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It depends on what you consider 'special skills'. With some excercise, paddling should be feasible for most people. For the English Channel, you can easily find operators and boat charterers offering planning support or equipment rent: http://www.fullthrottleboatcharters.com/kayak-across-english-channel/ Crossing the Øresund may not be much more than 5km ...


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Before I answer you Before I answer your question, please read this advise as I did cycle through Patagonia and I can tell you this: The roads are not that easy, sometimes given the roads surface it was challenging doing 50 km in a day; When the roads were alright, then the weather was very very difficult. When the wind blows strongly in the Argentinian ...


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Most bikes can take you 70km, that's not a very concrete criterion. There are two main classes of bicycles: "race" bikes and everyday transport bicycles. The difference is that on a transport bike, you sit much more upright and go much slower, racing bikes are mainly used for sport, have thin wheels, et cetera. Rental bikes are typically the slow type. The ...


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Speaking of Poland, where I live, I'd say there's nothing to worry about regarding safety. No wild tribes living in the forests, no pirates and no horse stealers gangs are there nowadays :) Of course if you leave your expensive bike outside without any lock, it can happen that someone will pay more interest to it and eventually take it, but I'm sure it's ...


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As of July 2014, bicycles were not allowed on the Øresund Bridge. Check back in 55 years: It's currently forbidden to cycle across the Öresund bridge, a part-bridge, part-tunnel connection between Malmö and Copenhagen, which was made famous by the hit television show The Bridge. But if new proposals by Sweden-based construction company Skanska and ...


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I checked the Belgian railway site for you and they mention that folding bikes are free of charge. The Flanders bus company 'de Lijn' has a mention of bikes on their Dutch language site, in short you can take a folded bike for free if you do not bother other passengers but no full size bikes at all. Als u de andere reizigers niet hindert, mag u wel ...


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Difficult to give an answer with hard data on this question, but I can talk from personal experience of cycling multiple Eastern European countries (not Romania, but Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo...) Traffic, especially out of the cities, is in general pleasant. This is mainly because the traffic is less dense in Eastern ...


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I work in Reading and regularly cycle in the area and also use the station. I can tell you that no such provision exists for secure bicycle storage. The station is a known hotspot for cycle theft so I would not risk leaving a decent bike there. But...if your bike isn't particularly expensive and doesn't stand out you'll probably be OK. Just remember to ...


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As I have only ridden through Reading on a through train, I can only give the answer as Internet allows me. But from the lack of information I would say that the parking is not safe enough to leave an expensive bike for 3 days. The railway station information page gives 'stands' as main option for parking the bikes, the car parks are given as extra without ...


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VIA Rail no longer sells bike boxes. The baggage staff at Toronto Union Station has confirmed to me orally that VIA Rail has stopped to sell bike boxes. Travellers who wish to take their bicycle as checked luggage do not need to pack their bicycle in any way. Greyhound does still sell bike boxes at 10$ each, to travellers or non-travellers. Dimensions ...


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Sections 5.4 and 5.5 of NS's General Terms & Conditions for Travellers ("Algemene Voorwaarden Reizigers" - Dutch document) contains the rules for transporting bikes and luggage. This is what they say: Folding Bikes (and rollators, mobility scooters and wheelchairs) Count as 'luggage' and are always allowed on the train for free, regardless of travel ...


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As a cyclist both recreationally and professionally, I have found Thai drivers quite willing to share the road with bicycles. Granted Bangkok and Patong (on Phuket) are not bike friendly, but most of the rest of the country is. While dedicated bike paths are not common, they are slowly starting to appear in areas around the country. Your referenced ...


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1. Give it a tug. If your bike hasn't docked properly, you should be able to pull it out again. But don't use excessive force. Even if it doesn't come out, it's no guarantee that it's correctly docked. 2. Check your journey history. Go to the docking station and press the option to print a journey history receipt. You have to insert your bank card so it ...


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The train part of this question hinges on the question whether a bicycle packed in a box should be considered as a bicycle or as large luggage. You can argue a lot about this (https://forum.ns.nl/overige-producten-6/meenemen-fiets-doos-de-spits-vanaf-schiphol-8640), but I think it will depend on the opinion of the conductor you meet on the day. If it's ...


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Traditional renting Most bike rental shops are local bike shops that also do renting so it will be hard to rent in a city and leave it in another city. If there is a renting company that also accepts bycicles in another city I am not aware of it but your best bet would be with the big players (Macbike and others. just google for bike rental amsterdam) ...


