Tag Archive: adventure

Cycling to Vancouver on the Port Mann Bridge

UPDATE – A photo report on how to cross the Fraser River by bicycle using the Port Mann Bridge. The bridge connects Vancouver to the cities of Surrey and Coquitlam.

Cardbordeaux: a cat and a bicycle in France

TRAVEL BLOG – “Would you be willing to stay in our French chateau a few months and watch our cat?” Sue and Ian asked…

Symba the Honda Cub travels: biking British Columbia

TRAVEL BLOG – I load my 100cc motorbike with camping gear and set out on a solo adventure. It was fun, scenic, nothing bad happened.

Cycling Spain’s Mallorca and Menorca

PHOTO GALLERY – See what happens when you bring a folding bicycle to Spain’s Mediterranean islands. (Hint: fun).

3 cycling adventures in BC

ADVICE – These 3 are the first routes that popped into my head when the Westender asked for local knowledge.

“Is that a folding bike?” A train and cycle adventure in Western Canada

TRAVEL BLOG – A one-month train and folding bike journey around British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Adventure Lite for new bike travellers

UPDATED – View the slideshow “An Introduction to Adventure Lite” with advice and encouragement for curious bike tourers.

A Biased Bike Travel Packing List

A gal’s guide to packing panniers for a cycling trip People fuss over bike travelers and how brave, adventurous and fit they are. But really, a bike traveler is just someone who wonders,… Continue reading

Willie Weir: confessions of an adventure cyclist

[Published in the September/October 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people.] Bicycle traveler’s new book describes experiences, not logistics “I am not an avid cyclist,” admits Willie Weir in his new… Continue reading

Cycling Goa, India with Hostelling International

[Published in the August 2009 issue of Goa Today Magazine] Backroads “Slow Goa” tour targets cyclists and activists Visitors have toured Goa by car, motorbike, bus, boat and train; but now – thanks… Continue reading

Cycling Alberta’s Trans Canada Trail and Iron Horse Trail

The western province of Alberta boasts four TransCanada Trail multi-use trails. We explore two sections of the trail: by bicycle on Edmonton’s River Valley Parks, and by ATV on the northeastern Iron Horse rail trail.

A “gonzo” rail and bike trip around Western Canada

Being on a train is like riding a bicycle: it’s slow, social, historic, and rebellious What is it about trains? And what was it about a train journey into western Canada that yanked… Continue reading