By Penny Martinelli
Cycling holidays are for everyone and everyone should enjoy them in their whole life for at least once. Of course, there are many destinations in the UK for a great cycling holiday, but if you want to get away and experience a different way of life, then a cycling holiday abroad is a great way to do this. You can explore beautiful and amazing diversity of different regions and its local culture. These holidays also provide you a great opportunity of returning home fitter than when you left for holidays. The prices for holidays will be much cheaper in once the peak summer holiday season is over, so we’ve put together a list of the best places to visit in September.
When it comes to Cycling, Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations to visit. Sri Lanka had an amazing civilization 2500 years back which people love to explore as part of their cycling holidays. There are huge historical monuments, large temples, attractive wildlife and easy pace coastal cycling stretch for everyone. The best places to visit while on your cycling trip are rock fortress at Sigiriya and Medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. Other than the magnificent ancient trails, you should also visit the hill station of Nuwara Eliya during your holiday in Sri Lanka, and also don’t miss seeing the elephants at Udawalawe National Park.
If you are looking for a family-oriented and cheap holidays, then Bali is certainly the place for you. It is one of the most beautiful and most visited places in the world. Its beauty is mainly due to its unique culture and art forms. Cycling in Bali can be a bit tough with a hilly interior and steep roads, but you can join a tour group which will allow you to cycle around and stop off at interesting places along the way.
Cape Town is renowned for its stunning surroundings and attractive nature around the world. There are many cycling routes, but the most important route is from City Bowl to Cape Point which is around 60 km and can be covered in around 3 days. There are beautiful landscapes and you will also get a chance to explore local culture of South Africa.
Tuscany is a combination of art and history which make a cycling holiday great. Tuscany is in fact land of cyclists because of its hilly territory. It is the perfect location for cyclists of all level, from amateur to expert. It has the best tracks if you want to be an expert and excel in cycling. If you are planning your visit to Tuscany, you should include Montalcino on your itinerary, here you will pass through huge vineyards like Casanuova dei Neri and Biondi Santi which will turn into wheat covered plains as you descend from Montalcino.
Lanzarote is considered to be a mecca for cyclists and home of volcanoes too. It has a sunny nature all over the year, variety of landscapes and excellent roads for cyclist to fall in love with this place. Even though the volcanic activities have left the lands barren here still the beautiful blue ocean is what makes it beautiful. The famous Ironman course which is the home of cyclists also exist here.