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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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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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Bike location multi-destination California

Is it possible to rent a bike in California (SF ideally) and drop it off up north somewhere (Eureka ideally)?
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Is it possible to safely park a bicycle near the entrance of the Ouwehands Dierenpark?

I plan to visit Ouwehands Dierenpark with a friend, and to move more quickly around we plan to use bicycles and carry them with us on trains. Is it possible to safely park a bicycle near the entrance ...
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How to Plan a Route for Long Distance Bike Trip In Europe

I am planning on doing a long distance bike trip through part of Europe. I would like to start in Amsterdam and bike through the Netherlands, parts of Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany and end ...
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Bike rental/return while cycling the Shimanami Kaido and Tobishimi Kaido

I'm traveling to Japan soon and would like to bike both the aforementioned trails. It seems that Shimanami Kaido has facilities available at the endpoints (Onomichi, Imabari), and all along the route. ...
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Found a lonely bike in Germany, what to do? [closed]

I am new in Berlin, i moved here one month ago. Yesterday night, just infront of the NeuKöln S Bahn Station, probably at 02:30 AM, I found a bike lying on the floor. It caught my attention since it ...
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Cycling tour in Japan: Buying a bicycle for a tall person

I am travelling to Japan (arriving Osaka) mid-May to early-June and inspired by this guy I want to do a cycling tour. There are a lot of things to consider, but obviously the first problem is the ...
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Which ferries to Elba island transport bicycles?

This website shows symbols for vehicles which include cars and motorcycles and this website mentions that the booking process is manual by phone. How are bicycles handled on these routes? Which ...
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Will I be allowed to cycle from Port Said to Hurgada, in Egypt?

I looking for someone with recent (2017 / 2018) experience cycling in Egypt. Will the police prevent me due to security concerns? Are cyclist not allowed on parts of the route, e.g. because some ...
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Do I have to give priority to a car coming from the right in a “fietsstraat” in Belgium?

The other day, I was driving with my bike through a bicycle street (fietsstraat) in Belgium. In these kind of streets, cars cannot overtake the bikes in the street. But when there's a car coming from ...
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Requesting information about Norway [closed]

Are there any sites free from snow in Norway in March? I'm planning an bicycle tour in Norway,so I want to ride bike safely.
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Requesting information about Norway roads [closed]

I'm planning to cycle up mountains which I can ski in March. Now, I'm searching for the roads free from snow in March. Could you please give me information about roads in Norway or introduce sites ...
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Bicycle Helmets with Bike Rental in Amsterdam?

We will visit Amsterdam next March and I plan to rent a bike for day. Do they include helmets with the rental? I watched several videos of bicycles in Amsterdam and I saw nobody wearing a helmet.
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Parking a bike in Basel for a week

I am planning a bike tour ending in Basel. From there I would like to take a bus to somewhere else and return to Basel 7-8 days later. I would then like to retrieve my non-motorized bicycle and go for ...
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Do cyclists in France have priority when crossing a road?

Specifically when the road they are crossing has bicycle signs on it, such as this crossing in Versailles: The road going horizontally (left-right) on the picture is a normal road (for cars) and the ...
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Bikes on TGV/THALYS

The official policy for bikes on the french high-speed trains is the following: compactify your bike so that it fits in a bag with size smaller than 90 x 120 cm (nothing is said about the thickness, ...
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Can bicycles be taken on the ferry from Incheon to China?

I am planning a bicycle tour through Asia and want to take my bike on the ferry from Incheon (South Korea) to China (specific city in China doesn’t matter for me). Does anyone have experience with ...
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Infrastructure and accommodation in eastern Zambia

I want to travel by bike, coming from Malawi (crossing the border in Mchinji) and continuing to Lusaka, following the road close to the border with Mozambique. What can I expect on the road, are ...
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Carry bicycle into the US as personal item

I'm a student traveling to the US and I wish to carry my old bike with me as checked-in luggage on my flight to the US. I want to know in what capacity can I bring it with me such that it is exempt ...
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Mountain biking routes within 7 hours travel from Copenhagen [closed]

Copenhagen and the surrounding areas of Denmark are fairly flat for decent mountain biking. Is there anywhere within 6 or 7 hours travelling by car (or train) from Copenhagen with some more hilly (...
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Is it possible to cycle from Kansai Airport to Central Osaka?

