Agustina Bluthgen / 08/06/2021
Traveling by bike: A New Way To Explore The World
Bike touring is an excellent way of traveling on your own terms. You can get to incredible places in nature and discover cities at the same time. You will have independence, freedom, and connection with the route and the landscape. Some years ago this type of transportation was not as reliable. We traveled by vehicles and the bikes were a weekend activity to ride in the park. Nowadays, traveling by bike is a very common sport and totally worth it!
Traveling by bike is for everybody, so don’t let the professional groups’ images in your head stop you! It doesn’t matter your age, physical conditions, weight, training, experience, mechanical skills. There are a lot of bicycle tourists that also travel with their kids and pets.
Do you remember a boom in backpack traveling years ago? It has all the same advantages and preparation that bike trips offer today. Traveling by bike includes an extra twist of doing exercise and challenging yourself. Meet new people, discover new places, have the freedom to decide your route while on the road.
You don’t have to be an athlete to be able to do this. Of course, you have to train before long trips. But you will like it so much that you may get addicted, as it happens to many people. Traveling by bike is a safe activity that has a lot of benefits for your health and well-being. Doing exercise and being in contact with nature and fresh air is good not only for your body but also for your mind.
Additionally, it is a cheap way to travel. Short distances will still make you save money on trains and buses. You can plan for longer distances by adding more days to your trip. You can even explore entire countries!
One of the best things about traveling by bike is that it’s sustainable. Nowadays we are more conscious about our travels and transportation. Most people, now more than ever, consider the harm their transportation of choice can cause to the planet. Not to mention the fact that most people don’t like to be traveling in places packed to the brim with tourists. The bike is the least pollutant means of transportation. Bikes are also the most personalized ones. Of course, you can travel with other people, but you will choose how many people and with whom.
To begin your trip you will have to find the right bike for you. If it’s your first time and you just want to give the trip a try without investing too much money, any bicycle will do! Use any bicycle you find (we recommend you get a new one with gears) before upgrading to better options. It is important you try the seat first. You will regret being stuck with an uncomfortable seat!
Interested? Then start planning your next bike adventure today! Keep in mind that there’s not much you need to start this amazing ride, only your bike, possible destinations, and the time scheduled on your calendar. Drive around your neighbourhood to prepare and expand your routes to neighbouring cities, states. Prioritize your comfort, fun, and wallet!
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