Avanti Travel Insurance blog

17 Mar

Cycling Holidays For Over 50s

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Cycling is growing in popularity with all ages in Britain, and there are now plenty of ways for over 50s to enjoy a two-wheeled break both home and abroad.

Cycling has been growing in popularity in the UK over the last decade or so. This is thanks largely to the British cycling team’s efforts in the Olympic Games and the individual successes in races such as the Tour de France by the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish. Of course, there is also a growing awareness that cycling is a phenomenal form of exercise for all ages and the benefits that cardiovascular workouts can bring us.

While weekends spent out on the bike traversing the British countryside can be a fun and sociable way to pass the time, many others are looking for a little more from their new found hobby. As with any type of demand, there is always someone ready to meet it with supply, and so the cycling holiday was born.

Don’t think for a moment that this is the sole preserve of the young and super fit, however. There are plenty of options available to those who are more mature in years, and there are companies that now cater to the over 50s who wish to have cycling adventures both in the United Kingdom and beyond. Companies such as Cycle Wild offer organised cycling holidays both in Europe and further afield.

Where Can We Cycle?

Unsurprisingly, there really is nowhere you cannot cycle. Providing there is sufficient surfaces to travel across, you can pretty much get on your bike anywhere in the world. This opens up a wealth of choice, especially to the more intrepid amongst you. How about picking up some travel insurance and heading off to Vietnam and Cambodia for a biking holiday? You can ride to Dalat City, otherwise known as the Honeymoon City by the locals, and take in the delights of Quang Ngai and Hoian amongst other exotic locations. Terms and conditions apply – please refer to the sports and activities section of the policy.

Or how about India? India is well known for its wonderful light and breathtaking scenery, so what better way to take it all in than on two wheels. Picture yourself travelling through this remarkable country by bike, enjoying the beautiful sunsets and sunrises as you learn more about the culture and people along the way.

Maybe you are looking for a cycling holiday a little closer to home instead? As you would imagine, you are quite literally spoilt for choice all across Europe. Once again, there is a certain serenity to be had by travelling on two wheels, and you are more likely to take in a greater amount of your surroundings as you explore the many countries that mainland Europe has to offer.

Britain Has Plenty To Offer Too

However, it’s important not to forget the UK. Just because you are intent on having a holiday doesn’t mean that you have to hop on a plane or a ferry. You can see just as much beauty riding through the British countryside as you can anywhere else in the world, although the weather may not be quite as good!

Why not visit the castles and glens of Scotland this year? With so much history and heritage available practically on our doorstep, it would be a shame to miss out on what can be a fantastic break that won’t break the bank.

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