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18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die

18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You DieOne of the most rewarding way to explore a country is to get a bike and ride around for days—or even weeks—without hustle. By bike, you can explore stunning places that can't be experience from the seat of a car or a bus. Here is our brief and totally incomplete selection of the most wondrous places where you can get by bike.

Since it is impossible to gather and rank all the amazing biking destinations, I kindly ask you to share in the comments your favorite place you've ever ridden.


One of the most overwhelmingly sacred places on Earth is Angkor, Cambodia. And you can spend days among the ruins of the ancient Khmer temples by riding a cheap rented bike.
One of the most overwhelmingly sacred places on Earth is Angkor, Cambodia. And you can spend days among the ruins of the ancient Khmer temples by riding a cheap rented bike. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die

One of the most overwhelmingly sacred places on Earth is Angkor, Cambodia. And you can spend days among the ruins of the ancient Khmer temples by riding a cheap rented bike. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photos: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo

This seems like cyclist nirvana: pedaling slowly across the Atacama Plateau in Chile.
This seems like cyclist nirvana: pedaling slowly across the Atacama Plateau in Chile. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: ix4svs

From the top of Mariette Peak in the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a wonderful sight.
From the top of Mariette Peak in the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a wonderful sight. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Brian Holsclaw

You can admire this amazing view while riding down the 401 trail in Crested Butte, Colorado.
You can admire this amazing view while riding down the 401 trail in Crested Butte, Colorado. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Pierce Martin

Biking in the coastal towns of Croatia, for example in Dubrovnik, is a pleasant way to explore the Adriatic country.
Biking in the coastal towns of Croatia, for example in Dubrovnik, is a pleasant way to explore the Adriatic country. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Filip Horvat/AP

If you're a dedicated mountain biker, the Incan ruins of Peru are waiting for you.
If you're a dedicated mountain biker, the Incan ruins of Peru are waiting for you. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: philipdixon

Also coastal Croatia has beautiful bays and friendly hills.
Also coastal Croatia has beautiful bays and friendly hills. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Jason Rogers

Tourists with rented bicycles lie on the grass in front of the Reichstag, the seat of the German Bundestag. Berlin is a bike friendly city, worth wandering around on bicycle.
Tourists with rented bicycles lie on the grass in front of the Reichstag, the seat of the German Bundestag. Berlin is a bike friendly city, worth wandering around on bicycle. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rent a bike and take a ride in the Ayutthaya historical park when you visit Thailand.
Rent a bike and take a ride in the Ayutthaya historical park when you visit Thailand. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo

Riding is fun on this 2-year-old bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. And the view is awesome.
Riding is fun on this 2-year-old bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. And the view is awesome. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Bikers on the frozen Portage Lake, Alaska. Because biking on ice is fun, especially amidst such amazing wintertime scenery.
Bikers on the frozen Portage Lake, Alaska. Because biking on ice is fun, especially amidst such amazing wintertime scenery. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Frank Kovalchek

Biking in Havana, Cuba—among those ancient American cars—is another a memorable experience.
Biking in Havana, Cuba—among those ancient American cars—is another a memorable experience. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Javier Galeano/AP

Biking in Havana, Cuba—among those ancient American cars—is another a memorable experience. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Jorge Rey/Liaison/Getty Images

Easter Island is small enough that you can bike around comfortably to meet—in person!—all the mysterious moai.
Easter Island is small enough that you can bike around comfortably to meet—in person!—all the mysterious moai. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Karen Corby

Stonehenge. Get a bike and visit Europe's most famous prehistoric monument if you are in England.
Stonehenge. Get a bike and visit Europe's most famous prehistoric monument if you are in England. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: English Heritage

You can easily visit the temples and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar, by bike.
You can easily visit the temples and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar, by bike. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Anthony Tong Lee

You can easily visit the temples and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar, by bike. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: imke.stahlmann

Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, located in Bolivia, is ideal for those cyclists among us who hate mountains...
Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, located in Bolivia, is ideal for those cyclists among us who hate mountains... - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Revolution_Ferg

Visiting all the castles in the Loire Valley, in France, by bike is probably on the bucket list of many.
Visiting all the castles in the Loire Valley, in France, by bike is probably on the bucket list of many. - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Frédérique Voisin-Demery

Pedaling high above the gorgeous landscape? You can do this on the sky cycle roller coaster at Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Kurashiki, Japan!
Pedaling high above the gorgeous landscape? You can do this on the sky cycle roller coaster at Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Kurashiki, Japan! - 18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die
Photo: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Source: Gizmodo
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