A real bike lover doesn’t get off his bike even on vacation. What’s more, this one becomes your travel companion, in its mode of transport and conditions, also, the destination to choose.
Around the world, numerous routes are a real paradise for cyclists. Not only do they test their skills on both wheels, but they also offer spectacular views and surprise with unfamiliar corners or villages.
If you’d like to pedal across the five continents, read on! We discovered the best cycling routes in the world.
- Road of Death or Yungas Road (Bolivia)
It is considered one of the most dangerous ways in the world, hence its name. And it’s no less: 65 kilometers with 3,500 meters of elevation and cliffs of 900 meters to one side. However, despite everything, the breathtaking scenery and adrenaline attract many mountain bike enthusiasts.
This spectacular narrow and stony road connects the Bolivian altiplano with the city of Coroico, in the Amazon jungle to the north of the country. The most common thing is to get in a van and make the fast descent by bike.
- Lofoten Islands (Norway)
Would you like to ride a bike around the Arctic Circle? It is possible in the Lofoten Islands, to the north on the coast of Norway. Thanks to the Gulf Stream the archipelago enjoys a slightly warmer climate, although it is best to go in summer. However, if you dare in winter, you can enjoy the Northern Lights.
You can set the route to your liking or improvise. The environment is unbeatable: the roads are full, there are hardly any cars, and the landscapes will leave you speechless. The trip’s must-see: visit the small fishing villages and see seals.
- The Large-Apes (France)
This is one of the most mythical bike routes but also one of the most complicated and demanding. The road runs through the most picturesque mountain sports in the Alps and Europe, from Lake Annecy to the Mediterranean.
The challenge is to overcome the steep slopes; especially the climb to Col de l Liseran (to 2,764 meters) that extends to over 48 kilometers.
- Of the Dead Sea to the Red Sea (Jordan)
The route starts at Mount Nebo, a peak of 817 meters with panoramic views of the Promised Land. From there, it descends to 418 meters below sea level; the lowest point on Earth located on the shores of the Dead Sea.
In addition to touring the country by bike, you will also have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Petra.
- Great Ocean Road (Australia)
This mythical coastal route runs through southeastern Australia and connects the cities of Torquay and Allansford. In addition to its beautiful views of the Pacific, the peculiarity of this road is that it was built between 1919 and 1932 by soldiers who returned from World War I to honor the memory of their fellow soldiers killed in battle.
They are 244 easy kilometers that can be the perfect plan to spend a weekend on a bike in the middle of a long trip through Australia.
- West coast (Canada and USA)
We continue along another Pacific-washed coast along a route from Vancouver, Canada, to the U.S.-Mexico border. A way of over 2,000 miles across the states of Washington, Oregon, and California.
You can ride through forests and mountains, cross the mythical Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and enjoy sound waves on the beaches of Southern California. This tour will take more time than others, but it will be unforgettable.
Get greased and ready for your bike because many miles around the world are waiting on two wheels. As you can see, there are options for all tastes.