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Bike and Seek

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Cycling holidays are perfect for those who want to explore new places while connecting with nature

Cycling holidays are a healthy way to explore new destinations. You’re getting exercise and fresh air, and learning something new with almost every turn of the pedal.

Singapore to Tioman, Malaysia

There are several ways to travel from Singapore to Malaysia, and going on a bicycle is a fun option. While it is easier to cycle across via the Woodlands or Tuas causeways, why not seek a more adventurous way by hopping onto a ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Pengerang? From there, it’s a breezy ride down the East Coast of Malaysia, where you’ll ride about 180km to Mersing, before taking another ferry to the idyllic resort island of Tioman.

En route to Tioman, a journey that should take about three days for the laid-back cyclist, much of it through kampongs, palm plantations, and the occasional glimpse of the sea, be sure to stop off at popular spots such as Desaru for a breather and a well-deserved pint of Tiger beer and ocean-fresh seafood.

Adelaide to Melbourne, Australia, via The Great Ocean Road

Australia’s fabled Great Ocean Road needs no introduction, with the 243 km-long route feted as one of the world’s most scenic drives. As it is considered a moderately difficult itinerary, it is recommended that only experienced cyclists attempt it. The Great Ocean Road’s most popular track, which begins in Torquay and ends in Warrnambool, features awe-inspiring sights such as Apollo Bay’s rugged beauty, and the legendary 12 Apostles, the family of rock formations of which sadly only eight are left standing.

Vientiane to Luang Prabang, Laos

Laos is gaining popularity as a cycling destination for various reasons, from its interesting landscapes which range from mountainous to coastal, its fairly undisturbed tropical forests, and most importantly, its hospitable and friendly locals! From Vientiane, it is possible to ride up north to Luang Prabang, a 530 km-long route ranging from relaxing flat terrain to muscle-building hilly territories. Although considered a technical ride in general, you will be rewarded with stunning scenery, through towns and villages where you’ll experience both urban and rural life, and finally, the rich history of Luang Prabang, Laos’ ancient capital.

Whitehaven to Whitley Bay, England, via the Coast to Coast route

While England has a reputation for being cold and grey, the good news is, it does bask in glorious cycling weather in the late spring and summer! Considered the UK’s most popular cycling route, the 221 km-long route begins in the seaside town of Whitehaven, then through the Lake District National Park, a place of outstanding beauty, with mountains flanking glacial lakes. The next leg of the trip takes you to the Pennines, another picturesque area, where you’ll find yourself breathlessly pedalling up many steep hills, ultimately being rewarded with majestic views. Lastly, your epic adventure ends in Whitley Bay, a coastal resort with sweeping views of the North Sea.

Lanzarote, Spain

Part of Spain’s Canary Islands, Lanzarote is a utopia for cyclists. With an almost Martian landscape, shaped by dormant volcanos and dark sandy stretches, a delightful Mediterranean climate, beaches with crystal clear water, and perfectly paved roads, you can be sure of an interesting journey as you explore the island on two wheels.