Once you learn how to ride a bike, you can never forget it, so why not take a bike ride that’s unforgettable? If you’re a passionate cyclist, set off on the journey of a lifetime, and start a cycling tour somewhere in the world. From China, through England, Costa Rica and all the way to the Land Down Under, you can find fascinating scenic routes for your cycling adventure. Here we bring to you a few of the best destinations you absolutely have to visit this year.
The South Downs Way
Who wouldn’t want a lush and rolling England countryside to enjoy while pedalling their mountain bike? If you’re the one that can’t resist beautiful vistas and magnificent backdrops, this 160-kilometer route will be your cup of tea. You’ll come across various ups and downs, so stay prepared for almost 4,300 meters of uphill pedalling, which will only add up to the whole experience. Get ready for two or three days of strenuous cycling, as you witness the most beautiful cliffs of Beachy Head, historic Winchester, and incredibly picturesque villages.
Munda Biddi Trail
Western Australia might very well be one of the more cut off places in the world, which will only make this route that more epic. Munda Biddi or “a path through the forest” is a highly ambitious, almost 960 kilometres long route, running from near Perth, to Albany in the far southwest. The trail can go through some muddy conditions, so it would best if you checked the updates on the official website for all the latest news about the location. Summer can be ruthless, so pick some other season to avoid the blazing heat. Should you choose this route, you’ll have a campsite to rest at every 30 miles, offering you full sleeping accommodation and water supplies.
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
If you’re looking for a thrilling cycling route in North America, pedalling from Alberta, Canada, to New Mexico should satisfy your adrenaline rush. 4,400-kilometers of cycling promise an unforgettable ride, so make sure you’re well equipped with the best mountain bike that can withstand all the miles. You’ll see amazing natural beauties such as the Colorado Rockies, and the wastelands of the Great Basin. Just make sure your bike has durable flat mountain bike pedals so you can enjoy a safe ride and cycle fast and safely. The period between June and September is the best to go on this journey, but even then you can expect rainy weather, causing mud that can pose serious problems to you.
The Shimanami Kaido
Have you ever wanted to visit Japan? Well, how about you take your bike with you, and tour the country on two wheels? That would definitely be an unforgettable trip, given that this route will take you across a series of small, wonderfully scenic islands in Hiroshima. The segregated cycleway runs mostly alongside the road, even though there’s a separate lane for pedestrians as well. While you can finish the 64-kilometres ride in a day, taking your time and prolonging the ride will be worthwhile after you see the beautiful vistas along the Seto Inland Sea.
North Sea Cycle Route
Going back to Europe, this is the longest signposted route in the world. Running from the northern edge of Scotland’s Shetland Islands all the way to the coast of Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and finally ending in Norway, this route covers approximately 6,000 kilometres. Given that all the countries have rather cold and brisk winters, avoiding that time of the year to go on the road would be a good idea.
La Ruta de los Conquistadores
The route of conquerors, which the translation of this route name would be, a Costa Rican ride covers about 270 kilometres, beginning in the surf resort of Jaco Beach. Prepare yourself for 3,000 meters of climbing. If you’d like to see some of the glorious extinct volcanos, coffee plantations and rainforests, this is the perfect route for you. Spend more than three days in the wonderful Costa Rica, and while you’re cycling, trace the route of the 16th-century Spanish conqueror Juan de Cavallon. Passing along the capital, San Jose, you’ll see the extinct volcanic peak, and end the trip in the Caribbean.
As you can see, there are so many amazing routes to choose from for your next big adventure. Just make sure you have a reliable mountain bike that can withstand all the rocky roads, rainy weather and any predicament, and you can be on your way.