“The challenge associated with biking through a foreign land can often overpower the subtleties that make international travel so special. Cultural exposure is a prime element of adventure travel, and often a key indicator of a successful active vacation.
When selecting your route, be mindful of the degree of local interaction you will have access to. This will contribute to a more layered and immersive experience, without compromising the degree of physical challenge. In fact, routes that take detours in the name of cultural discovery tend to offer more varied terrain and additional environmental challenges than those that stick to major routes.”
—Trish Sare is the founder of BikeHike Adventures, a global adventure travel company specializing in multi-sport tours. Trish has spent her life exploring the world over a wide variety of outdoor modes of transportation.