Biking

Continental Drift

CYCLING THE AEGEAN ISLAND HOPPING IN GREECE AND TURKEY—ON TWO WHEELS After 30 miles of biking along the jagged shores of the Aegean Sea, my seven companions and I rolled...

Mountain Biking in Provence

At some point along a meandering ridge trail called the Grande Randonnée 9, the thought took hold: The region around Apt, in southern France, is a kissing cousin to that mountain-biking...

Rancho de la Osa

SCANNING THE DUSTY arroyos around Rancho de la Osa, a guest ranch near the border town of Sasabe, Arizona, it's easy to imagine a time when outlaws crossed this parched landscape to the safety...

The Perfect 10

MY TWO KIDS STAND at the door, cheeks smudged with red-rock dust, animatedly asking my permission to help out in the horse barn at Red Cliffs Lodge, a 258-acre former cattle ranch about 16 miles...

Mountain Meadows Guest Ranch, Montana

I'D JUST PLUNGED MY FORK into a yolky eggs Benedict when Alex, my seven-year-old breakfast companion, posed a question: "Have you ever seen deer guts? They smell baaaad." In any other...

Rush Redux

FROM MULES TO MOUNTAIN BIKES PEDALING THE SAM MCGEE TRAIL In its third annual report card, the International Mountain Bike Association gave the Yukon an A minus, the same grade...

Misery Loves Company

IT'S 3:30 a.m. AND DARK AS COAL, and we're hurtling through the forest on bicycles. Numb with exhaustion, bleeding, primeval, we duck eye-gouging tree limbs at the last second, bounce madly off...

Cycling Northern Italy

Q: Can you tell me anything about renting bikes in the Dolomites? My boyfriend and I love road biking, but we only want to spend 3-4 days on our bikes... any brilliant ideas as to...

Maui

ON MAUI, IT'S NOT UNCOMMON to see a rusted-out $500 truck with $5,000 worth of windsurfers, kiteboards, surfboards, and mountain bikes bulging off the roof rack. Windsport-happy Europeans and...

Where the Wild Things Go

DREAM PICK Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Colorado THE PITCH You'll find plenty of choice campsites along the Continental Divide,...

Train Short, Go Long

UNLESS YOU JUST BIKED the Tour de France, few cycling experiences inflate an ego like watching a bike's odometer hit triple digits on the same day it registered zero. And cycling into shape for...

Follow the Leader

BIKING AND KAYAKING CAPE COD [MASSACHUSETTS] Pedal and paddle inn to inn through the classic summer towns of Chatham, Brewster, and Provincetown—biking on the paved, car-free Cape...

Star Power

BIKING THE TOUR DE FRANCE [FRANCE] What's better than watching this year's 100th anniversary of the Tour de France? Riding it, just hours ahead of the peloton. You'll pave...

Immersion Therapy

REMOTE HILL TRIBE TREK [VIETNAM] Despite the boom in adventure tourism in Vietnam, few travelers venture into the far-northern hill country, some 200 miles north of Hanoi....

Get Wheel

RIDING THE RUGGED NORTHEAST [PORTUGAL] A good set of knobbies and generous helpings of local beef and nightly port will help you tackle this eight-day inn-to-inn tour through Portugal's...

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