You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You'll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, including: London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and BarcelonaRothenberg, Siena, Toledo, Hallstatt, and GimmelwaldProvence, the French Riviera, the Romantic Road, the Berner Oberland, and the Cinque Terre Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crêpe in Paris, and which museums and sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Some travelers are surprised when I tell them to consider biking in Europe. I explain that it gets you close to the ground and close to the people. Europeans love bicycles, and they are often genuinely impressed when they encounter ...
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe. With Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, you'll learn how to: Plan your itinerary and maximize your time Pack light and right Find good-value hotels and restaurants Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane Avoid crowds and tourist scams Hurdle the language barrier Understand cultural differences and connect with locals Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime After 40+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.
If you're interested in long-distance biking, figure out how much of Europe you want to see. With an entire summer free, you can cover a lot of ground on a bike. But with a month or less, it's better to focus on a single country or ...
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
If you'll be doing some cool - weather cycling , invest in a pair of rubberized biking booties to avoid the discomfort of cold ... The European campground system is extensive , well organized , and inexpensive , so take advantage of the ...
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
We need to be aware , however , that national policies and practices to promote bicycling and walking in urban and suburban areas prevail in numerous European countries and that at least one ( Netherlands ) is reportedly spending as ...
Author: George Wynne
Category: Bicycle commuting
Dr. Kuhn has written a book about her life and travels as a foreign language teacher. In essence, it is a book of memories, autobiographical in nature. She describes many of the 45 trips in detail, but she also groups many of the trips togeher. In 1973 when she began taking students to Europe, she had a good background of working with students and knowing how they think and act. (or so she thought) There is an interesting list of things to take, where to put the items, where they can be bought and the prices of the items. There is also a list of personal rules and regulations that were required of all students. They were called Mademoiselle’s Rules or Mlle’s Rules. Then there is a comprehensive list of Trip Procedures, giving all the do's and don’t's of traveling. Students were allowed to "sample" beer and alcohol as long as their parents had signed a permission slip, but students will always try to outthink the teacher and circumvent the procedures. Dr. Kuhn describes many of the things that went wrong on both student trips and adult trips, along with things that didn't seem funny at the time, but in retrospect seem humorous today.
Biking in Europe is a treat. Many of the European countries have really lovely bike paths where you can enjoy the countryside without the noise of the traffic. I didn't find that the case in Italy however. Once when biking along an ...
Author: Carole J. Kuhn, Ph.D.
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe tells you everything you need to know before you go, from information about visas and insurance to budgets and packing. This book will help you plan the best possible trip, with tips on using your phone abroad and guidance on which websites, apps and travel agencies to use to get the best deals and advice. You'll find insightful information on when to go and what not to miss, how to stay safe and - perhaps most importantly - how to get under the skin of a place and meet the locals in a natural way. As well as an inspirational full-colour 'things not to miss' section, the guide includes overviews and maps of each European country to help you plan your route. The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe has everything you need to make your trip as enriching and memorable as it should be. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe. Now available in ePub format.
Denmarkoffers some of the best biking, with 10,000km of bike trailspacked into acountry that's not more than 300km wideand 500kmlong. The Netherlands also has excellent flat bike trails. Europe's larger cities all have daily and weekly ...
Author: Doug Lansky
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Of the European countries that have bike rental facilities , this would be the one in which it would make most sense to rent . That is , if your vacation is local and you won't be passing through to Sweden or Norway .
