Biking

Dialed

Call them your dancing shoes. PEARL IZUMI's new silver OCTANE road shoes come with a patented titanium-and-carbon-fiber plate and a mini-reel so you can snug them up and go. At 10...

The Wanderlist

CYPRUS (2006 Winner) Mountain-Biking the Trails of the Troodos Price: $1,895 Difficulty: Strenuous For a trip to fat-tire nirvana, try this six-day...

The Wanderlist

BRITISH COLUMBIA (2006 Winner) Mega-Yacht Heli-Skiing Price: $36,000 per day (for 12) Difficulty: Moderate When the B2 A-star helicopter drops you...

The Wanderlist

ITALY (2006 Winner) Walking the Piedmont Price: $3,995 Difficulty: Moderate This six-day introduction to the still-quiet agricultural region 40...

Human Nature

Sheik Schussing Ski Dubai, United Arab Emirates Opened: December 2005 THE CHALLENGE: Build a 280-foot ice-capped mountain in a flat desert where temperatures...

The Wanderlist

CHINA (2006 Winner) Hiking and Rafting in Yunnan Price: $4,990-$5,490 Difficulty: Strenuous The Mekong may be renowned for its starring role in

Is California Dreamin'?

IT WAS HARD TO SAY WHAT WAS MORE SHOCKING—the Tour of California official's bravado or the money behind it. "It's going to rival the Tour de France," vowed Tim Leiweke, CEO of Anschutz...

Eureka!

THE NAME WAS COINED IN 1510 by the Spanish romance novelist Garcia Ordóñez de Montalvo, with paradise in mind, and bestowed three decades later by his countryman Cortés upon a new...

Coastal Cloud 9

(PLAY) The Sea by Kayak: Launch from Shell Beach and follow the kelp beds south on a three-hour paddle through Dinosaur Caves, a network of arches, caves, and rock gardens,...

Ultimate Cascades

(PLAY) Wave Rave: From June to September, Oregon's warm eastern desert sucks cool Pacific air through 4,000-foot-high walls to turn the Columbia River...

SoCal's Secret Empire

(PLAY) Idyllwild Before Dark: You don't have to pull an all-nighter to enjoy the conifer-lined singletrack on the 24 Hours of Adrenaline: Idyllwild mountain-bike course,...

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