Five Hottest Road Cycling Destinations to Rule the Road this Summer


FIVE HOTTEST ROAD CYCLING DESTINATIONS TO RULE THE ROAD THIS SUMMER

With the Spring Classics and the Tour de Yorkshire over and the Tour de France and the Olympics Games just weeks away the scene is set for an epic summer of road cycling.

Rule your road as we take you through the 5 hottest road cycling destinations this season. From the warmth of the Golden Coast to the epic roads of the Norwegian wilderness, we show you where in the world you should be planning your summer time riding escape.


 

The Golden Coast, California

Providing a stunning backdrop, California has deep rooted links to cycling which makes it a popular pilgrimage for the sun chasing road cyclist. With warm cycling conditions and wide, smooth roads, it is easy to see why the Golden Coast is the ideal road cycling destination. A hilly and mountainous region, epically long rides can take you through many different landscapes, up challenging climbs, along beautiful coastal roads, and down long and sweeping descents. Well known as a cycling destination, fellow riders are around every corner making the social element of a cycling trip here very strong.

 

The Pyrenees, Spain/France

A natural border stretching high into the cool alpine air between France and Spain, the Pyrenees are home to perfectly smooth, snaking roads making up some the best to ride in the world. An easy pilgrimage from the UK, the Pyrenees should be on the hit list of anyone seeking a road cycling holiday with spectacular views and even more spectacular riding.

 

Both sides of the Pyrenees, French and Spanish, offer a cycling paradise with challenging ribbons of tarmac that lace the mountain side, sure to inspire any road cyclist there. With tough climbs comes high-adrenaline descents and with almost traffic-free roads, the Pyrenees are the destination of choice for many pro-teams. Long-distance routes can be linked up through the rolling foot hills and into the snaking alpine passes that will take you high up into the mountains; a go-to destination for an unforgettable summer of road cycling.

 

 

Peloponnese, Greece

The southernmost area of Greece, the Peloponnese peninsula offers a year round riding journey through history taking you past ancient amphitheatres and athletic training areas that played host to the original Olympic Games in the 8th Century. An alternative European destination to the Alps, this part of Greece offers a diverse landscape from sandy beachside roads to dusty routes past archaeological remains, to green coniferous forests.

 

Tenerife, Spain

Well known as a pro-team training ground, Tenerife delivers everything you need for a road cycling holiday with a focus on training. Quiet roads, year round warmth, and altitudes topping 3,500 metres on the volcanic Mt. Teide, Tenerife delivers on all fronts when it comes to the riding. With many companies offering competitively priced road cycling specific holidays to this golden Canary Island, it’s ideal for all budgets.

 

The Fjords, Norway

The fjordic landscape of Western Norway not only offers spectacular panoramic views, unique to this part of Europe, but also truly wild road cycling that is not for the faint hearted. Although not known for its road cycling prestige, you’ll find a cycling utopia full of perfectly groomed roads, from the windswept coastal roads to the lace of tarmac through the colossal mountains. With demanding cycling, proving a challenge for even the most experienced of riders, the impressive scenery is sure to help take your mind off the struggle. Due to its position, Norway is ideal for summer riding offering one of the most impressive alternative road cycling destination.