8 Bucket List Riding Destinations

These great international riding spots feature amazing roads and trails – with some surprises thrown in. Start planning for 2014! — Bruce Hildenbrand, Bicycling

Girona

Girona

There’s a reason so many pros live in Girona. The roads are smooth, the scenery is breathtaking and there are countless legendary mountain passes to conquer – it really is a cyclists paradise. Have a taste of a professional’s lifestyle; ride their favourite routes, enjoy world class restaurants and sample great wines, while cycling through spectacular scenery.

Best Time to go: Early summer (October).

It’s Most Fun If You’re This Fit: The hills are challenging so some fitness is optimal.

Get there With: SA’s top cyclist Ashleigh Moolman and her husband Carl Pasio run a tour every October. From airport pick up, to accommodation, sightseeing activities, personally guided cycling tours, back-up vehicles, drinks and snacks while cycling and all meals, they do it all – all you need to do is to pack your bikes and bags, book your flights and arrive for a bike holiday experience of a lifetime. There is also the option to hire bikes in Spain, for those who would prefer not to travel with bikes. 4 – 11 October. Info: ashleigh@femmevelo.com

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