Helpful links

General Travel Information

Nonstop Travel (experts in European travel)

U.S. State Department

Destination Information

Europe for Visitors

European Travel Commission (links to the tourist offices of European countries)

Gemuetlichkeit (travel to Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

Historic Highlights of Germany (travel to Germany)


CIA World Factbook (excellent resource on individual countries!)

Adventure Travel Tips (The Global Directory of Adventure Travel Websites)

Rail Travel

Rail Europe

Airport Transfers

Flights within Europe

Cheapo (links to low-cost airlines in Europe)

Weather Information

The Weather Channel (enter a city and click on “Averages and Records”)

Bicycle Clothing and Accessories


image-1844698-10392232 Helpful links

Travel Clothing and Accessories

Travel Essentials

Magellan’simage-1844698-10779401 Helpful links

Road ID (Don’t leave home without it!!)

Travel Insurance


Cell Phones and Calling Cards

Cellular Abroad (extensive resource, mention “biketours” code for $10 discount! Don’t miss their new German phone and SIM!)

Global Cellular (cell phone rentals)

Mobal World Phone (reasonable cell phone purchase) (calling cards for use in different countries and Europe-wide)

Books and Publications

Adventure Cyclist

ECTACO (electronic talking dictionaries)

Foreign language study and magazines from Champs Elysees


Please suggest other links!

Photos from France Bike’s 2005 tours in Provence and Camargue.