8 beautiful places for cycling

Moving along the winding hills, or maybe just wandering along the city streets, you are sure to discover places that you would hardly have discovered by walking. Some tracks go through such crazy views that it is impossible to remain silent about them. We picked up eight breathtaking cycling distances.

In the south of France there is a wonderful little village Zhenolak ( Génolhac) - start your journey from here and get to Vallon Pont d'Arc ( Vallon Pont d'Arc) . Over 68 kilometers of the way, the most beautiful panoramic views of France open.

Passing through the cities of Bessez and Barzhak, you will see castles on the top of the hill and feel the aroma of lavender and sunflower fields. The road itself will lead to the Ardeche Gorge - to the largest largest natural canyon in Europe, where a bar is open inside the limestone cave. There you can refresh yourself with a cold drink, and then swim in the river under the natural bridge Pont d'Arc.

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The most popular in the world The Gran Fondo series of road bicycles annually brings together cycling enthusiasts and professionals.

Race routes run close to different cities, so participants can see new places and explore the surroundings. Gran Fondo has been held in Russia since 2016, this season athletes managed to visit Kursk, Suzdal and Ruza, Moscow Region. September 2 will be a new race - in Volokolamsk (here's the route diagram). You can choose a suitable distance, based on your level of training - 30 km, 60 km and 95 km (and another 95 km race).

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Have you ever crossed Austria by bike? We advise you to try.

There are comfortable bike paths on the Danube bicycle path, and cars are not found there too often. You are waiting for Austrian vineyards, villages, kind and colorful locals, as well as hearty dishes and delicious beer. If you get into the season, which begins in mid-April, you will see the flowering of magnolia. At this time, local companies are happy to receive visitors, including cyclists - in cafes and restaurants there is a must for parking for cyclists, and in hotels it is safe to leave it overnight. In general, Austria is created for cycling.

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany is a real pleasure, and doing it on a bicycle is generally unforgettable: this is the only way to feel the relaxed rhythm of the city. Explore the Italian Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its landscapes, medieval buildings and the valuable wine Vino Nobile di Monte109ulciano. Or start a bike ride from the 16th-century San Biagio church, overlooking olive groves, wheat fields and the sleeping Monte Amiata volcano.

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Feel the oneness with nature and feel the incredible energy of the island of Olkhon is much more pleasant when traveling by bicycle. Even if you travel around its surroundings every day, you can still discover something new. Around the incredible landscapes: rocks, plants and, of course, Lake Baikal. It is better to come to Olkhon in the summer - the ideal temperature for a bike trip.

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One of the favorite tourists cycle route passes through Prague. Most of those who rent a bicycle ride in the direction of the Danube River, passing through the old part of the city. Well, you better try to ride through the hills overlooking the city on a 40-kilometer mountain bike track - along parks, forests and rocky nudes. One part of the route runs along an inclined path, and the second - along well-groomed dirt and narrow old roads.

Even if you are in Prague during the summer tourist season and the crowd is crowding in the city, no one will interfere with this route.

The opportunity to see the historic city from a height without strangers and a little adrenaline will make the trip the most memorable.

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A real find for cyclists - highway Chuysky tract. It is considered one of the best roads in the world according to National Geogra193hic - part of the route passes through the Altai Territory, and there it is very beautiful. The distance requires the utmost attention from the cyclist due to the frequent change of terrain, but everyone can choose a section of the road based on their training - a serpentine or a large rock near Small Yaloman.

And this area has a rich history - through the Chuysky highway, merchants carried out trade with other cities and countries. Rock paintings have even been preserved here - you can also see them.

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Jackson Hole City Teton Village and Grand Teton National Park are connected for 90 kilometers by cobbled paths that can easily withstand a pack of bicycles. From here it is better to go along the Snake River in the shadow of the Grand Teton mountain range, but be careful: the elk can cross the path.

However, without that the surrounding landscapes are staggering. And that is to say the least.

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