Cycling is the best way to travel. It’s faster than walking so you do more distance but slower than a car so you can still take it all in.
For all the benefits provided by cycle travel it’s no surprise that the popularity of bikepacking and cycle touring has grown over the last couple of years.
Let’s explore ten reasons why you should consider traveling by bike on your next trip
For budget travellers, cycling is a great option because it’s cheap. There are no fuel costs associated with cycling and people who tour long-term tend to carry a tent meaning your accommodation costs are sorted, too.
Whilst things can go wrong with bikes – even the worst problems are cheap to repair.
It goes without saying that cycling is a great form of exercise that can help improve your general health.
Biking produces less than a tenth of the emissions compared to driving and requires no fossil fuels, making it an eco-friendly mode of transportation. Granted, it takes a lot longer to get anywhere but every pedal saves the planet!
4.You take everything in
Traveling by bike allows you to explore your surroundings. On a bike your plans can remain agile and you can travel to places where you can’t in a car. Biking even allows you to take the pedestrian routes, nothing is off limits.
5.You’ll meet new people
When you get out on the open road you’ll be surprised how many people are out there doing the same thing. Cycle tourists and bikepackers are super friendly and you’ll feel like you’re in a secret club, just because you’re riding and travelling.
6.Cycling is meditative
In a world of screens and remote working, we all need to step away from the desk and take some time for ourselves. Cycling can be a meditative and calming activity. Get out in nature clear your mind and de-stress.
7.You’ll be off the beaten track
Cycling tends to take you off the beaten track. When you’re travelling by bike the journey becomes the adventure rather than the destination. Cycling is the best way to experience different cultures. You’ll find yourself cycling through small villages, experiencing the real culture in a unique and intimate way.
Whether you’re traveling to a new country or exploring your home country you will find great adventure awaits from the saddle of a bicycle.