10 of the best cycle routes in the world

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Travelling by bicycle has earned quite a following: discovering a region, a country or crossing a continent by bicycle, is a captivating experience for an increasing number of people. If you also want to try travelling by bike, here is our selection of 10 among the best cycle routes in the world.

EuroVélo: is a European project that is promoting cycle tracks to discover Europe in a different way. Scheduled for 2020, this project should bring together almost 70 000 km of tracks stretching across Europe from Ireland to Russia, Portugal, Norway, and many other magical routes.

Vias Verdes in Spain are hiking trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. These were originally railway tracts which have been transformed and are scattered throughout the country. The best known are the Vìa Verde del Aceite hiking trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders situated in southern Andalusia..

Vias verdes Spain

The Vias Verdes in Spain are among best cycle routes in the world

Lake Llanquihue in Chile is surrounded by a very nice and relatively flat bike path, which is quite rare in the country.

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Route Verte in Quebec stretches across nearly 5,000 km through Montreal, Quebec City, crossing many parks and multiple beautiful sceneries.

The Danube: back to old Europe, with the classical towpaths along the Danube that have been converted into cycle paths. Although all these roads are completely functional, the best one can be found in Austria: it runs through vineyards, typical villages and through the city of Vienna!

The Green route between London and Paris is a 465 km long corridor that links the two capitals. If you take this trip, you will discover the countryside of northern France and southern England. You will also need to take a ferry in the middle!

Green Lane Trans-Ardenne is stretched between France and Belgium, and will bring you through the beautiful scenery on the banks of the river Meuse.

The Burren Cycleway in Ireland is a bike path through a loop of 70 km in the southwest of the island. It is ideal for exploring the familliar landscapes of Irish postcards: moorland, coastline, castles…

The Burren Cycleway in Ireland

The Burren Cycleway in Ireland: another great bike route

The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route starts from Alabama in the United States and connects to Ontario in Canada. It has an interesting historical background as it follows the route of the former slaves who fled the South to join the north.

Tokyo: cycling is a great way to travel and discover this city. The Japanese capital has developed many bike paths to escape traffic-jams: you might be surprised how pleasurable this experience can turn out to be.

Last, the world capital of cycling: Amsterdam of course! This picturesque city has about 400 km of bike paths, and across the country, there are more than 20,000 bike paths! You can make wonderful rides along these roads.

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