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Short answer: Yes, it's possible! Long answer: You will have to inform yourself with the airline you're flying with if they allow bikes on the plane, how much it costs, and how big the box you put it in can maximum be. Also it might be interesting to know if they allow cardboard boxes (otherwise you will have to get yourself a hard-case box to put your ...


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Short answer: no, you cannot take your bicycle into all German trains (but you can probably reach any destination in Germany). Many trains in Germany carry bicycles. This is particularly true for local trains, but also most intercity (IC) trains. However, the most common train for long-distance travel is the high-speed InterCity Express or ICE. Usually, ...


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Searching Google for "rude place names" turned up this list, which has lots of entries for Europe. This might be useful in conjunction with a traveling salesman solver, to compute an efficient route between several of the points.


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Allow me to recommend traveljournal.net. It is developed by me, while traveling the world and optimised for use on the road. It has all the usual features: blog, photo albums, map (you can upload GPS-logs), secure document vault, etc. One of the things that really sets it apart from other options? no advertisements whatsoever and designed to work wherever ...


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Cycling is generally very safe, particularly in Taito-ku. There aren't any bike lanes really but you're free to cycle on the pavement, as long as you dismount when it's too crowded. Furthermore drivers are used to cyclists, just keep tight to the left on bigger roads. Helmets are seldom worn, even by mothers with a kid on the front, one on the back and one ...


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You can check famous cycle paths for estimations. The most famous along your 3) From Switzerland to the Black Sea is the Donau Radweg, which is almost fully cyclable from Donaueschingen in Germany up to Budapest in Hungary. Given durations depend on the kind of trip you want (family, sport, leisure...). It gives approximately: Donaueschingen to Passau: 15 ...


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I think what you probably want is the OpenStreetMap powered OpenRouteService. When using OpenRouteService, once it has calculated your route, then in the Extras/Download area there's a link for Route Profile. Click that, wait while it processes, and you'll get the profile you're after. You get profiles that look a little like this: If you want to try it ...


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What immediately sprang to mind was not as rude as your opening question, but will still upset people in the Bible Belt of the US and probably a few other people too I suppose: Hell, Norway Thanks to Wikipedia & WikiMedia Commons for the photo


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Dirty-flow's answer is not really wrong, however, I want to substantiate it a little bit. To quote from fahrrad-recht.de: Gut zu wissen: Eine Trunkenheitsfahrt (§ 316 StGB) kann nicht nur mit Kraftfahrzeugen, sondern grundsätzlich auch mit dem Fahrrad begangen werden! Eine Trunkenheitsfahrt liegt immer dann vor, wenn das Fahrrad nicht mehr sicher ...


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Buses According the general conditions of eurolines (more or less the only paneuropean bus company bicycles are not allowed: 5.5 A maximum of 2 pieces of luggage (suitcases, bags, and packages 70x80x20 cm with a total maximum of 30 kilos) per passenger will be accepted for carriage. Children and Infants are allowed to carry 1 piece of luggage. ...


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but there are a lot of blogs online about that stuff and it seems pointless to add another. There are never enough blogs on any topic. See http://the-pastry-box-project.net/chris-coyier/2013-january-2/. What things to consider especially for travel blogs? the backend (where you create your content and config your blog) should be accessible from ...


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It actually worries me a little bit that you are planning such an extensive trip without the capability of estimating yourself how long it will take :) Checking out estimates for other bicycle routes might help you, but my experience is that they are exactly what they are labeled: only estimates. To give you an answer with a higher confidence rate than ...


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Each airline has it's own rules. My friend carried his bike on 2 trips. Once it was free and the other time he had to pay some reasonable amount extra. He had to pack it/reassemble as compact as possible (turn and secure the wheel, flip pedals inward, etc.). He then packaged it in plastic tape (or whatever this thing people often wrap their luggage in is ...


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This route is just perfect for traveling by bike - a great climate, beautiful nature, good roads, recreational areas .... moreover, in this region there are several biker clubs that can help you in arranging the trip and laying of the optimal route. you can feel free to contact them for help. here are some of them: http://custommoto.com.ua/articles/20/, ...


