Fontainebleau, France Wheelchair Access

Fontainebleau, France Wheelchair Access

For those interested in visiting incredible landscapes and magnificent castles in France, the Seine-et-Marne region is an ideal choice. Located thirty-five miles southeast of Paris, Seine-et-Marne is praised as a paradise of glorious chateaus, immense forests, and...

Scandinavia Wheelchair Friendly Travel Countries

Scandinavia Wheelchair Friendly Travel Countries

While the northern lights may be the reason most people consider the Scandinavia region when they think of locations for traveling, it isn't the only one. Scandinavia is much more than an astronomical phenomenon. Scandinavia is made up of numerous countries, all of...

Renting Adaptive Vehicles in Europe

Renting Adaptive Vehicles in Europe

Adaptive and wheelchair accessible car renting is rising in Europe as accessible tourism grows and takes shape across the continent, especially in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, and Scandinavia. There are several major museums, galleries, and attractions with...

Berlin, Germany Travel Tips

Berlin, Germany Travel Tips

Travelling can be a nightmare if you are wheelchair bound. A lot of extra planning unfortunately is still needed especially when travelling abroad. Luckily, accessibility has come to the forefront of most European Cities, and Berlin is no exception. Below are some...

Europe Handicapped Toilets + Elevators

Europe Handicapped Toilets + Elevators

Having a universal key to unlock a wheelchair accessible bathroom or elevator in Europe will improve your trip. Many times, bathrooms are locked, so that customers would have to ask the attendant for a key. But what happens when the staff doesn’t have any bathroom...

Amsterdam Travel: Wheeling & Transportation

Amsterdam Travel: Wheeling & Transportation

Wheeling Amsterdam Bikes, cobblestones and steep bridges in Amsterdam? Yep, you can count on it, but there are ways to deal with barriers if you’re traveling with a wheelchair. In a city with so much water...

Getting around Paris with a Wheelchair

Getting around Paris with a Wheelchair

When planning my mum's (Barbie) visit to Paris, France, what worried me the most was how we were going to get around since she has limited mobility and uses a wheelchair. Yes, there are taxis and Uber is...

Carlisle, Cumbria, England: Getting Around

Carlisle, Cumbria, England: Getting Around

Wheelchair Rentals When getting around Carlisle, Cumbria, it depends what you want to do and where you want to go. The most popular area to wheel or stroll around at is the City Centre; it's a destination in...

Germany Transportation + Wheelchair

Germany Transportation + Wheelchair

Whether you are a resident of Germany or just visiting, it’s important to know what your accessible transportation options are when you travel. Fortunately, Germany has several great options for making transportation easier for people who use wheelchairs. Individuals...

Toilets & Changing Areas: Carlisle, Cumbria England

Toilets & Changing Areas: Carlisle, Cumbria England

Most accessible coffee shops and chain pubs, like Weatherspoons, Walkabout, Nando’s, Costas, Nero & Pizza Express also have accessible toilets. However, if you are searching for an accessible toilet whilst exploring the town centre then there are also accessible...

Local Paris Experiences & Places

Local Paris Experiences & Places

Paris, France  is a wonderful city to visit in every season. If you don’t mind the crowds and heat, then sure, go in summer. However, for people using a wheelchair, summer if often a bit stressful when in a...

Attractions in Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Attractions in Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria, the most North Westerly County in England. It is a small city, but with plenty of history and attractions due to its location; less than 10 miles from the Scottish border...

Czech Republic, Prague Accessible Tour

Czech Republic, Prague Accessible Tour

Bezbatour is the only travel agency in the Czech Republic that is specialized primarily in accessible traveling. Moreover, every accommodation in the Czech Republic or abroad with the seal of "Bezbatour guarantee" have been personally visited by our employees and...

Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

This article is based on a day trip to Capri we took from Naples in May of 2014 and, to a lesser extent, one in 2006.  We also went to Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access in Rome, in Naples and in Pompeii; they can be found on the same website...

