Biking Trips to Start Planning for In 2021

Have you been itching to plan a cycling trip in the new year? If you need inspiration for your itinerary, start shopping for mens cruiser bikes and look for lodging in one of these bike-friendly destinations.

Palisade, Colorado

This picturesque small town was named one of the best bike destinations in the United States by Fodor’s thanks to the one-of-a-kind Fruit and Wine Byway. Enjoy views of the Grand Valley and Colorado River as you pedal the 25-mile East Orchard Mesa route, which features an array of wineries, lavender gardens, orchards and farm markets along the way. Not up for a long, hilly ride? You can also opt for the 7-mile West Cruiser Loop or 5-mile East Cruiser Loop. Stay at a historic inn, an RV camping resort or any number of bed-and-breakfast spots.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you have your eye on an ebike for sale, you’ll love the incredible bike culture you’ll find in the Netherlands. Absolutely everyone here gets around on two wheels, and the scenery makes it an unforgettable experience. When you’ve had enough of generous green space and breathtaking canal views, spend a hour or two in a world-class Amsterdam art museum, then grab refreshments at one of the city’s famous coffee shops.

Amelia Island, Florida

Situated in the Atlantic, Amelia Island boasts 13 miles of unspoiled coastline for a natural experience like no other. Cycling is a way of life here for locals and tourists alike, so you’ll see bikes for women, men and children perched outside every cafe and restaurant. Rent a bicycle or bring your own to pedal along the coastline and tour 6 miles of forested wildlife area at the island’s Fort Clinch State Park.

Teton Village to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Fifteen miles of paved paths connect the popular tourist destination of Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park. Once you arrive, you’re free to explore any of the park’s paved roads as well as several gravel trails on your bike. As you take in the mountain scenery and crisp air, you’re likely to encounter bison, moose, elk and other native creatures. If you’re visiting from elsewhere and don’t have your own bike, you’ll find plenty of rental locations at both ends of this route.

Connemara, Ireland

If you plan to cross the pond, consider this hamlet on the coast of Ireland. Biking is a common way to sightsee since you can easily make your way to the region’s historic castles, quaint villages and secluded beaches on rolling country roads. Several tour outfitters service this area, named by Lonely Planet as the best place to visit in Ireland after Dublin.

Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, Santa Fe to Albuquerque

Hop on this 50-mile New Mexico route for the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, you’ll traverse historic mining towns and sample local art, culture and cuisine. With plenty of fun stops and cool side roads to explore, it’s easy to make this a less strenuous ride or spend several weeks immersed in the spirit of the Southwest.

Set your discount airfare alerts or prepare for a road trip to one (or more!) of these biking meccas in 2021, appropriate for experienced riders and mixed-level groups alike.