There are several activities in the world that needs more than knowledge and understanding to carry it on. It is applicable to both the good ones and the abominable ones- we all know the benefits of a routine gym schedule and the evils of smoking; but to maintain a regular exercise routine or gathering the determination not to take anymore puff- is a whole different story.
The moral of this confusing introduction is- to do some things, you got to have the right frame of mind and the ability to derive pleasure out of it. Cycling is one of them. No doubt, in today's cut throat time and traffic driven by lunatics straight out of asylums has left no room for the luxury of a cycle ride. Cycling in the park in your locality ends up nowhere- frequent break pulling, making room for joggers and avoiding playing kids makes it a tedious task.
But, there are places in the world where cycling has been given due attention and facilities are available for a smooth session with the peddle and the handle. In fact these very destinations can be best explored from a tourist point of view during a cycle ride across the lanes and local markets.
Goes below the preferred cycling destinations across the globe:
Montreal, Canada: If you are looking for a reason to visit Montreal, you ought to know that it is the second largest city in Canada with a stunning appearance graced by the Saint Lawrence River. One of the bridges in Montreal that is very much conducive for cycling is the Jacques Cartier bridge. That's not all, the city is scaled by a number of cycle lanes as Lachine Canal, Rue Rachel and the one along de Maisonneuve Boulevard.
Bogota, Colombia: South America is a fabulous destination for vacationers who love to have a good time. Holding that reputation true to its real sense, Bogota, the capital of Columbia organizes Ciclovia on Sundays and public holidays. This is a sort of public carnival where many main roads and lanes are closed for vehicles from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m to have a party like atmosphere where people enjoy cycling, skating and just running. Ciclovia is beyond doubt a cycling paradise, but that does not mitigate the fact that Bogots has the largest network of bicycle routes in Latin America that are called Ciclorutas.
Cappadocia, Turkey: Cappacidio in Turkey is really an enthralling place for riding bicycles. Through erosions and landlides this place has got a natural panoramic vie for itself. This has become the most sought after attractions for tourists from all over the world. Bikers throng to this place to take this biking experience especially during the International Cappadocia Bicycle festival.
The French Alps:The French Alps have always been a thrill specially biking uphill.Apart from the thrill factor it is infact quite a uphill task climbing uphill. The lush grren alpine landscape offers the ultimate panoramic view of the snowcapped peaks, glaciers, and the mountain passes like Alp-d’Huez are worth biking.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Being the capital of Netherlands and the largest city of the nation, Amsterdam finds a prominent mention in many travel plans. The tourist attractions and the sheer charm of this city can be explored otherwise in a very local way; and that is to hire a cycle and hover around the city streets. To your luxury, you will find cycle lanes in many major roads of the city with proper direction and diversions.
Portland, United States: Located in the Northwestern region of the US, Portland is a fine place to do some cycling and enjoys the reputation of being one of the best cycling cities in the US. The cycle streets of Portland are specially designed to dilute in into the frame of the city. The popularity of cycles in Portland is very much evident from the fact that, despite being a city with a population of more than 5 lakhs, Portland is deemed as one of the most green cities in the US.
If you are a cycling enthusiast and brood over the fact that hope you were also a part of Tour de France someday, it's time to get one step closer. Call your travel planner and hit some of these cities to sweat it out willingly.