Even though there are many more comfortable ways to travel the world, cycling is surely one of the most healthy, adventurous, exciting and fun ways to get to know a certain destination. By riding a bike, you feel more connected to the nature and people around you, you are able to gaze upon the stunning scenery in front of you and you can try to make a mental image of it. Also, in this way, you get to feel the destination in the sense of breathing its air, feeling the warm sun rays and the fresh breeze on your skin. And the world is full of marvelous cycling destinations and trails! Take a look at some of the world’s greatest cycling destinations and prepare to be amazed.
Get to know Australia through Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail
Australia is packed with stunning natural features and many of them have been adjusted for visitors and bike riders. One of the trails you mustn’t miss out on when in Australia is definitely the Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail, which is also known as the Old Man’s Valley. There are trails available for both beginners and more advanced riders and they have been updated to suit the needs of all riders. Mind the signs, as most of the area is one-way. And who knows, you might even get to see some of the amazing wildlife there!
Bike through Pan Am in Central America
If you’re interested in seeing some of the top spots in Central America, then this is the right trail for you. The cycling tour takes you through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, riding along the iconic Pan American Highway. All you need is a friend and your mountain bikes to revel in the dazzling scenery around you. The tour starts by crossing the peaceful lake Nicaragua and takes you to the highest volcanic point in Costa Rica, making a stop at San Jose.
Enjoy the scenic Otago Peninsula in New Zealand
New Zealand is yet another destination that features some of the most brilliant and amazing natural sights, which you can grasp by enjoying the scenic Otago Peninsula. The usual cycling tour begins with a casual city ride in Dunedin and continues along a path next to the coast. However, try to save your energy, even though the first part of the tour is quite gentle, the second part is pretty rough, taking you to steep roads.
Travel through China and its vivid landscapes
Traveling by bike through China will enable you to see some of the most vivid landscapes it’s got. These landscapes have been an inspiration for a long time. Besides the phenomenal scenery, you’ll also see some of China’s most popular landmarks such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta soldier of Xian, and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, among other things.
Opt for a top gear bike ride in the Himalayas
Nepal is widely known as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world, where you are able to experience superb cross-country bike rides. The tour is organized in such a way that you start with a few days of usual rides in the area, taking you to see the Kali Horseshoe and the Annapurna Massif. After that, a visit to the local river follows, with a climb through the valley rim. Finally, you finish off with an exciting downhill ride to Kathmandu.
Go for an adventurous cycle in South Africa
This biking tour starts unusually, with some delicious wine tasting in some of the best wineries in South Africa. The tour guides you through a semi-desert, orchards, and a Dutch village. It then takes you to the sea, to watch the whales and to reach the Cape of Good Hope. You also make a stop to see the Boulders penguin colony. So, a mixture of diverse scenery and distinct wildlife is what makes this cycle tour so adventurous.
Pedal through ancient Peru
If you’re a fan of ancient history, then this trail in Peru will surely be of interest to you. While cycling, the tour takes you through Inca trails to visit some of the most fascinating ancient Inca sites in South America. The tour starts in Lima and takes you to the fishermen and artist areas, along the coastline. You can also ride a bike across the stunning countryside in the Sacred Valley – which consists of some of the most stunning landscapes, formed by ancient civilizations.
Conquer tough trails in Vietnam and Laos
This challenging cycling tour is definitely not for everybody. It starts from northwest Vietnam and it takes you to Laos, across the highest road pass in Vietnam. These tough trails lead you through hill tribes that show off steeply-terraced valleys, and what’s interesting, there aren’t many tourists here. It’s a quiet and secluded area, ideal for enjoying nature as well as its sounds and views. The tour finishes in Luang Prabang, which was voted several times as the top city to visit.
Dive in a biking pilgrimage through Spain
This amazing biking pilgrimage through Spain takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage Trail for over 250km. You have plenty of rural hotels to stay in and rest along the way. The scenery includes green plains, ancient wine valleys and luscious countryside sceneries. This tour enables you to meet people all over the world while enjoying the beautiful scenery and getting some physical exercise.
Lap stunning lakes in Europe
Europe offers so many stunning places to visit and many of these places include a water landscape, such as lakes. The scenery around the lakes is simply breathtaking – you can gaze upon postcard-pretty villages, castles from fairy tales as well as blooming orchards and historic cathedrals. Some of the best countries for such an experience include Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. You’re able to enjoy some of the most amazing mountain scenery in traffic, stress and noise-free environment.
If you’re a cycling enthusiast who loves nature and enjoys spending time outside, gazing upon stunning scenery, breathing fresh air, and feeling the fresh breeze, then these tours make a perfect holiday for you. What’s left is to prepare your bike, pack your things and choose a destination to start with.