Cycling spherical all or part of Lake Constance offers maximum scenic delights for minimal effort. September is a great month to revel in the flat, car-loose Bodensee-Radweg cycle direction (general duration 260km). You will see the snow-capped Alps to the south, terraced vineyards, apple orchards, and onion-domed churches. It takes within the fairytale medieval metropolis of Meersburg, the Unesco-listed monastery of St Gallen, and the well-known lion guarding Lindau’s harbor. Campsites abound, as do lakeside hotels inclusive of Überlingen. Ferries crisscross the lake if time is short, and afterward, you may boast which you’ve cycled 3 international locations: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
An incredible manner of experiencing the northern Spanish peaks of Asturias is a loop around the Ponga herbal park. Leave the auto at the primary (free) automobile park at the AS261 (near the N625 junction) and take your bike anti-clockwise right around the park. The surroundings are breathtaking, to begin with following the Ponga river and passing via villages as you climb as much as getting a higher view of the mountains. We had a delicious Asturian lunch at Fonda Ponga (no internet site) near San Juan de Beleño, in which we ought to prop our bikes with the aid of picnic benches. Don’t devour an excessive amount of as the largest climb continues to return and the most dramatic views. Then it’s downhill all the way. Rejoin the N625 at San Ignacio for a fast spin back to the auto.
Wallonia, southern Belgium, is a stunning place with great biking opportunities. A non-taxing “taster” might be to observe a stretch (around 30km) along with the meandering e Semois River, surrounded with the aid of lush wooded hills; You should begin with a go to to the Abbaye d’Orval in Florenville, perhaps sampling the Trappist priests’ beer and cheese. Setting off north-west along the well-signposted direction, you’ll need to prevent after the only 4km to go to Chassepierre, one of the “most lovely Wallonian villages.” Then ride on via the quiet valley to explore the medieval metropolis of Bouillon with its fortified fortress.
The Lac d’Hourtin-Carcans area is full of cycle routes thru pristine dunes covered in pine forests. There are many locations to live inside the vicinity with direct access to the routes, but my favorite is Camping de Los Angeles Dune Bleue (from €14 a night time) inside the forest with access to the lake. My favorite path is to Lacanau-Océan, similarly down the coast, as you could take a circular route and seldom encounter any roads or any other people aside from cyclists. Stay on the campsite, go away from your automobile inside the automobile park and cycle anywhere. Awesome!
Finding ourselves in Avranches with a few days to kill, we hired bikes from Ouibike (from €20 an afternoon) and took a nice 24km downhill trip toward Mont Saint-Michel. The adventure began with a picturesque French nation-state, then beautiful sea perspectives, and sooner or later, the remarkable web site of Mont Saint-Michel, from its abbey and monastery up pinnacle, via the Great Hall in the middle to the fishermen’s houses at the lowest. We have been advised the excellent perspectives have been at dusk, so we spent the night at La Mère Poulard (doubles from €200 B&B, inexpensive places available). Of route, as the experience here become downhill, the return wasn’t – however it was supposed to take it a touch slower and to relish the fuel provided using the legendary soufflé omelet.
Last forestall earlier than the Swiss border in Lombardy is this valley where a circle of relatives-pleasant cycle course follows the river Adda for 114km from the mountain metropolis of Bormio to Lake Como. Weaving thru meadows, villages, vines, and orchards, almost the complete direction is traffic-free. It’s without a doubt waymarked, the map is unique, and one-way bike rent works properly with seven rental points. We took the teach to Tirano, hired motorcycles, and cycled gently downhill to Colico, a full day’s pedaling. As nicely as ordinary picnic spots, there are plenty of dining and slumbering alternatives en course – our favorite changed into La Florida agriturismo (doubles from €102 B&B) with a cool farm shop and an air of rustic luxury.