You probably think that to go on a cycling holiday is a crazy idea and only for cycling enthusiasts, but you couldn’t be more wrong. A cycling holiday is the perfect way to travel.

Here are 4 reasons why you should jump on your bike and go on a cycling holiday.

4 reasons you should go on a cycling holiday

Slow down and enjoy your holiday

Do you try to cram too many activities into your holiday? Do you end up feeling that you need a holiday to recover from your holiday?

Slow down and enjoy your time away from work.

To go on a cycling holiday isn’t about getting from A to B. It’s about enjoying the journey.

With cycle touring you take your time to ride the back roads and discover hidden gems. You can stop at the top of every hill to admire the view and have a picnic every day just because you can.

Slow down and enjoy your holiday.
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Go on a cycling holiday. Slow down and enjoy yourself.

Get Active

Do you keep promising to start exercising but never getting around to it? A cycling holiday provides you with the perfect incentive to get into the routine of that healthy lifestyle you’ve always wished for.

Get outside; enjoy the fresh air and the company of family and friends. Before you know it your new exercise program will be under way and you are training for cycle touring.

Cycling the Alps 2 Ocean in New Zealand
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Cycling the Alps 2 Ocean in New Zealand.

TIP: If cycling to lose weight is the goal of your holiday then avoid planning your cycling holiday itinerary through wine country. You will find that you will struggle to balance out the number of daily calories burned on the bike against all the cheese platters and glasses of red wine you’ll consume!

Yes, I am speaking from personal experience when riding the Queenstown Trail in New Zealand.

Re-energise your mind

When you are rushing around sightseeing and trying to navigate from one crowded tourist destination to the next your mind doesn’t get the chance relax. You end up going back to work just as mentally exhausted as you were on the day you left.

These days, with our busy lifestyles, it is important to give your mind the opportunity to wind down and re-energise.

The perfect combination of physical exercise and mental relaxation!

A cycling holiday is the perfect combination of physical exercise and mental relaxation. Enjoy riding your bicycle down country lanes with the wind rustling through the leaves and the water trickling over rocks. Let your mind start to wonder and just relax and enjoy the moment.

At the end of the day you pull up to your accommodation feeling tired but with a real sense of achievement and inner peace.

Relax and enjoy your cycling holiday
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Relax and enjoy your cycling holiday.

Suitable for all fitness levels

Are you concerned you’re not up to the challenge and won’t keep up with your friends? Worried that someone will call out “You are the weakest link” and send you home early?

Don’t worry! A cycling holiday can be suitable for all fitness levels. There is an amazing invention called the ‘electric bike’ that is the answer to all your problems.

An electric bike evens out the playing field between those super fit athletes with cycling experience and the rest of us not-quite-so-fit wannabes. An electric bike will give you that extra boost to get you up the hills with ease and make sure that you are enjoying your holiday.

Read the 6 reasons why you should but an electric bike.

An electric bike helps you keep up with the fitter members of the group.
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An electric bike helps you keep up with the fitter members of the group.

Have we convinced you to dust off you bike and go on a cycling holiday?

Where are you planning to ride for your first cycling holiday?

Read 12 Expert Bloggers Share Their Top Destination For A Cycling Holiday or Stunning NZ Cycle Trails For Riders Of Any Fitness Level.

4 Reasons you should go on a cycling or bike riding holiday.
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