18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die

18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die

One of the most rewarding way to explore a country is to get a bike and ride around for days — or even weeks — without hustle. By bike, you can explore stunning places that can’t be experience from the seat of a car or a bus. Here is our brief and totally incomplete selection of the most wondrous places where you can get by bike.

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Since it is impossible to gather and rank all the amazing biking destinations, I kindly ask you to share in the comments your favourite place you’ve ever ridden.

Riding is fun on this two-year-old bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. And the view is awesome.

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Biking in the coastal towns of Croatia, for example in Dubrovnik, is a pleasant way to explore the Adriatic country.

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Also coastal Croatia has beautiful bays and friendly hills.

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Tourists with rented bicycles lie on the grass in front of the Reichstag, the seat of the German Bundestag. Berlin is a bike friendly city, worth wandering around on bicycle.

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Rent a bike and take a ride in the Ayutthaya historical park when you visit Thailand.

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One of the most overwhelmingly sacred places on Earth is Angkor, Cambodia. And you can spend days among the ruins of the ancient Khmer temples by riding a cheap rented bike.

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Biking in Havana, Cuba — among those ancient American cars — is another a memorable experience.

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Easter Island is small enough that you can bike around comfortably to meet — in person! — all the mysterious moai.

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Stonehenge. Get a bike and visit Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument if you are in England.

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You can admire this amazing view while riding down the 401 trail in Crested Butte, Colorado.

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From the top of Mariette Peak in the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe, is a wonderful sight.

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You can easily visit the temples and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar, by bike.

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If you’re a dedicated mountain biker, the Incan ruins of Peru are waiting for you.

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Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, located in Bolivia, is ideal for those cyclists among us who hate mountains… and clothes.

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Bikers on the frozen Portage Lake, Alaska. Because biking on ice is fun, especially amidst such amazing wintertime scenery.

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This seems like cyclist nirvana: pedalling slowly across the Atacama Plateau in Chile.

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Visiting all the castles in the Loire Valley, in France, by bike is probably on the bucket list of many.

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Bonus pic: Pedaling high above the gorgeous landscape? You can do this on the sky cycle roller coaster at Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Kurashiki, Japan!

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