Discover Europe by Bike, Biking in Lake Garda, Europe by Bike, Mountain Biking in Europe
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Europe is famous for its spectacular seascapes and mountain slopes. The breath-taking views and hillsides will set a challenge to any trekker out there. What better way to see it all, but with a two-wheel phenomenon that’s revolutionalized the art of traveling. Biking has become a fad to most tourists and has become one of the better options to see the sights.
Biking in Europe is great alone, or with a companion. But first things first, you can’t use a bike to cross the seas. We have to figure out where to go and what to expect on the trip.
Lake Garda: Where is the best mountain biking in Europe? The answer is “Lake Garda”. One of Italy’s most scenic and well-known lakes, Lake Garda lies at the foot of the Trentino Alps, and at its northern end lies the resort of Riva del Garda, an attractive mixture of ancient and modern. The mountains around Lake Garda offer plenty of possibilities for tough workout on your bike. Every year around the end of April and the beginning of May, the area around Riva is the venue of the Bike Festival.
Southern Europe includes Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Portugal’s topography includes the islands of Madeira and the beaches in the south. Unique sites include the historic centre of Oporto and the Belem tower in Lisbon. Spain is very well-known for its native dance, the flamenco and its scenery. The Royal palace in Madrid and the Plaza Mayor are the places to go in Spain. Asides from Italy’s trend setting fashion, Italy’s architecture says a lot about its history and heritage. The Coliseum and the Tower of Pisa are just few of the wonderful sites to see. Greece boasts 16,000 km of coastline and the famous names of mythology. You can bike along the Pelopponnese, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades, and Mt. Olympus. Although small compared to other European countries, Cyprus has almost a million inhabitants. The Troodos volcano, the olive groves of Mesore, and Kolossi, the wine making region are places you can’t miss.
Western Europe contains Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Great Britain is Europe’s largest island, with England and its timeless monarchy. The Highlands of Scotland, the British Isles and the cliffs of Southern England are the places to trek. Famous for its unmatched cuisine, France is a place of style and spunk. The Eiffel Tower in Paris stands in majesty and try to bike along the regions of Provence, Alsace, Brittany and Burgundy. Comics and chocolate are some of Belgium’s creations. Just sitting between France and the Netherlands, Belgium’s coastline is perfect for biking. Netherlands’ tulip fields and mills are more than enough reason to go get that bike and stroll.
Northern Europe comprises of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithunania and Switzerland. Northern Europe is a mix of Monarchies, gourmet delicatessen, cultural wealth, and the science of watch-making! Sceneries include Lake Constance in Switzerland, Dalsland in Sweden, the Fjords of Norway, Lapland of Finland, lakes of Mazurie in Poland, the Black Forest of Germany and the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark.
In the heart of Europe you’ll discover the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Beautiful country sides, a birthplace for scientific and artistic geniuses, numerous caves, traditional music and flora and fauna are the best to describe this part of this European landscape.
In Europe, there will always be a place to captivate an adventurous spirit, whatever your traveling means may be.