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Rental prices are not designed for periods of more than a few days. It might be possible to negotiate a long-term price at a flexible rental business. It's definitely possible to get a decent used bike for 50-100 EUR. There's a risk that it could be a stolen one, but almost none of running into problems, even if it is. I'm pretty sure that shipping a bike ...


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You can take your bike along in most trains, but not in the ICE. It's probably best to check when you look up the connection online (you can even use it as a search criterium). In some local trains you don't need an extra ticket. It seems to depend on all kinds of factors, including the time of day. In regional and national trains, you always need a ticket ...


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Clothes Wear confortable clothes. Try everything heavily before travelling. Remember that you will do the same leg movement for several hours. Seams or other similar things rubbing the skin will "burn" and to the limit hurt. Take lite clothes to cycle. Even with cold weather you will heat up. Weight Try not taking more than 20Kg (the less the better as ...


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You could use GPSVisualizer. You can easily plan your tour with Google Maps or whatever tool you like and then use GPSVisualizer to genera a height chart. For example I used Google Maps to navigate from Sacre Coeur to the Eiffel Tower: And here is the corresponding height profile:


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Within England, the answer is The Cycle Streets site which will generate much more accurate and helpful cycling routes than Google, and could certainly be used to get you from London to the coast. It also generates astonishingly traffic-free routes through London itself. Outside England, I can only suggest using the Open Cycle Map, which covers most of ...


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Short answer: you cannot take your bicycle into ALL German trains! when you are using long-haul trains (IC, EC, City Night Line, EN, D, CNL) you have to make a reservation. It costs 9 EUR (6 EUR if you have DB-card). when you're using regional trains it depends on the federal states. On DB Bahn Website (German) you can find information about the ...


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As already said, the best option would be to buy a used bike. You can find very good offers on eBay kleinanzeigen. You can find a good bike even for under 50 EUR. Another option is wo-bleibt-mein-fahrrad.de. They buy, sell and repair old bikes in Leipzig. I'm not sure if that would be useful for you, but maybe there are some interesting cheap bikes.


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Open Cycle Map provides a good coverage of Europe. On the GPS section, you can find a device recommendation suited for cycling, as well as how to put Open Street Maps on it.


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I would go for an "email approach". Different blog platforms seem to support this feature, where you can provide the content for your blog by email. I am an avid user of Posterous. , but I was told that wordpress plugins exist that do the same. The workflow is easy, you post a blog by posting it to post@posterous.com. Photo's, films and the like are added ...


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The seaside route, which is "flat as a pancake", is about 25 km (measured from central Amsterdam to the farthest point of the Marken island). This isn't the shortest route, but probably the one you want to take. So, if you keep up a relatively quick pace (20-25 km/h) throughout, you could do it in a little more than an hour, but a more leisurely stroll, ...


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According to the stations information about Arnhem (Dutch language only), you can rent bicycles right at the station for 7,50 per day. They demand a deposit of 50 euro's and it is advised to make reservations by phone at: +31 (0)26-4421782


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You can take your bike on the train outside rush hours (06:30 - 09:00/16:30 - 18:00) and it will cost you €6 per bike, per day, but don't get your bike in Amsterdam and transfer it to Arnhem, this is just way too much hassle. According to this website, there are 5 bikeshops where you can rent bikes in (the neighbourhood of) Arnhem. Namely: Reerink ...


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There are 2 different highway types in Switzerland, Autobahn and Autostrasse. Those are both limited to motorized vehicles that reach 80km/h. Autostrassen are limited to 100km/h, Autobahn 120km/h. Autostrassen are also often narrower and sometimes have only one lane per direction. The road 12/E27 you mention is such a "Autostrasse". There is a list of all ...


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In addition to uncovery's answer: Some tunnels may be disallowed. Even for tunnels that are allowed, Google Maps cycling directions are very (IMO overly) cautious about tunnels, and might refuse a route as soon as there is a 100 metre tunnel. In my experience, the best way to see if tunnels are permitted is through Google Streetview.


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Indeed it appears online that the Lesovo border is for commercial trucks only, and I can see where you get that view. This blog, for example, notes that the road they are on to the crossing at Malko Tarnavo is almost devoid of traffic, as all the trucks go through the Lesovo border. The Lesovo border was the focus on the news recently when it looked like ...



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