The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Guest Post

European Bikepacking Routes

Originally posted on gypsy by trade:
Luxembourg, GR5/E2 trail Two years ago I wondered about bikepacking routes in Europe.  After eight months of riding, researching, and blogging from Amsterdam to Sevastapol to Athens, this resource is the culmination of our efforts.  Europe is a great place to explore by bike, off-pavement, and self-supported.  Eat great food, visit fascinating cultural and historical places, and learn new languages, in between bike rides.  In Europe, there are rides…

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Surly ECR XXL four months on – Evading Clichéd Rides?

Originally posted on Northern Walker:
I’ve had my mahoosive Surly ECR since March. In that time, it’s been on numerous trips over the trails near home, took part in a celebratory ride for the bike shop that assembled it (and was greeted with nod of approval from the Surly dudes), lugged bikepacking gear on an epic trip from Settle to home along the Pennine Bridleway and ferried me out for…

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Temora aviation museum

Originally posted on GreyWanderers:
Our niece and her family invited us to join them at a flying day at Temora – being adventurous and glad to spend time with them (as well as give the bus a run), we jumped at the opportunity. My Dad also loved Temora from his commercial travelling days, so not actually having been there previously, I was looking forward to checking out the joint. On…

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