From “The Golden State” to striking and unspoiled cities of Europe, destinations all over the big and blue world make enchanting routes for you and your two-wheeled buddy. If Lance Armstrong has you fiening for more, check out these picks for amazing places to plan your next voyage.
A cycling adventure on the West Coast will surround you with the most magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean you’ve ever encountered. Astounding rocky cliffs, majestic waves, thundering surf and ocean air will invigorate you as you cycle along. Heading up into the heartland you will find verdant vineyards lush with fruit and can enjoy sampling the regional wines.
When biking to famous Carmel, or Carmel-by-the-Sea, as it is officially known, you can visit the multitude of art galleries and stop at your favorite cafe for some refreshment. The 18th-century missions will capture your heart and imagination.
In Point Lobos, check out sea lions in their natural habitat and experience redwoods and alluring coastal views of Big Sur. Another striking route is Solvang, a town of Danish origin deep in the wine country. Area attractions are the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Olivos with its Victorian structures and art galleries.
Bike Trekking in Tuscany
While bike trekking in Tuscany, you’ll experience the echoes of Roman history and the atmosphere of medieval towns and their traditions. Enjoy regional wines such as Montefalco Rosso and Sagrantino. Local specialties like ribollita and panzanella together with fresh pasta will pique your appetite. Experience authentic country living, when you spend the night at a family villa, farmhouse or converted mill.
Classic views of cypress trees and winding roads lead your way into the hills. Ride through the Orica Valley and its mountainous backdrop. Oh, and don’t forget to visit Cortona. Cortona was an Etruscan town that today offers many important remains: the outer walls, the bronze lamp from the 5th-century BC, and tombs of noble families, dating back to the 7th-century BC.
Paris Bike Tour — Secret Sites
Blue Bike Tours want you to enjoy a more covert view of Paris by taking the Hidden Paris tour; Explore ancient ruins and enchanting courtyards, and experience a Paris that most other tourists will be unlikely to find. These tours focus on the picturesque neighborhoods of Le Marais and St. Germain. This tour was designed by Paris locals who want to share their love of the city with you.
Barcelona — Day Biking
Seven miles of historic Barcelona will greet you when biking from past to present on your four-hour bike tour. You will visit Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) and see Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Familia, a famous church in Barcelona. Ride through the Parc de la Ciutadella, a famous park in Barcelona, and take a dip on Barceloneta beach.
At the Parc de la Ciutadella, you will find a garden with fountains, boating and the city zoo. Plaza del Rei is a well-preserved medieval courtyard where it’s alleged that Ferdinand and Isabella met with Columbus upon his return from the New World.
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Article provided by Digital Pros. Written by Jin Cheung.
Jin loves nothing more than travel and read. Although he was accepted into an Ivy League school, he opted to follow his heart and pursue a career as a freelance travel writer.