Best Cycling Trips in U.S. and Canada
Any physical activity is good for you; running has been particularly popular because of the famed “runner’s high.” But the state of euphoria that comes with reduced anxiety and a diminished ability to feel pain can be achieved by cycling as well. The sport gets your blood flowing and triggers the release of endorphins.[slideshow:87693]
The reasons to try biking are endless. The trail is always changing, thus the brain always stays engaged. You’ll get to beautiful places much faster than hiking. Riding will open a new world for you, as the bike will take you to (possibly secret) gems a car simply can’t. It’s also a way to stay active if you’ve been injured because it’s low-impact and works every part of the body.
Also, a study analyzing 10,000 people showed that riding a bicycle for at least 20 miles in a week, diminishes your risk of having coronary heart disease almost by half.
Whether you go on a short or a week-long bike tour in the U.S. or Canada, the trip will be unforgettable. Ride the perimeter of Hawaii’s Big Island and visit many of its historic and sacred places; soak up mighty views of two of Canada’s most spectacular parks; bike along the most scenic roads in America; and test your limits along the 125 miles of trails that cut through the Coast Mountains.
Most tours include a lot more than riding – you get to kayak, explore unspoiled inlets and rocky coves, snorkel, and hike.