Denmark has been on my radar for years with arguably the world’s best reputation for bicycling. And flightswere so wonderfully inexpensive, and I thought . . . “why not,” leaving me with “when next?”
If you are new to riding in Europe. Land here. Copenhagen is a short 20 minute train ride from the airport. Get into the city. Wander about your neighborhood. Get some dinner and settle down for a long luscious sleep.
Or . . . the devil’s in the details.
Germany | Italy | Belgium | Denmark | Sweden
I have tickets and I’m headed out. I have the great opportunity to travel to Europe in the coming days and wanted to share some of my strategy for finding the perfect cycling destination.
Carefully. Like a surgeon.
I just returned from a trip to Munich. Staying in one hip hotel, the Ruby Lilly, I got to my room and proceeded to unpack enough clothes and shoes to open a store. Munich, evidently, was a breeze to pack for. My doppelganger threw everything from my closet into my luggage, zipped it up and I was off to cart around Bavaria with all the comforts and contents of home. Don’t . . . just don’t.Read More
How can I bicycle in Europe?
I have a complex answer for this simple question . . .
First . . start with a bike. A few airlines will let you take your bike on the plane as a piece of luggage. I have flown British Airways and Aer Lingus with bikes before and have not been charged for them at all! I have also flown Swiss Air with a bike, and it become a little more complex, but I made it through after some arm wrestling. These airlines treat a bike like a piece of luggage, so we check the bike, and use our panniers are carry-ons.Read More
Let the games begin! For the past six years, May 1st has brought with it much more than little baskets of posies on my door handle. It has brought a trumpet call to me and every cyclists across the nation, a call to tally your miles and join them into one big bicycle basket called the National Bike Challenge.Read More