• The Best Countries to Visit for Cycling Lovers

      These cycling spots can easily be seen as the best in the world, just remember to pack your passport.

      France

      France is probably the most obvious inclusion in this list with the world famous Tour De France and its famous alps. This may not appeal to the more casual cyclist obviously- I mean the tour de France is for the most elite of cyclists. This idea should not shoebox the more casual cyclist. France is abundant in its beauty, with hills that are definitely more convenient for the holidaying cyclist. If you look at the region of Alsace nearing the French alps. The region is perhaps the most high rise cycle friendly in the whole of Western Europe. With an extensive network of cycling lanes you will enjoy the 4 000 kilometre journey completely car free.

      Netherlands

      Though the Netherlands is not as abundant in its high spots to cycle upon it is perhaps the most cycle friendly country in the world. This is especially true for its capital; the city of Amsterdam is easily more bike friendly than car. Offering an unbelievable set of biking lanes throughout the beautiful city. You will be able to whizz around the city and its bike lanes at unbelievable speed. Going from landmark to landmark as you please. It must be said that the Amsterdam bike rental industry is absolutely booming, and with 1.91 bikes per households you would be completely indoctrinated with the local Dutch population. In Holland the bike is a part of day to day life, try telling me you do not want to be part of that.

      Scotland

      Though not completely recognised by the general cycling public, Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries to cycle in. The Scottish highlands are almost completely untouched apart from its cycling routes. This isolation will give you some beautiful time in the sun without any non cycling distractions. The Scottish highlands can offer some of the most gorgeous spots in the world, giving you a complete satisfactory cycling holiday. If a highland cycle is not your fashion the city cycle is becoming even more in vogue with Scottish cities, with cities like Edinburgh following the Amsterdam model. Scotland will become even more of a cycling hot spot as the years go by, so try get in early.

      Japan

      Like the country of France; Japan offers an unbelievable land of high rises to be cycled upon. Japan is like a mix between both France and the Netherlands offering an inner city cycle and a beautiful alternative of high rises. With numerous cycle based hotels the country will offer you immense ease. For the high rise cyclist the best cycling spots in Japan are Nasu, Itamuro, and Kuroiso. These three hill-based towns will offer you a route just as beautiful as anything in Western Europe. Giving you the greatest views of the beautiful country Japan. Like Amsterdam the city of Tokyo has become extremely cycle friendly. A Japanese cyclist can expect a VIP journey throughout the country; cycling is also becoming the number one mode of transport for local civilians due to the immense car congestion.

      Italy

      Like France northern Italy can offer some of the best cycling spots in the world. With the beauty of the Alps, and the tranquil sun on the southern side. Italy should not be boxed into its cycling beauty of the North. Central and Southern provinces like Tuscany are just as beautiful.  Tuscany offer the best of both worlds, for serious cyclists Tuscany can offer a gateway towards the Apuane Mountains which does eventually lead to the Alps. For cyclists with more simple thoughts in mind Tuscany will give you a terrain which is marked by steep hills and valleys that go through the famous wine gardens of Italy. Offering a more cultural touch to your holiday. For the sunny Southern regions of Italy you can not look past Apulia. Specifically Puglia. The province of Apulia will offer some of the loveliest coast side cycling spots in the world. With the heat and culture of the Mediterranean this spot is a cycling must. Italy is the utility belt of cycling world providing everything from high rise cycling, to coast side beauty.



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