Friday, 31 August 2012

Guest Post: Discover a Destination on a Saddle

Eco-tourism has become big business in recent years. As one of the cleanest, most environmentally friendly and healthiest form of travel, cycling in particular has a wide-ranging appeal - for leisure, adventure and exploration.

The benefits are substantial:
With no emissions and a minimal carbon footprint a cycling holiday is a much more ecological option than a long-haul flight abroad or petrol-powered road trip or tour (unless you have to fly to get to the destination of course! But once you get there, hiring a bike rather than a car is a better choice ).

By using a bike to get around you are able to see more and get closer to some of the most beautiful wildlife and scenery in the world, not bogged down by traffic and slow public transport as you would be by other forms of travel.
Cycling excursions can be an exhilarating experience and is something different compared to sunbathing at a resort for the whole holiday. Not only does it give you the freedom to explore a trail yourself, it’s also a fantastic form of exercise which everyone can take part in.

There are plenty of cycling destinations to choose from including France, Spain, Burma, Morocco, Italy, Iceland, Poland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and many more – the list is endless!
There are a few things to prepare for like packing your cycling clothing, finding out where you can hire a bike or if you wanted to take your own, making sure your travel insurance covers your trip but the unforgettable experience it will be worth it!

Let us know if you’ve discovered a destination on a saddle before.
This guest blogger is Angelina Foster from Cycle Stuff Direct who has a keen interest in nature tourism. If you have any questions feel free to contact her


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