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Bike trips in Europe are a dream come true for any cyclist, offering a wide variety of terrains, cultures, and experiences. 

In today's article, we'll show you some of the best bikepacking trips in Europe, as well as the must-know tips for biking safely across the ancient continent.

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The 7 best bike trips in Europe 

Europe, a continent steeped in history, has been traversed by numerous civilizations over the centuries. 

Its roads have remained impassive before different empires, crossing the same forests and mountains that we have in front of us, leaving behind a set of monuments and constructions that connect us with past eras.

So, saddle up your bike and get ready to explore the 7 best bike trips in Europe, each promising a unique journey through breathtaking landscapes and cultural wonders.


1 – Greenway of Ojos Negros (Spain)

If you are looking for a cycling adventure that delves into Spain's diverse landscape, don't miss the Ojos Negros Greenway. 

An extraordinary route that stretches for some 200 kilometers (ca. 125 mi), following the route of the old train line that ran from Teruel to Valencia. 

The Ojos Negros Greenway bears witness to Spain's rich history, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. 

Along this Greenway, the longest in Spain, you will find charming villages, ancient viaducts and the world's most important black truffle production area.

However, this is only the beginning. In this other article of our blog, you will find more bike trips in Spain.


2 – The Danube Cycle Path, Europe's Longest River 

Embarking on the Danube Cycle Route is like embarking on a journey through time and nature. 

With more than 2,760 km (ca. 1,715 mi) through ten countries, this extraordinary route starts at the source of the Danube in the German Black Forest and winds its way to the picturesque Romanian delta. 

A bike trip that follows the course of the Danube as it passes through some of Europe's most beautiful cities, such as Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade, where time seems to have stood still. 

In addition, the stunning countryside of Central Europe offers a sense of serenity that is hard to find elsewhere.


3 – The Romantic Road (Germany)

Germany's Romantic Road invites you into a fairy tale world. 

A 460 km (ca. 286 mi) bike trip that will take you through the breathtaking landscapes of Bavaria, immersing you in a realm of medieval towns and rolling vineyards. 

Cycle along cobblestone streets and discover the charming villages of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Füssen, where centuries-old architecture tells stories of yesteryear. 

And between castle and castle, don't forget to take a break to visit its traditional breweries, where you can enjoy both a good beer and the delicious flavors of German cuisine.


4 – The Amalfi Coast (Italy)

Venture into one of the most charming areas in Europe. 

A coastal bike trip that offers exquisite views of the Mediterranean at every pedal stroke, in a visual feast of turquoise waters and towering cliffs. 

Discover the secret nooks and crannies of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, where pastel-colored buildings seem to cling to the cliffs. 

And take your time to savor authentic Italian cuisine, while soaking up the relaxed atmosphere of this stunning region.



5 – The Loire Valley (France)

The Loire Valley, known as the “Garden of France”, is one of the most popular areas in Europe for cycling enthusiasts. 

This UNESCO World Heritage Site covers more than 1,000 km (ca. 621 mi) of splendid castles, vineyards and scenic trails. 

However, most of its treasures are to be found on the 450 km (ca. 280 mi) stretch linking the city of Orleans to Nantes, coinciding with the stretch of the Eurovelo 6.

Discover the history of French royalty while pedaling between such emblematic castles as the Château de Chambord and the Château de Chenonceau.


6 – The North Sea Cycle Route

The North Sea Cycle Route is one of the most comprehensive bike trips in Europe. In fact, it holds the Guinness record for being the longest marked international cycle route in the world.

A route of about 5932 km (ca. 3,685 mi) that connects the northern tip of Scotland with the Norwegian city of Bergen, crossing the coasts of England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Denmark following the course of the Eurovelo 12.

Along the route you will see Paleolithic burial monuments, beautiful countryside, breathtaking fjords and countless historic towns. 

Ready to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings?


7 – The Ring of Kerry (Ireland)

A bike trip through the Ring of Kerry is the best way to discover the untamed beauty of the Irish countryside. 

For this incredible 179 km route, which encircles the Iveragh Peninsula, offers breathtaking views of the country's most fascinating mountains, beaches, lakes, and rivers.

In addition, as you embrace the captivating charm of the Emerald Isle, you will have the opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of the Irish people, with their traditional music and pints of Guinness.

Already know which one to choose? Well, while you think about it, let us share with you some indispensable tips for your bike trips in Europe.


Top tips for cycling in Europe safety 

Before you embark on your cycling adventure through Europe, it's essential to ensure your safety and preparedness: 


  • Plan Your Route

Before setting off, carefully plan your route, taking into consideration the terrain, road conditions, and available accommodations. GPS navigation tools or bike route planners can be invaluable companions during your bike trips in Europe.


  • Safety Gear

Ensure you have all the necessary safety gear, including a helmet, reflective clothing, lights, and a first-aid kit.


  • Local Laws

Familiarize yourself with the local traffic laws and regulations of each country you'll be cycling through. Each region may have different rules for cyclists.


  • Travel Insurance

Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers possible accidents and medical emergencies during your bike trips in Europe.


  • Stay Hydrated and Well-Fed

Cycling can be physically demanding, so it is important to stay well hydrated and pack small snacks in your backpack to keep your energy up along the way.


  • Stay Informed

Keep an eye on weather forecasts and road conditions, especially if you're cycling in mountainous regions.

And finally, although Europe has a good infrastructure for your bike trips, it is important to be well equipped.


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