Five of the Best Places to Cycle
Cycling has become a very addictive and incredibly popular trend all throughout the world. No matter what the weather is or how you feel, cycling has become a part of your way of life.
So, what makes it so special? Why has this trend caught on now?
This idea of life on the two wheels could have been sparked for variety of different reasons. Some people see cycling as a part of the health regimen to increase their strength, improve their stamina, and provide a different type of exercise. Others however use the bike as a destination for peace and tranquility within a stressed state of mind. But, one thing that all cyclers share is the passion and desire the get the minute they hop on their bike. This feeling of freedom is something that should be cherished especially during after a busy workweek.
In a recent article in CCN Travel, they highlight some the best bike routes that every cyclist should experience. Below, you will find five of the most breathtaking cycling paths in the world. Some will provide you with spectacular scenery. Others will provide you with a sense of adventure. No matter what place you pick, just know freedom is just one pedal away.
1. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
If you are looking for a physically demanding bike riding challenge, I would suggest you check out the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National heritage measuring to be over 150 miles. This road stretches along the southeastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. There, you’ll cycle through the fresh air and countryside as you enjoy the sweeping ocean views from various cliff tops.
2. Udaipur City Tour, Rajasthan, India
Udaipur, also known as the Venice of the East, is a major city found in western India. Cycling in Udaipur is a very popular tourist activity and arguably the best way to explore the city of lakes. With its rustic romantic charm, rich history, and beautiful lakes, it is no wonder why this city is high on many cyclists’ must-see list. The city’s itself gives cyclist the scenic value of riding past ancient forts, temples, and majestic palaces. In addition to bypassing herdsmen, goats, camels, Udaipur is a perfect place if you are looking to be one with nature.
3. Route des Grand Crus, Burgundy, France
Also known as the road of the great wines, provides rolling hills, wooden paths, and expansive vineyards. Route des Grand Crus provides 800 kilometers of leisure biking. Similar to Udaipur, biking gives tourist and cyclist the best opportunity to explore Burgundy’s vineyards and wineries. One thing to note is that the road is punctuated by thirty-three villages that give you that rustic cultural setting to bike, eat, and relax.
4. Molesworth Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
This 320-kilometer ride is one of the most physically demanding and brass adventures any cyclist can ask for. Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The Molesworth Road provides refreshing downhill runs overlooking the countryside and farmland. But make no mistake, you will be expecting some strenuous climbs with its large hills and winding and zigzagging roads. In addition, the journey is said to take roughly five days to complete. If you are one of the gallantly confident to handle such a task, make sure you prepare for this journey through logistical planning before and during your ride.
5. Great Divide Mountain Bike route, Canada-United States
Known as the longest off-pavement bike route in the world, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route was developed by the Adventure Cycling Association to be one of the most arduous and taxing rides you can ask for. This epic ride ravels from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico on a 4×4 road, dirt road, ravel, single-track, and pavement. The complete route is 4,418 kilometers long with altitude topping at 3,600 meters. The toughest and steepest sections of the journey can be found in Montana which testes a cyclist endurance and experience.
Originally published at bernardpierorazio.net.