Cycling is a brilliant way to travel – moving at a slower pace, you can engage more deeply with your destination. Whether you want to challenge yourself or simply pootle along the flat, here are our favourite bike trips
1. Cycle in Seoul, South Korea
Fitness required: Introductory to moderate – relatively easy countryside routes
How long? 9 days
Wanderlust subscribers get £50 off this trip
World Expeditions have opened new cycle paths through the tranquil countryside of South Korea, exploring communities amid the blanket of natural forest. On the Korea Cycle Tour you’ll stay in a traditional mud-walled Hanok house, and in-between sampling delicious Korean cuisine, the trip will take you into the heart of Seoul for a night walk under the lights of the Han River Trail. A soak in the pools at Adong Hot Springs will soothe those aching leg muscles.
2. Pedal the Pan-Am: Central America
Cycle Central America, G Adventures
Fitness required: Good – a solid level of fitness is required for this itinerary
How long? 16 days
See Central America’s top spots with G Adventures – on the Cycle Central America tour you’ll pedal along parts of the iconic Pan America Highway through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
Cross Lake Nicaragua and journey through the lush countryside until you reach Costa Rica’s highest volcano, Irazú, stopping at San Jose. You’ll cycle past sugarcane plantations, and raft downriver through the land of the Cabecar indigenous tribe to the Caribbean islands. In Panama, snorkel the crystal clear waters, cycle the highland tracks and explore Panama City.