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A Cycling Trip to Italy: Choosing the perfect region

Posted on: January 5th, 2017 by Deanna

When you think of Italy, food probably comes to mind first. Pizza, pasta, truffles, wine…it’s hard not to feel hungry! But we can assure you that Italy has even more to offer than gastronomic delights. It’s the home of bygone masters (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vivaldi, and Dante, to name a few); the landscape is as […] Read more...

Choosing a Family Friendly Bike Tour

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Bruno

So you’ve been dreaming of the perfect cycling tour for you and your family? As you may know, cycling tours are a great way for families to explore new countries or regions. With the ever changing scenery and ample chances to get off your bikes and explore, a cycling vacation is perfect for families with […] Read more...

Getting to Normandy

Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by Bruno

The region of Normandy is rich with history, from the Bayeux Tapestry to the fields of Honfleur that gave birth to the Impressionist movement. A trip to Normandy is sure to be the topic of conversation at the dinner table for many years to come… once you figure out how you will get there!   […] Read more...

Getting to Girona, Spain

Posted on: April 23rd, 2016 by Santana

View Larger Map   Part of the charm and uniqueness of our cycling tours is that they take you away from many of the typical tourist cities and sights. You get to experience all the beauty of your destination but with a more authentic ambiance. However, the challenge with some of the smaller quaint destinations is […] Read more...

Getting to the Loire Valley

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by Santana

  View Larger Map For our next installment in our “Getting There!” series, we are focusing on the beautiful Loire Valley region southwest of Paris. Because this region holds all the natural beauty of the French countryside while still being close to Paris, it has long been a favorite vacation spot for nobles and royalty. In the following post […] Read more...

Things to do in Annecy

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by Abbie

The striking color of the lake, the smell of fresh food from the vibrant street markets, the feeling of strolling around a historical castle with the mountains all around you, Annecy is a town that will undoubtedly leave you in awe. Only 35km (21 miles) from Geneva, it is rich in history, culture and beauty. […] Read more...

Getting to Andalucia

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by Michelle Holden

Andalucia, the southern-most region of Spain, is rich with history and a beautiful coastal landscape. The region is very geographically diverse; it is home to the Guadalquivir River valley, volcanic landscapes like the Tabernas desert, as well as the mountainous region of the Sierra Navada. In nearly 40km, one can experience the mountains and then […] Read more...

Cyclomundo’s Travel Tips

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by Santana

At Cyclomundo we have put together a basic document of general travel tips for anyone who plans on traveling abroad. For first time international travelers, these tips can help you make sure you have all the necessary arrangements and everything in order before you leave home. For our many seasoned travelers, this list of helpful […] Read more...

Biking Tours with Families

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Bruno

  Cycling tours are a great way for families to explore a new region or country. From your bicycle seat, you’ll get to know a place–with its own history, culture, sights, and smells – in a way that isn’t necessarily possible when traveling by car or train. It’s an ever-changing adventure, full of new and […] Read more...

Winter Bicycling Destinations

Posted on: April 17th, 2016 by Michelle Holden

For many, winter can bring on a case of the blues. Not only do we have to contend with colder temperatures and rain or snow (or both!), but we must also find new ways to maintain an active lifestyle. It is for this reason that those with a traveling soul often head south during the […] Read more...

Marseille, European Capital of Culture

Posted on: April 17th, 2016 by Santana

Although Paris is known across the world as the symbol of French culture, Marseille has recently begun to expand its own impressive reputation. Number two on New York Times’ Places to Go in 2013 and 2013’s European Capital of Culture, Marseille is the second largest city in France in terms of population and the largest city […] Read more...

Getting to Apulia (Puglia)

Posted on: April 17th, 2016 by Michelle Holden

Located in southern Italy (also known as the heel of the boot), Apulia (Puglia in Italian) is a great destination for cyclists. Cycling in Apulia offers virtually traffic-free country roads over mostly flat terrain, some of which follow the coastline while others cover the lush inland plateaus. Apulia is considered one of the few remaining […] Read more...

Getting to Italy’s Piedmont

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Beth O'Meara

View Larger Map Piedmont is the second-largest region of Italy, snugly located in the northwest corner near the French and Swiss Alps. The region’s capital, Turin (Torino in Italian), is also its biggest gateway. However, our Piedmont cycling tours commence further east in the smaller city of Alessandria — one without its own commercial airport. […] Read more...

Getting to Northeast Italy: the Dolomites & Veneto

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Beth O'Meara

View Larger Map Northeast Italy is a wonderland of show-stopping architecture and diverse landscapes. The lowlands of the Veneto offer a stark contrast to the peaks of the Dolomites, and yet, these features are within such close proximity! On quiet back roads and cycling paths, exploring these regions by bike has never been easier — […] Read more...

L’Escalade: When Geneva has fun! The Celebrations and the Story behind them!

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Bruno

L’Escalade: the run of your life In a confederate system as diverse as Switzerland, it is hardly surprising to find that Cantons and cities occasionally engage in very local celebrations that no one else has ever heard of. In Geneva, it is “L’Escalade,” The Climb, which has evolved into one of the main participatory spectacles […] Read more...