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Cycling holidays are a wonderful way to discover beautiful landscapes while enjoying a sports activity. What could be more fun than cycling along the Danube in Austria, the banks of the Amsterdam canals, or across the cobbled streets of Tuscany? Here are 5 useful tips that’ll come in handy on your next biking trip \ By Oren Herschlag 5 Top Tips for your next Cycling Trip
Use the right bike 01 City bikes with gears, either regular or electric, are usually the best option for cycling holidays. Electric bikes do have the advantage of demanding less effort to ride them, but bear in mind they’ll require timely battery charging according to the number of kilometers you plan to cover and the speed at which you’ll be riding. Stay at a biker’s hotel 02 If you’re planning a cycling trip in either Austria, Germany or the Netherlands, get ready to enter the gates of cyclists’ paradise: there are cyclist-friendly hotels and B&Bs at every turn, where not only can you lodge, but bikes can be rented or
repaired, tires inflated, and equipment stored and sheltered for the night. Plan your itinerary wisely 03 The Internet is full of websites with information about the best cycling paths to use on bike trips. They are usually parallel to roads and highways but on a separate lane, so cyclists are shielded from contact with vehicles. Build an itinerary that crosses villages, vineyards, and fields: the landscapes you’ll be riding through will blow you away. Evaluate the length of your bike trip 04 Once you’ve picked your destination, open a digital map, pinpoint the exact spot you plan to start riding and the
one you plan to end on, and calculate the number of kilometers you’ll be covering: it will allow you to evaluate the amount of days necessary to complete the itinerary. Make sure to include enough time for stops and breaks, as you’ll surely want to visit museums, sit in village cafes, and relax in the shade, in between cycling sessions. Pack the right clothes 05 Bike riding, even at a leisurely pace, requires the right kind of clothing gear to ensure maximum comfort and ease. If you’re planning a bike tour when it’s chilly outside, opt for long pants that are breathable and functional, and a sweat-absorbent top that’s lightweight and skin friendly.
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