Ever fancied stretching out from your well-ridden local routes and find the ultimate global cycling destination? Here are some suggestions…
We recently asked Cycling Weekly readers to nominate the best location in the world to go for a bike ride, and we present a selection of answers in association with B’Twin.
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West coast of Scotland between Mallaig and Fort William in October. Stunning views, colours that radiate out when the sun breaks through the clouds and every season in 60-ish miles.
The Cotswolds. Great roads, low-volume traffic, plenty of quaint villages to pass through, lots of tearooms, big hills, plenty of alternate routes, views to die for, patient drivers — they are used to being stuck behind tractors so are happy to wait behind cyclists if they have to.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Donegal… you’re lucky enough.
Anywhere the rubber meets the road, the sun shines on your face and a gentle breeze is on your tail. That’s where.
Majorca — Sa Calobra descent and then climb back out. Both awesome.
Tenerife. The ascent from Santiago del Teide followed by the Masca descent. It’s like Majorca’s Sa Calobra only tougher, longer, steeper and more beautiful.
Outside. Better than inside.
The UK, Australia and New Zealand. Everywhere else they drive on the wrong side of the road and shout at you in foreign languages, some of them sound very angry but I have no idea what they are on about.
Belgium: cobbles, wind, hills and beer.
Dumfries and Galloway. Quiet roads, fantastic scenery and friendly people. What else do you need?
North-west Crete. Mountains, sea, beautiful scenery, quiet roads and great people. You cannot beat it. Heaven on earth for cyclists.
Switzerland. The best tarmac and no white van man… and some big hills to contend with.
New Forest or the Isle of Wight.
Anywhere with a mate, a cafe stop and all your troubles disappear while getting fitter.
Home from my work. In fact, anywhere from my work.
Gran Canaria. Great weather all year round. Smooth tarmac, amazing scenery and 2,000-metre climbs.
Your own neighbourhood. You will be amazed at the things you never knew were there until you explore on your bike.
Mont Ventoux. It even smells beautiful.
Hay-on-Wye to Llanthony via Gospel Pass and Capel-y-ffin.
Normandy. Quiet roads, undulating terrain and no road rage.