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

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Same-day Bike Assembly in Budapest

I'm arriving by plane on a Monday in Budapest, at 10 am. My bike will be in my checked luggage, and will need to be assembled. I want to start biking for another city on Tuesday. My questions: Is it ...
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Norway forest roads tolls by bicycle

Some forestry roads in Norway are toll roads. For example, see here or here on Google Streetview, this NRK Trøndelag news article, or this inatur article. The signs imaged by Google Streetview ...
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Can I take a boxed bicycle from Trabzon to the Georgian border, and then Batumi?

Is there a reasonably priced coach from Trabzon to Batumi, where I could place my bicycle (which is worth less than €100 and would be in a cardboard box with the front wheel removed) in the luggage ...
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Taking bulky luggage (bicycle in a bag) on rail replacement service (SEV) BusSV300 Brennero->Innsbruck

I have booked a ticket for the connection Bologna -> Munich on August 12th, 2023, 11:52. This involves the EC84 train and the rail replacement bus BusSV300 from Brennero to Innsbruck. I would like ...
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eBiking and swimming in Austrian lakes

I am looking to spend this year's summer holidays in Austria. Last year I was in Seefeld in Tirol and I really enjoyed renting ebikes and just exploring around and also swimming in lakes around the ...
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Is the Parc Natural de la Serra d'Irta freely accessible for bicycles?

I am planning some cycling in Spain, and while checking for routes along the coast, I have seen the Parc Natural de la Serra d'Irta, located halfway between Valencia and Tarragona. From satellite ...
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Can I cross from the eastern side of Kosovo to Serbia by bike?

Similar questions have been asked, but they were from 7 years ago, so I want to see if there has been any diplomatic updates. My goal is to bike from Pristina, Kosovo to Sofia, Bulgaria. Google maps ...
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Traveling to Tenerife with bikes vs car rental

Hello fellow travelers! In a couple days we're travelling to Tenerife for 2 weeks (me and my wife). We'll be carrying two bike suitcases plus a single, big regular suitcase. We'd like to rent a car ...
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What to not to miss in Dutch Hoge Veluwe national park in October?

I was thinking of visiting Dutch De Hoge Veluwe national park in the middle of October during one day. Given that the weather may not be perfect and given that I am usually not good in naturally ...
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What dangers should I be aware of when doing a long-distance bike trip through Europe?

The EuroVelo routes from this answer helped me a lot to do some initial planning of my long-distance bike trip through Europe which I hope I can start in November. I would ride the bike from the ...
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Searching possibilities travelling by ship from India to South East Asia [closed]

My wife and I are travelling by bicycle from the Netherlands to South East Asia. At the moment we are in Georgia, Tbilisi and in 4 months we will reach by land (Armenia, Iran, Pakistan) somewhere in ...
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Bike sharing apps-rent cycle in one and back in other city

Does any of the apps like Donkey Republic or Nextbike allow us to rent a cycle in one city and return in another? I read the instructions, but it is not clear whether to drop-off-location can be in ...
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Renting bikes each place visited in Denmark or in 1 place and carry them, and how will they be equipped?

We are staying 7-10 days in and around Copenhagen in August. We plan to tour the city by bike (by ourselves) and take trains out for day/multiday bicycle trips in several places. My question is ...
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Can one use the Sentri car lane when entering the USA from Mexico by bicycle?

I have Global Entry. If the answer is specific to the port of entry, then I'm mostly interested in the ports of entry in San Diego.
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What train ticket do I need to buy to take a bicycle with me on the train to Belgium?

I want to take the train from Haarlem (The Netherlands) to Antwerpen (Belgium) and would like to take my non-folding bike with me. It is unclear to me where I can buy a ticket and what the special ...
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Traveling with my bicycle on top of my car in Europe

I am planning to travel in the European countries (Spain, France, Italy etc) by car and would like to take my bicycle with me. Putting it on the top of the car would make the height higher. [Bicycle] ...
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How do I make a reservation for shipping a bicyle with Turkish Airlines?

I will soon be travelling from Venice (Italy) to Seoul (South Korea). I plan to bring a bicycle with me. My first option is to travel via Turkish Airlines, which carries bikes with reservation ...
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Importing bicycle to the US?

I am thinking about importing a used bike into the US and wondering if I would have to pay import tax (and what the rate would be). I live in the US and a bike that I had there got stolen some time ...
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Carrying a Cargo Bike in European Trains?

Are there any (long distance) trains in Europe where I can carry a Cargo Bike with me? When saying cargo bike, I am just talking about a conventional long john bike, nothing big (with three wheels or ...
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Can I take a bicycle on the ferry from Palermo (Sicily) to Genoa (Italy)?

I would like to take a touring bicycle on the ferry from Palermo (Sicily Italy) to Genoa (Italy). The bicycle is a touring bicycle, i.e. fully assembled, cannot be folded and has bags on the front and ...
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Swedish train operators that allow assembled bikes

Is there an overview of train lines which carry bicycles without having to disassemble them? I traveled by train from Malmö to Gothenburg last year and it was super easy to take the bicycle with me on ...
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On German bicycle direction signs, what does the background colour for bicycle highway pictograms indicate?

