For some people "the love of biking" may not be the main reason they choose to go on a bike tour. Some people find enjoyment in exploring foreign lands and cultures, searching for the most delectable ethnic food, or crossing one more thing off their bucket list. We all have unique aspirations and travel for different reasons.
For Maureen Lin, cycling presented a way for her to explore the most majestic and mountainous terrain the world has to offer! This weeks Photo Friday highlights her adventures through stunning photography!
Maureen is a multimedia/user experience designer currently residing in New York City. She enjoys riding her Cannondale Supersix, strolling museums and galleries, and getting into books while commuting by subway. She has been on a couple Tripsite bike tours including the Alpine Panoramic Trail (Switzerland) and Famous Villages of Provence (France). Thanks to these wonderful cycling trips she is now addicted to cycling in beautiful mountains. She is looking forward to visiting more mountains in Colorado this year and possibly Italy next.
Switzerland has crystal clear water everywhere. We're amazed by the beautiful lake Klöntalersee. Well worth the climb.
First real thing! Klausen Pass
We love this dedicated bike path around lake Lucerne
There's always something nice to surprise you on the way
Just in time to visit Château de Gruyères - we rode the cobblestones up!
We recently caught up with Tripsite Traveler, Liz Ling, who had a blast on our 8 Day Tulip Tour aboard the Quo Vadis. Along the way, she snapped some lovely photos from the bike path. Heres what Liz had to say about her trip: Adventure and being active is what we love, especially when traveling. I work in a busy trauma hospital as an anesthesiologist, so vacation time is precious and trips are booked carefully. Read More
Don't get us wrong, we could bike through tulip fields and sample creamy Dutch cheese with no complaints (obviously), but sometimes we crave something a bit different.
Picture this: Exploring the Galapagos by bike & boat and getting to see the infamous Blue-Footed Booby or learning about World World II from the perspective of the Dutch pedalling by battlefields and bunkers. Maybe you don't have to say goodbye to tulips and cheese after all! We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel. Read More
After the bustle of Rome, Umbria was a romantic movie set. Lesley and I were charmed to see children playing in Spello’s piazza fountain, their mothers sitting nearby chatting, and old men soaking up the sun. We went through an impressive stone archway and began our 2 km walk uphill to our lodgings. Jasmine framed the doorways and covered the ancient stone walls, filling the air around us with its scent. Read More