There is nothing stopping you from combining your two favorite hobbies, cycling and traveling. Seeing the world this way is fabulous, you can enjoy the scenery around you while traveling from one destination to another. You can set your own itinerary or take one of the many organized tours. If you are looking for an exotic destination to ride there is no shortage of them let’s look at some of the best cycling tours around the globe.
This trip is almost indescribable it is so beautiful. Most people come to Tanzania for the safaris but that isn’t the only way to see the country. On this adventure you will bike down the Great Rift Valley escarpments and pass through farm villages and experiencing the local culture. There are lions and predators nearby and you will be off the beaten path where cars don’t travel. If you really want to experience Africa then this is the way to do it. This is a two week trip so you are going to need to be an experienced rider before you try this.
The French Alps
This 8 day trip will take you from the Jura Mountains to the French Alps as cross some of the same terrain that is part of the famed Tour de France. There are some STEEP hills here so this is not for the inexperienced rider. This is a trip where you find out just what you are made of as you tackle the 21 hairpins turns of the Alpe d’Huez and try to climb the hills of Croix de Fer and Col d’Izoard. After you finish your ride take the time to enjoy the French countryside and the amazing food. Here is what you can expect on this trip.
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
Head to Peru and try this 8 day tour that starts off in Lima taking you through beautiful views of the Pacific coastline on your way to Machu Picchu. There are an incredible number of archaeological sites where you can see Inca ruins. You can pass through the amazing countryside of the Sacred Valley where you will find reminders of lost civilizations. This is an absolutely stunning trip that every rider needs to add to their list of must-see places.
The Panama Canal
This is definitely another trip to add to your bucket list, riding along the 48 mile stretch of engineering excellence. The canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with three different sets of locks. You can make your first stop at Miraflores and grab some lunch and then check out the Soberania National Park. There is plenty to see and this is an easy and short ride suitable for beginners.