4 European Countries You Should Explore on a Bike

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you want to experience the best of Europe, you should book a cycling tour. On a bike, you have the freedom to go around and explore the beautiful and majestic countryside that the continent of Europe boasts of.

4 European Countries You Should Explore on a Bike

 

The great thing about pedaling when you are exploring is that you always get a unique perspective of the country you are touring. You get to experience first-hand the local culture and get to know better the history of a region by interacting with the locals. Riding in a car or a tour bus does not give you this kind of opportunity.

Here are four European countries that we suggest you do not miss out exploring on two wheels.

Romantic France
Many would agree that France is among the best places to visit especially when you are the type who looks forward to a mix of experiences. Riding on a bike tour is one of the best ways to get as close as possible with the local culture. The St. Emilion vineyards, which is quite near Bordeaux is among the most popular routes known to bike tourists. It runs for 170 miles leading to the medieval community of Cahors. You get to experience the heart of France as you wind up along the banks of the Dordogne River and pass through towns and numerous medieval villages. The route then finishes in the Vers Valley and the majestic Lot wine country.

Stunning Germany
Another European country that you should not miss touring on a bike is Germany. Germany has stunning countryside. Don’t miss out the chance to see the impressive place surrounding the Bavarian Lakes. As you pedal through Munich, your eyes will feast on sheltered valleys and beautiful Bavarian communities. As you wind up along the Loisach River you will be taken aback with the beauty that surrounds you. Give yourself a good challenging climb as you make your way up into a valley situated between the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountain ranges. Then head to the historic outpost of Bad Tolz and Lake Tegeemsee. You are sure to get a great insight into the traditional Germany as you ride.

Impressive Great Britain
Great Britain should not be missing in your list if you want to experience the best of Europe. Ride out the coast-to-coast route in the north of England. This route begins in White haven located on the Cumbrian coast and winds down to the sandy coast at Wearside. Railway tracks and quiet country roads plus impressive hill country will be what your bike will travel on. Popular stops such as Keswick, Penrith and Alston are just along the way.

Fantastic Spain
For a more colorful European experience, don’t miss out touring Spain on your bike. Explore an old pilgrimage path between St. Jean Pied, in the French Pyrenees, and Santiago de Compostela. Spain is very well known for bullfighting, paella and tasty tapas but there’s a lot more beauty in this country. All you need to do is ride a bike and you’ll see its many hidden gems.

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