Category: Cycling Beyond France

Building The Global Cycling Community One Host At A Time

Since its first member was recorded in 1994,  Warm Showers has been building a global cycling community one member at a time.  This free hospitality exchange currently has 90,000 active members and 38,000 hosts around the world.  It’s one of many popular hospitality sites like Couchsurfing and Global Freeloaders, offering low or no cost lodging for tourists,

A Birthday Cycling Adventure in Southern Italy

Two weeks after returning from my recent bicycling trip to Puglia, I am still in awe of the experience. I love bicycling for major birthdays and 2016 was a major one for me. Unfortunately my birthday is in March, a challenging time of year to find a place to bicycle in Europe where the weather

Reflections On Cycling In Alsace, The Mosel and The Rhine

It’s hard to find superlatives strong enough to describe my last bicycling trip to Alsace, into Germany along the Mosel and back to France along the Romantic Rhine.  Any one of these three trip segments would provide a vacation full of incredible memories, the three together are a bicyclist’s trifecta!  For 3 weeks, I enjoyed

The Simplicity Of Experiencing Europe By Bike

It’s just a couple of days since I returned home from my whirlwind trip to explore bicycle routes in Alsace France and then crossing over into Germany to explore the Mosel and Rhine Rivers.  To say that this was an extraordinary trip is an understatement.  It was amazing in so many ways: 3 weeks with

Should You Bicycle The Mosel Or The Romantic Rhine…Or Both?

For my first official venture outside of France, I could not have picked two better cycling itineraries than the Mosel and the Romantic or Middle Rhine. My bicycling time on the Mosel ended much too quickly, and I’m feeling the same happen on the Rhine. I’m making the most of each day of my Romantic Rhine