Cycling holidays give you the advantage to immerse in a destination with all your senses while also being able to cover longer distances compared to travelling on foot.
Fantastic destinations to explore by bike are the Andes Mountains of Peru, various parts of Vietnam, Costa Rica, Australia's rail trails, and diverse Sri Lanka which is rich in cultural heritage and wildlife.
China is a great place to discover by bike because you can see highlights of the Great Wall, the limestone landscape of Guilin, or the Forbidden City in Beijing. Or follow in the footsteps of ancient traders of the Silk Road on a cycling trip in Uzbekistan.
Cycle the Andes Mountains | Peru
The Andes Mountains in Peru offer a unique backdrop for a once in a lifetime cycling adventure. You may think, this is too much for you, but the advantage of an organised trip is that we can take you to drive up high passes in the morning, from where you can then spend the day cycling downhill into the beautiful valleys of the Andes with snow-capped peaks and Inca ruins as backdrop. The Peruvian mountains offer the opportunity for off-road cycling and fairly steep and exciting descents.
Want to join? You have several opportunities to go cycling in Peru:
Cycle the Andes departs in April, May and June or later in the year between July and October >> and Peru – Raft, Hike and Bike departs on several dates between March and August and again in October >>
Follow the Great Wall on Two Wheels | China
China’s Great Wall offers a unique trail to follow by bicycle. Step on your bicycle to Shanhaiguan, the start of the Great Wall on the shore of the Bohei Sea and start your exploration of this remote part of China’s Great Wall. From here you can follow the wall to sections that have remained untouched and unrestored. At times, you get off your bike to explore sections on foot and learn about the reasons for building the wall, how it was built and see ancient walled cities. At night, you can park your bicycle outside restored quans, originally military barracks, that are now serve as attractive guest houses.
Want to join? You have several opportunities to take a cycling holiday in China:
Hike and Bike the Untamed Great Wall departs throughout the year >>
Or go for a China by Bike trip, cycle the Backroads of Yangshuo or take a Hike and Bike China holiday.
Explore Classic Australian Scenery by Bike | Australia
A multi-day cycling trip is a fantastic way to become immersed in Australia. Being such a wide and diverse country, there are many great cycling routes to discover in Australia. There are the historic rail trails of Victoria's High Country and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, coastal cycling from Sydney to Jervis Bay, and the ever-popular bike tracks of Central West NSW and Munda Biddi in Western Australia.
Browse all of our Australian cycling tours that let you experience the real Australia. View trips >>
Coast to Rain Forest Under Your Own Steam | Sri Lanka
Covering a relatively small area, Sri Lanka basically has it all: tropical jungles, colonial heritage, charming beaches, tea plantations, national parks teeming with wildlife, and a living culture that mixes Buddhism, Hinduism, Muslim and Christian religions. Explore the country by bicycle to immerse yourself in this rich environment and see Kandy, Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa, Negombo and Minneriya National Park.
Want to join? You have several opportunities to go cycling in Sri Lanka on our Sri Lanka by Bike trip that departs throughout the year >>
Along the Silk Road by Bike | Uzbekistan
Explore Uzbekistan by bicycle and discover at handle bar level this friendly land that was on the famous trade route of the Silk Road. We believe that cycling is a fantastic way to appreciate the contrasting desert and mountain landscapes that characterise this fascinating region between Tashkent and Bukhara. Journey by bicycle across the red sand desert of Kyzyl-Kum, spend nights in tents after a days’ cycling, and discover the traditional way of life of the local people in the Nurata Mountains. Cycling with World Expeditions means you have a backup support vehicle and comfortable geared bikes available.
Want to join? You can go cycling in Uzbekistan in May or June this spring on our Uzbekistan by Bike holiday, or if you prefer to go later in the year, travel in September >>
Cycle from Coast to Coast | Costa Rica
From Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast to the Caribbean Sea on the north under your own steam? It is possible on a journey that takes you through farmlands, foothills and mountainous regions. As you may well be aware of, Costa Rica is home to unique wildlife and as you travel by bicycle you may spot the bright green tree frog, tucan, sloth, snake, and primates. For those who like to include extra diversity, combine your cycling with hiking and kayaking or combine a visit to Costa Rica with Nicaragua and Panama.
Want to join? You have several opportunities to go cycling in Costa Rica this spring:
Costa Rica Traverse departs in Spring from March-May, and again between September & December >>
Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama Multi Activity departs 17 April, and again in October >>
Pedal Alongside Cyclos | Vietnam
Instead of hailing a traditional cyclo pedicab, you can hit the roads of Vietnam yourself. Several areas of the country are excellent to explore by bicycle and we believe it is one of the finest ways to discover Vietnam. Cycle in Ninh Binh, dubbed the Halong Bay on land, discover the ancient capital of Hue with its tombs and pagodas and pedal on to Hoi An. The rural landscapes of Vietnam offer trails along rice paddies and coffee plantations or explore national parks like Cuc Phuong by bicycle. For those who like to combine multiple countries on their holidays, Vietnam offers fantastic cycling opportunities combining Laos or Cambodia.
Want to join? You have several opportunities to go on a cycling holiday in Vietnam:
Vietnam by Bike departs throughout the year >>
Or take a Ho Chi Minh to Angkor Wat Cycle, travel from Luang Prabang to Hanoi by Bike or find out more about the Bike, Hike and Kayak Northern Vietnam trip.
If you are interested in discovering by bicycle other destinations around the world, have a look at our complete overview of cycling holidays. For the true adventurers who like to go cycling off track, have a look at these seven unusual cycling destinations.