Destinations

Long-distance travel with bikes - it’s always a topic of major concern, the thought and anticipation of an exciting event or dream cycling holiday being overtaken by the worry of your bike arriving in two or more pieces.

From Freo to France, and many places in between, take a look at the AllTrails website or social pages and you’ll see smiling cyclists pedalling their way towards all manner of destinations.

Opting to do something completely different, Bicycling Australia Digital Editor Nat Bromhead followed the 2017 Tour de France by vintage bike purchased for 300 euros in Paris. Here's his story.

As if the enticement of bike riding on quiet and sealed (or gravel) roads and a cold beverage waiting for you at the end isn’t enough, we've come up with five more reasons you should make the trip to the Gears & Beers festival in Wagga Wagga.

Spending time in Girona, Spain, Bicycling Australia met many fascinating locals including Josep, head cycling guide at Bikebreaks Cycle Centre. In this video Josep and Nat ride through a huge storm to reach Josep's home, a 12th century castle

From the high-altitude Principality of Andorra, through the hot, arid, gorge-filled escarpments of northern Catalonia, and on to Tarragona on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona - the path of Stage 4 of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana was a grand tour in itself.

We take a look at what goes on before each of the 21 stages of the Tour de France start each day. More than just a 3540km bike race, the event is a huge celebration of all things cycling. We hope you enjoy the video.

A look around La Bicicletta in Bourg d'Oisans, France - part museum, part vintage bike shop. As you'll see here, Laurent is totally passionate about all things 'velo course', and particularly early Tour de France history.

Introducing Richard & Jo Marshall, the relatively new owners of AllTrails Bicycle Tours, established 20 years ago by industry pioneers Phil and Susan McDonald. With numerous Australian and International trips this year, it's a busy time for AllTrails

Setting out from the historic Jamberoo pub at 6am, we rode up the challenging Jamberoo Pass before a (mandatory) stop at the famous Robertson Pie Shop. From there it was on to the village of Burrawang then around to Kangaloon and back to Robertson.

Soon to begin his second year of residence in the Balinese town of Canggu, well known cycling photographer and writer Jarrod Partridge showcases Upshift Tours in this fascinating destinations article for Bicycling Australia readers & riders ...

Australia’s most populous state isn’t exactly known as a cycling utopia. But one pocket of NSW less than three hours from Sydney is swimming briskly against the tide, as Peter Maniaty and a bunch of riding mates recently found out.

From the alti-plano and Atacama desert in the north, where rainfall averages 3.5mm per year, to the wilds of Patagonia in the south, where winds in excess of 100kph are not uncommon, Chile has a diversity of climate and geography to match Australia. These extremes may not be appealing to many cyclists but in between there are soaring mountains, beautiful valleys and vineyards aplenty.

Having travelled to France for several years conducting cycling tours it wasn’t any surprise that I would eventually find a town that I would love to call my home away from home. To live in Vaison la Romaine before my old age would have to be the opening line on my bucket list.

Australia’s toughest ride is part of the Audax Alpine Classic a festival of cycling to be held on 28th January in the town of Bright in North East Victoria.