When you think of the top destinations for road cycling, what comes to mind? Probably the usual France, Spain, maybe even Italy, especially when thinking of Europe. But there’s so much to see, do, and ride outside of the usual haunts. Let’s explore another European road cycling destination- the Balkans, and the setting for our
The biggest shift in recreational cycling has made its way to cycle travel. Enter the e-bike! E-bikes, or bikes with a battery-powered “pedal assist,” feel just like a standard push bike, but the built-in electric motor kicks in when the rider begins to pedal. The pedal assist is as strong or as subtle as you
If you are thinking about an adventure in Indonesia, you should check out Sulawesi. This spectacular isle away from the main thoroughfare of Bali’s popular beaches is one of the country’s most compelling regions and is sure to please any adventure or nature lover. Although the sea is no more than 100 km from any
by Luca Valsecci Luca talks about his experience riding on SpiceRoads Historic Ayutthaya cycle tour. Ayutthaya, UNESCO World Heritage site, magnificent, cosmopolitan, one of the world’s largest cities by 1700 and capital of the ancient Ayutthaya kingdom, ruled by 35 kings from 1351 to 1767. This must be worth a visit, I told myself whilst
By Herb Kavet I had my worries about Bulgaria – I thought it would be a throwback, charmless place. But a some friends suggested a trip, so I joined them without knowing much and expecting surprises. I wasn’t let down. The first surprise was Sofia. The capital wasn’t a rundown and drab former communist but
By Herb Kavet The Philippines are delightful. The people are amongst the most friendly of the 40 countries I’ve biked through. Even the dogs are polite. Not one even barked at our group. Other trips I’ve been on featured the exotic – Golden temples shimmering in the sun, black water buffalo lumbering through fields, women
Nepal is gradually being reconstructed since the devastating earthquakes last April. Most of the popular tourist areas have managed to escape the brunt of the earthquake and are safe to visit. The city of lakes One location which is ready to be explored is Pokhara, located in the Pokhara Valley, about 200km west of Kathmandu.