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Offline jeff51

Bicycle Touring On Car Free Paths
« on: April 06, 2012, 10:04:08 pm »
it's bike trip season, and if you're thinking of riding one of the great long distance car free paths in north america, you might find useful information at

http://bicycletouringoncarfreepaths.org/www.Bicycletouringoncarfreepaths.org/Welcome.html


a non-commercial website on where the paths are, their setting in nature and history, and where to find food, water, camping and lodging along the way.

covered in detail are the Mickelson Trail, P'tit Train du Nord, Great Allegheny Passage, C&O Canal, Pine Creek Trail/Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the Greenbrier River Trail, and the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park. 

and if you ride the paths this season, we hope you'll use the Riders Suggestion pages on each trip to tell other touring cyclists (including ourselves) your favorite places to eat, sleep, and get ice cream and beer, so we can better plan our own trips.

jeff
« Last Edit: April 06, 2012, 10:08:11 pm by jeff51 »

Offline mdxix

Re: Bicycle Touring On Car Free Paths
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 04:39:39 pm »
Thank you for sharing it. These trails offer very pleasant experience. Here are a few more suggestions from ACA:

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2011/12/flats-where-its-at-my-10-favorite-rail.html

Offline Belgium

Towpaths in Belgium
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 08:04:11 am »
Nearly all rivers and canals in Belgium have one car free towpath.  Sometimes both sides are even exclusively for cyclists and pedestrians.  And if we add all the former railway tracks that over the last decades have been reconverted to greenways, we may say Belgium has a pretty dense and safe network for cycling and hiking.  'Fietslogies' listed most of them.

Map of Belgium: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Belgium-cycling-routes-by-Fietslogies-summary
List of tracks in Belgium: http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/by/fietslogies
The most popular one between Ghent and Bruges: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Cycling-from-Ghent-to-Bruges-and-back-95-towpaths