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A desert dream: The scenic route in Tucson, Arizona (pt.1)

60 miles north of the Mexican border, Tucson’s temperate weather and quality riding is a powerful drawcard for cyclists. From here, you c...

Highlights of the High Country: our top 10

Victoria's High Country, in the state's north-east, is a paradise for cyclists. Over several visits to the region, we've discovered prist...

Spomenik hunters in the land of the Macedons

Across the lands that once belonged to Yugoslavia lie hundreds of strange, brutalist monuments to nationhood. CyclingTips contributor Tom...

The hunt for the perfect cycling destination: Girona, the Costa Brava

We went to Girona and the Costa Brava in search of a perfect cycling destination. From lung-busting mountains to cafes created by and for...

Beer, coffee and the High Country’s best-kept riding secrets

There’s a place where mountains topped with ghostly forests tumble down to impossibly green fields, where red dirt tracks weave through p...

Escaping Sydney: a microadventure

For all its charms, Sydney is far from a great city for cyclists, with hostile authorities and manic traffic conspiring against the pictu...

Our own private Idaho: the landscape of discovery

Sometimes you just need to get away and ride your bike somewhere new – somewhere you’ve always longed to see in person. That was the mind...

Roadtripping NZ: across the North Island's lush eastern cape

On a three-day gravel ride through the North Island's east, we were treated to a jawdropping procession of rolling hills, impossibly gree...

Swiss bliss: Behind the scenes of Discovering Switzerland with Shoddy Dave

If you've been following our recent ten-part series on Switzerland, you'll know that we've traversed much of the country – from lakeside ...

Discovering Switzerland: Aargau & Engadine

Although at opposite ends of the country, the Swiss regions of Aargau and Engadine have one thing in common – an abundance of phenomenal ...

Discovering Switzerland: Swiss Travel System

Switzerland's famously punctual railways are just one part of the broader Swiss public transport network – an efficient, reliable and saf...

Discovering Switzerland: Jura and Swiss Parks

Tracing a mountain range from Switzerland's southwest to northeast, much of the Jura & Three Lakes region falls under the protection of t...

Discovering Switzerland: Fribourg

With beautifully-preserved medieval villages and towns, grassy farmland and forest, and some of Switzerland's best cheese and chocolate, ...

Discovering Switzerland: Lake Geneva Region

With mountain passes through the Jura range, quality local produce and stylish Swiss living – not to mention Europe's largest freshwater ...

Discovering Switzerland: Gstaad & Emmental

In the region around the Swiss capital, Bern, our journey through Switzerland took us to Gstaad and Emmental. While there, we uncovered a...

Discovering Switzerland: Valais

In Switzerland's southwestern corner, bordering Italy and France, lies the sparsely-populated canton of Valais. With 45 peaks over 4,000m...

Discovering Switzerland: Zermatt

A quintessential Swiss Alpine village, Zermatt is the gateway to the iconic and awe-inspiring Matterhorn. As we found, it's also an incre...

Discovering Switzerland: Andermatt

Andermatt has long been a favoured Alpine destination. For centuries, the quiet mountain town has provided refuge to travellers – and, be...

Discovering Switzerland: The trails of Ticino

In Ticino, superb riding abounds – from Alpine climbs to the quiet roads around the lakes, which corkscrew up and down through Instagram-...

Discovering Switzerland: coming soon

From the rolling fields of the Swiss Plateau to the thick forests and lakes of the Jura mountains, Switzerland's landscapes are vast and ...

Natural high: Your guide to road cycling in Victoria's High Country

Offering some of the best riding in the land, Victoria's High Country is a cyclist's paradise. We recently ventured to the region for a f...