I may arrive in Osaka soon with my bicycle to Kansai Airport. Is it possible to cycle from the airport to central Osaka for free?
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Are there any restricted zones in Los Angeles where I should not go with bicycle/skateboard?

I usually explore cities with a combination of a bicycle, electric skatebord and public transit system and in New York City I had no problem whatsoever and could go anywhere. I was happy to see bike ...
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Is the Dunkirk area suitable for bicycling?

Is the area around Dunkirk and Calais, including the cities, suitable for bicycle tourism in July? My concern is that, being two not-so-small ports, both can offer nothing more than long lines of ...
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Bicycle routes in Europe

Planning bicycle trip in Europe. What are the best maps for trip planing purposes. I know https://www.openstreetmap.org. Would you recommend other ones?
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Priority on the bicycle path in the Netherlands

As in this question, pedestrians are allowed to walk on a bicycle path in the Netherlands under some circumstances. In this situation, who has the priority? Should pedestrians yield the way to bikes?
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Use cycle path as pedestrian in Netherlands

In the Netherlands I've often seen that there is a street for cars and an (often 2-lane) separate cycle path, but no dedicated sidewalk. What do I do as a pedestrian then? Is it okay to simply walk ...
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Is it ok to take a break near the cycle path, on the grass, in Netherlands?

Today was the first time I cycled in Netherlands. I really enjoyed it. I cycled from Amsterdam to the North Sea and back to Amsterdam. When I was cycling on the cycle path I became thirsty and tired ...
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Bike parking in Kyoto

If I rent a bike for sightseeing, is there any parking space to leave it near temples, shrines, markets, etc. (Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari, Nishiki, Gion...)? Is it safe?
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Biking on via Appia Antica

I'm going to stay in Rome for a few days and I would like to have a bike trip on via Appia Antica one day. I do not intend to have a tour, just rent a bike and ride on my own for a couple of hours. ...
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Biking from Whitehorse to Vancouver [closed]

I'm planning to travel along the alaskan highway this summer (send of june until mid july). I'm not an extremely experienced camper and have only spend one night outside of a camping ground so far. ...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

I am wondering about the road(s) where the traveller must travel the furthest to meet some (sort of) civilization, e.g. a place where they could get some food or help or some fuel, electricity, etc. ...
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Driving license for electric bikes in California?

Do I need a driving license for an electric bike in California?
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Can bikes be carried on buses in Mallorca?

Im planning a holiday in Mallorca and was trying to work out if bikes can be carried on board bus services. I've found a couple of forum posts (https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=...
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Flying with a bicycle with Swiss/Austrian/Brussels airlines

I'll fly from Vienna to Porto, round trip, and on the way back I want to bring a bicycle with me. I've two options for the same price and same schedule but with different airlines. Option 1, all ...
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Drunk Cycling Laws [closed]

As we all know, almost all parts of the world have very specific laws regarding drunk driving they specify a certain amount of blood alcohol content that is permissible to be a in state fit to drive. ...
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In Rio de Janeiro, which lane should I be using when biking and there's a bus-only lane?

In some places in Rio the rightmost lane is bus-only (and I believe taxis can drive there too). It's clearly marked with ÔNIBUS written all over and blue line between it and other lanes. I was ...
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Can you rent a bicycle in a city and return it in another one in France?

I'm planning a bicycle trip from the city of Selestat to Mulhouse. Is there a place where you can rent a bike in one of the cities and return it in the other one? This question is apparently very ...
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Folding bicycle on Iberia/Level - would I be charged as if I'm taking a normal bicycle?

Iberia says they will charge US$75 to take a bicycle from BOS to BCN, but the text shows that they have not considered folding bicycles. I wrote to them asking (providing weight and measurement) but ...
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Renting Flevo (bendy) bikes?

Can you rent a Flevo recumbent bike, the kind that bends in the middle, in the Europe? If so, where? While the question is about the two wheeler, a Flevo trike for rent would be an alternative. ...
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How do I access bicycle lockers at UK train stations?

In the UK, some train stations have bicycle lockers, such as in Earley or Lancaster. It looks like smaller stations (but not the very smallest) are more likely to have those than larger stations; I ...