Emilia-Romagna

The Italian job

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With centuries of history, quiet roads and testing climbs, cycling runs in the blood of Emilia Romagna. Words and photography Iain Treloar. Out my aeroplane window, jagged peaks stretch toward the sun, their heads poking through the cloud. Tiny villages nestle on the shores of lakes, or in Alpine valleys. Kilometres below me, a run
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Beach-bound by bike

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The beach beckons in New Zealand’s sunniest corner. Alex Crisp packed up the family to ride the new trail to get there. Kids love adventures. Rio and Mia buzzed with excitement as we loaded our bikes and donned helmets to explore the Great Taste Trail. We planned to ride 69km along the coastal section of
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Awakening Sleeping Beauty

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Dreaming of Europe, Mark Temby discovered southern Tasmania is rich cycle touring territory in itself. Where do you ride when you’ve pedalled all the paths, ridden all the rail trails and exhausted the charms of your commute? My mind turned to cycling in France, Italy or along the Danube, and with my wife Cathy, I
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Burmese Days

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Nat Earl launches into cycle touring with a comprehensive exploration of exotic Myanmar. In 2015 there are not many places in that have retained the aura that Myanmar has. Dotted with temples, one of the largest networks of rivers in the world, a mountain range almost as long as the Great Dividing Range but three times
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Australia’s top 25 scenic bike rides

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From the coast to the mountains, Margot McGovern seeks the nation’s top routes for picturesque pedalling.  Australia is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and diverse landscapes: sunbaked ochre desert, lush tropical rainforest, snowcapped alpine ranges and pristine coastline. Our diverse native flora and fauna makes Australia unlike any other place in the
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Summertime in the Snowy Mountains

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Caroline Thurlow discovers the off-road delights of Australia’s heights.  I have been fascinated with the history and beauty of the Snowy Mountains since first catching a glimpse of the serene scenery as a girl watching the movie The Man from Snowy River. Until recently, however, I hadn’t really thought a lot about riding a bike
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Meander Valley touring

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Podcast-narrated rides take visitors to the treats of this Tasmanian region, finds Jon Miller. The Meander Valley municipality in Northern Tasmania stretches eastwards from Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park to Prospect Vale, just south-west of Launceston. The impressive escarpment of the Great Western Tiers lies to the south. To the north is
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