Travelling by bicycle as a mode of transportation or with a bicycle as a nonstandard item of luggage.

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Which European cities have bike rental stations for tourists?

During my last vacation in Barcelona I found out that some bicycle stations are made for citizens, where they can pick up a bike, ride on it to the other station, and leave it there. Unfortunately, ...
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Is cycling in Tokyo safe?

I have booked a hotel in Tokyo near JR Ueno Train Station and it offers bike rental. I know that around the station there are various attractions like Ueno Park and temples of Asakusa. I thought I ...
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Searching for bikeable offensive town names in Europe like “Fucking”

Last summer I did a bicycle tour from Fucking in Germany to Petting in Austria. (I know most people normally do it the other way round) On the way you can take a lot of funny pictures. The ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
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Is there an app that will calculate a route off main roads for cycling?

I want to go for a short cycle tour but I want to avoid main roads. Is there an app for that?
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Is it possible to bring a bicycle on a plane?

I have often wanted to bring my own bicycle while traveling. Are there some international regulations regarding bringing my bicycle on a plane? What should I expect to pay?
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How can I estimate the duration of a long bicycle trip?

Next summer, I'm planning to do a very long bicycle trip. I'm not yet sure where it will take place, but I have 2-3 favorites. 1) from Stockholm to the North Cape 2) from Switzerland to Istanbul 3) ...
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Bicycle rental in Netherlands with drop-off in another city

I'm planning a Bicycle trip in Netherlands for this April. I'm searching for bike rentals. I saw a lot of information on renting bikes, but I have two specific questions. It is easy to find a bike ...
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Patagonia by bike: where to find accommodations info?

As a mid-term plan, I am preparing for a bike trip in Patagonia (Bariloche to Ushuaia). Given the length of the trip I expect it will take about 3 weeks (I am planning for ~100Km/day). This means ...
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Is it possible to get from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden human powered?

For a project of mine, I would like to cycle from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden. In case of France to England I think it is definitively not possible to cycle through the tunnel. But ...
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Is it allowed to drive a bike after 1 (2, 3) beers in Germany?

What is the regulation about bicycle driving in Germany? What is the acceptable alcohol rate in blood? So, am I generally allowed to drive a bicycle after 1 or 2 beers? In Poland, for example, I ...
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Route planner with heights (for bikes)

I use Google Maps to plan my bike routes inside Paris. However, it is missing height graphs of the routes (which is essential for biking). I would like such a site that would be capable of this. I may ...
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Cycle / Bike Hire in Amsterdam

I am planning a short break in October/November to Amsterdam. During this time I want to spend a day leisurely cycling (nothing too intense) to see some countryside sights outside of Amsterdam. I ...
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Where can I find a list of cities with public bicycles available in Europe?

Whenever I visit a city I find traveling by bicycle very convenient. It's very flexible and you get to see the city in a very friendly way. I was wondering if there is a website or other resource ...
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Lesovo, Bulgaria to Hamzabeyli, Turkey with bike

It's hard to find online information about the border crossings between Bulgaria and Turkey in English. The border crossing between Kapitan Andreevo, Bulgaria and Kapıkule, Turkey is allegedly only ...
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Can I take a bicycle on the Windsor/Detroit truck ferry?

Neither the bridge nor the tunnel connecting Windsor (Ontario, Canada) to Detroit (Michigan, USA) allows bicycles. According to Google Maps, the nearest ferry is on the other side of Lake St. Clair. ...
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How to start traveling the world by bicycle? [closed]

I am a 19 year old, and I am going to travel the world by bicycle. How to start(exercise)? Is there any group that I can join them and travel together? What kind of bicycle do I need? I am not ...
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What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?

I'm in Switzerland for the summer doing some cycling. I'm wondering: Can I ride all the roads in Switzerland except for the autobahn? For instance, between Bern and Fribourg, there's a major road ...
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Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?

Is there secure bicycle parking at Reading train station? By secure I mean: staffed and with a system that ensures other people cannot take my bicycle, where I can leave a bicycle safely for 3 days. ...
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Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?

I'd like to rent a bike while in Amsterdam to do a little trip. Is there a bike rental, which rents decent sport bikes? It seems like most rentals are aimed at renting city bikes, which I do not ...
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Can I buy a VIA Rail bike box without travelling by VIA Rail?

I'm travelling with my bicycle but not by train. I need a bike box. Most bike boxes available from bike shops are too small for my bicycle, but I'm told VIA Rail boxes are very large (large enough ...
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Is it better to ship bicycle from Egypt to Leipzig, Germany or to buy/rent one?

I'm studying going to Germany and specially Leipzig this summer for around 100 days. Personally I am very interested in cycling as a sport and as a means of transportation. I have a good bicycle here ...
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Is it allowed in Amsterdam to give a ride on bicycle to another person

Lastly I've discovered that there is an action in Amsterdam to give a ride on single man bicycle to another person (strangers, actually): Yellow Backie: Amsterdam Style Hitchhiking. But I started to ...
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Can I cycle to Frankfurt Hahn airport from Koblenz?

I am cycling down the Rhine this summer and I expect I will get as far as Koblenz. I would like to know if I can get from Koblenz to Frankfurt Hahn airport on my bike, maybe in 2 days ride down the ...
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Wellington, NZ cheap camping ground within 30mins bicycle from city

I would like to do some bicycle camping within quick reach of the city. Are there are any cheap or free sites that offer toilets? Showers not necessary, but would be luxury.
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Bicycle rental near Kastrup Airport, Denmark?

