If only you have been to Norway once, you’ll be attracted by the fantastic scenery and peaceful lifestyle there. Just like most Europeans, many Norwegians are always quiet and untalkative. Sone people may think they are unsociable, however, they’ll be your best friends once they know you.
The cycling experience in Norways is unique. For example in the Olslo, the capital city in Norway, the people there have got biking on the brain. The city bikes are available from over 100 bike stations in and around the city centre.
In that city, you can see cyclists everywhere. They have dedicated bike lanes and even traffic lights solely for cyclists. I’ve never seen that in any other countries and cities before I went to Norway.
The cycling awareness in Norway is also showed by the biking spots in the country. You’ll find over 100 spots across the Olslo city where you can pick up the ’70s-style retro rides. To use one you’ll need a tourist smartcard, which can be snagged from tourist information offices.
Many tourists may want to pocket the card as a souvenir. However, this is not allowed. After using it to gain access to the bike scheme, you must return it to the same office where you bought it. Biking in Norway can be totally different to any other countries in the world.
Europe is always a great place for biking and hiking. The topic today for “Bike to the Future” is another amazing cycling tour to Holland and Belgium, two fantastic countries in Europe for biking and spending holidays.
I like biking because I like the feeling of stopping for photographs, a winery tour or a latte in a village cafe. At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than a well-deserved soak in a natural hot spring, a glass of fine local wine, a sumptuous meal and a restful night’s sleep. That’s the feeling of freedom and casual.
For biking to Holland and Belgium, one of the greatest reasons is the chocolates. Many chocolate connoisseurs consider Belgian chocolate to be the best in the world. Belgian beer is also renowned. Belgium produces over 500 different kinds of beer and you can sample many of them at the local breweries.
What’s more, considering as a mini-Europe, one of the more unique attractions in Belgium featuring shrunken versions of some of the most recognizable European monuments like the Tower of Pisa, Montmartre, Mount Vesuvius, and more. So why not start your biking tour now?
I thought of writing another “Bike to Future” series post today, but since the weather here is not good and it’s cold enough, I don’t think this is a good day to start cycling to future. However, this is still another collection for cycling.
When I was thinking about cycling in America, the first city that came to my mind is Minneapolis. I know it is said to be the best city for biking in America. I’ve got a chance been there for a winter, and I was so surprised to know that Minneapolis winters are no barrier to bike commuting, not even mention the casual cycling sport.
Winters in Minneapolis are long and cold. But I was amazed that people were cycling on the streets of Minneapolis no matter what the conditions or temperature.
It is said that Minneapolis is a place that cyclists suffered for their passion. Cycling there, especially in winter, is probably the best memory in my whole cycling experience. You can feel free, quiet and flying there. Minneapolis’ reputation as the top bicycle city in the country is well earned, I guess.
We have talked a lot about traveling in Europe these days. We have to admit that all the places and countries we mentioned until now are amazing choices for spending holidays. And today, we are still sharing some ideas for holidays in Europe.
But today we’ll talk about everything, not just cycling. Here is one of my picks: from London to the French Riviera. You’ll explore the coastline of one of the most historically important regions of the world, where the shores drip with grapevines, pirates’ ghosts drift in the sea breeze, and tile roofs bake in the sun.
I have no idea about if you know the Cote d’Azur in France. It has long been one of the great attractions – for the glamour, sunshine, beaches and sophistication of resorts such as Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes. This reputation is well earned, for the Cote d’Azur is a lovely region to explore, with many less known gems to discover among the more famous. Again, you can ride a bike there, which is awesome in any case.
So if you are planning a trip to Europe, you can choose this one for your final destination. Believe me; you’ll have a good time there.
Last time we talked about the cycling holidays in the Australia. In fact, Europe is also a great place for holidays, and you can also try much more activities in Europe. Here we listed top 4 activity holidays in Europe and you’ll definitely love all of them!
Well, cycling is absolutely the best activity in France. In fact, if the thought of hauling yourself over col after will-sapping col doesn’t appeal then Cyclomundo has a more relaxing trip on offer taking in the three main lakes of the Alps – Geneva, Annecy and Bourget.
Hiking in Romania will be your most exciting and amazing experience in Europe. Hikers looking for a more off-beat challenge than the Alps need look no further than the Fagaras range. The mountains form an incredible ridgeline offering amazing views of glacial lakes and steep valleys. Are you going to try once?
Italy: Horse riding
Well, in fact, Italy is a country with various activities; however, most of the Cilento region south of Naples is a national park with stunning rugged scenery lending itself perfectly to a week of horseriding on trails alternately running through ancient villages, coastal paths and wild hilltops. So, you will be able to enjoy yourself horse riding in Italy.
Spain: Kite surfing
Spanish traveling is always romantic and full of allures. You can lounge around on a beach all day but where’s the fun in that Tantrum Kite surf is based in the windy and sunny town of Tarifa on Spain’s south-west coast meaning you’ve got ample conditions to get to grips with this fast-moving sport.
This is almost the end of the year and many people are planning to take a break from this busy and working year. A holiday is definitely the best way to relax and visit some friends. Therefore, will you plan a cycling holiday for yourself or you will just sit and watch TV?
If you decide to pick up your bike and start a cycling trip, you should make a plan for that of course. The following are some useful tips.
Although I am pretty sure that you know the cliché of preparing a cycling trip, I still want to remind that it is important to carry a change of clothes in your pannier. It is because that if you get soaked in rain and reach your hotel, but your luggage may still be on its way.
One other thing is that you should ensure that your money, maps, hotel vouchers and travel documents are in rainproof packets. And you should also carry some medication for minor cuts, bruises, headaches and swellings.
As a matter of fact, I think it is necessary to carry a GPS unless your cycling routes are well-marked and you pretty sure about the road. It not fun to be lost in a unfamiliar place, especially when there is no people you can ask.
Additionally, one thing that I found which can potentially cause problems is that in some countries, there are some of the roads have long tunnels which do not allow bikes through. They are usually marked on maps, but its worth doing a bit of research first so that you don’t have to turn back mid trip.
When you develop a habit, you’ll enjoy the pleasure it brings to you. Cycling is a lifestyle; it is more than just a habit. And once you had this lifestyle, you’ll love it in the rest of your life.
I said this because I still remember that when I was a little girl growing up in the suburbs, my dad had taught me how to ride a bike. First with training wheels, then by putting his hand on the back of my bike seat and trotting along beside me, until I had the confidence and balance to ride on my own.
That is an unforgettable memory, now my father is getting old and it’s the time I protect him and take care of him.
I saw this picture several days ago and it brought back my childhood memories. It is said that the photographer had sprinted up there on the bike to catch the last of an extraordinary sunset. After shooting until it was well dark, he turned to head home, only to capture a few images of the bike posed at the edge of the ridge before he left. And this bike, it looks like my old one.
In fact, there are plenty of ways to get around a city, to suit nearly every lifestyle: trains, cars, rollerblades and subways. However, I will never give up biking; it will be a kind of wealth in my whole lifetime.