What I like most about riding my bike is exploring new places. I’m always curious to find out what’s around the next bend. So my bike rides can be pretty extensive sometimes.
The ride from Prad to the Stelvio Pass is a must for any avid cyclist. With 48 hairpin bends, the route winds up to the mountain pass at 2,757 m (9,045 feet). But that’s far from the only attraction that Stelvio National Park offers cyclists. There’s also the Gavia Pass and the Martell valley, for example, beckoning with the beauty of their landscapes.
The conditions on Hawaii may not always be ideal for cycling. Heat, rain, wind and heavy traffic in some areas are challenges not every cyclist needs to take on. But if you decide to hop on your bike anyway, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views and breathtaking natural spectacles.
The volcanic islands of the Canaries may not be quite as spectacular as those of the Hawaiian archipelago. But the ride to the top of El Teide, the highest elevation on the island of Tenerife, is exceptional all the same: It’s one of the few mountains where you can manage an elevation gain of over 2,100 meters (6,890 feet) at a stretch. At the summit, a fascinating barren moon landscape with bizarre rock formations awaits.