It’s a well know fact- Cycling is a great cardio exercise, for both the soul and mind, as it is for the body. Moreover, it is cost effective and non-polluting! So what you end up doing is not just keeping fit, but also saving the planet like the rockstar that you are. We’ve also established, that the Earth is a beautiful place, with several beautiful sights waiting for us to unearth and explore.
So when they say that it’s not about the destination, but the journey undertaken to get there, it’s true!
And these cycling routes around the world prove this thought true in infinite ways,
The Great Ocean Road, Australia
Located in Southern Australia, between Torquay and Allansford, the Great Ocean Road and the scenery surrounding it is a sight to behold. Over nearly 300 km, cyclists pass by sandy beaches, imposing cliffs, waterfalls, rainforests, and the famous Twelve Apostles limestone formations. Furthermore, for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts, there are mountain biking trails hidden just off the main road. So are you up for this breathtaking (literally) challenge?
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada
Set against a coastal view of rocky shores, rolling hills and high peaks of the Cape Breton Highlands, and the beautiful blue of the Bras d’Or inland sea, the Cabot Trail is 300 km long. It is one of most visited and popular biking trails in the world and why shouldn’t it be? Cyclists pass through quaint fishing villages of Scottish-French roots, and witness a rhapsodic display of wildlife.
North Sea Cycle Route, Europe
Also referred to as the Euro Velo Route 12, this cycling trail passes through several countries of Europe. circles around the North Sea, passing through eight countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, and Scotland. Should one decide to be adventurous, as do many, they could travel around Europe by cycling down this trail or other routes just like this one. The view is fantastic and the experience extremely offbeat!
Otagu Peninsula, New Zealand
This is a one day ride, which offers the most stunning visuals on the planet. Starting with some city riding in Dunedin, a university town, the path leads to an open, winding road along the coast. Many cyclists often explore the local sights, including an albatross sanctuary, a blue penguin reserve, and a castle, after they complete their journey.
Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Daan Roosegaarde, the creator of this Bicycle Path said in a press release, “I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience, that’s what techno-poetry means to me.”
Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death, this bicycle bath reflects upon one of his most recognised work, ‘Starry Night’. This one-kilometer-long path, charged by solar power during the day, illuminates at night and serves as a connection between two other van Gogh heritage points in the city. Truly magical, if one might try describing this initiative.
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