One reason why so many people love biking is because it’s just them and the open road. All a cyclist needs to have a great time is their bike and time to ride it. If you’ve completely fallen in love with biking and want to take your hobby to the next level, then why not try a biking vacation? Check out these places which are perfect for bike lovers.
The Danube Bike Path, Austria
If you really want to get committed to riding every day, you could check out the Danube Bike Path that runs along the famous Austrian river. There are over 200 miles of pathway that takes you all along the Danube with plenty of pit stops to take in the culture.
There are a couple of big hotspots to take in along the route as you set off from Passau in Germany to Vienna, Austria. You won’t have to worry about going hungry because there are plenty of cafes and bars for you to stop off at, with a good selection of hotels on the water too.
If you’re going to go on a biking vacation, then why not head to the spiritual home of cycling, France. Villefranche-sur-Mer is perfect for a vacation without the bike, but cycling along the French Riviera is one of the most amazing experiences anyone can enjoy.
Nice and Monaco are just 20 km apart, but there are several routes you can take between them to take in as much of the scenery as possible. The coastal routes can be busy with car traffic, as to be expected, but inland you’re unlikely to come across another vehicle on the road.
Jackson Hole to Teton County, Wyoming
Want to see the best that North America has to offer? Riding from Jackson Hole to Teton County will bring you into the heart of Yellowstone National Park. There are plenty of paved pathways for cyclists to enjoy without having to take much of the route by foot.
That means you can take in some of the national park from the comfort of your saddle as you make your way through the mountain range. From Jackson Hole, you can also cycle to Teton Village which takes you alongside Snake River and the white waters, but it’s actually a pretty flat ride.
South Island, New Zealand
Not every biking trip has to be taken along hard ground, and one of the best off-road trips any cycling fan could plan is in New Zealand. The country is already widely regarded as one of the most beautiful but taking it in by bike brings a whole new perspective. In New Zealand, there are no really dangerous wild animals so you can freely cycle around the South Island without any fear of being ambushed.
If you’re going to go to France, you should probably check out the Netherlands while you’re at it. Amsterdam is famed for the cycling community that lives there, and it’s estimated bicycles outnumber people in the city.
The Dutch landmark has everything you’d expect from a European city, including food, bars, cafes, and plenty of culture. Where Amsterdam differs from the rest is because it is so bike friendly it’s almost harder to get around without one.
If you love biking it doesn’t really matter where you go, it’s all about spending some quality time on the saddle. You might be looking for a little bit of adventure from biking though, and these places are perfect vacation spots for passionate cyclists.