Clicking on a number on the tour map will take you to the map of the corresponding tour or city. There are but a few hyperlinks leading to the world outside the site, thus reducing the chance of being frustrated by an outdated or inactive URL. However, several towns have their own website that you are kindly invited to visit.
The main tour is indicated in blue (red indicates heavy traffic roads) and the alternatives in green. Checkered sections correspond to unpaved roads on the tour. The colour grey indicates an unpaved road that is not on the tour. A brownish hue designates railroads. The green disk shows the start of the tour; the red disks show subsequent stages. Black disks indicate variants, while pink ones correspond to roads whose long names are shown on a light green window within the map.
Distances, which are given in international units (kilometers), are only accurate to 10 meters, due to the limitation of my odometer. One mile is exactly 1.609344 kilometer.
4. Total climb
Computed using the site Bikely.com, these figures are anything but reliable.
The meaning of the icons is explained below. My appreciations are subjective and only represent an average over a tour.
Some tours are better travelled in the direction:indicated
by the blue arrow. If both directions are worthwile, the blue arrow has
two heads. A flat arrow corresponds to a one-way journey.