Cycling is simply a magnificent way to see the place your are in. There is no better way to explore an area. Breath in the fresh air gain a full sensory experience than to get hop a bike and pedal your way around. it allows you to cover more territory than walking, and you can either move from plae to place as you go along, or your can return to your luxurious base to relax, unwind and enjoy a delicious meal.
There are many companies dedicated to bike adventures in the Mediterranean. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, along coastlines and through mountain sides, enough to satisfy anyone’s desire. There are also thematic tours involving Mediterranean gastronomy and others that shadow the Tour de France routes or La Vuelta.
The Mediterranean, and northern European people love cycling, it is a way of life for many and their primary source of transport so it is a great destination for your biking adventure. The facilities are excellent and you will always find yourself very welcome and well looked after wherever you may stop.
Here are few options amongst many you may wish to consider.
UK and Ireland
There are many biking options throughout the UK, both road cycling and off the beaten path mountain bike routes through the national parks and forests Snowdonia national park in northern Wales is among the most challenging and rewarding of these, or Hadrians Cyclway in Cumbria, just south of the Scottish border or nearby Lake District if it is more of an endurance that you’re looking for. These are best done from a local accommodation base and require some level of general fitness to undertake.
Biking in the Costa del Sol is one of the many adventures that visitors can experience. The Costa del Sol in Spain is literally translated as the “Sun Coast”, a name that highlights the fact that the region enjoys 325 sunny days a year. The good climate and amazing landscapes makes the Costa del Sol an ideal location for biking or any other leisure activity. Biking in Spain is a popular pastime and the country is known for its many quiet and traffic free biking routes. With hundreds of kilometres of specialist bike tracks and roads, Andalucia is the is a great option for family cycling trips, leisure cycling or longer road cycling trips.
The Loire Valley, about 2 hours south west of Paris, by car or train, is a great cycling destination. With rolling hills and boundless plains and valleys rather than steep inclines and descents, it is the ideal place for leisure cyclists to get out an enjoy the magnificent countryside as well as some of the other well know experiences in the area such as quaint villages, magnificent Chateaux and gourmet wineries and delicatessens. There are many inclusive stay-cycle package options where you can base yourself in a country retreat for 3-5 days and then cycle out and explore in different directions each day with only a guide book and a map. Packages include accommodation, gourmet breakfast and dinner daily, bike and equipment hire and, route maps and information. A truly intimate French experience for cyclists of any level !!