One of the best ways to explore cities, regions, and countries around the world is to cycle through them. This can be a healthy and relaxing way to check out local attractions, historic sites, coastlines, and the countryside. These are some of the most fun and scenic destinations to explore on two wheels.

1. Australia


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There’s so much open land area down under as well as scenic areas. There are plenty of scenic routes as well as more challenging paths for advanced riders to cycle on. It’s one of the best ways to explorethe countryside and enjoy the spectacular views. You can venture out on your own as well as check out local cycle tours.

2. Peru: The Inca Trail


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 The fantastic Inca Trails down in Peru offer some excellent views of the fabulous Andes Mountains. You’ll also be able to cycle to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu as well as across the scenic Apurimac Canyon.

3. Holland


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You’ll soon realize that Holland was more or less made for bicycling. There are hundreds of paths all over the country with many of them leading into the gorgeous countryside. You’ll also be able to bike around the beautiful city of Amsterdam to explore its many interesting and historic sites, like thousands of locals and visitors do.

4. Canada: Stanley Park, British Columbia


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British Columbia’s Stanley Park is an ideal location for recreational cyclists. There’s a seawall around the wonderful west-coast park that provides some spectacular views of the city of Vancouver. Most of the paths are quite flat, making it pretty easy to enjoy the sights. You may also be interested in the annual Stanley Park Bike Festival.

5. France: Brittany


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Cycling through the beautiful French region of Brittany is one of the best ways to view its breathtaking beaches and coastline. You’ll also be able to visit some of the best architectural sites in the historic region.

6. America: Alaska


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It might surprise some people, but cycling is one of the most popular activities with visitors to the northern state of Alaska. The scenery is out of this world as you’ll be able to see the vast wilderness which includes snow-covered mountains and a variety of wildlife.

7. Chile


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This South American country is one of the most beautiful on the planet. One of the most scenic routes is from the majestic Andes Mountains to the clear blue Pacific Ocean. Another wonderful and mysterious location to explore by bike is Chile’s Easter Island.

8. America: Madison, Wisconsin


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This Midwestern city and state encourages people to cycle and has introduced numerous cycling programs and lanes to get them in the bike saddle. In fact, Madison is home to one of America’s most extensive bike lane systems.

9. Canada: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia


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The picturesque eastern province of Nova Scotia is home to Peggy’s Cove, which is one of the most popular destinations in Canada for cyclists. The charming cove sites on the Atlantic Ocean and the ride there will take you through some pretty rolling hills.


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