I hear it all the time from people: ‘how far?’; ‘how much climbing?’; ‘what average speed?’. The truth is, from a personal point of view, all I’m really interested in, is getting out there into the mountains and challenging myself on some techy climbs and descents… Read the latest blog by Jody from Ride Czech
It’s a year now, since I was cycling upwards, in the hills close to the historic city of Sibiu, deep in Transylvania. I returned again in winter, visiting people I regard as family, and the wonderful Sibiu Christmas market. It’s a city that’s easy to fall in love with, filled with amazing architecture, a warm ambience and some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe.
Another superb discovery road cycling route from Nadezhda, exploring the magnificent landscapes inland from Barcelona
Stefano and the Assault to Freedom team in Italy, always set out to create epic routes. This one is a classic ride, taking on both the Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galibier in one swoop. It will test you, both physically and mentally, and can be best tackled by a brief overnight stay, making sure that you really enjoy the trip.
Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding road cycling experience in Catalonia? Then ride from Barcelona to Montserrat. This route takes cyclists through stunning landscapes and past historic landmarks, making it the perfect day trip for any cycling enthusiast.
There are few more beautiful cities than this Catalonian paradise, with it’s history, it’s culture, it’s vibrant community and the spectacular scenery on the edge of the city limits. Excellent roads twist and turn and climb, providing perfect cycling and great views all day long.
This is an epic ride into the hills, with a long and steep start. However, you’re more than rewarded, with an epic and extremely long descent through the hills and forests. The views over the mountains are spectacular, and you’re also close enough to historic Sibiu, a World Heritage Site city, to make it your base for a great cycling vacation.
The mountains around the Paltinis resort are covered in magnificent forests, with isolated meadows and mountain tops. There’s a wealth of trails to explore, and this one is just a short distance from historic Sibiu, a World Heritage Site, and its endless accommodation options
I love Transylvania simply because it’s the polar opposite of the usual U.K. cycling arrogance. Everything is so well planned, well organised, relaxed, friendly and open. It doesn’t matter either if you turn up on a Bianchi or on a Decathlon bike – so long as it’s got 2 wheels and you’ve got the spirit of adventure.
A long and hot day in the mountians, this is a climbers route. There’s so much to see on this ride, which skirts the volcano of Mt. Teide, and takes you through the wild and beautiful mountains of Tenerife, to the highest village, at Vilaflor 🙂