Every time you are nearing vacations, there is something you always want to do: Planning your holiday. Why not think about going for an adventurous trip with your bicycle and a group of cyclist friends? A long bicycle ride is certain to add a different mood with the kind of magical experience that you get. Cycling experts prefer heading towards newer and more adventurous routes each time with spectacular scenic views and an unforgettable experience. Cycling through a tough route is always seemingly dangerous for many but it is definitely a special and a priceless accomplishment for those who devote themselves to this boulevard of adventure.
Some of the toughest bike ride journeys have been completed successfully by many cyclists and they were able to pull through the most difficult routes in world during cycling while they covered miles with their cycles.
Passo di Gavia, in the scenic Italian Alps, is a great destination for cycling that covers a 26km ride, where you have to climb a massive 2621m. It is the 10th highest paved road in the Alps and sets a glorious path for bikers. Mainly during the summers, it proves to be one of the hardest yet classic bike rides in the world.
Manali to Leh, India
Carved through the Himalayan mountain range, the 500km route through the small towns of Manali and Leh in the Northwest India, is a supreme challenge for bike riders in India and across the globe. The Himalayan range which is blanketed by snow for most time of the year, has accessible roads only for few months. This route of Himalayan Mountains includes roads through pine forests, foothills along with dirt tracks and sealed roads at some points before reaching Leh. This is said to be a tough one despite the fact that it is starkly beautiful.
The classic cycling experiences in Vietnam are the most stunning ones although these are very dangerous. A risky route like this is also blessed with great scenic views of lush lowlands in the Mekong Delta and mountains around Dalat. Here the days are short which makes a cyclist’s journey even more difficult and with the growing tropical heat, cyclists have to make sure that they have enough food and water supplies to suffice them.
Lake Louise to Whistler, Canada
Heading straight towards Canada’s Coast Mountains could take one into a vigorously tough ride seasoned with nature’s beauty. A week-long ride here would include a climbing of 11,000m and covers a distance of 1000km. Even thinking about a long and difficult journey like this will give you a backache, but many brave cyclists have accomplished journey on this route.
The Cape Epic gives its travelers a leg-pounding mountainous bike riding experience in South Africa’s most beautiful and tough terrains. Till now, cyclists have covered a distance of 698km, with combined climbs of 15,650m. Cycling through Cape-Epic will include seven to eight days of Adventurous mounting biking.
Alto de L’Angliru, Spain
The Alto de L’Angliru, Spain has earned the reputation of matching up for the toughest cycling arena, in the recent years. It’s a great place for sporty and adventurous people. It might be only a 12.5km ride, but it claims to be a knee-trembling experience. Alto de L’Angliru lies in the Northern Asturias region, which is also a thrilling experience.
One cannot try cycling this out on their own. A challenge of covering the three peaks in 13 hours with a distance of 235km is run annually in Australia. This includes passing through the Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek with precarious situations. This place is a must try-on for cyclists who think they are risk-takers.
Col du Tourmalet, France
This extreme climb of danger and excitement is a classic route for many on the Pyrenees. This ancient route from the west covers 19km, climbing a massive 1404m. The name is legendary among the adventurous routes for cycling in Pyrenees. A cyclist’s experience will be packed with adventure and thrill in this area of France.
A lung-busting experience that carries a seemingly never ending series of 21 hairpins and a 13.8km route, the L’Alpe d’Huez is all about this. Riding along this mountainous region of France is a kind of experience that an adventurist would not get anywhere. Having nature’s alluring beauty by your side with a thrill-filled road ahead, bikers are most fond of this exciting and fun part of France.
Alternatively known as Grove’s Road and Camino de las Yungas, the route is also much popularly called the “Road of fate or Death Road”. It is the World’s most dangerous road and is a 61km long route. It is a great tourist attraction and thrill seeking mountain bikers love this destination because of its adventurous roads. A ride in Yungas is all about getting that adrenaline rush as there are mainly downhill rides with an inclusion of a short uphill section.