Over the past few years, the continued focus on people’s health as well as the environment has dramatically increased the number of cyclists globally. More and more people are taking to their bikes not only to go to work and get around but also on their holiday. It’s economical so it won’t make a big dent in your wallet. It makes you very independent as well as ensuring you get plenty of exercise. Here are some of the best cycling locations around the world.
The National Highway 1 in Vietnam runs the length of the country from north to south. It’s challenging with hills and stunning views and scenery along the way taking in the best parts of the country’s coastline, rice fields and the tree lined mountains. Along the way you can stop off for time in the turquoise waters or take a peek at the rural life of Vietnam.
Cape Breton Island in Canada is another route which promises breath-taking scenery with its rocky coastline and the adjacent highlands which are amazing to see in autumn. The route has tough climbs and descents as well as wildlife, fishing villages and the crystal clear Bras d’Or inland sea.
Europe boasts a number of exciting and eye pleasing routes. The hilly route between Luberon and Mont Ventoux in Provence, France is well sign posted and bursting with culture from ancient Roman ruins, medieval chateaus and vineyards. Mont Ventoux is on the Tour de France route and consistently lures those who crave to experience the summit. In Italy, Fruili-Venezia Giulia touches the northeast corner of Italy. The roads are a cyclists dream as you pass farms, pretty and earthy countryside and enjoy the sun. Renowned for wine you can stop off for a well-deserved break and bond with the locals.
Ireland and England are both well known for their pretty countryside and patchwork fields and offer plenty of cycling routes. The Isle of Wight in England offers pretty rolling hills into the sea and lots of green hedges and gullies which make the island unique. County Clare in Ireland offers a coastal route taking you along the dominating Cliffs of Moher which face out to the Atlantic and the infamous Burren, a unique landscape. There are of course plenty of Irish pubs along the way to stop off for a tipple or two.
Wherever you decide to go for your cycling holiday, don’t forget to carry your American Express KrisFlyer Credit Card. All purchases made with the Card go directly towards KrisFlyer miles, so you can start saving to visit another location on our list!