Our favorite long hauls on two wheels

Matthew Power
Jul 9, 2012

My husband and I have two weeks at the end of our year-long stay in Germany before returning home to the U.S. and would like to do an extended backpacking trip in the Alps. Do you have any suggested routes? Eileen K. Germany

Jun 12, 2007

The New Alps

Here's why ten Winter Olympics have been staged high in the Alps: James Bond glamour, beautiful slopes, and raging après—ski that lasts till 3 a.m.

Peter Oliver, Kate Siber, Rob Story, and Bruce Hildenbrand
Feb 1, 2006

Absolutely Knackered

U.S. students have Cancún and sunburns. The British university elite have Austria and tingling buttocks.

Tim Sohn
Dec 1, 2004

Living well is a European tradition, but playing hard is the continent's secret passion. We discover five towns where you'll be both challenged and charmed.

Eric Pfanner, Brad Wieners, Rick Montgomery, Andrew Taber, Eric Hansen, and Paul Bennett
May 1, 2004