One of the truly greatest ways how to explore any area is to rent a bicycle and just ride around. It gives great opportunities to see different parts of the area which you wouldn’t reach on foot, public transport or even car (parking issues, heavy traffic etc).
Cycling as a mode of transport is relatively cheap as your only expense actually is renting the bike itself, no fuel or parking costs.
Cycling is also a great stress relief, helps to get over different health issues and is the most environment-friendly transport. It’s also a natural energy boost which is really useful when traveling. Plus at the end of the day you are in a bit better shape then you were before. So that’s a win on many different levels.
Make sure to also check out these tips on traveling green, to become an even more eco-friendly traveler.
Cycling is a good idea pretty much everywhere in the world and for all type of travel – whether you are cruising through the city, going for an adventure to a wild area or strolling down the beach.
If you travel by car you might miss so many beautiful places by passing them quickly. Riding bicycle will give you benefit not to miss what’s around the corner plus you will be spending more time in fresh air.
Have you been worried that it’s going to be difficult to bike in a heavy traffic in an unknown city and that you have to be extremely careful not to hit a pedestrian if you’d choose to bike on the sidewalk? DON’T BE!
Many big cities have well-developed bike paths connecting most areas within the city. They are separated from motorized traffic and dedicated only to bicycles so you don’t have to worry about being hit by a car or to run over a pedestrian. If it’s a smaller city or remote area that you will visit and it doesn’t have a bike path, it probably also doesn’t have heavy traffic.
When renting a bike make sure to remember that all kind of bicycles doesn’t fit all routes. If you are taking a city tour then better to choose city-bikes or roadsters or very popular beach-bikes. Tires of a beach-bike are wider than city-bike which makes it easier to bike through sandy areas.
The geometry of this bike is designed in a way so that the biker wouldn’t get tired quickly and would be able to experience a comfortable ride on a flat surface to enjoy the surroundings. These bikes usually don’t have speed selectors so as much as you will be pedaling as fast you will go.
If the route you have chosen will be long and mountainous then it’s better to pick a proper mountain bike. These kinds of bicycles are meant for more active experience biking through mountains or forests. They have proper speed selectors that will help you bike properly and comfortably on a highway as well as on a narrow, uneven forest path.
So make sure to consider which type of bicycle will fit the best for the area that you will explore and enjoy the healthy and joyful experience that the day of biking will bring you!