Rome, Italy: Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips

Rome, Italy: Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips

When I found out my brother had decided to do a destination wedding, I was jazzed: a joyous excuse for a trip to Europe! I wanted to travel to Rome, Italy with my wheelchair. One of the great things about Europe is that the continent is compact: once you're there,...

Malta Island off Italy: Wheelchair Travel Tips

Malta Island off Italy: Wheelchair Travel Tips

Malta off the coast of Italy is a fast growing tourist destination for European travellers. The country joined the EU in 2004 and despite that joining the EU requires of the member countries to achieve a minimum level of wheelchair accessibility, Malta still has a...

Naples, Italy Complete Wheelchair Access Guide

Naples, Italy Complete Wheelchair Access Guide

Naples, Italy is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful bays and coastlines, hills rugged and gentle, gorgeous sweeping vistas, and a sunny, mild climate; and cursed with an active volcano, Vesuvius, at its doorstep.  It's hard to appreciate just how...

Copenhagen, Denmark: Accessible Travel Tips

Copenhagen, Denmark: Accessible Travel Tips

I went to Copenhagen (CPH) to visit a friend for New Years, but there are many reasons why CPH is such a great city. For starters, it’s the capital of Denmark. There is a lot of history and things to do...

Italy Train Travel: Wheelchair Access

Italy Train Travel: Wheelchair Access

This article on Italy train travel is based on trips we’ve taken in 2014, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2003.  In 2014 and 2012 Howard traveled in his Permobil, which weighs around 325 pounds (148 kg) and is around 26 inches (66 cm) wide and with the footrest in the...

Dining & Entertainment: Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK

Dining & Entertainment: Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK

When it comes to dining out or having a bite at a cafe, all of the chain restaurants, such as Nando’s, Pizza Express, Weatherspoon’s, Hungry Horse, Beefeater (at Premier Inn hotels) have level, barrier-free...

Southern Spain Accessible Property for Rent

Southern Spain Accessible Property for Rent

Casa Brazos Abiertos in province of Córdoba in Andalucia, southern Spain was awarded superior status because of the quality and the accessibility of the property. The one-level home includes access to a private pool with hoist, terraces perfect for Alfresco...

Spain: Madrid + Barcelona Travel Tips

Spain: Madrid + Barcelona Travel Tips

Local travel company, BCN Accestour   General Tips Hotels: We highly recommend using BCN Accestour for accommodations. Having them make reservations in hotels in both Madrid and Barcelona alleviated a lot anxiety! Note that hotels make an...

Salzburg, Austria Accessible Travel Tips

Salzburg, Austria Accessible Travel Tips

Salzburg in Austria has a picture-postcard setting.  The city lies next to a river in a valley in the Alps, with imposing castles looking upon the onion-shaped domes of Baroque churches, with snow-capped mountains all around. The whole city-centre, in fact, has been...

Rome, Italy: Family Favorites for Travel

Rome, Italy: Family Favorites for Travel

Tyler and I loved Rome! We wanted to see Rome, Italy because of the things we had learned about Roman history. We wanted to actually see the Colosseum where the Roman gladiators fought and walk where Julius Caesar ruled. It was much fun and more fascinating than we...

Paris, France: 10 Access Travel Tips

Paris, France: 10 Access Travel Tips

Our family traveled to Paris, France for the first time. We were there for only a couple of days but managed to see and experience a lot with the time we had. Getting around wasn't much trouble because Tyler's...

Music for All: British Accessible Venues

Music for All: British Accessible Venues

How British Music Festivals Are Gearing Up To Be More Accessible For Wheelchair Users The Brits often refer to the “great British festival” as though it is some sort of rite of passage for visiting tourists, but until recently, and unfortunately, festivals have – by...

Spain: Top 7 Accessible Destinations

Spain: Top 7 Accessible Destinations

Spain is becoming increasingly prepared for accessible tourism–tourism for everyone. Enormous efforts are being made to eliminate barriers and providing access to cultural and natural resources, creating standards for transport as well as building and urban...

