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Welcome to Pedalnorth.com

INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE & INFLUENCE CYCLING

Pedalnorth is a simple idea. We’ve brought together some of the most talented writers, route developers and photographers within the cycling industry, to bring you exceptional cycling content. Wherever you are in the world, Pedal North of home and enjoy the ride, with the very best routes in the world and unbiased information about the best products. Our team, all current or former athletes, work within the global cycling community, alongside their role at Pedalnorth simply to give something back – inspiring, encouraging and influencing cycling, by sharing their own life-cycle with you.

We  want to help you to find your own cycling vacation location, with some of the best places to ride, on road or trail. And, as we work with the world’s best bike brands, such as Orbea, 3T Bikes, SQ Lab, Pirelli, Camelbak, Elite and Rudy Project, you can trust our opinions to be based on honesty, and not the marketing budgets of others. 


We’re just back from Euro Bike 2024,and we’ve got some awesome plans for late 2024 and into 2025. We’re going to be looking more closely at the innovative science being used by brands such as SQ Lab to maximise comfort and performance for all cyclists. On the bike, we’ll be developing new gravel bike routes in Italy and the U.K. with 3T Bikes. On the mountain bike side, we’ll be developing a new ‘Remote Rides’ section with Orbea U.K. head of marketing, Lee Williams, using his expertise as a former national MTB XC champion, to bring you the very best remote mountain bike routes around the U.K. and Europe.

Nadezhda will be riding many more mountain passes and epic road routes, to bring you the best cycling vacation places in the world – and the best cycling hotels too 😉 . There’s a whole lot happening in the world of leisure cycling, so join the revolution – with Pedalnorth!

JOIN THE CYCLING REVOLUTION

RIDE ROMANIA WITH TRIADA
CYCLING LIFESTYLE WITH NADIA
GRAVEL BIKE C2C

GREAT INFORMATION – FOR FREE

We believe that mapping information for cyclists should be free; which is why even our GPX files can be downloaded without any login required – and it will stay this way, giving you free access to ride information. We want to help you all to easily find your next adventure on some of the best roads and trails in the world.

There’s also lots of great travel ideas this year, as we develop our Bikecation section, with ideas for short cycling breaks all over Europe, on tarmac and trail, including lots more about about mountain biking in Transylvania with the team at Triada mtb series close to the World Heritage city of Sibiu, nestled in the Carpathian mountains.  We want to become one of the best cycling information websites globally for this magical mountain biking region, as we build on the amazing work of Larisa in promoting Europe’s last great wilderness – transfixing Transylvania.  Join us as we head into summer, for some superb 2-wheeled adventures!

Test Yourself at the ‘Trilogy of the Trails’

Transylvania Adventures: TRIADA MTB 2024

We’ve got some epic news for you, direct from the Carpathian Mountains and former Olympic rider, Tudor Oprea, the head of TRIADA MTB, the largest and most successful mountain bike race series in Romania.

For 2024, the Triada mountain races are being developed to include 3 types of off-road racing and adventures: E-Bike (E-MTB), MTB XCO and Gravel Bikes! Yes, the 3 most popular bike styles on the mountain trails are coming together at the 3 TRIADA event weekends this year, to form the amazing ‘TRILOGY OF THE TRAILS’ festival 2024!

The Carpathian Mountains of Romania are home to some of the most spectacular forests in the world, and were described by the U.K. Financial Times as ‘Europe’s last great wilderness.’ They were quite right in their assessment, with bears and all manner of nature’s creatures to be found in the wooded slopes of this beautiful area. And, with the medieval splendour of the city of Sibiu, nestled in the foothills, this World Heritage Site provides an magnificent base for travellers from around the world to explore the Trilogy of the Trails in Transylvania, with Tudor Oprea and the team!

ENJOY A CYCLING LIFESTYLE

WITH NADEZHDA PAVLOVA

We know how important it is for many people, to try and lead a sporting lifestyle, and how difficult it can be to find the right advice – especially for women cyclists. It’s crucial to find information written specifically for the female athlete. Thankfully, for 2024, our multi-talented cyclist and editor, Nadezhda, will be bringing you a wealth of interesting and informative  lifestyle articles and cycling kit reviews, specifically for women in sport. Click the links in our menu and become a 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 what we believe are 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 former 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 put together a selection of some of the very best high quality road and mtb routes in the U.K., Transylvania 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. And, we’re now riding and adding some of the best gravel bike routes in Europe too, in partnership with 3T Bikes from Italy.

Our mountain bike coast to coast route is regarded as one of the most popular online, 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.

Romania and the mountains of Transylvania are an undiscovered paradise for adventure cycling, and alongside Tudor Oprea from the TRIADA Race Series, we’ll be adding new routes all the time, in amazingly this beautiful and unrivalled landscape. Click below to explore our routes database.

TIME FOR A BIKECATION VACATION

Check out our recommendations – with Bike Box Alan

Italian Mountains

Take an Italian cycling holiday. Amazing mountain roads… great food and coffee 😉

Transfixing Transylvania

Explore Europe’s last great wilderness, by road and trail. Take on the new ‘Trilogy of the Trails’

Scintillating Spain

Lose yourself in Spain, with the amazing places to ride and relax amidst the coast and mountains

Features

Latest articles, reviews & classic routes to ride

SQ LAB – For Innovation

Take a look at this innovative German tech brand, who strive to maximise performance & comfort

Elite Indoor Cycling

It’s time to start thinking about spring cycling, so get ready, with Elite trainers from Italy

Montserrat Ride

A sensational ride from Barcelona to the spectacular mountain monastery

Trilogy of the Trails

This off-road adventure event in Transylvania could become a classic. Find our more here