While mountain biking is an adventure sport of its own kind, road cycling typically involves traveling longer distances and often even carrying your own gear with you to set up camp. These are some of the most incredibly cycling destinations and routes that are best seen on two wheels.
There are many different ways to see the world: by plane, by car, by train, and by bus. But for intimate and up-close view of exciting new places, peddling your way around the world is an incredibly rewarding experience. Some travel destinations are best explored by bicycle to make the most of little-known local stops and panoramic views. Not only will you get an excellent workout when traveling by bike, but you’ll also feel more connected to the people and places around you and be more observant of the little details along the way.
La Route Verte, Canada
Canada is a huge country in terms of square mileage, which makes many cyclists feel intimidated to tackle it on two wheels. But one of the best ways to explore this beautiful terrain and rugged wilderness is on La Route Verte, which is a fairly new cycling route that spans over 2,485 miles from east to west across Quebec. You’ll enjoy lovely mountain and river views on this route, as well as lots of fresh air and wide open spaces. This is a great route because it has helpful signage and plenty of places to stop and sight-see along the way.
Morocco is a fascinating travel destination that provides some of the most beautiful rides in the world. One popular option for cyclists is to take a scenic nine-day road biking tour of Toubkal. This route covers about 425 miles and is very mountainous. Make sure to get in plenty of training before attempting this route because there are lots of uphill and downhill slopes. You’ll see Morocco’s stunning mountains and desert regions while pedaling through Toubkal. This is a great cycling trip for travelers who want to get off the beaten track. Other nice coastal rides in Morocco are the route between Marrakech through the Draa Valley to the Sahara Desert and the route between Essaouira and Agadir.
There’s just something purely magical about exploring the luscious green hills and valleys of Ireland on a cycling trip. Although the country is notorious for rainy days and you’ll need to pack some sturdy rain gear, the Galway area provides some of the most serene views you’ll ever see. Guided tours often last for about eight days and go along the rugged, non-touristy parts of Western Ireland. The summer months are best suited for this journey, in which you’ll see Connemara, Mayo, and much of Galway.