Hotel Quirinale in Rome, Italy

Hotel Quirinale in Rome, Italy

Hotel Quirinale is located in a central location to most of Rome’s attractions. The Coliseum is about 15 minute walk from the front door. The Hotel Quirinale is on a street that has lots of shops and places to eat at. The staff is very helpful and will get you any...

Sicily Resort off the Coast of Italy

Sicily Resort off the Coast of Italy

This SICILY RESORT off the coast of Italy is ta 4-star European resort designed to provide a holiday that is barrier-free. Dedicated to those of you seeking pure relaxation and for those of you simply wanting to enjoy yourself on it's warm, golden, sandy beaches; from...

Access to Europe Train Travel: The Eurostar and Eurail

Access to Europe Train Travel: The Eurostar and Eurail

Our European grand tour by train began at the London Gatwick Airport where we took a city train to the Eurostar Train located in the St Pancras Station. There’s an office in Gatwick Airport for wheelchair access support for city trains that will assist with making...

Hotels in Carlisle, Cumbria England

Hotels in Carlisle, Cumbria England

Budget hotel chains such as Travelodge, PremierInn and Ibis have several hotels in Carlisle, and all of them offer wheelchair accessible accommodations.  Travelodge has a hotel in the South and North of Carlisle. Both hotels are located off on the M6 (both...

Access at Stonehenge in the UK of Great Britain

Access at Stonehenge in the UK of Great Britain

I grew up with a father who LOVED watching Stonehenge documentaries, so when I went to England the first time, you better bet I drove the 3 hours from where we were staying (Dover) to see the mythical and mysterious site. While it didn't quiet reach the exuberantly...

Pompeii, Naples Italy Archaeological Site Access

Pompeii, Naples Italy Archaeological Site Access

This article is based on a day trip to Pompeii we took from Naples in 2012.  We also went to Naples and Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access there; they can be found on the same website as this one. Because one’s capabilities, limitations and...

Rome, Italy: Complete Travel Guide

Rome, Italy: Complete Travel Guide

This article is based on our trips to Rome in May/June of 2014 and 2012 with our friends Chris McCloud and Jason Shuffler, respectively, and in 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2003.  Our previous articles about wheelchair access in Rome are Rolling in Rome 2012, Rolling in...

Trip to Munich Bavaria, Germany

Trip to Munich Bavaria, Germany

Munich Bavaria is a beautiful wealthy first world town. Everything is thought out and of course “in ordnung” (in order). The city is very flat so you are never challenged by hilly terrain. There are sidewalk bike lanes and cars do not congest the inner city. Walking...

Travel in Germany: Accessibility and Barriers

Travel in Germany: Accessibility and Barriers

Germany has always been a country that I have always wanted see since I can remember. I have been a medieval fan for years, and anything to do with that period in time has always captured my attention. Needless...

Berlin, Germany Accessible Tour and Attractions

Berlin, Germany Accessible Tour and Attractions

Berlin is the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany and with its 3.4 million inhabitants it also Germany’s biggest city. Berlin is well known for its nightlife, its culture, the superb public transportation networks, the architecture, arts and much more....

Residenza Farnese Hotel in Rome, Italy

Residenza Farnese Hotel in Rome, Italy

The hotel Residenza Farnese is a great little place located in the middle of Rome, Italy.  Within walking distance to every major attraction, you could always find something to do.  The building has been adapted to accommodate people with disabilities with an elevator...

Access Barriers to Public Transportation in Denmark

Access Barriers to Public Transportation in Denmark

I tried to use the bus for the first time. There is a manual ramp at the back door. I talked to the driver in English and asked him if he can let the ramp down for me but he never got off his driving seat. When I wanted to get off, some passengers went to the driver...

Greece Accessible Tour: Holiday and Vacation Fun!

