In our Bike Destinations series we're checking out some some of the best routes and places you can cycle.
Having the right bike and gear, understanding how your bike works and how to cycle it, coupled with knowing how to repair it...are all well and good.
But, what's the point in being "all dressed up with nowhere to go?"
So, in this series, our aim is to whet your appetites for big bike adventures by showcasing some of the best routes in the world. Plus, adding in some helpful guides for specific cycling challenges (long-distance bike touring, off-grid bikepacking, and family cycles). Topics include:
Top City Bike Routes: Some urban areas are awesome for cycling. Some....are less so with road rage at every block junction. Here we'll look at the most bike-friendly cities and their top cycling routes. Don't miss our rundown of the iconic cycling infrastructure projects that you need to experience.
Best Mountain Biking Trails: If singletrack is your thing, then check out our guides to the best mountain biking trails worldwide, focusing on difficulty, scenic value, and accessibility.
Iconic Cycling Climbs: Not that we're looking to make mountains out of molehills, but these are the iconic cycling climbs around the world, including their history, route details, and difficulty levels. And, remember, for every sweaty uphill there's a fantastic downhill on the other side.
Best Family Bike Routes: Suggestions for family-friendly bike routes that are safe, scenic, and suitable for all ages. With the right bike route, you won't need to bribe the kids with candy to get cycling.
Cycling Routes in National Parks: Guides on the best bike routes in various national parks, including rules and regulations for cyclists. And, good news for e-bike cyclists, because US National Parks now allow limited access to enable you to enjoy the parks too.
Long Distance Cycling Routes: Information on popular long-distance bike touring routes for endurance cyclists and e-bike lovers.
Cycling the Tour de France Route: A guide on how amateur cyclists can tackle sections of the famous Tour de France route.
Bike Routes with Stunning Coastal Views: Is there anything better than cruising alongside the beach on your bike? If there is, we haven't found it yet. These are some of the best bike routes that offer breathtaking coastal views, from easy rides to challenging climbs. Don't forget to pack your swimming costume and flip flops.
Cycling Routes Through Vineyards: Recommendations of cycling routes that pass through picturesque vineyards and wine regions, with frequent opportunities for liquid refreshment along the way.
Best Gravel Bike Routes: Gravel bikes have gained significant popularity in recent years and it's easy to see why. Here are our in-depth guides to popular routes for gravel biking, with details on terrain, difficulty, and highlights.
Best Winter Bike Routes: Suggestions for bike routes that are enjoyable and safe during winter, including winter biking tips.
Cycling in the Alps: Cycling in the Alps is a story of highs and lows - highs when you see a mountain café appearing like a mirage in the distance, lows when you realize you left your wallet back at the hotel. There are some incredible routes through this mountainous region, here are guides to various cycling trips in the Alps, including difficulty, altitude, and scenic points.
Top Cycling Destinations in Europe: Europe offers amazingly diverse cycling, with the ability to cross different national borders multiple times in the same day...by bike! Here are profiles of some of the top cycling destinations in the European Union, including routes, cycling culture, and local attractions.
Top Cycling Destinations in North America: Overview of the best places to bike in North America, from urban bike paths to wilderness trails.
Cycling Routes for Wildlife Viewing: Guides to bike routes where cyclists can enjoy wildlife sightings, along with tips for respectful wildlife viewing.
Cycling Destinations in Asia: An exploration of top cycling destinations in Asia, from urban landscapes to rural countryside.
Bike Routes with Historical Significance: A list of cycling routes that pass through or near significant historical sites or regions. Also included are some of the top cycling museums that you have to check out.
Cycling Routes with Spectacular Mountain Views: Highlighting bike routes that offer stunning mountain vistas, along with route details and highlights. Mountains are satisfying to climb, but sometimes the best views are from the valleys that run alongside.
Best Cycling Routes for Sunrise/Sunset: Do you prefer sunrise or sunset? It's a tricky question to answer! Here are our favorite bike routes that offer spectacular sunrise or sunset views. Try them all out and see if it helps you reach a decision.
Cycling the Camino de Santiago: A guide on how to undertake the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage by bike. This route in Northern Spain is not for the faint-hearted but is fantastically rewarding.
Cycling Routes in Australia's Outback: Guides to cycling routes in the Australian Outback, with details on terrain, climate, and preparation tips.
Exploring Scandinavia by Bike: Recommendations for cycling routes in Scandinavia, with emphasis on scenic beauty, culture, and points of interest.
Cycling on Islands: A list and description of the most stunning island cycling routes around the world.