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OK, you're at the stage where you have a ton of questions. I'm in a similar position about long distance walking actually, but that's a different story for another time. Firstly, I should probably plug our Bicycles.Stackexchange.com site. For the actual bicycle questions part of your trip, they're going to be a handy resource. One of the biggest cycling ...


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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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This is definitely a good idea. Cycling in Amsterdam is such an experience and can be a bit stressful in rush hours in the city center; hence, riding it through the country side can be more pleasant. There are many companies renting bikes in Amsterdam. In general, the longer the opening hours and the more central the location, the more expensive they will ...


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how to start: Start small. Don't think you can cycle long distances without getting in shape. Even across town may well be a challenge for you right now. So start on that, set yourself REALISTIC goals to get in shape, not just your legs but your arms and lungs as well. Start with say 10km trips, then gradually increase that until you can comfortably drive ...


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70 Euro's per day is indeed ridiculous. It is however not uncommon to demand a large deposit. So could it be that the 70 euro is to cover the deposit? It will be difficult to find a sport bike. The surroundings of Amsterdam are really flat, so you only would need a sport bike if you go for speed. When renting a bike, you could ask a city bike with gears. ...


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No, taking a bike on the bus is not allowed with any of the bus operators in the area: RET, Veolia and Connexxion, except for folded foldable bikes (IIRC the bus from Rotterdam Centraal to the airport is currently operated by RET). There isn't that much space in the bus either. In fact, bikes are so ubiquitous in the Netherlands that it's simply impossible ...


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Yes, that should be absolutely possible and a pretty nice route. There are bicycle paths along the river, and you should leave the river shortly after Zell and go along the Altlayer Bach towards Altlay. Interestingly, according to Google Maps, there is a shorter alternative route that continues down the Rhine, leaves it at Bad Salzig and includes a long ...


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Wikipedia is your friend with an entry on Bicycle sharing systems.


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The pertinent information is here on the gvb.nl site, in Dutch. Bicycles are only allowed in the metro (subway) and in tram line 26, not in other tram lines or bus lines. GVB also doesn't have any trains, if you want to take the bicycle on a train, you'll need different tickets entirely (both for yourself and for the bike). The GVB supplement is valid for ...


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No policeman is going to arrest you for riding in a park. I'd be surprised if you can't ride in all the parks in Glasgow (or almost any other city in the UK) for that matter. Give pedestrians the right of way and be considerate and you'll be fine.


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My all-time favourite cycle trip from Amsterdam is one from Amsterdam, through Durgerdam to Marken. I added some images in a related answer. It has it all. Land below sea level, bucolic places like holysloot and the folkloristic Marken. If condition permits you could consider taking the ferry to Volendam and cycle back to Amsterdam from there


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There is also a good website for routeplaning on bicycles, which will help you. You can even see the gradients of the road and have different options (only bicycle paths, the fastest path, the shortest path ...). I tried it myself and find it more accurate most times than google maps for bicycles. RadroutenPlaner My suggestion would be: take only bicycle ...


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From that sustrans page, zooming in on the map, we see that the Princes Risborough end of the mustard line is at the junction of Church St, Duke St, and High St. Looking carefully at that junction on Street View and zooming in, we can see a Cycle Route sign indicating that Thame is 7.5 miles away on Route 57, matching the information on the sustrans page ...


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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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There are a couple of places to join the pheonix trail from in Thame the local gym at lord williams upper school (- they can also direct you to the path that leads to the pheonix trail) is probably the best place as there is parking and a place to grab a drink and pop to the loo . This PDF should give you a start ...


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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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Your best bet for understanding the route is probably OpenStreetMap, which shows the path. You can see it at the Thame end and Princes Risborough end, or zoomed out for the whole thing. At the Princes Risborough end, the Phoenix Trail proper starts a little outside of the town. There's a signposted route along Horsenden Lane from by the station, then ...


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Officially the answer is no. The Truck Ferry doesn't quote any tolls for cyclists or pedestrians. Unofficially the answer is likely to be no either, as using this ferry doesn't appear to be a known method to cyclists on either side of the border. Your current options are: The Tunnel Bus, which requires the bike be disassembled and in a bike bag, and the ...


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If you have a bike that can support your luggage (i.e. you are bicycle touring, which I assumed initially) or you have a single item such as a backpack you can carry while biking you should just ride to the airport from Rotterdam centre. Less than 20 minutes, cheaper and easier. All routes google maps suggests are fine and will get you there over bike-paths ...


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As others have said, start small. That's good advice. You won't realize how badly untrained hands and arms can feel after a relatively short ride (not to mention good saddles your butt might not be accustomed to...). The next bit is comfortability on the bike itself -- and this really means understanding what you like, not what The Right Formula has to say ...


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If you don't really like the "grandma" type of bike, and a racing bike seems a bit too expensive for your needs, you can also try to rent a hybrid tour bike. For example, I found one at MacBike. The page lists 15 euros per day for rental (or 18 including insurance). The advantage is that you also do not need special equipment, as shoes, helmet and clothes. ...


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No Non-Foldable Bicycles on Buses Looking on the English version of the RET website, I found the General terms and conditions urban and regional public transport 2014 which explicitly mention bicycles on trains and subways, but not buses. I think it is safe to assume that non-foldable bicycles are not allowed on buses, since these are not mentioned in the ...


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I have no personal experience with cycling in that area, but I might can recommend to use this tool from a Dutch bikers association. Basically, what you can do, is select a starting point for a round trip, a preferred distance, and some more personal preference, which it will take into account where possible. With a lot of tweaking, I get some example ...


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There are quite a few sites aimed at bicycle tourers. For example: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/classifieds/ (the whole site is good, this is just where people post ads for companions). https://www.warmshowers.org/forums/general/looking-companions http://www.reddit.com/r/bicycletouring http://www.adventurecycling.org/adventure-cyclist/companions-wanted/ ...


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There is no shortage of campgrounds in Europe, so it should be pretty easy for find a place each evening. But don't think you will be able wild camp along the bike routes (except maybe at a few designated areas). Much of the land along the bike routes is developed. There are many marked (and mapped) long distance bike routes throughout the area. Actually ...


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Sure, it's possible. Firstly, bike rental, either as part of a tour or on your own can be done from companies like Georiders: Georiders offers mountain bike and bicycle tours in and around the Caucasus mountains, custom made tours for individuals and groups and bicycle rental in Tbilisi. As for buying a bike, there are mixed comments online, but ...


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There are many bike resources on the web. I recommend http://bicycles.stackexchange.com/, eg. Find the organizations in your country that focus on bicycle touring. In the US that's Adventure Cycling Association. And just ride. Scrape together some gear and do some long day rides, then some overnighters. While you're doing that, work on getting the ...


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Yes, riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow is allowed. Now even more so that there are new bicycle rental schemes in place, right at the entrance of parks.


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This may sound a bit a too phylosophical answer for such practical questions, but it's all about what you want and your will. Of course being in shape helps, of course having a more expensive / light bike helps but not allways. Except for being in shape every advantage you may have may turn to be a disadvantage in one or another situation. (Eg.: If you buy ...



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