On this direction sign at Wixhausen near Darmstadt, Germany, several destinations use a bicycle highway pictogram. Some of the pictograms have a black background, whereas others have a green ...
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Crossing the Chinese border with a 50cc bike

I am planning to travel around in Asia a bit with my 50cc Simson, Ive heard that it is quiet a trouble to bring a car/motorcycle into China and it costs a lot of money and there is a lot of paperwork ...
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Bicycle Transport Venice Airport

We (2 people) are traveling to Venice by bike and we plan to fly back from Marco Polo Airport. We will stay in Venice for a couple of days after. We will park the bike in the San Marco Bike garage (...
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Received letter from police for being drunk and riding bicycle in Germany [closed]

I was caught being drunk while riding a bicycle and the letter states that it is a criminal offence. The letter mentioned a couple of options that I can follow such as 1. Accepting the crime, 2. ...
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Where can I rent a decent mountain bike in Zürich? [duplicate]

I am going for a 4 day trip in Zürich and I would like to bike quite a lot. Though biking is quite advertised, I failed to find a decent bike rental shop in the city. Would highly appreciate some tips!...
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Where can I rent a decent mountain bike in Zürich?

I am going for a 4 day trip in Zürich and I would like to bike quite a lot. Though biking is quite advertised, I failed to find a decent bike rental shop in the city. Would highly appreciate some tips!...
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Bikepacking from Germany to Netherlands during covid-19 pandemic

I'm planning to cycle from Berlin to Utrecht Netherlands around end of this month. The question is, is it safe to travel there. Will I get any restriction going there ? I'm an Indonesian having work ...
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Bicycling routes in Śląskie/Małopolskie

I would like to do a bicycle trip in the southern-polish regions of Silesia or Lesser Poland. It would only be for 2-3 days and I'd be looking for a route a bit off bigger roads and maybe by a river. ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

I want to do a multi day cycle tour in Germany, but campsites are closed. According to the interior ministry (Coronavirus: Fragen und Antworten) Der Aufenthalt im öffentlichen Raum ist nur ...
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How strict is FlixBus about its "No electric or folding bikes" policy?

I've been thinking of buying a bike here, but since I take frequent trips on FlixBus for short vacations I went to review their policy on bikes. Unfortunately they for some reason forbid electric and ...
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Bicycles on Batumi-Tbilisi train

I remember, some years ago, you could just take your bicycle on the trains in Georgia. With a bit of haggling. But as they changed the wagons to modern Stadler, is this still possible? And how would I ...
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Can I cycle from Brig in Switzerland across Simplon pass to Lago Maggiore Italy?

Google map seems to say I can cycle from Brig to the Zwischbergen (Italian border). Is this correct because the route does seem to go along the road E62? What about the part from the border to Lago ...
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Risks of cycling across minefield [closed]

I am planning an off-road cycling trip in Angola. What happens if a bicycle is ridden over a land mine? Will it detonate? Will it result in injury, death or bicycle damage? Does it depend on the type ...
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A good place to park / lock / store a bicycle in Madrid for a month?

I am going back from Madrid to my home town, then returning to Madrid after a month to fly to South America from there. I have my bicycle which I want to take with me to South America - but won't need ...
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Taking a non-foldable bike from Paddington station in London, UK

I need to take my non-foldable bike from Paddington station in London to the tube station Woodside Park. I understand you can't take a non-foldable bike on the tube 07:30 - 09:30 or 16:00 - 19:00, ...
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Bike transport from Haridwar to Bangalore

Can anyone help me that how can I transport my bike from Haridwar to Bangalore? Are there trains that have this facility?
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Add a bicycle with Aerolineas Argentinas

I've booked a flight LYS -> FRA -> EZE -> USH on Lufthansa website. The first two flights are operated by Lufthansa, so I was able to call their customer service and add a bicycle on my ticket. The ...
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Chaining bikes in London

When riding my bicycle in London, I was wondering what I can chain it to. Some railings have a sign as follows: Other railings do not. Sometimes a bike rack is hard to find, especially in the ...
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What is the Radroute bicycle path?

I've seen signs (like the one below in Southern Tyrol) in street view of "Radroute" bicycle paths around Germany but haven't been able to find any information in English. The signpost below seems like ...
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How well signposted are the EuroVelo bikepaths in Germany?

How well signposted are the EuroVelo bikepaths in Germany? As there isn't streetview in Germany, it's hard to check. Could one realistically follow the signs for the EuroVelo cycle path (e.g. #6) ...
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Can I take a boxed bicycle on a German train?

I will be arriving in Munich airport with my bicycle in a box (approx 140cm x 60 cm x 20 cm), can this be taken on the train to the city? (specifically the S1 or S8 trains)
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How do I find if a specific train (RE60) carries bicycles during morning rush hour?

I'm trying to find out if I can bring a bicycle during the morning rush hour on RE60 (Frankfurt-Mannheim), and if yes, whether I need to buy a ticket. This train is run by the DB Regio train company ...
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Can you travel from Switzerland to neighbouring countries on L permit residential visa

I will be staying Basel, Swiss on an L permit visa for the next 6 months, Im a 3rd world national. And I'm traveling to Switzerland as a dependant/ L permit. Can I travel to neighboring countries by ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

I understand that Google Maps works out travel times based on the speed limit for the road and the current traffic on the road. (When selecting the driving function). When using the cycling/walking ...
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Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?

In Greece, where I am from, we don't have bicycles as a means of going to work, like for example in Germany (what a paradox given the weather!), the country I visit now. So, there are bicycle lanes ...
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Cheapest option to get a bike for a week Amsterdam

Amsterdam is bike city. Almost every local has a bike, and I remember there are quite a few places where you can rent one. But - rentals are probably expensive (this answer says 15 EUR / 24h); and I ...
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Longest bridge/tunnel that can be cycled over/through?

I'm cycling around Japan, and a few days ago I cycled the Shimanami Kaido, a series of bridges connecting islands between the mainland and Shikoku in the inland sea. One of the bridges there was (if I ...
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Rent a racing bicycle in the Eifel, Germany

Is it possible to rent a racing bicycle in the Eifel, Germany? I seem to find only mountainbikes when I search for 'fahrradverleih'. Anywhere near Stadtkyll would be awesome.
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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