Biking, like virtual travelling and attending Zoom meetings in your PJs, saw a massive boom amid the pandemic. After all, it’s hard to find a means of exercise more pandemic-friendly than going on bike trails. Nothing can beat the feeling of strapping on your clip-ins and burning rubber along West Coast Highway in the early mornings (provided you were doing it alone, of course).
But all those dreary-eyed mornings clocking miles and subsequent nursing of aching thighs come with a benefit now that travel is back on. There’s no better way to explore a country’s natural beauty and epic scenery than on two wheels. Everything from iconic coastal highways to off-road trails are accessible, since bikes are made to go where tour buses can’t.
Here’s our pick of six of the best bike trails in the world for great cycling and even better vistas.