Greece Accessible Tour: Holiday and Vacation Fun!

The archaeological sites and places of historical interest are integral part of the country’s identity, as they connect its past with its present and future. Courses of Greek culture that link past with present and future, like ancient Olympic Games and modern...

Ideas for Travel in Ireland with a Wheelchair

Ideas for Travel in Ireland with a Wheelchair

Cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) from Ireland, a great destination with plenty to see and do for a wheelchair traveller. Ireland has come on a lot in regards to accessibility in recent years and hoping I can shed some light on the main attractions and a...

Prague: Visiting + Touring

Prague: Visiting + Touring

Bezbatour is the only travel agency in the Czech Republic focused on accessible traveling. We offer our services to everybody including wheelchair users, families with children, seniors or people with...

Travel Lisbon, Portugal has Accessibility Challenges

Travel Lisbon, Portugal has Accessibility Challenges

I visited Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, with a friend of mine for a few days. Lisbon is possible to visit as a wheelchair user yet moving around poses serious access challenges. If you are too shy to ask people around for help, it is always a good idea to travel...

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Sicily, Italy Adventure by Wheelchair

Travelling has always been a big part of my life. So it is no wonder, that after leaving the hospital in February 2012 I started thinking about it almost straight away. How would I travel now being using a wheelchair? After checking all the technical issues of...

Wheelchair Traveling in Barcelona

Wheelchair Traveling in Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona! In 1992, for the first time in their history, the Olympic and Paralympic Games were held in the same city, at the same venues and the same Olympic Village, free of architectural barriers...

Croatia, Eastern Europe Accessible Hotels and Resorts

Croatia, Eastern Europe Accessible Hotels and Resorts

Below is a list of hotels and resorts, which have 2-5 accessible rooms per property. Accessible features include accessible ramps, elevators, adequate lighting and accessible parking.  All accommodations are provided on the ground floor and the rooms and bathrooms are...

Italy, Sicily Travel: Accessible Tour

Italy, Sicily Travel: Accessible Tour

Situated at the southern tip of Italy in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a diverse island of extremes. Its history stretches back more than 3,000 years and as a strategic crossroads for southern Europe, it has the legacy of various civilizations which have influenced its...

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

A Swiss Alps Adventure: Accessible Travel Tips

Four parts of the Swiss Alps exist within Switzerland: Schweizer Alpen (German), Alpes suisses (French), Alpi svizzere (Italian) and Alps svizras (Romansh). When I visited Switzerland in 2011 we drove there from the UK.  It’s an expensive country so we only...

Accessible Transportation Around London

Accessible Transportation Around London

London’s Underground (The Tube) transportation system is the oldest railway in the world. The other public transportation systems available that service within Greater London are the London Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tramlink, and London buses. Maps...

Visit the Birthplace of Shakespeare in the UK

Visit the Birthplace of Shakespeare in the UK

Stratford-upon-Avon is set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon.  It is 22 miles south east of Birmingham,  8 miles south west of Warwick and north west of the Cotswolds which makes it an ideal location from which to...

Accessible Tours in Italy

Accessible Tours in Italy

Accessible Tours throughout Italy TUSCANY TOUR Tuscany is an enchanting place, especially wrapped in autumn colors, when the countryside is covered with mist and traditional festivals allow us to taste the delicacies that this fertile land has to offer. Obviously...

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

England’s Top 5 Accessible Beaches and Nearby B&Bs

Britain has over 10,000 miles of coastline and plenty of fabulous sandy beaches to explore, but these 5 great beaches are the pick of the bunch for disabled travellers – featuring the best golden sand, glorious sunsets, clean blue seas and great wheelchair access. If...

Spainish Villa Rental on Lanzarote Island

Spainish Villa Rental on Lanzarote Island

Off the coast of Spain is a small and very unique island called Lanzarote with a Spanish Villa for rent, famous for its wild beauty and dramatic geological landscapes. Surrounding this island you will find...

