Europe's top ten places for riding your bike, according to an article in today's Guardian newspaper
ACCORDING TO an article in today's Guardian newspaper, the ten roads listed below are Europe's best stretches of tarmac on which to ride your bike.
The M25 appears to be missing, funnily enough.
To see the article in full go to:
Guardian's Top 10 biking roads
1. The Cat and Fiddle run - A537, Buxton-Macclesfield, England
2. The Amalfi Coast Road - Naples to Salerno, Italy
3. The Transfagarasan Highway - Sibiu to Curtea de Arges, Transylvania, Romania
4. Bergen to Geiranger, Norway
5. Trabzon to Savsat, Eastern Turkey
6. Furka Pass, between Gletsch and Andermatt, Switzerland
7. A2, the Antrim coast road, Northern Ireland
8. Bar in Montenegro to Sarajevo in Bosnia
9. Saranda to Vlora, Albania
10. Cabo de Gata to Granada, Spain
How many of those have you ridden?
Posted: 25/03/2008 at 13:13
muthaf9cka wrote (see)
and where is the stelvio pass?
Posted: 25/03/2008 at 15:12
Posted: 25/03/2008 at 15:14
Stelvio is good for photo`s, that`s about it. Too narrow, too twisty.
N58 - Grenoble to Cannes.....awesome
Posted: 25/03/2008 at 20:58
Posted: 25/03/2008 at 21:00
The 20 yard section of Chequer Street just outside Loreto Catholic School for Wayward Nymphos always does it for me.
Posted: 25/03/2008 at 21:16
Cat and Fiddle? It's nowhere near the best biking road in the UK, never mind Europe
Some of my favourites in no particular order:
A686 Penrith to Hexham via Hartside (plus loads of others in the North Pennines)
Grossglockner Hochalpstrasse, Austria
N260 in the Spanish Pyrenees
A87 Invergarry to Uig (plus loads of others in Scotland)
28 from Davos to Santa Maria (Fluella and Ofen Passes) in Switzerland. The Umbrail & Stelvio are nearby, but these are crap to ride (spectacular views though)
Loads in Yorkshire, but I'm keeping these to myself
Posted: 26/03/2008 at 15:26
A591 Penrith to Ambleside quickly followed by
the Wrynose and Hardknott passes.
As for some of the above statements....nowhere does it mention
these selections as being for 'sportsbikes' I read them as being 'biking'
Keep sports bikes on tracks and motorways thats where most of you seem to
Posted: 26/03/2008 at 16:45
Posted: 27/03/2008 at 06:17
Bladerideressex wrote (see)
Ridden No 7 the A2 coastal road in Antrim but that wouldnt be anywhere near a top 10 for me...far too bumpy and nadgery for a modern sportsbike.....
I live 10 miles from it and it's a favourite over here. OK, if you want to go for a qualifier on it you could be in trouble, but for the scenery, and the way it flows, it's hard to beat.
Of course the plod know it too, so getting stopped is part of the experience.
Posted: 27/03/2008 at 10:00
Posted: 01/04/2008 at 17:10
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