3 Exciting European Bicycle Tours

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3 European Bicycle Tours – What to Know about Bicycle Tours, Top European Routes for Exciting Bicycle Tours

Cyclists planning on a European bike tour should keep a few things in mind. Speak at least a bit of the native language because many country folks might not speak English.

Keep in mind what kind of terrain and weather you would find yourself happiest touring in, and you don’t want your bicycles tyres getting frequently punctured on sharp rocks! Many dedicated cyclists enjoy gruelling mountainous terrain, but if that is not your style, then choose the route accordingly.

Provence, France

Gorgeous scenery, lovely medieval villages, great cuisine and mostly empty roads, Provence is cycling heaven. The Luberon refers to the name for this mountain range in Provence, containing a variety of lovely hilltop villages.

Here you’ll see castles, ruins, forts and towers and splendid and geographical sites. Plan what you would really love to see, but chances are, Provence has it.

Winding country roads, mountain passes, lazy rivers, great little restaurants and a huge variety of lodgings in between rides. If you enjoy mountain cycling, try Mont Ventoux for a serious challenge.

West Ireland

The friendly locals will happily provide welcome shelter to tired bikers after a long day’s ride. History rocks in Ireland, especially in the west. Head for the coastal roads and country lanes of the western shore in County Clare and Connemara.

Ancient dolmens and ring forts, abbeys and castles and quaint fishing villages dot the area. In Kerry County, try the stunning Beara and Dingle coastal rides on these peninsulas. You will find ancient historical sites, great Irish pubs echoing with traditional music, plenty of Guinness to soothe your thirst and stunning coastal vistas.

Danube River

Europe’s major river, the Danube River runs through or borders 10 Central European countries. Mainly flat terrain, good roads and gorgeous scenery make this route a real pleasure. Navigation is easy down the signposted cycle paths as they wind through red-roofed villages, gorgeous gorges and enchanting forests.

Ancient castles abound along the route. Dedicated bike paths and flat tarmac provide fairly easy cycling along the river, which begins in Germany’s Black Forest and ends at the Black Sea. You’ll find no end of lodgings along the way.

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