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Cycling is both a healthy activity and a way of enjoying the countryside, which means a cycling holiday can be an unforgettable experience for cyclists. Though there are plenty of safe routes throughout Europe it’s still a sensible precaution to look into cheap holiday insurance

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Britain – West Coast to East Coast

This is a route of around 140 miles, and begins at Whitehaven in Cumbria and ends on Wearside by the North Sea. Though the last section of the journey is a descent, this is an area that will take several days to traverse. Highlights will include passing through picturesque villages as you cycle through the Pennines, and reaching the celebrated and isolated Cumbrian town of Alston. The town is surrounded by heather and is a thousand feet above sea level.

Bavaria

Bavaria is famous for its fairy tale castles, and visiting the area’s lakes is a great way of taking in Bavaria’s eye-catching scenery. The journey is just under 200 miles, and a week should give you enough time to complete it. Cycling through Bavaria will be fairly comfortable, and, beginning and ending your journey in Munich, you’ll cycle through attractive villages, visit the Murnauer Moos Nature Reserve, and admire the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountain ranges. There will also be the opportunity to go to the top of the Zugspitze by visiting Germany’s highest mountain by cable car.

Givry to Macon, France

This is a short and really beautiful route on the Voie Verte cycle path, especially in the summer, through France’s famous wine country. You will be able to cycle along country lanes, through local villages, and be surrounded by butterflies and wild flowers. Bird life is also abundant in the lakes here.

Across the Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular holiday attractions, but it’s also a pleasant area to cycle through from east to west, which is about 135 miles from coast to coast. The weather can be a tad hot, and allow 5-6 days to complete the route. The journey begins from near the Spanish border and includes the city of Faro.