TOP 5 CYCLING DESTINATIONS: TOURISM ON TWO WHEELS

TOP 5 CYCLING DESTINATIONS: TOURISM ON TWO WHEELS

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Now when vacation time comes around, cycling fans can enjoy some time on their bike, cycling routes with some great landscape, roads with varied slopes and a range of big challenges. With this in mind we have created a list with our top 5 cycling destinations, which will be of interest either because of their natural environment or for the popularity of their mountain or coastal routes.


1: Palma de Mallorca

Our first suggestion is to travel to the Balearic Islands, specifically to Palma de Mallorca. This destination is popular for its variety of terrains: plains, gentle hills, mountain gradients... always in spectacular surroundings. The island offers perfect roads and conditions almost all year round, whether for tough cycling or an enjoyable ride. In recent years Mallorca has become a meeting point for many professionals in the industry but also for beginners and amateurs looking to improve. If you come to the island seeking a special challenge, we recommend the Sierra de Tramuntana, the hill leading to the Figueral in Puig Major (Sóller) or the route to Grácia in Llucmajor. For something simpler and more pleasant, we suggest the route from Palma to Llucmajor.

 

2: Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve Tour race, officially known as the Volta ao Algarve is a cycling race held in stages that takes place in the Algarve region of Portugal during February and March. The race is held every year and attracts thousands of tourists, fans and professionals. Southern Portugal is ideal for cycling, with roads that wind through towns and villages against the backdrop of the beautiful Algarve. In the Tour, there will be hard team work, fierce competition and some thrilling moments. If you are looking for information, try the event’s official website.

 

3: Gran Canaria

Its strategic location and pleasant climate have always made Gran Canaria an important stopping point in the Atlantic, formerly for trade and now for tourism. Although the island’s cycling routes do not have the length of those on mainland Spain, Gran Canaria has plenty to offer aficionados of cycle tourism or those just looking for a cycle ride in natural surroundings. There are downhill mountain bike routes as well as excellent roads and paths among the mountains and along the coast, passing through some unforgettable spots.

 

4: Miami Beach

The Miami Beach seafront may not be an international cycling destination, but it certainly is one of our favorites. Visiting a destination by bike allows tourists to see a place with different eyes. So if you go to Miami, hiring a bicycle is a fantastic option for seeing the city. You will save time and money, and get fit while you enjoy your vacation. The Miami coast, with its palm trees, beaches, gardens, Art Deco buildings, skyscrapers, stores and international restaurants is a pleasant surprise, from the moment you arrive. However, what might strike you most is the cheerfulness and energy of the people you meet, and so we think that a bike ride is the perfect way to get to know this place.

 

5: Berlín

Last but not least is the magnificent German capital, Berlin. The most practical vehicle for getting around Berlin is certainly the bicycle. The city has nearly 900 km of bike lanes, making it easy to use two wheels to get to every last sight in the city. There are routes that take 30 minutes, or 3 hours, depending on the time you have available. All of them offer unique experiences. Visiting a city has never been so much fun!  

 

Many professional cyclists travel to the world’s most popular destinations to ride kilometers of road and improve their technique, and all of these places offer cycling options for your vacation. If you enjoy other activities, such as water sports, don’t miss our list of the best surfing and windsurfing destinations and the best golf destinations..

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