Luxury Cycling Vacations in Europe
This New Year, chuck the idea of working too much and partying during the weekend. Instead, why not go on a luxury cycling vacation this year, for a getaway trip? Biking trips in Europe have become an increasing favorite among sports junkies for the past few years, because not only is it filled with adventure and fun, but it is includes visits to some of the most beautiful cities and hamlets in the world. So what are some of the best luxury cycling vacations in the world that you can try?
Winter Cycling in Spain is as daring and as adventurous as it gets. Not only does cycling mean tons of adrenaline, but can you imagine how exciting doing it in the snow can be?! You can cycle your way through Sierra de Grazalema national park, and be in good reaching distance of Costa del Sol airports. There are many local cycling groups and offices, which offer quick camping training camps, instructions on how to make the most of your vacation and so on. But beware, temperatures can be as harsh as below 20 degrees during the winter. If you have a heart condition, then it is better to not try this out.
One of the most popular and sought after luxury cycling vacations is a pleasant ride through Tuscany. With the beautiful fading sun in the background, the world famous vineyards and olive gardens in the local regions, and incredible food, what is not to love? Besides, art lovers will absolutely go gaga over this, because you get to stop at various points in Florence, Pisa and Luca. Sounds too good to be true, right?
If you are one of those competitive cyclists who is just itching for a professional cycling race, you have to sign up for the one day cycling event,likethe La Marmottein France or La Maratonadles Dolomites in Italy. Each of these events has over hundreds of competitive participants, indulging in some healthy competition. Of course, they also offer food and accommodations, but the spots tend to fill out faster than you can imagine.
The one way to indulge the Literature geek as well as the cyclist freak inside you is to sign up for the Shakespeare themed cycling route to Cotswolds from London. People come from all over the place and cycle their way, along the banks of the famous River Thames to retrace the journey that Shakespeare made from his home in Stratford-upon-Avon , where he lived with his wife and children, all the way to the Globe Theatre. This also includes tours of other beautiful hamlets.
Cycling through the country of France can be one of the most self-fulfilling thing to ever happen to anyone. The French tourist board has special “Cyclists Welcome” facilities. If you carry this symbol, there are bunch of places where you can store your cycles, special facilities that you can avail to as well as specific hotels for cyclists. Just rent a bike for a day and go exploring!
Luxury cycling vacation can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For instance, for some, it may mean biking trips in Europe, while for others, it can mean a three day straight cycling competition. It all depends on what your idea of a fun vacation. Nonetheless, there are tons of options to choose from.