I plant to bicycle from Kastrup Airport (CPH) into Copenhagen itself. Does anyone know of a bicycle rental near to the airport?
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Can I take a bicycle when boarding a VIA Rail train at a small (flag) stop?

VIA Rails takes bicycles on trains that have checked baggage, under the following conditions: Bicycles require specific protection. We recommend that you store your bicycle in a special protective ...
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What's a safe route to ride through Mexico by bicycle? [closed]

I am cycling from Ohio to Ushuaia, Argentina starting at the very beginning of July of this year. I am trying to find the safest cycle route through Mexico. However, I am reluctant to bike through ...
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If I want to make a website of a long bike tour, should I make my own website or pay some one to do it for me?

I am planning on going on a long distance bike tour, and I want to have a good website to blog on, post photos, twitter tweets, and videos. Does anyone have any advice for whether I should build it ...
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Where can I rent bikes in Arnhem, The Netherlands?

I'm travelling with 4 friends to Amsterdam in March. We're planning to take the train as for a day trip in Arnhem and would like to bike around and see some of the sights. My question, what is the ...
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How long does it take to bike to Marken Island from Amsterdam

This answer suggested biking from Amsterdam to Marken island as a good tourist activity. Is this a good idea? roughly how long would it take?
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Are there any good guides for what to take on a bicycle trek on the Pacific coast (Seattle to San Francisco)?

I'll be cycling through relatively lonely areas for a few weeks (towns every 40 miles or so). I'm looking for a good guide on what gear to pack. It's the Pacific coast trail from Seattle to San ...
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Am I allowed to transport a bycicle on the train in The Netherlands and Belgium?

I am planning to travel through the Netherlands / Belgium and visit several cities. The most confortable/fast way seems to be the train, but for the city visit and nearby places the bicycle is ideal. ...
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Where can I rent a mountain bike in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

I'm traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico soon and I'd like to do some mountain biking while I'm there. I've heard the country side is quite beautiful there. I would like to avoid being alone so if ...
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London cycle hire without chip-and-pin

To hire (rent) a bicycle in London at one of the Santander Cycle docks, is it necessary to have a chip-and-pin credit or debit card? Or will an old fashioned magnetic stripe card suffice? How about a ...
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Is it possible to rent a bicycle long-term (a month) in Vitória, Brazil?

I just arrived in Vitória, Brazil, and will be here until the end of May. I don't have a car, and don't want to pay to rent one, but a bicycle would extend my range of mobility significantly. Is ...
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Can I carry a bike on the bus to the airport in Rotterdam?

Can I take a bicycle on the bus to Rotterdam airport from the city?
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Good route for a 1-day bike trip around Amsterdam

I'd like to take a one day biking trip in Amsterdam in October, when I will be coming there for a conference. Could you recommend a scenic path/trail I could take? Please, if possible, include bike ...
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Taking my bike on overland transport

I am planning on going on a long distance cycle tour, but for some sections, I will put my bike on public transport. Does anyone have any general advice for putting bikes on public transport in Europe ...
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Biking tour in Russia

I am from Turkey and planning a bike tour in Russia and in Ukraine. I'll ride from Sochi to Yalta by using the Sochi - Anapa - Rostov on Don - Mariupol - Yalta destination. Is this route secure and ...
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Can I travel with a bike with n-days GVB cards in Amsterdam?

Looking at the GVB.nl site, the GVB 1 day (24 hours) costs € 7.50. If I have that should I buy an Bicycle supplement ​€ 1.60 for each time I want to embark with my bike? What if I bought GVB 7 days (...
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Biking and hiking for 4-5 days in Central Europe: Where should I go to?

This spring I'm planning to spend 4-5 days for sport vacations. I want to go hiking and biking. I know a lot of different places in Central Europe to do that, but I'm asking here to get new hints. ...
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Do cyclists need liability insurance in Lithuania? And if so, where can I buy one?

I plan to visit Vilnius and hire a bike for city tour. The safety guide says that the third party liability insurance is mandatory in order to use the service. How can I purchase this kind of ...
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Where is 佐賀線偲橋, a bridge on a railway line reconverted into a bicycle path?

佐賀線偲橋 is a bridge in Saga that can serve as a starting point for the 佐賀線跡 tour, which leads tourists along the former tracks of a reconverted railway line (JR Saga Line). What are the latitude/...
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Checking a hire bike is properly docked

I docked a Boris bike (Santander Cycle (used to be called Barclays Cycle)), part of the London scheme of bikes offered to hire for a short time. But I'm not sure if I checked for the green light ...
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What are the rules on driving with a tow hook in the EU?

I am getting a tow hook installed on my car, the type that you can take off by removing two screws (tools needed). And hence two question: What are the rules in EU governing driving with the hook ...
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Hiring and buying used bicycle in Tbilisi, Georgia

Are there any bike rental possibilities in Tbilisi and surroundings? What are the rules and prices? Is it possible to buy an used bicycle, I mean something cheap that just is able to move for a week? ...
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How to take my bike from Germany and/or France to Switzerland?

This summer I want to take my bike from Germany and/or France in the area around Cologne to Switzerland in the area around Zurich. For this purpose, I have a couple of things I want to make sure ...
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Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium?

Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium? If yes, does that have a cost or is it considered luggage?