Biking

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...

Shock Therapy

KLEIN PALOMINO RACE cofounder Paul Turner is the godfather of oil and air. His latest bike, the sexy Maverick ML7—featuring Turner's Monolink suspension—is one epic-ready machine, but...

Asa Wright Nature Centre and Lodge

THE 24-MILE FROM Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, up to Asa Wright Nature Centre is not a trip you want to make after dark. The road twists vertiginously around sharp drop-offs, and nighttime...

Birch Pond Lodge

ALASKAN BILL ROYCE BOUGHT this secluded 100-acre slice of spruce and birch forest 75 miles north of his home in Anchorage to use as a weekend getaway. But then Royce got eco-religion and decided...

Black Sheep Inn

WHEN GUESTS ARRIVE at this lodge, tucked in the Cordillera mountain range five hours down the road from Quito, they marvel at the rustic chalet-style lodge and the view over the Rio Toachi...

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...

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....

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...

Shock Therapy

SPECIALIZED EPIC Full marks here for honesty. As billed, the Epic really does climb like a hardtail and descend like a downhill thoroughbred. Credit the new Fox Brain rear shock—...

Shock Therapy

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ETSX-30 Those first three letters stand for Energy Transfer System, which purportedly uses suspension movement to help drive the bike forward when you're pedaling over...

Shock Therapy

LIKE A THREADBARE Austin Powers riff, the routine was getting old. Each season, for the better part of a decade, mountain-bike makers heralded the arrival of the über-machine: "This beauty...

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