Pedalnorth is written and managed by cycling writers and athletes around the globe, bringing you the very best routes and unbiased information. Our team work within the global cycling community, alongside their role at Pedalnorth simply to give something back, by sharing their own life-cycle with you.
We really want to help you to find your own cycling vacation location, with some of the best places to ride, on road or trail. Leading the way, with Robert, Nadezhda and Larisa, our team are here to share their cycling knowledge and experience with you.
For 2023, we’ve got lots more great ride ideas for you, as we share our own favourite cycling routes in Spain, and especially in and around Barcelona and Northern Spain, where Nadezhda is based. This mountainous and coastal region of the country, is one of the best places in the world for cycling, and we’ll be sharing it with you. Our gravel bike coast to coast route is now live, and our nutrition partners at Voom have produced an awesome guide for the route, along with superb videos to wet your adventure appetite.
We’ve got lots of great travel ideas coming too, as we develop our Bikecation section, with ideas for short cycling breaks all over Europe, on tarmac and trail. Finally, we’re working closely with the historical and magical city of Sibiu in Transylvania, to help to develop awareness of this great cycle tourism location, that is yet to be discovered, but which has so much to offer. If you’re looking for adventure on 2 wheels, then you’re in the right place – Pedalnorth!
MOUNTAIN BIKE ROUTES
Our mountain bike routes are all ridden and tested by our team and provide a great day in the hills, in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Transylvania
We only review the kit that we’d be happy to use ourselves: ‘kit we like.’ This way, you can trust it to be the best kit at that pricepoint for performance and style.
ROAD CYCLING ROUTES
Our road cycling routes provide a great opportunity to take a cycling holiday in some amazing places. With maps and gpx files, all you need is a sense of fun.
There’s lots of heat technical stuff on our website, as we continue to work closely with brands like Elite from Italy, to bring you lots of advice and information about indoor cycle training and how it can help you to reach those far off and beautiful places. Elite make the very best interactive trainers and other cycling equipment, and we’ve got a wealth of information for you, as Larisa and the team use their products to find out more to help you.
The ‘Transfagarasan Challenge’ is Coming!
Countdown to adventure
A FESTIVAL OF CYCLING – SIBIU 2023
The historic city of Sibiu in magical Transylvania has lots going on this year, especially in July. Alongside the UCI Tour of Sibiu, 4 day race for the world’s top pro teams, there are 2 closed road events for ordinary club cyclists like you.
The Transfagarasan Challenge takes you up the best road in the world, in a closed road sportive on the 7th July, followed by another event on the steeper Paltinis road (to the mountains) on the 8th of July. You can enter either or both events on their websites. We’re going to be riding both, with Larisa, Nadezhda and Robert, and running a competition for a few guaranteed free entries too. Keep checking in for details!
Why not take a look at our selection of road cycling and mountain biking routes in Transylvania, Romania, and plan an extended cycling vacation in this magical place.
TRIATHLON & LIFESTYLE
WITH NADEZHDA PAVLOVA
We’ve got some great triathlon training programmes for you, from Nadezhda, an international triathlon coach and world class age group athlete. Nadezhda’s award winning blogs will guide you on your own triathlon journey.
And, we know how important leading a sporting lifestyle is for many ladies, and how difficult it can be to find the right advice, written specifically for the female athlete. Our multi-talented cyclist and writer will be bringing you even more lifestyle articles and cycling kit reviews, specifically for women in sport. Click the links in our menu and become part of the best website for ladies cycling online.
TAKE A CYCLING BREAK SOMEWHERE SPECIAL
Why not use our vast database of cycling routes and our informative blogs to plan your own cycling holiday. We’re more than happy to help you too, and we welcome emails for advice on where to go. For instance, why not take a trip to transfixing Transylvania, with some of the best natural trails and the best road cycling climbs in Europe, plus so much history to explore. It’s the home to our editor, Larisa Chinces and so we love it as much as we know that you will once you visit 😉
You can click the button here or the Booking.com link at the foot of this page and find your own special cycling holiday accommodation with Booking.com and help to support us in being the best truly independent cycling information website for real cyclists. And, if you’re looking for a great way to transport your bike safely to all those amazing places, then simply visit the Bike Box Alan website and choose from their amazing bike boxes, regarded by many as the best in the world. Now take that holiday you know that you deserve and enjoy your own bikecation vacation with Pedalnorth.com.
CHECK OUT OUR MTB & ROAD ROUTES
We’ve got the best selection of high quality road and mtb routes in the U.K. and elsewhere, with new routes being added for Italy, France and Romania all the time. Best of all, our maps and gpx files are all free and don’t require subscription.
Our mountain bike coast to coast route is regarded as one of the very best, and our new gravel bike coast to coast route went live in summer 2022, taking you from Ravenglass and the Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales and on towards Ravenscar and the North Yorks Moors coast. All of our U.K. based road cycling and mountain bike routes have detailed Ordnance Survey maps for you to follow too, keeping you on track wherever you’re riding.
We’re adding new routes all the time, especially in Transylvania, an amazingly beautiful and undiscovered landscape. Click below to explore our routes database.
NEW FOR 2023
Check out our ‘Remote Rides’ series, with Orbea UK – Here
TIME FOR A BIKECATION VACATION
Check out our recommendations – with DS Pro, Ladies Cycling Clothing
Take an Italian cycling holiday. Amazing mountain roads… great food and coffee 😉
Take a look at the amazing road cycling & mountain biking in this beautiful corner of Europe
Lose yourself in France with the amazing places to ride and relax amidst the mountains and culture
Latest articles, reviews and some classic routes to ride
Red Chille WR1 Bike
Larisa has a new bike, and it’s made for speed and climbs – Red Chilli hot
Elite Indoor Cycling
It’s getting cold outside and we want to tell you about indoor cycling, with Elite from Italy
Triathlon with Nadia
Useful coaching tips & training advice from our triathlon coach, Nadezhda Pavlova
INFO CRANK by Verve
Info Crank 2 is out, and it’s already helping cyclists everywhere, to perform better