Unless the destination you’re exploring is a uniquely specific one suited to a specific task like hiking, cycling still remains one of if not the very best way of exploring any destination. This applies whether you’re exploring a faraway destination of if you’re getting to know a bit more of your own local backyard.
Official Cycle Tours
If there’s a nice and long stretch of some open countryside to explore, what better way to take it all in than by bike? There’s perhaps a business opportunity for you there as well if you’re visiting a place that is just perfectly suited to be explored better by bike and an official cycle tour operator doesn’t yet exist.
Otherwise local tour operators who are located in a cyclists’ sanctuary have wised up to the opportunity of offering guided and unguided cycling tours, so it’s pretty much just a matter of looking for a suitable one these days. Some of those tourist destinations which are located in close proximity to the coast are particularly known to offer some of the best in scenic cycling routes, some of which make provision for perhaps stopping a bit and changing things up just for a little while by exploring the hiking trail or perhaps even joining the fishermen on one of their everyday fishing excursions to reel in the catch of the day.
Hiring a Bike
Bicycle theft remains something that is a bit of a thorn in the side of any bicycle operator or private owner of a bike, so you’d naturally have to be vigilant whenever you hire out a bike to enjoy whatever scenic route you’ll be exploring. Vigilance is required even if you’re running some recon on a well-known or official cycling route, but often the tour operators or bike hire outlets will fill you in on all which you need to know.
Taking Your Own Bike
For the seasoned travellers who love to explore the many beautiful destinations they visit on their own terms, bringing their own spesicalized bikes along is not uncommon because they often spend a pretty penny on the bicycle that’s perfectly suited to them in any way. You get to a stage where you know exactly how your bike would handle certain terrains and if you want to take things that far, you can even get some modifications done, most of which would be minor or cosmetic ones though such as perhaps adding a rev counter that can be used to measure the speed at which you’re cycling.
Bike racks and those cyclists’ car mounts are the mark of a serious cyclist, not necessarily a competitive road cyclist who rides along fully kitted out in all the cycling gear per se, but just someone who enjoys their cycling a bit more than the average person. You need a specific bike to explore more hilly and mountainous regions, for example, and often you won’t find such bikes available for hire or as part of what is offered by official cycling tours.