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10 of the Best Cycling Destinations on the Globe

Cycling around the world

The fastest conveyance that is powered by humans, cycling is an eco-friendly and economical way to travel. Not as fast as motorized vehicles, bicycles are slow enough that the cyclists can enjoy the passing scenery in a way not possible in an automobile or other fuel-propelled vehicle. Of course, skill and fitness level as well as terrain and amount of packed luggage influence speed so those trip planners should consider the tour in light of these factors. Here are 10 excellent bicycle tour-friendly destinations around the globe:

County Clare in Ireland

In order to be certain of lodgings, the route should be planned and the accommodations booked well in advance of the trip. Still, the diversity of scenery is amazing in County Clare. Pale-gold beaches, the Cliffs of Moher and the vast limestone landscape of Burren are just a few of the sights.

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Europe’s Danube Cycleway

This long-distance bicycle travel route starts in Germany’s town of Donaueschingen and leads all the way to Sulina, Romania. The heart of Europe in the Danube River area is gorgeous. Towns and campsites as well as pubs and restaurants along the route welcome travelers.

England’s Isle of Wight

Bicycles ride the ferry for free from Portsmouth to the resort Isle of Wight. The perfect cycling experience, touring covers ridges, grassy valleys and white chalk cliffs. Cultural festivals are held on the island certain times of the year.

Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

Only about an hour’s drive to the northwest from the border of Nairobi, Hell’s Gate National Park as well as Lake Naivasha National Park and the Masai Mara Reserve are natural areas with much native wildlife like cheetahs and lions. People can camp overnight in Hell’s Gate National Park.

New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula

Except for the months of June to August, the weather is usually fine for the winding coastline route of the Otago Peninsula from the town of Dunedin. The terrain changes from level to invigorating up and down steeps, and the ocean views are stunning.

Paris, France

Yes, the City of Lights is a wonderful place to discover on bicycle. Making certain neighborhoods safe for cycling commuters, the city has welcomed cyclists on tours as well. Quay d’Orsay, along the River Seine and Le Marais are just three of the many places in Paris that are good for sightseeing by bicycle.

Portland, Oregon in the United States

Through the city along the Eastbank Esplanade and the Waterfront Park on either side of the Willamette River, cyclists can enjoy Portland. The city is known for its bridges and its commitment to maintaining a green and clean urban center. Continuing south on the east side of the Willamette, cyclists can venture through a wetland wildlife refuge where many wild birds live.

Rothiemurchus Estate in Scotland

A leisure cycling tour, the trip should begin at the Visitor’s Center where cyclists can obtain area maps of trails through the vast estate. The estate has a loch, an old growth forest and castle ruins.

Seville, Spain

In beautiful Andalucia, Spain, Seville is a popular place to explore on bicycle via the over 100 kilometers of bike routes and its bicycle sharing system. This city is known for its Gothic cathedral, the largest on the globe. The cathedral, Plaza de Espana and the Alcazar are just some of the places to tour in Seville.

West Coast, Tasmania in Australia

The rough wilderness and highways of Tasmania’s West Coast are quiet and peaceful most of the year. Those on bicycle get a workout, but they pass by scenes like Cradle Mountain, Lake St. Clair and Montezuma Falls.

Brenda Panin is a passionate blogger and a regular contributor to several travel blogs. She is currently a web content writer for Bont. She is also a great fan of traveling and healthy life.

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