Cycling is has been gaining in popularity in the UK over the past few years. All you have to do is go out on the streets and you begin to notice more and more people cycling around town and commuting to work.
More and more people are realising the benefits of cycling as a mode of transport but maybe you should think about incorporating the bike into your next holiday!
Here are our top 5 reasons why your next holiday should be spend cycle touring:
Cycling is not just enjoyable it is also very good for you. It is a low impact exercise so it’s better for your joints than running, it burns calories and helps release endorphins – the happy hormone!
Holidays are a time to treat ourselves for months of hard work and normally this means we might indulge in one too many cocktails around the pool and go a bit crazy at the breakfast buffets.
Well the good news is that if you spend your holiday cycling you actually do need to eat more to give yourself the energy to get around and can come back from your holiday fitter than when you left – hoorah!
Unless your bike decides to fall to pieces whilst you’re away cycling is free! This is a really cheap way to go on holiday as your transport costs are reduced to nil.
No expensive car hire, no confusing foreign busses – just you and two wheels of freedom.
Cycling is a really good way to spend quality time together as a family. Cycling from place to place and chatting as you go is a great way to get to know each other better.
No electricity means no games consoles, TV’s or computers which means you can really get to know your kids better.
You can even take babies and small children away with you by adding on a buggy trailer clipped on to the back of your bike or have a seat added to your bike. This means that the whole family can enjoy a cycle touring holiday.
Back to nature
Cycling means you are spending more time outdoors in the countryside. When you are touring you spend a fair bit of time planning your route away from busy main roads which means you spned most of your time in the quiet country side.
Many people who go on cycle touring holidays choose to camp each evening instead of staying in a hotel. This means you really are spending more time in nature whilst keeping the cost of the overall holiday down as well.
When you go on holiday normally you will hire a car or book an a tour to see the top tourist attractions in the area. More often than not these places end up being packed full of tourists and you spend your time being harassed by locals trying to sell you touristy tat.
Well the best thing about cycling is that you stumble upon beautiful and charming villages, authentic restaurants and secret beaches and beauty spots.
Cycling forces you to slow down and when doing so you being to discover a world of beautiful secret spots that are off the well beaten tourist path just for you to enjoy!
Get on y’r bike and start planning that holiday! Cycling London to Amsterdam is a great cycle tour for those who are new to cycle touring – check out our routes for some inspiration!