Cycling Adventures of a Lifetime
Collected by Jen Murphy, AFAR Contributor
The best way to see the world is on two wheels. Bike the vineyards of Napa Valley or the backroads of Vietnam and earn a great meal at day's end.
Newfield, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Hop on a bike and cycle the Great Western Greenway in County Mayo, a 26-mile walking and cycling track that takes in some of the West of Ireland’s best views. The greenway follows the old Great Western railway line from Westport to...
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence, France
During a cycling trip through Provence, my group and I began our 10-day adventure with a journey up an 800-foot rocky plateau - also known as the village of Les Baux de Provence. The ride up the plateau was a gorgeous trek filled with scenic...
St. George, UT, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. TerraVelo Tours combines bicycling with glamping on weeklong trips in some of America’s most spectacular national parks. The original trip—“Arches, Canyons and Hoodoos”—is a journey through southern Utah,...
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
The newly constructed Lakes Basin Bike Path starts near the Village at Mammoth on Lake Mary Road, climbs five miles, and ascends more than 1,000 vertical feet to Horseshoe Lake. The paved path is a great place to test your fitness on a bike,...
6795 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
While the image of riding bicycles through a sun-drenched vineyard is romantic, the reality of biking in wine country can be a rigorous, athletic endeavor. But very few places offer as good a reward for your efforts. The best way to see the lay of...
65 Woolridge, Parys, 9585, South Africa
Wanna hunt the Big Five? I did it with my Olympus Stylus 10x on a Bike Beyond Boundaries "glamping" adventure based at the Savannah Game Preserve in Parys, South Africa. Beyond earning bragging rights in pixels for stalking the legendary quintet...
xã Ba, Đông Giang, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Pedal past rice paddies, lotus ponds, and Khmer temples in the Mekong Delta on a SpiceRoads bicycle tour. The company offers 13 cycling journeys around Vietnam, from a one-day meander through the villages that surround Hanoi to a 10-day, 329-mile...
The "Sharski Vodi" trail is part of a cycling marathon organized annually by few cycling clubs and associations from Macedonia. This pictoresque trails starts from the Popova Shapka ski resort, and the finish line is at the area of Vrutok. The...
10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, USA
Former professional cyclist George Hincapie, who competed in the Tour de France 17 times, is now trying his hand as a hotelier. In 2013 Hincapie opened Hotel Domestique in South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can sign up for multi-day...
44022 Comacchio FE, Italy
This eight-day cycling adventure will take you on backcountry roads through quaint, historic towns and spectacular countryside. Enjoy the freedom of being your own guide and setting your own pace. Start your journey in the magical floating city of...