There are many reasons why cyclists tend to enjoy a spring cycling holidays in Europe. Aside from the incredible landscapes, smooth roads and excellent variety in terms of terrain, the climbs can be very challenging. The continent boasts a substantial level of variety when it comes to each country, with the rugged, rolling hills of Ireland contrasting significantly with the palm-trees and baking heat of the volcanic Canary Islands.
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Here are 5 of the most interesting cycling holiday destinations in Europe.
Located on the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is an incredibly rich and stunning part of Europe. As it is located just 125km from Western Africa, you can pretty much guarantee sunshine and overall, some great weather. With the volcanic terrain, cyclists will have the opportunity to bask in some stunning landscapes, especially if they would like to try and climb the island’s Monte Corona.
One thing to keep in mind is that the wind contributes to a pretty significant challenge. Average wind speeds throughout the year are 11mph!
A well-known location among cycling enthusiasts in Europe, Morzine is widely regarded as one of the best places to ride a mountain bike in Europe. As it borders stunning Switzerland, there is an opportunity to check out two countries in the space of limited time. Morzine and its neighbor town Avoriaz heavily cater to cyclists and the sporting type in general, meaning that there are plenty of places to see and stay.
The roads here and varied, with flats and climbs galore.
The stunning Tuscan countryside makes for an incredible cycling holiday. Tuscany can also boast that it is the home of L’Eroica sportive in spring. With an abundance of dirt roads bridging smooth tarmac, the area is of immense appeal to riders with its beautiful scenery and excellent weather.
Getting your hands on a quality bike is no problem, too, which makes it an excellent choice.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is perhaps the best known to cyclists due to the famous Mount Teide volcano. To be more precise, it is the climb up the mountain – which is regarded as the longest continuous ascent in Europe – is 2,100 meters of elevation. There are a number of lower roads which less intrepid cyclist can cover, too.
The weather in Tenerife is generally excellent in springtime, making it popular among cycling holiday enthusiasts.
The ancient Kingdom of Kerry is the location of the most popular and stunning cycling route in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry event is a notable feature in July, but in the springtime, there is certainly more than enough to do. The scenery is among the most beautiful not just in Europe, but in the world. This was the location of one of the first holiday destinations in Victorian times, with a high number of Irish folk and Brits descending to “The Kingdom” in the 1800’s.
Sampling the Irish countryside and enjoying the local delicacies are an excellent treat following your cycle on the smooth local roads.