Via Doug Bardwell, written by Dylan Towners: Seeing the world by bike is one of my preferred methods of travel. Pedaling through a town allows ample opportunities to stop on a whim and take in the real flavor of a place. Not only beneficial for your health, it’s great for the planet when you leave the gas hog parked and do your sightseeing by bike.
Here are a half-dozen tours that will get you into some of the most scenic destinations around.
1) Canary Islands Cycling Tour – On this week-long warm weather bike tour of Gran Canaria, cyclists willexplore the second largest of the Canary Islands on exhilarating rides that vary from sea level to 6,300 feet, revealing dramatic landscape changes, lush forests, deserts, and volcanic mounts. Tour dates are slated for March 13-19, 2016 and starts at $4,595 per person. http://ciclismoclassico.com/
4) Chile Lake and Volcano District by Bike – On this NEW tour, pedal alongside the Andes Mountains, green rolling meadows, and through national parks. Visit Chile’s First Geopark “Kütralkura”, Lonquimay Volcano, Malalcahuello National Reserve, Villarrica Volcano, Lake Caburgua, Huife Hot Springs and Villarrica National Park. Bike Chile’s Seven Lakes Route, the German Settlers Route, and through Vicente Perez Rosales National Park with Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls. This 8-day tour is slated for January 8-16, 2016 and starts at $5,695. https://ciclismoclassico.com/