Cycling can strengthen the body and the soul of every biker. People who regularly ride their bikes are more resistant, whether we are talking about the physical or the emotional side. This sport can make your heart stronger, improve your posture, tone up your muscles and fortify your knees. It’s a health feast out there! But, what about the emotional benefits that bikers are able to enjoy? There are also a lot of them! Especially if you have decided to grab your bike and go discover the world.
Cycling is one of the best natural antidepressants known in the whole world. Now, add to this benefit the ability of riding into the unknown to discover new places and cultures. That’s what travelling by bike is all about. And you don’t even need to go “alone”, take our “Cyclist’s Guide to Travel” with you and learn everything there is to know about the best cycling destinations, the kind that you must really get to know in your life.
We have chosen four rides of a lifetime for you: the Carretera Austral, in Chile, with more than 800 miles; the Karakoram Highway, the highest paved international road in the entire world that crosses China and Pakistan; the Alpe d’Huez, in France; and the magnificent territory of Yorkshire Dale, in England.
So, as you can see, there are a lot of reasons to ride a bike, whether you’re travelling a long distance or just riding to work. And if you don’t have one, that’s not a problem: just get into a sharing scheme and use a borrowed bike to stroll around. There are about 500 sharing programs in the world, so the chances say one of them might be near you. Who knows? You might turn into a bike aficionado and jump from the one mile ride to the cross country adventure.