5 new European cycling routes for 2022
Seeing the world on two wheels is a great way to get back into the mix. The big prize for so many cyclists is Europe and some of the best tour operators in the world have signed up with new cycling routes for 2022. If you are a bit lacking in training, don’t worry, because there are always assistance vehicles to sweep the route and electric bikes are an option on all these trips.
Slovenia Cycling Tour: Lake Bled to Goriska Brda Wine Region
Eastern Europe has a strong appeal for seasoned travelers and this Cycling tour in Slovenia trip from Hiking trip is an exploration of Slovenia and the border area with Italy. It starts at the famous Lake Bled and cyclists cross the Slovenian Alps and cycle through picturesque landscapes and alpine villages. They also cross Italy to browse through the vineyards and picturesque orchards along the Slovenian-Italian border. This is a Signature Trip, which the company defines as “the quintessential Trek Travel offering a mix of accommodation styles, incredible guides and cultural experiences.” âHe’s ranked Level 3 (our out of 4) Active, with a daily average of 45 to 70 miles. This six-day trip has scheduled departures in May, June, September and October. The cost is $ 4,799 per person, based on double occupancy, land only (like all trips mentioned here).
Berlin to Prague bike tour
This trip of Country roads connects two of the largest cities in Europe. It includes sites such as the remains of the Berlin Wall, Cecilienhof Palace and Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. Expect cycle lanes in the surprisingly tranquil countryside outside Berlin and cycle through the Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, with its marshes, old world towns and waterways. Like many Backroads bike trips, this one offers a range of daily difficulty levels, usually from level 1 (easiest) to level 5 (most difficult), allowing riders of different abilities to enjoy the ride. The six-day trip has multiple departures each month between May and October and starts at $ 5,199 per person.
Sardinia bike tour: Italy’s wild island of Costa Smeralda inland
Even for those who love Italy, Sardinia is often an exception, a rugged island with its own language (Sardo), culture and cuisine. DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co organized this six-day Sardinia bike tour that goes from the jet-set enclave known as Costa Smeralda to the wild interior. The route includes the crossing of the Goroppu Gorge and an ascent of the Genna Silana pass, which was featured in the Giro d’Italia 2017. Sardinian cuisine and wine are the highlights of this trip, which is not surprising for a company whose motto is “Bike Eat Drink Sleep”. Scheduled for departures in May and September, the trip is rated Level 3 (out of 4), with 15 to 40 miles per day, and the price is $ 5,395 per person.
Cycling from Croatia to Montenegro by Electric Bike
This electric bike tour of Cycling Adventures crosses Dubrovnik, the surrounding archipelago and the Western Balkans. The route includes the medieval town of Cavtat and a walk along the Peljesac peninsula. In fact, on this one, you actually pass through three countries in one day: Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro. Rated âmoderate,â with departures in June, July, August and September, this eight-day trip is priced at $ 3,199 per person.
Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia: Krakow to Vienna
You cycle through the borders of three Central European countries on this VBT Danube bike tour, which promises amazing landscapes, architecture and local cuisine and wines. It’s a mix of medieval villages, vineyards, castles and wetlands, with wine tasting and overnight in Europe’s youngest capital, Bratislava. The hike takes place along themed cycle paths, including the Bata Canal, the Moravian Wine Route and EuroVelo 6 along the Danube. Rated “easy to moderate,” with daily mileage ranging from 18 to 45 miles, this seven-day trip is priced at $ 3,345 per person.