Planning your next vacation? The latest trend in traveling is cycling your way through scenic routes. If you are serious about biking and you are practicing it as a sport, you can research possible competitions in the areas you are planning to travel. You don’t need to be super fit in order to travel by bicycle. By cycling in different countries you will be able to experience the landscape in way that is completely different from normal public transport.
Cycling enables you to discover hidden gems in the smallest towns and gives you a workout while doing it. Cycling can be fun for the entire family you can save a lot of money what would be otherwise spent on transport. If you are having a road trip you take your own bicycles and if you are traveling overseas you can always hire a bicycle for the day. Some countries even have free public transport via bicycle.
Barcaldine to Creagan
This beautiful route enables you to cycle while viewing the miraculous west coast of Argyll. This ride follows a coastal part with coves and island with a variety or marine life. The route starts at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary where you will be able to see a range of wildlife and ends at the Creagan Bridge.
This route is said to be easy to medium intensity and is about 13 miles of cycling. The are various accommodation options and refreshment stations on route such as The Twisted Wheel Cafe, Creagan Inn, Castle Stalker View Cafe and Pierhouse Hotel. For more information follow this link.
Isle of Wight
If you are looking for the perfect biking destination for your UK holiday or long weekend break, then the Isle of Wight is ideal. There are a range of routes available for different types of cycling as well difficulty levels. If you are looking for a challenge while the rest of the group prefers a leisurely cycle, then this is the place for you. If you are into festival you should visit the Isle of Wight during the months of September and October when the Cycling Festival takes place. The event celebrates everything regarding whether recreational or competitive, if you love your two wheels, this is the place to be.
Ayrshire Coast Cycleway
If you are looking for beautiful view of the Isle of Arran the Irvine and Troon to Prestwich and Ayr would be the perfect fit. This cycle amounts up to about 13 miles and will take you from Beach Park in Irvine on a rather smooth path all the way through two nature reserves. Here you will find a small off-road section where you will enter the coastline of Troon alongside the edge of a very popular and well know golf-course. The route will end in the town centre of Ayr.
The Viking Coastal Trail
This trail does not sound ancient for no reason, so if you don’t mind cycling through the ages, then the Viking Coastal Trail is just what you have been looking for. Have the privilege of cycling through pretty villages with ancient churches with the route even passing the legendary Minister Abbey. Minister Abbey was founded in 670AD and remains to be one of Englands’s oldest inhabited buildings. By taking a short detour you will also be able to see Monkton Nature reserce, home to rare wild flowers. With this trail you have the option to take on the full trail you can opt for the 9 mile traffic free route along the coast from Margate to Reculver.
Cowes to Sandown
Rated as one of the most easiest coast-to-coast routes in the country, this would be the ideal route of first time cyclists. The route will start at the Chain Ferry Terminal in West Cowes and end in the lovely resort of Sandown. The entire route is about 16 miles and you will be able to get refreshments at Pointer Inn situated in near Newchurch. This involves a steep climb so save some energy from your cycling. Visit this website for more information regarding bike hire.
There is nothing better than gliding through countrysides and view the beautiful sea side taking in everything nature has to offer. If you are planning your next holiday in Britian, include at least one trail of low intensity and you will be surprised at how soon you get hooked.
Written by Sonia Meehan, on behalf of Cruiserbikes. Be sure to check them out for the best cruiser bike accessories!