Summer is officially here, and with an epic racing calendar providing a backdrop of inspiration, it’s time to start planning your summer road cycling getaway.
Rule your own road as we take you through the five 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.
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.