Biking

The Weekenders

While the rest of the South is making a beeline to crowded Great Smoky Mountains National Park, steer your weekend assault vehicle, with bike rack fully loaded, to Big South Fork National River...

Joie de Bike

LEARNING HOW TO RIDE a bicycle is not normally a big deal in this great suburban land of ours. But in Manhattan, where I live, children have no motive to learn, since the bicycle has no...

Strand Us Here

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia THE BEACH: While the National Seashore has only two "eveloped"beaches with lifeguards, bathrooms, and picnic areas—at...

Slope Sides

Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler In summer, Whistler's still-snow-covered Blackcomb glacier attracts planeloads of serious skiers and boarders, and an equal share of vacationing...

Catch the Wild North

THE TRIP: Not cycling in Denmark is like not kissing in Paris. The country (population 5.2 million) has more bicycles than people, and its flat meadows and gently rolling hills render...

Catch the Wild North

Norway THE TRIP: Take a guided four-day, 75-mile trek on the Peer Gynt Trail, which winds between the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountains northwest of Lillehammer, with Borton...

Adventure Travel in Tomaz Humar's Stomping Ground

It's no wonder that the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia has produced some of the world's best mountaineers: You can't travel north of the country's capital, Ljubljana, without butting up...

Steinhatchee Landing

As we neared the sleepy fishing town of Steinhatchee (pop. 1,100) on the southeast end of Florida's Panhandle, my family and I half expected to see Tarzan come swinging through the tangle of...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Assos T Bib Shorts ($130; 847-465-8200, www.ochsnerusa.com) The T Bib shorts from Assos use a luxurious, multidensity padded...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

CANNONDALE SILK WARRIOR 700 ($1,653; 26 lb.; 800-245-3872, www.cannondale.com) For those who prefer the...

Connecting the Bumps

CENTURIES BEFORE COLUMBUS MADE his little transatlantic trip, Polynesian wayfarers were crisscrossing vast stretches of the Pacific in their great voyaging canoes, guided only by their ancestral...

Oahu: Access and Resources

OTHER THAN SURFERS chasing down the legendary North Shore bombs, athletic travelers tend to think of Oahu as just an urban way station en route to the wilder neighbor islands. But Honolulu is...

Kauai: Access and Resources

WHERE YOU GO AFTER landing in the town of Lihue depends on the island experience you're after: To reach the wet, tropical side of Kauai and the dramatic Na Pali Coast, head north on the Kuhio...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Make no mistake, the road bike is back in the limelight. Why? One word: Lance. But there's more to this skinny-tire renaissance. Like it or not, pavement is everywhere and mountain-bike trails...

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