Biking

Vermont

ROUTE: Wilmington to Stowe, Vermont ROADS: Vermont 100 MILES: 145 Slow it down—way down. Vermont's Route 100 runs the length of this verdant state,...

Kentucky

ROUTE: Manchester to Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky ROADS: Daniel Boone Parkway, Kentucky 118, U.S. 421, U.S. 119, Kentucky 805, Kentucky 197, Kentucky 80 MILES: 175

The Great Indoors

Q: I like dried fruit, camping and bugs. My wife likes brie, soft beds and spas. Question: Where can we go in August where we can hike and bike by day, and have a full service...

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...

Force Majeure - Lance Armstrong

SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, the warm air pungent with pollen, the sky sharp blue, the grass plain brown. Good day for a bike race. You're standing in Walnut Creek Park, a...

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...

Pelican Inn

AFTER A BREAKFAST of grilled tomatoes and eggs-over-medium, my girlfriend and I narrowed our hiking options down to two. She, a tireless trekker, proposed a hike east through the coastal...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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