4 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Scotland

4 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Scotland

It's been in the news a lot recently with the recent referendum on independence, but people often forget that Scotland is also a fantastic tourist destination. This beautiful country in the north of the British Isles might be known for a lot of things, from its haggis...

Take a Trip to Birmingham in the UK

Take a Trip to Birmingham in the UK

As a cultural melting pot Birmingham is becoming one of the UK’s most popular cities to visit. When taking a trip, whether it’s for a day trip or for a few nights, you should always investigate the accessibility of the locations you want to visit so that you save time...

Accessible Travel in Croatia: Guides & Tips

Accessible Travel in Croatia: Guides & Tips

Croatia is an Eastern Europe country that hugs the Mediterranean turquoise coastline. Many cities are making access improvements for travellers in Croatia. To start, this website lists the beaches in Croatia with accessible features. Of all the places in Croatia the...

Top 15 Accessible Places in Italy

Top 15 Accessible Places in Italy

Italy is one of the most visited counties in the world, and with so much to do and experience, it may seem overwhelming to plan a trip. The trick is to figure out where you want to spend most of your time and then go from there. So, to help to you started, here's a...

Accessible Italy? Yes we can!

Accessible Italy? Yes we can!

Italy is famous to be an ancient and rich country, full of history and masterpieces of art. But have you ever wondered how difficult is rolling on cobblestones dated back to 13th century? Or be sure that this amazing room in an old Renaissance Palace is 100%...

Paris, France Accessible Tips and Attractions

Paris, France Accessible Tips and Attractions

Paris is the capital city of France and its biggest town but it is also the world’s number one tourist destination. Paris offers a wide range of tourist attractions, probably the largest in Europe: besides many...

Glasgow, Scotland: Accessible Travel Tips

Glasgow, Scotland: Accessible Travel Tips

Glasgow is not Scotland's Capital City but it is its largest and most cosmopolitan city which provides the traveller with a vivid contrast to the stunning historical townscape of its near neighbor, Edinburgh - a mere 40 miles away. Prior to the European City of...

Adaptive Outdoor Activities in Austria for the Disabled

Adaptive Outdoor Activities in Austria for the Disabled

Behind the name Freizeit-PSO stands "Freizeit Para Special Outdoor Sports" because we want to approach people that are physically and mentally handicapped with our outdoor activities. We, as a public charity have an aim: Integrating all different kinds of people into...

Rent a Wheelchair Accessible Bus for Europe Travel

Rent a Wheelchair Accessible Bus for Europe Travel

The Jumbulance is Europe’s luxury coach and ambulance in one, designed to accommodate disabled travelers and their parties. There are 2 of these special vehicles and each holds 23 passengers. The Jumbulance travels all around Europe with no country...

Palmer’s Lodge Hillspring in London

Palmer’s Lodge Hillspring in London

Last summer, I made my first trip to London where I stayed at the Palmers' Lodge Hillspring which is located in Willesden. I stayed in London for 6 days and was just going to backpack around the city to see what it had to offer. No set plans for specific...

Barcelona, Spain Wheelchair Tips

Barcelona, Spain Wheelchair Tips

Barcelona, Spain has long been seen as a wheelchair friendly travel destination. So how wheelchair and scooter friendly is Barcelona? The answer is that there is more good than bad. Streets and Sidewalks On the plus side are the chair friendly street surfaces...

Venice, Italy: Wheelchair Travel Tips

Venice, Italy: Wheelchair Travel Tips

Handicapped, wheelchair accessible travel to Venice, Italy is about so much more than just finding a hotel.  Many disabled tourists only see a very small percentage of Venice because they’re not aware of everything that they can do.  To make the most of your...

The Great Outdoors for Wheelchairs in the UK

The Great Outdoors for Wheelchairs in the UK

A trip to the United Kingdom is probably incomplete without enjoying some of the wonderful unspoilt landscapes, and there is nowhere finer than North Devon to enjoy outstanding scenery. Calvert Trust Exmoor sits on the border of Exmoor National Park, near both...

