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 […]

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 […]