Cycling and Mountain Biking

Cycling, cycle touring, sportives and mountain biking across the UK, Europe and worldwide


Cycling through the Atacama desert

Travelling solo: a female long-distance cyclist’s reflections

In the final article in the series, around-the-world adventure cyclist Cressida Allwood describes her journey from the solo female traveller perspective. She tells us about some tough encounters and outlines her preparation for the solo trip.

Flamingoes In Chile Salar De Surire

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.

Chateau De Aigle Swiss Wine Museum

Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route

After a decade of planning and construction, a 900km (560 mile) cycle route following the River Rhone from source to sea is nearing completion, and has been accepted by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) as EuroVélo route EV17. Cicerone’s new guide to Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route is the only English language guide to this route. Here author Mike Wells describes the ride and some of the sights you will find along the way.

Cover Train To Russia Handrail

Finding My Way and Not Getting Lost – Cycling around the world

In 2011, Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Here, she describes some of the highs and lows of her adventure across multiple continents.

Cycling in the Black Forest

Move over, BMW: cycle touring in Germany

Cicerone's Germany expert, Kat Morgenstern, gives us an overview of the excellent cycling holidays to be had in the country. Germany is fantastically well equipped for international visitors undertaking a long distance cycle tour.

Mountain biking on Harris and Lewis

Mountain Biking in North West Scotland

Mountain biking guide Sean Benz describes his favourite route in north west Scotland: The Postman's Track on Harris and Lewis, one of the wildest and most spectacular mountain biking tracks in the UK.

Cycling Danube

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 3

Cycling route down the River Danube through Romania. From Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Constanta on the Black Sea, Tim Salmon leads us along the final stretch of a three part series to the wilder parts of the Danube.

Touring Carbon Bikes

Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Lightweight cycle touring in the Lake District on your carbon road bike. Tips for lightweight touring on the Fred Whitton Challenge.

Cycling Danube

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 2

Cycling the River Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea. We travel from Vukovar on the Croatia/Serbia border to Drobeta-Turnu Severin in Romania, in the second of a three part series to the wilder parts of the Danube.

Mountain biking in Cappadocia

Hiking and mountain biking in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hiking and mountain biking in the stunning Cappadocia area of central Turkey. Cicerone's Sarah discovers rock cut churches, underground cities, pigeon houses and ‘fairy chimneys’.