A true bike lover does not get off his bike or on vacation. What’s more: it becomes your travel companion, in your mode of transport and even determines the destination you choose.
Around the world there are numerous routes that are a true paradise for cyclists. Not only do they test your skills on two wheels; They also offer spectacular views and surprise with unknown corners or towns.
The best bike routes in the world
If you would like to pedal around the five continents, keep reading! We discover the best cycling routes in the world.
Road of Death or Road of the Yungas (Bolivia)
It is considered one of the most dangerous roads in the world, hence its name. And it is no wonder: 65 kilometers with 3,500 meters of unevenness and 900-meter cliffs on one side. Yet despite it all, the breathtaking scenery and adrenaline rush attract many mountain bike fans.
This spectacular narrow and stony road connects the Bolivian highlands with the city of Coroico, in the Amazon jungle in the north of the country. The most common is to get into a van and make the dizzying descent by bike.
Lofoten Islands (Norway)
Would you like to cycle through the Arctic Circle? It is possible in the Lofoten Islands, north off the coast of Norway. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the archipelago enjoys a slightly warmer climate, although it is best to go in summer. However, if you dare in winter you can enjoy the northern lights.
You can configure the route to your liking or improvise. The environment is unbeatable: the roads are wide, there are hardly any cars and the landscapes will leave you speechless. The must-sees on the trip: visit the small fishing villages and see seals.
The Great Alps (France)
This is one of the most mythical routes by bicycle but also one of the most complicated and demanding. The path runs through the most picturesque mountain passes in the Alps and in Europe, from Lake Annecy to the Mediterranean.
The challenge is to overcome the steep slopes; especially the climb to Col de l’Iseran (at 2,764 meters) which stretches for 48 kilometers.
From the Dead Sea to the Red Sea (Jordan)
The route begins at Mount Nebo, an 817-meter peak with panoramic views of the Promised Land. From there, it descends to 418 meters below sea level; the lowest point on Earth located on the shores of the Dead Sea.
In addition to touring the country by bike, you will also have the opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Petra.
Great Ocean Road (Australia)
This mythical coastal route runs through southeastern Australia and connects the cities of Torquay and Allansford. In addition to its beautiful views of the Pacific, the peculiarity of this road is that it was built between 1919 and 1932 by soldiers who returned from World War I to honor the memory of their comrades killed in battle.
They are 244 simple kilometers that can be the perfect plan to spend a weekend by bike in the middle of a long trip through Australia.
West Coast (Canada and USA)
We continue along another coast bathed by the Pacific through a route that goes from Vancouver (Canada) to the United States border with Mexico. A route of more than 3,200 kilometers through the states of Washington, Oregon and California.
You can pedal through forests and mountains, cross the mythical Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and enjoy some good waves on the beaches of Southern California. This tour will require more time than others, but it will be unforgettable.
Go greasing and tuning your bike because many kilometers around the world await you on two wheels. As you can see, there are options for all tastes.