Author: John Rakowski
Category: Bicycle touring
"Cycling Europe: Great Day Rides" tells you everything you need to know to take interesting and beautiful self-guided single day cycling rides in Europe while staying in any of over 30 fascinating European cities. Rent a bike locally and head out of town on your adventure on some of the great rides in Europe - without having to move your luggage as you would with point-to-point cycle touring. Whether you are on a general European vacation or even on business in Europe, and want to add some riding beyond the standard city tour -- this book is for you! Ride on these generally flat routes on your rented bike -- maybe even an e-bike. Have your companion join you on the biking, or meet up later in the day while they enjoy these wonderful base cities. Michael Lyon has been cycle touring in Europe each summer for more than 25 years, and is the author of the successful and highly reviewed cycle touring book providing for point-to-point cycle touring: "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers: Bicycle Touring Made Easy and Affordable." "Cycling Europe: Great Day Rides" gives you the information you need for these wonderful day rides: Over 30 base cities and 90 day rides in Europe - with many of these cities possibly already on your vacation literary! Each base city provides up to four suggestions for diﬀerent day rides without the logistics of carrying your luggage and moving hotels daily. Includes suggestions for using trains or river boats for your return to facilitate longer one-way rides. Cities are all interesting places to stay and enjoy the evenings. Each city provides days of terriﬁc fun and exploration for any non-riders travelling companions. Fantastic routes, mostly ﬂat easy terrain, generally well-marked, and most often along bike trails following Europe's beautiful river network. Much more than city day rides! Where to go, how to get there, where to stay, where to rent bikes, what to bring, when to go, and how to prepare. Over 30 custom maps providing route overviews, color in Kindle format. Note that this book does not provide detailed turn-by-turn directions, but rather route overviews with target cities for navigation, interesting stops, and overnights. Most of these routes are well-marked and with easy navigation, and that is all you need, although more detailed maps and GPS are available for more directions. Stay in amazing, beautiful, and interesting cities as a base while day riding -- some more well-known, and others open for discovery -- plenty to see and do for non-riding companions and for when you are finished riding. In France: Loire Valley (Amboise and Blois), Nantes, Strasbourg, and Colmar. In Germany: Frankfurt, Koblenz, Rosenheim, Trier, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Passau, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, and Bremerhaven. In Italy: Verona, Venice, Padua, and Florence. In The Netherlands: Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Amsterdam. In Central Europe: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Prague. Lake Rides: Lake Bodensee, Lake Balaton, and Lake Neusiedl. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Lyon has been touring each summer in Europe since 1994, first with his uncle and then the last six years with his son on their Pino Tandem. He is the author of the leading cycle touring book, "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers". He has cycled extensively in Western Europe, and several years ago rode from Saigon to Hanoi in Vietnam. When not cycling, Mike practices law with a focus on the new commercial space sector, and was an organizer of the first space tourist flights on the Soyuz rocket.
Over 30 custom maps providing route overviews, color in Kindle format. Note that this book does not provide detailed turn-by-turn directions, but rather route overviews with target cities for navigation, interesting stops, and overnights.
Author: Michael Lyon
Publisher: European Cycle Touring
2018 Chanticleer I & I Grand Prize Book Award Winner Move over traditional sightseeing, throngs of visitors, and tourist traps! Explore Europe on Foot gives travelers an alternative way to discover Europe. A hiking vacation offers countless rewards: the time to admire the tidiness of a village farm, soak in the rugged alpine view from a rocky perch, and absorb a country through the smells of its landscape and encounters with locals. Explore Europe on Foot is a complete guide to conceptualizing, planning, and executing the slow-travel hike (or hikes!) of a lifetime. Author Cassandra Overby tells you how you can spend all, or even just part, of your vacation enjoying scenery, small towns, and cultural experiences most travelers miss—all without carrying a big backpack. This guide offers all the nuts and bolts you need: how to choose a route that is right for you, how to plan, what to pack, what to expect, how to find accommodations and food, how to deal with challenges along the way, and so much more. These aren’t wilderness backpacking trips, but rather a wide range of town-to-town walks that offer the opportunity to have an authentic, affordable, restorative vacation. Travelers will also appreciate overviews of fifteen long-distance trails in Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey, with itineraries that range from one to fifteen days. For those unwilling to go all-in, Cassandra also offers tips on incorporating day-hike outings into a more traditional vacation. The focus is on how to craft that more immersive vacation so users of the guide will be able to apply what they learn to their own dream destinations. 15 Handpicked Walks include: Rota Vicentina, Portugal English Way, Spain Mont Saint-Michel, France Alsace Wine Route, France Tour du Mont Blanc, France and Italy Cinque Terre 2.0, Italy Lycian Way, Turkey Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland King Ludwig’s Way, Germany The Moselle, Germany The Ardennes, Luxembourg and Belgium The Lake District, England, UK West Highland Way, Scotland, UK Laugavegur Trek, Iceland The Sahara Desert, Morocco
A great option for shortening a long trail is doing part of it on a bike—you'll just need to be a little creative with your backpack. (Photo by Cheryl Nilson) EuroVelo Cycling Routes Just like E-paths, EuroVelo trails are thousands of ...
Author: Cassandra Overby
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Remember , on the Continent you'll be dealing with kilometers — to get miles , cut in half and add 10 percent ( 90 km / hr = 45 + 9 miles : 54 mph - not very fast in Europe ) . Biking in Europe While biking through Europe is about the ...
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing