5. Cycle the Cape: South Africa
Western Cape by Bike, World Expeditions
Fitness required: Moderate – 35km to 90km days; regular breaks
How long? 11 days
Wanderlust subscribers get £50 off this trip
Following a section of Route 62, World Expeditions’ Western Cape by Bike trip starts in the Stellenbosch vineyards. You’ll traverse the semi-arid Karoo desert and the orchards of the Koo Valley, and explore the Dutch village of Barrydale. You’re heading for the sea: to watch whales from Hermanus and to follow the coast to the Cape of Good Hope.
6. Pedal through temple-dotted jungles: Burma
Cycle Burma Challenge, Discover Adventure
Fitness required: Good – this route is considered moderate to tough
How long? 10 days
You’ll ride high and low through the little-explored country with Discover Adventure on this Cycle Burma Challenge, passing through the lush jungle-clad hills of the Shan highlands and stopping to discover the ancient temples dotted in the Bagan plains.
Visit traditional markets and time-honoured celebrations, immersing yourself in new cultures when you meet the age-old hill tribes of Lake Inle and the friendly locals of the Shan Plateau. A visit to the capital Mandalay and pedalling through secluded beaches rounds-off your adventure.