Cycling and Mountain Biking

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


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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’.

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Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 1

Cycling the River Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea. We travel to Vukovar on the Croatia/Serbia border in the first of a three part series to the wilder parts of the Danube.

Cycling the Velo Francette

The Velo Francette

Cycling along the Velo Francette, exploring France's newest long distance cycle route through Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Poitou Charentes from Ouistreham to La Rochelle.

Coast to Coast

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Cycling the C2C, coast to coast route between Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria and Tynemouth on the North Sea coast near Newcastle, crossing the Lake District, the Pennines over Hartside and numerous other hills. The route visits Keswick, Penrith, Garygill, Nenthead, Allenheads, Rookhope, Stanhope, Consett, Newcastle and Tynemouth, with an optional start at Workington and finish in Sunderland.