source in southern Germany's Black Forest to the vibrant city of Budapest. Leading through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the route visits spectacular gorges, hilltop castles, vineyard-clad hillsides and medieval towns. The route's highlights are in the three great imperial cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, where majestic royal palaces, soaring cathedrals and world-famous museums and galleries await. Suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, the route is on a gentle downhill gradient, is mostly off-road and uses well-surfaced and dedicated cycle tracks or quiet country roads. With guidance on the plentiful accommodation and places to stop for food and drink en route.

Historical Change of Large Alluvial Rivers

Western Europe

Author: Geoffrey E. Petts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 355

View: 788

This volume contains a series of essays which detail the geographical changes and evolution of European rivers since the 18th century. The rivers examined include the Rhone, the Meuse, the Rhine, the Elbe, the Deuro, the Ebro, the Garonne, the Po and the Weser.

The Cyclist's Mind Goes Everywhere

Author: Louis Frouws

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 995

Louis takes you on a cycling journey through Europe, mostly France: Six countries, 20/day, 38 stages, and averaging 100 km/day. His bike with luggage weighs 40 kg. His pannier bags contain everything necessary to travel, sleep, wear, navigate, photograph, cook and eat. He travels on unfamiliar roads through countryside, villages, towns and cities. Each day presents new adventures with challenging thoughts. He exposes his senses to wide-ranging input. Sometimes, he experiences something about everything, or everything about something. Louis wonders about reality and myth. How science and culture shapes the future. He wonders about large and small, the universe, photons and space-time. Should you think while cycling? Does energy produce continuity? Louis realizes that his bike is his best friend. Is gravity also a friend? Do you plan a cycle tour? The checklists may help you plan whatever physical or mental journey you desire. There is information about nutrition, bicycle functionality and self-reliance. Join the cycle of life. Smell the flowers, hear the birds and see the stars. Let speed-distance-time, echo in your mind! Lets ride together everywhere!

The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget

Author:

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1264

View: 571

The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget is the ultimate guide to exploring this fascinating continent on a shoestring, with coverage of all the top sights, the clearest mapping of any guide and handy hints on how to save money. Discover the highlights of Europe, from the vibrant capitals of London, Paris and Rome to the great outdoors, whether skiing in the Alps, hiking in the Tatras or surfing on the Portuguese coast. Read about Europe's great attractions from the Sistine Chapel in Rome to the Aya Sofia in Istanbul. And with coverage of four new countries - Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget is more comprehensive than ever before. Find practical advice on travelling around Europe, whether by InterRail, Eurail or bus, and what to see and do in each country. With up-to-date descriptions of the best hostels and budget hotels, bars, cafés and cheap restaurants, plus European shopping and festivals, this guide is the budget-conscious traveller's must-have item for European trips. Make the most of your trip to Europe with The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget. Now available in ePub format.