Love the freedom of bicycling? Then get ready for a wild ride as you to explore the biking trails, and biking adventures available around the world.

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Biking In St. Peterburg and Clearwater, Florida

Bicycling is great for your health, there’s no doubt about it. And, we start our biking adventure in the St. Peterburg and Clearwater, Florida region that has miles of scenic bike trails to enjoy. From cycling through a nature preserve or rolling by the endless beaches, you’ll find many bike-friendly areas to cruise. Among the popular spot to ride is along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail. This trail is over 38  miles long, and extends from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. The trail was created over a abandoned railroad line, and offers a protected path for biking, walking, jogging, and skating. If you get tired there are rest areas with benches as well as water fountains along the trail.

Cruising Along The Pacific Coast: 

On the West Coast, we find some of the most famous beaches to bike along in California: Santa Monica and Venice. The Santa Monica Pier is a iconic symbol of California, and the city has green bike lanes that help protect cyclists while riding. Cruise along the beach route from Santa Monica through Venice, where you’ll pass the famed Muscle Beach. If you’re planning to travel onward you can bike your way down the coast through El Segundo, Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beach, and eventually end up at Torrance County Beach.

Bike Along The Shoreline Bike Path

While on the West Coast you can bike Long Beach that is one of the nation’s most bike-friendly cities. Like Santa Monica and other cities around California, Long Beach has a Bike Share Program with 250 kiosks located throughout the city. Whether you bring your own bike or rent one, take a cruise along Shoreline Bike Path that connects to the 29.1-mile Los Angeles River Bikeway. Take a break along the trail to capture some great shots of the Pacific Ocean as you peddle from Belmont Shores through Downtown Long Beach. Along the way there are plenty of places to stop, refuel, or rehydrate along the way in Long Beach.

Bicycle Adventures Tours Along The Oregon Crater Lake

Run with the pack on a Bicycle Adventures Tour. The award-winning company specializes in two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii’s Big Island, Spain, New Zealand and Taiwan. Among the trips with Bicycle Adventures is the Oregon Crater Lake Bike Tour that takes cyclist’s on a journey across one of the Top 10 Roads in the West. The seven-day trip covers about 45 miles a day, and includes accommodations, almost all your meals, as well as a bike. The nice thing about Bicycle Adventures tours is you’re group of cyclist’s is lead by a guide that knows the region, who is prepared for the unexpected, and most trips can be tailored to suit all levels of riders.

Family-Friendly Biking Tours In Washington and Idaho

Biking is a family affair on the Coeur d’Alene Family Tour! in Washington State and Idaho, which is also hosted by Bicycle Adventures. Families will bike along the Trail of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes on this tour, which are among the 10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the U.S.A. according to Bicycle Magazine. Stops along the way will include an indoor water park, a visit to a mountain bike park at Kellogg, Idaho’s Silver Mountain Resort, plus rafting and more family fun.

Biking In France and Normandy

Explore France and Normandy with Pure Adventures on their five or seven night tour. Always wanted to visit France? Then, the France – Normandy Impressionists and Memorials Bicycle Tour could be a exciting way to experience the beauty and culture of the region as well as the City Of Lights, Paris. Along the way you’ll visit Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Battle of Normandy Memorial, the birthplace of Impressionist art, and other important historical sites. The trips are ideal for those seeking a budget savings trip to Europe that explores sites beyond the regular tourist’s areas.

Biking The Coast In Spain

Like a challenge? Pure Adventures Spain – Costa Brava Explorer 7 Nights Tour takes you on a challenging cycling tour along the coastal roads into France via Collioure. Imagine biking on routes where legends of cycling train, sample amazing food in one of the foodie hotspots of the world, all while touring the stunning countryside and coastal regions. You’ll also visit the former home of Salvador Dali and the Pyrenees, and explore the town of La Bisbal d Emporda that is famous for its production of ceramics.

Interesting Facts

The Golden State of California is also home to the Amgen Tour of California that is America’s largest and most prestigious cycling event. This 8-stage race brings together some of the world’s top riders who compete over eight days of racing and bike over 700 miles. This is the 10th anniversary, and the winner of the Amgen Tour of California is Peter Sagan, who won by two millimeters over 22-year-old, Julian Alaphilippe.

Bicycle Adventures was founded in 1984, and offers tours that range from 25-50 miles a day to their Epic Adventures that go the distance – over 70 miles a day, crossing some of the most demanding terrain. And, in Outside Magazine’s Best of Travel 2015 Awards Bicycle Adventures was honored as the Best Family Outfitter.

Awarded a Best Trip Winner by Active Times for 2014, Pure Adventure’s offers independent adventures that let you experience destinations in your own unique way. Pure Adventures goes local in each region by utilizing the expertise of locals for guides, who assist with route development, sites to explore, and how to experience the region like a local would.

Where are your favorite biking trails?

With a passion for travel and creativity, Journalist and Photographer, Melody Schubert let’s her imagination guide her as she explores the world. For her, everyday is an opportunity to embrace something new, and explore intriguing and overlooked destinations that express the heart of a region, and share these discoveries with readers of Travel Freak. She is also Editorial Executive for USA Travel Magazine - where she shares more of travel interests.


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