Did you know that the bicycle was invented in Europe? Although the exact origin of the bike remains up for debate, we can all agree that Europe is one of the best places for a bike tour! If you are up for a unique experience, why not explore key European countries on two wheels? In today’s post, we are dishing out some of the best bike trips to take in Europe:
Dordogne to the Lot in France
This tour is perfect for those who are getting on a bike trip for the first time! The tour will take you through the beautiful vineyard county of St. Emilion to the serene roads along Dordogne and Bergerac. The tour weaves through picturesque villages of La Roque-Gageac, Beynac, and Sarlat. You will also see a marvelous view of the Vers valley and through the wine capital of France, the capital of Lot. Even better, you will come across dozens of restaurants that serve up delicious (and fattening!) dishes that could slow you down. Finally, the trip will also take you to Rocamadour, a popular site for a pilgrimage.
Britain Coast to Coast Tour
The Coast to Coast Tour is Britain’s most popular long-distance bike tour. The route starts on the Cumbrian coast at Whitehaven, traversing through challenging terrain along the British countryside and railway tracks. The route also features hilly climbs, minor roads, and beautiful villages along Keswick, Penrith, and Alston! At the final leg of the trip is the sandy Wearside coast that features 30 miles of beach in the North Sea! Because this is a long-distance trip, we recommend scheduling a weekend tour.
Bavarian Lake Tour in Germany
This is a very easy, gentle ride that will take you through Munich and back again! The lake tour is perfect for those who really want to experience Germany at its most stripped down. The route weaves through hidden valleys, serene lakeside, and beautiful Bavarian villages. The tour will also take you to the Loisach River, the mountainous regions of Karwendel and Wetterstein as well as the Murnauer Moos nature reserve!
Cultural Bike Tour at Sicily
Sicily is one of the best places for a bike tour. This Italian island off the Mediterranean Sea is renowned for its rich history, arts, and architecture. Touring Sicily is a great way to get to know its colorful past, diverse architecture, cuisine and ancient ruins! The tour will take you through the hilly landscape of Erice to the ports of Marsala and Selinunte. You will cycle through Monreale and see some of Europe’s most historic basilicas!
Camino de Santiago de Compostela Tour in Spain
Santiago de Compostela is a popular pilgrimage route in Spain. The 480 miles trip will start at the St. Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees, with a route that transverses through the Spanish countryside. If you are not up for a long trip, you can take a shorter route from Leon in Castile. This route will take you through scenic views of Astorga and Ponferrada.
Carcassone to Bordeaux via Cathar castles and Canal du Midi Tour in France
Rounding up this list of amazing bike tours in Europe is the Carcassone to Bordeaux via Cathar castles and Canal du Midi tour. The tour will feature the gorgeous Pyrenean hills, Cathar castles, before a gentle ride at the Ariege countryside.