Rome, Italy Accessible Travel Tips

Rome, Italy Accessible Travel Tips

The eternal city is not famous for its accessibility, but a lot of work has been done in the last twenty years, although we’re still far from calling Rome “wheelchair friendly.” Main problems are hills (Rome is also known as the “seven hills town”), cobblestones (that...

3 of the Best Wheelchair Accessible Destinations in the World

3 of the Best Wheelchair Accessible Destinations in the World

Travelling the world is a must-do for people of all ages, abilities and background, and usually the restricting factors are time and money, but if you are born with a disability or have an accident and are required to use a wheelchair all the time or from time to time...

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland is Accessible

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland is Accessible

Grindavík, Iceland - The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is one of Iceland’s biggest and unique attractions with about 400,000 visitors per year. The lagoon is surrounded by lava rocks. It is 2/3 seawater and 1/3 fresh water and the source of the water  runs 2000...

Cruise: France, Italy + Spain

Cruise: France, Italy + Spain

The Liberty of the Seas is the second biggest ship in the world, just behind the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. It measures an impressive 339 meters in length, has  6500 m2 in surface space and has the capacity to transport 5700 people (4300 passengers...

My Trip to Paris, France in a Wheelchair

My Trip to Paris, France in a Wheelchair

The overnight flight from Houston Intercontinental airport took 8 hours 45 minutes, and left town at 3 pm central standard time.  It was almost impossible for me to get any sleep.  For some reason, I’ve always had a hard time getting any on airplanes. ...

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

Iceland: Accessible Travel Tips

When arriving at the Keflavik Airport (about 50 km or 31 mi from Reykjavik) the surroundings may seem like you have landed on the moon; melted lava, hot springs and rocks as sharp as blades. It doesn’t take you...

Visit the Kensington Palace in London, England

Visit the Kensington Palace in London, England

No visit to England would be complete without a visit to a palace, and Kensington Palace is a good choice for that if you want to see one conveniently located in London or if you're a fan of the late Princess Diana.  Kensington became her home after her...

Road Trip from the UK to France

Road Trip from the UK to France

Contemplating your next adventure? Traveling by car from the UK to France you will discover some beautiful sights and landmarks that are wheelchair accessible. Even before you get on the ferry, it is quite breathtaking to see the infamous White Cliffs of Dover in the...

London Wheelchair Accessible Attractions

London Wheelchair Accessible Attractions

London is filled with accessible royal parks and gardens. The Regents Park is one royal park and a visit to it would be a lovely day trip. The London Zoo is located in the park as well as the Wildlife and Allotment Gardens. There is also an Open Air Theatre that is...

Top 25 Accessible Experiences in Italy

Top 25 Accessible Experiences in Italy

On my first visit to Italy with my wheelchair, I visited the places that I had always heard about: Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome.  St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, and the Colosseum in Rome are just a few items that every disabled...

Rent a Wheelchair Friendly Apartment in Rome, Italy

Rent a Wheelchair Friendly Apartment in Rome, Italy

This wheelchair accessible apartment is located in the heart of Rome, Italy just an easy five-minute walk from the magnificent surroundings of the Coliseum. The property, consists of two portions of the same...

Accessible Villa in Portugal for Rent

Accessible Villa in Portugal for Rent

Just outside of Loulé, Portugal in a town called Alto do Relógio is a wheelchair accessible hotel that offers stunning views across a valley and sea. A wheelchair accessible van can greet you at the Faro airport for your convenience. This van is also available to tour...

Berlin was Surprisingly Wheelchair Accessible

Berlin was Surprisingly Wheelchair Accessible

In 2004, my friend Nicole and I decided to go to Berlin, Germany for 10 days during our spring break.  She proposed the idea to me because she had always wanted to travel there. At that time I had only been to Greece and Turkey and was itching to go back to...

Flying with a Wheelchair

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