5 Fun places to honeymoon on a bike!
You both love cycling and you both love each other … wouldn’t the ideal honeymoon be a marriage between these two great passions? There’s nothing quite like getting those legs pumping and sweating away wedding-stress as you and your new spouse glide together through spectacular landscapes and culture. While there are countless destinations for newlyweds to honeymoon, we listed 5 of our favorite bike honeymoons for couples who are looking for a romantic and physically fit honeymoon.
Fun Bike Honeymoons #1: Australia
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Around every bend of this road, newlyweds on a bike honeymoon will behold awe-inspiring scenery; green pastures, lush rainforests, volcanic craters, towering cliffs and exquisite shores. The 243 kilometer road links Port Campbell and Geelong and has many cute coastal towns along the journey. Cyclists on a bike honeymoon will have plenty of opportunities to tackle unpaved, rugged terrain in Great Otway National Park, in which couples can lose yourselves among the fertile forests and wildlife. For those who prefer a less demanding adventure, you will love the eucalyptus woodlands and bountiful farmland of the Bellarine Rail Trail. Dine and sleep in luxury at a resort or sleep under the stars at the many available camping grounds.
For a truly smooth ride on your bike honeymoon, we recommend traveling down the Great Ocean Road during the weekdays and, at all costs, avoiding major holidays in order to avoid the crowds.
Fun Bike Honeymoons #2: Tuscany, Italy
For honeymooners who are itching for an Italian bike honeymoon, we would recommend cycling through the rolling hills of Tuscany. Couples of all cycling levels can coast along the beautiful Adriatic shores, and newlyweds itching for more of a challenge can tackle the paths of the striking Apennine Hills. Along your journey, there will be scenic fields of rippling wheat, luscious vineyards, fascinating history and rustic villages with friendly locals to provide overnight accommodation. Savor fresh local wines, cheeses, olives, and breads as you and your new spouse admire beautiful sunsets on your memorable Tuscan bike honeymoon.
We recommend a bike honeymoon in this region during the spring or fall; the summers can be swelteringly hot and the winters can be unpleasantly cold and rainy. Furthermore, it is not unheard of for restaurants and cafés to shut down during these times.
Fun Bike Honeymoon #3: Burlington Vermont, USA
Burlington, Vermont is an ideal cycling destination for couples looking for a relaxing bike honeymoon. You will enjoy the city’s numerous B&Bs, local fresh ingredients, and the laid back speed of this charming New England town. Come soak in the beautiful views of Lake Champlain as the two of you take a leisurely bike ride along the 12.5-mile long Island Line Rail Trail and picnic by the peaceful waters. Bike around the quaint markets, boutique shops and cafes of Church Street and savor the charm of this small city.
The surrounding woods and Green Mountains provide breathtaking paths that are accessible for all levels of cyclists, such as the Ethan Allen Homestead path that cuts through a variety of striking backdrops of mountains, wetlands and farmland. Couples on a bike honeymoon will also enjoy the rich nature and the regal Falls of Luna and Silver Lake of the Leicester Hollow Trail. While this is a location that is beautiful year-round, we personally recommend that you bike honeymoon here when the leaves are starting to change.
Fun Bike Honeymoon #4: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Did you know that this city is considered to be the world’s most bike friendly city? The almost entirely flat city features extensive networks of bike paths and even has specialized traffic lights! Couples on a once-in-a-lifetime bike honeymoon will undoubtedly treasure biking around the lovely canals, personable cafes, bridges, bustling squares, parks and more.
You can also escape city life on Cycle Route 10, which will take you through 42 kilometers of history, windmills, and fields of bright flowers and waving grasses. For a romantic evening, walk hand in hand through the enchanting streets that offer a shimmery array of lights.
Fun Bike Honeymoon #5: Vietnam
Here’s a completely different place for your bike honeymoon. Follow Vietnam’s famous National Highway 1 and enter a world of great mountains, serene coastlines. The road runs the length of the country from north to south and offers an intimate introduction to the small civilization. Interact with the welcoming locals, view the pagodas, art and ancient shrines and perhaps venture down the romantic river in a traditional Vietnamese sail boat.
Along your journey there will be plenty of opportunities to dine on local cuisine that is a delicious blend of Chinese, French and Thai influences, as well as learn about the beautiful Buddhist traditions. Nothing will bring you and your spouse closer than standing together on the top of spectacular Hai Van Pass and looking out onto the clouds and rich, surrounding nature. When planning your bike honeymoon to Vietnam, be aware of the monsoon seasons (which vary from region to region).
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