Our Carpathian Way – Our Purpose

Ensuring the future of our amazing planet through “Our Carpathian Way”. Inspired by our passion for cycling, nature and preserving our beautiful world, – we created the first and longest tourist biking trail in Europe through the beautiful Carpathian mountain range.  This wonderful experience drives our belief that the future of our beautiful planet depends […]

On a tandem bike to Krakow and the Beskydy Mountains, 2021

The authors have already laid an MTB bike route through the Carpathians and described it in the cycling guidebook “Cycling the Great Carpathians”. Now they have cycled to Krakow and the Polish part of the Carpathians – the Beskids. Summer vacation for us always means to start cycling from home (near Vienna): on our MTB […]

How we explored the Cycling Route

Initially, we explored the existing road and trail network through the Carpathians, aligning maps and GPX tracks etc. Then I/we set out on our journey from Vienna to the Carpathians, starting in the town of Hainburg near the Austro-Slovak border, to identify the proper sub-routes and eventually connect them into one single continuous route. These […]

Week 4: Romania – Steep uphills and speedy downhill rides

Day 23: A wild ride through the woods to Poiana Sarata This is definitely one of our most exhausting stages: a wild ride on gravel tracks and rugged logging roads. Andy, our Colorado cowboy from the U.S. Adventure Cycling Association, and Alfred, a down-to-earth guy from Bodensee, are searching for bear tracks. And they really […]

Week 3: Ukraine/Romania – Endless wilderness and lots of monestaries

Day 16: To Romania and its monasteries, part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage! After a one-week tour through the Ukraine, we are heading towards Siret in Romania. Today’s challenge is a bike ride of 95 kilometers on gravel roads, with the Romanian Carpathians lying ahead of us beyond the border. Small wooden cottages with front […]

Week 1: Slovakia – Old castles and romantic forests

Our Great Carpathian Cycle Tour: From Vienna’s Reichsbrücke (Donauinsel) down to the Iron Gate – cycling Europe’s longest mountain and trekking bike trail over a length of 2,300 km. 14 July 2019, 10 a.m. We are setting out on our cycle tour through the Carpathians, determined to cover a breath-taking distance of 2,300 km. Our […]