Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cycling Holidays – Paddle Through Europe

Cycling holidays Europe has become a trend among holidaymakers. The option to fulfil your cycling passion while being on holiday is a great one. Instead of lazing around in a hotel or resort, a cycling holiday is a healthier and greener option.

Any holiday you embark on needs to be planned and arranged perfectly. Else, you will end up facing a lot of hassle. There a number of cycling holidays Europe package providers. You can contact them and they will sort out all the logistics. Still, you have to do some planning on your part as well. Here are some tips to help you out.

  • The first step is getting yourself in shape. Cycling across towns, cities and open fields requires a lot of stamina and if you are a couch potato, do some exercise before you commence your holiday. Otherwise, you will give up halfway through and waste a wonderful opportunity.


  • The next step is purchasing or renting a bicycle. If you already have a bike, you will need to make a few modifications to upgrade it to a level where it can serve you on a long trip without any problems. It is better to have it inspected for any problems and get repairs made beforehand. For instance, get a carrier installed on your cycle so that your luggage is fixed properly.


  • Luggage is an important part of any trip. Hence, you need to pay special attention to what you pack and what you don't.


    • Your luggage should not weigh more than 10 to 15 kilos or cycling will become a tough job.

    • Don't use large bags because you have to fit your luggage on your bike.

    • Balance your luggage between the front and rear of your cycle. Divide it in a 60-40 ratio between the front and back.

    • Before leaving on your trip, do a test-run of sorts on your bike with the entire luggage packed on to see whether it's comfortable for you to ride.

    • Pack clothes, food which does not go bad easily, water bottles, toiletries, sleeping bags and any other item which comes to mind. Also, don't forget your camera!

    • Make considerations for weather, depending on the region in which you are going and pack accordingly.

    • Last, but not the least, equipment for making minor repairs to your cycle, such as pumps, is necessary.

Proper planning and packing stands you in good stead when going for cycling holidays Europe. Prepare well and avoid the inconvenience!

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