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Is A Cycling Holiday For You?

Is a cycling holiday for you? Over the years, more providers are offering cycling trips away, where you get to be active as well as see many beautiful sites – you don’t want to forget your camera, that’s for sure! You’ll be burning over 1000 calories, working out your muscles, and helping your mental health, all at the same time as getting to travel. If you are someone who likes adventure and to stay fit, that’s a win-win for you. 

So where can you go for a cycling holiday? There are so many different places to visit, all with their own unique selling points. You could do the Lakeland Loop in the Lake District, the Danube cycle route where you will go through Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia or a Camino de Santiago on a bike which can be customised to your requirements. 

To help you decide if a cycling holiday is for you, we have put together our guide on three reasons why you will love it! 

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Diverse landscapes 

When you are out on your bike, you can cycle a lot further than you can walk. This means within the same time limit, you can see a whole plethora of landscapes, in the space of one trip. At one part of your cycle, you could be by the seaside, taking in the coastal views, and then a few hours later at the top of a mountain. You’ll get to enjoy many different terrains and test yourself with different inclines. 

Benefits your health 

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If you are trying to lose weight, or simply trying to live a healthy lifestyle, then a cycling holiday will allow you to continue that. Cycling is great for your health, it’s great for your mental health as well as your physical health. You’ll burn plenty of calories and be able to forget about your everyday stresses. The more you cycle, the further you will be able to travel, helping increase your stamina and muscle strength. There aren’t any negatives to cycling, so get on your bike and start cycling! 

Social activity 

Cycling is a very social activity. You can go out on a bike ride with your friends or family members and enjoy a ride at the same time as catching up with each other. Throughout your adventure, you can plan multiple drink breaks and snack breaks, allowing you to have a sit down as well as find new food and drink establishments – there is something particularly enjoyable when you stop off at a pub at the end of your cycle and have a nice cold beer! 

There are so many reasons why a cycling holiday could be for you, the above is just a few of many points. What advice would you suggest to someone who is looking to go on a cycling holiday? Have you got one booked in and where are you planning on going? Is there anything missing in our guide that you think we should add? Let us know in the comment box below. We would love to hear from you.