Cycling is fun, healthy, and eco-friendly. So why not use your bike to explore new countries? Taking a cycling vacation not only helps you to relax, but also enables you to explore different places and experience the culture and way of life of the local people. You also get to discover many amazing places along the way. If you’re wondering which country to visit for a cycling vacation, we’ve got you covered. Here are our pick of 7 countries for cycling vacations.
For those of you planning your first cycling tour, here is a first-hand account of what it felt like to one adventurous cyclist. Friend of the site, Pete Martin, recalls the first time he embarked on a long distance, solo cycling trip. In his case, he cycled the Way of the Roses coast to coast route across England.
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia’s premier cycling event for people of all ages and abilities, and is an excellent way to see the Australian countryside and meet locals. Read all about the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, the Mountains to Murray Bike Ride, in our post.
For those of you craving cycling adventure, here is a slice of extreme cycling adventure in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This account will either inspire you to get out there and embrace the unknown on your bike – or make you decide that your morning commute to downtown is enough adventure already!
Cycling through the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo in South Africa – including some fascinating information about ostriches and feather barons!
We are happy to introduce our new partner, Bruce Robertson of Cycle Tours Global – an independent company that helps you find your best choice for your next bike tour.
This post is a beginner’s guide to bike tours! It has the answers to the questions you might have when you start thinking about your first bike tour. Plus, it features a detailed account of a first time bike tour along the Moselradweg in Germany.
In Ireland, the last few years have seen a massive upsurge in cycling. There are many benefits to using the cycling trails in Ireland. Ireland is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s top cycling destinations. Irish tourist providers now offer a whole host of cycling holiday packages to international guests, helping them to enjoy cycling trails in Ireland. So what makes cycling trails in Ireland so special? Ireland’s moderate year round climate ensures that no matter what time of year it is, you can always use the roads and trails for cycling. However with so many options, it can prove challenging to narrow down which cycling trail in Ireland is the right route for you. The people at The Ocean Sands Hotel have sent us the infographic below that reveals some of the best cycle routes throughout Ireland.
The Ronde van Vlaanderen, or Tour of Flanders, is Flander’s biggest cycling classic. And don’t think the event is confined to hardcore cyclists – there is also a huge festival alongside the course, as well as an amateur official Cyclosportive that take place a day before.
The Lumix DMC-TS5 is the perfect point and shoot pocket camera for a cyclist. I couldn’t think of a better camera for bike tours. At 7.5 oz, you are not even going to notice it in your baggage. If your tour includes beaches, snorkeling or scuba diving, just grab the Lumix DMC-TS5 out of your pannier and take it into the water with you. No need to fiddle around with a case!
It’s time to start planning some bike touring. How about a Gulf Island getaway? Salt Spring Island is a great place for bike touring – and here’s a Gulf Island bed and breakfast that actually rewards you for being a cyclist!
There are many different bike tours, which can make it hard to plan bike tours. Luckily, there are plenty of avid cyclists who have put together websites with ratings for tours all over the world. Here are 5 good ones to start off your search.