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6 Most Scenic Cycling Gateways In Europe!

If you want to explore the beautiful countryside of Europe and experience the culture, there’s no better way than being on bike tours.

Cycling tours combine fitness and exercise; they are one of the perfect places to take in the breathtaking scenery by exploring new destinations. These tours also gives enough time to let you dive deep in the region where you are traveling.

For cycling amateurs and enthusiasts alike, there are some of the best thrilling and most scenic routes in Europe. You can cycle to Baroque places in Vienna, admire the 1000-year-old pilgrimage route in Italy and head to the dramatic Baltic seascape. Want more? Here are some of the most popular biking routes in Europe:

Denia Or Calpe, Spain:

Located on the Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain, in Alicante, the Costa Blanca is home to two most scenic cycling holiday: Denia and Calp. With the scenic trails, both areas offer everything that you would need amidst the ride.  The terrain and the climate of Denia and Calpe is the reason that makes the place one of the favorite destinations of cyclists.  Further, the route is all about the mountains, hills and twisty roads offering stunning views over the valleys and coastal plains. The coast is densely populated, so don’t expect the tranquility. however, you can pre-book your sportive from Sportive Break to make your rides hassle-free.

Best months to visit:  February to April, in Spring

Yorkshire Dales, England:

The Yorkshire Dales cycling route is the most challenging 210 Km circular trail, which will take you to some of the major dales in Yorkshire. While it is designed to be started and finished in Skipton, the trail can be started from any point. Also, the route is all on the road with the logo (sheep’s head) of the National Park. With the stunning scenery, smooth tarmac, silent roads, moors, and wonderful Dales, there’s no better place to get to the Yorkshire Dales.

Total Distance: 87 miles

Danube River:

Stretching from Germany to Ukraine and passing from 10 countries, it’s the most visited landscapes for cyclist. You will witness around 40,000 cyclists riding around the Danube river every summer. Also, the signage and paths are well maintained, making cyclists to move in-between the towns. Further, there are no hills, and the path is flat, which make it easy for everyone to ride in-between the town.  Stop between the Budapest and use its thermal water to ease aches.

You can ride on the easiest and the busiest side of the river, which starts from the Passau in Germany and end in Vienna, Austria. You can take another path which rides toward an extra 60 Km to Bratislava in Slovakia.

Camino De Santiago:

Camino Frances is the 490- mile long pilgrimage route that passes through the cities like Leon and Pamplona. Every year, thousands of people walk through the Camino de Santiago to cycle in this beautiful place. One of the most popular routes, which also get crowded in summers is the Camino Frances. This stretches for 780 Km from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near the Biarritz (from France to Santiago).

Further, there are various places to start the Camino de Santiago, so depending on how long you want this experience to pick your route and head to the journey.

Tauern Cycle Trail, Austria:

The Tauern Cycle Trail starts from the Gerlos Pass and finishes in Salzburg covering several thousands of altitude. The trail stretches over 300 km at the foot of the Hohe Tauern along the largest river to the Salzburg and further to the Passau.

Dolomite’s, Italy:

Get on the jagged mountains of the Dolomite’s and cherish the breathtaking views. The Dolomite’s are mountains of miracles and magic; it’s a place where local folklore transforms jagged peaks into castles. The towering turrets, twisted pillars of rock, the intense high altitude, the daydreams, and the fearsome terrain is what attract cyclists to the area.

So, those are some of the most common and popular cycling trails in Europe.