Cycling doesn’t just help you get from A to B, it also grants you easy access to some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world, that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to reach on foot or by car. Travelling on two wheels allows you the luxury of setting your own pace, feeling the wind in your hair and getting some exercise at the same time.
We’ve come up with a list of 8 beautiful countries to explore by bike. So why delay? Time to get pedalling!
1. Cycle France
Take a gentle cycle through traditional French villages and sun-soaked vineyards in Provence, or cycle along the captivating Brittany coastline which boasts hidden coves and elegant seaside towns.
2. Cycle Japan
One of the best places to venture into on two wheels is Kyoto which is well known for its zen gardens, ornate temples and enchanting geisha districts. The routes are all easy to navigate on your own and there are plenty of routes that can be cycled by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
3. Cycle Morocco
Looking to get away from it all and escape the fast pace of everyday life? Then why not head to Morocco? The main feature of a Moroccon cycling holiday is the unparalleled view of the incredible Atlas mountains – one of North Africa’s most breathtaking and untouched wonders.
4. Cycle Thailand
Thailand is one of the world’s most visited destinations, but for those who are willing to step off the beaten track there’s still plenty of natural wonder waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to enjoy a beautiful sunset as you cycle through Bangkok or explore the wilds of Cambodia – there’s something for everyone.
5. Cycle India
India is a fantastic place to travel if you’re looking for a rich cultural experience. Tour Sikkim’s captivating tea trails, take a gentle cycle through the glittering green state of Kerala, or perhaps you’d rather go on an epic cycle through India’s Nubra Valley. Whatever your experience level, you’ll find something to suit you!
6. Cycle Bulgaria
If you’re looking for a beautiful European destination that’s off the beaten track, then Bulgaria is a top choice. Its quaint countryside, medieval churches and ancient ruins make for the perfect cycling adventure.
7. Cycle Jordan
If you’re looking for spectacular desert views and great hospitality then try visiting this magical Oasis in the Middle East.
8. Cycle Madagascar
Madagascar is most famous for its unique wildlife. Ninety percent of the island’s species aren’t found anywhere else on Earth, making it the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts. With a wide variety of ecosystems from plains to rainforests, Madagascar is a fascinating destination to explore by bike.
Have you been on a cycling holiday that you particularly enjoyed? Where did you travel to? Or perhaps you’re thinking about travelling to one of the destinations above? We’d love to know more! Join the conversation on the community forum, or leave a comment below.