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Check out the map option on booking.com. To start with, zoom in to Bariloche, you'll see that there are more options in the nearby towns, such as El Bolson, Lago Puelo and Esquel. Now zoom in even further, the towns will disappear from the map while you're scrolling downwards, but if the map is zoomed enough, you'll see individual hotels/hostels every once ...


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In all the area you will cover English is well known by a big percentage of the people, so you will not need to learn the local language, but you will be seen as polite if you know a few of the basics and ask whether people understand English, rather than assume they will. When you search on travel planners for bicycle tours, you may find the ...


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Well, this came up on reddit today and it was perfectly relevant. Not necessarily 'offensive' but if you're trying to do a progressive roadtrip with a theme, here are the steps If you go to the comments thread on reddit there are some other similarly themed towns that people suggest in Europe.


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Being from Romania + using bike in the city + having 900 km long bike trip behind me, I can tell you the followings: Bike theft is indeed common in Romania, especially in cities (I myself had 2 bikes stolen, they were tied down in the flat's locked area, but still). I think that there is equal risk for your equipment to be stolen during the night, or your ...


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I myself am a first time visitor in Romania and have spent some time cycling here. I don't know from personal experience, but have been told a lot of bicycles are stolen here and that you should always lock your bike. Bucharest being more dangerous than anywhere else in Romania and with that said, I'd personally avoid it. But your other cities here, I ...


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Most Dutch bikes will be capable of travelling 50-70KM easily. I have personally travelled that distance on a Mac Bike (3 gear) last November. Obviously you need to be physically up to it but because of the Dutch bike network and geographically flat lands, racking up the mileage is relatively easy in my experience. I am not aware of a rental shop that will ...


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While google is a good for general planning, it is not made for cycling and while the cycling information is updated and improved it will never be specifically for long distance cycling. There are several sites that do specialize in long distance cycling, either just routes of one organization or combining however many routes they can find that run within ...


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It seems the answer is maybe depending on if the train has checked baggage service or not and if your bike is a folding bike or not, according to the website from your post. http://www.viarail.ca/en/travel-info/baggage/checked-baggage The following articles can only be transported if checked baggage service is available on your train. If there is no ...


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Well you most likely won't get kicked off because of the bicycle unless you just bring it on board without permission. According to the Amtrak Policy there are a few routes that offer "walk-on" bicycle service but none of them travel through Albany. You can reserve space on the bicycle rack or put it into baggage in Syracuse and pick it up in Albany, so I ...


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Yes you can rent bicycles around the airport hotels. This depends on whether you are a foreigner or Chinese national. Most hotels around the airport offer bicycle rentals to Chinese citizens as they only accept an ID card. Other places close to the airport also offer bicycle rentals though some are a bit far, just a few stops from the airport by subway. ...


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You will be able to rent a bike from The Lake of Two Rivers Store. The operating dates: May to mid-October (7 days a week), 7:00am to 9:00pm ◦ except August 25, 2015, open 7:00am to 5:30pm


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Like @Tom said in the comment : Masks block only a portion of the pollution The problem with the Chinese haze is due to 2 types of particles : pm10 and pm2.5 and those last ones (pm2.5) are really small and you can't protect yourself even when wearing a mask. Event if the mask specially mentioned "works against pm2.5" because they are lying. I used to ...


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Yes, it is necessary to have a chip and PIN bank card. No, an old fashioned magnetic stripe card won't suffice. No, a chip and signature card won't help. The card reader at the dock just allows the chip part of the card to be inserted from the bottom of the keypad. The card reader doesn't have a slot to swipe a magnetic bank card. The dock is ...


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Via Rail baggage policy lists "Bicycle box (for non-travellers)" for $20 "available in certain stations only". Also, https://greyhound.ca/en/ticketsandtravel/baggageinformation.aspx Bicycle boxes are available from Greyhound Courier Express at selected terminals for $10 each (plus GST). Perhaps the Greyhound box is large enough too.


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It depends on your friend, but I prefer useful gifts, specially before a long trip where any extra weight might be a problem. Does your friend have all the gear he'll need for the trip? I found this question on Bicycles SE about gear for a long bike trip. You could check if he's got all the needed resources and give him any he might have forgotten. Another ...



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