Riding your hybrid commuter bike can be a lot of fun, but sometimes you want something more than your average commute. Those who seek adventure can easily find it on the back of a bicycle if you know where to look. So, with that in mind, here are the top five scenic rides you can go on around the world:
#1 Flume Trail, Lake Tahoe, NV
What makes a great bike ride? Is it the scenery or the terrain? With this trail, you get plenty of both, as it takes you up through mountain passes that overlook the gorgeous lake below. We highly recommend this trip for experienced riders who won’t freak out when they are up 1600 feet.
#2 Route des Grand Crus, Burgundy, France
What’s more French than riding a women’s classic bike through some vineyards? While most people would think of following the Tour de France route, we prefer something a bit more casual. This name translates to “Road of the Great Wines,” and it’s 800 miles of gorgeous vistas and wine fields. Just don’t drink too much along the way.
#3 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
The Pacific Coast Highway is famous for being one of the best treks in a car, but the Northern part around Big Sur is ideal for cyclists as well. You won’t find better views of the ocean, and the natural surroundings are perfect for camping. You’ll want to come back year after year.
#4 Yuetan Bike Path, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
This country is world-famous for accommodating bikers, and this path is one of the most beautiful you can experience. Even though it’s only 7.5 miles, you will see temples, small villages, and one of the prettiest lakes in the world.
#5 Shark Valley Trail, Miami, FL
While you can see plenty of scenery on these trips, wildlife will be sparse. If you want to spot a lot of fauna along the way, however, then we suggest this trail through the Everglades. As long as you don’t run across a massive gator, it will be a magnificent ride.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to see most or all of these trails, but even if you can’t make it to each one, they are all worthy of a bucket list. And, just make sure to stay safe and bring lots of water.