Summer is finally here and with it, a bout of great weather! As the British weather can be temperamental at the best of times, we should take full advantage of the days when the sun does shine, and this means getting out on our bikes to visit places like this:
If you’re planning on embarking on a cycling trip to a place you have never before encountered, it’s important to learn a little about the area beforehand. Tuscany is a beautiful place to visit by bike but it’s also extremely hilly.
If you’re an amateur cyclist or you’re a little on the unfit side, this may not be the best place to acquaint yourself with the art of travelling by two wheels. However, if you’re in training for an up and coming bike tour then it’s the perfect biking expedition.
The island of Tasmania in Australia is said to be one of the best places to embark on a cycling holiday. The roads are smooth, the traffic is on the low side and the views are incredible.
There are also a number of free campsites to consider which make it an ideal option for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
The Dolomites in Italy
One of the preferred mountain ranges when it comes to biking, the Dolomites in Italy are particularly stunning. Aside from being able to fuel your riding abilities with scoops of gelato and shots of espresso, the 2,000+ meter peaks are in abundance, which means you can spend every day exploring a new road.
There’s even an annual road bicycle race undertaken on a single day in the region and known as the Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon).
Not an obvious choice, yet still a stunning one none the less. Zagora to Tafraoute in Morocco boasts towering sand dunes of some 300 metres high. Although there are a few challenging climbs to contend with, the surrounding scenery makes them all worthwhile.
Practical advice for cyclists of all ages
No matter what your age, cycling can be a beneficial activity. Whether you’re just on your way to check out homes for sale in your area or are teaching young children to ride a bike, it’s important you always follow practical advice to maintain your safety.
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