The wind in your hair, the breeze on your face, the feeling you get from propelling yourself by the power of your own two legs at increasing speeds across gorgeous landscapes as you take in the fullness of this wonderful experience—there’s simply nothing in the world like cycling. That’s something cycling fans have known for a long time, and the rest of the world is starting to catch on as well.
Professional cycling has seen an uptick in popularity over the past couple of centuries, and the general population has started to show an increased interest in the pastime as well. Nowhere is that more evident than in the field of cycling holidays. The field has gone from niche to global phenomenon in no time, and there can be no doubt that touring some of the world’s most beautiful sites by bike has helped fuel that interest. Here, then, are a few of the most popular destinations
There are few spots in the whole of Europe more beautiful than the Rhine, and it should come as no small surprise that it makes for one of the most stunning and popular bike holiday destinations on the continent. Besides the Rhine, German cycling holiday hotspots include some of Germany’s famed dark forests as well as tours of Munich that take you from its famed music and arts centres to the restaurants and breweries of the world’s foremost food and beer capital.
England has always been and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations for those in the West, and while recent concerns surrounding the impending Brexit might impact that status, one thing that won’t change is England’s place as the home of some of the best cycling holidays out there.
The secret to England’s cycling popularity has as much to do with its storied past as its present or future. Cycle past the Anglo-Welsh fields which inspired Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the misty moors which served as the setting for the brooding Romantic Bronte sisters’ novels. Cycle through London and see everything from Shakespeare’s Globe to the homes of some of England’s greatest authors preserved for all time.
Cycling is simply part of the French soul, and perhaps no country on Earth hosts more quality cycling holidays than the home of the world’s most famous bicycle race. Whether you’re looking to retrace the path of the Tour de France or simply ride through the streets of Paris and Marseilles, there’s no doubt that French cycling holidays are simply magnifique.
The Netherlands have long stood as one of the most idyllic lands on a continent renowned for its natural and cultural beauty, and there’s certainly no shortage of beautiful bike holiday spots there today. From the Lowlands to the beauty of Amsterdam, the Netherlands have much to offer on their beautiful bike holidays.
Take a tour of your favourite European nation today with a great cycling holiday today.