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Year round cycling

  • Year round cycling
 

There’s not a month in the year that isn’t perfect for cycling somewhere in the world. Here’s our guide to the best places to be exploring on two wheels, and when.

Jan-March

Vietnam-Jan

 

Cuba

 

Kerala

Vietnam   Cuba   South India

Falling in South Vietnam’s dry season, the temperatures in January and February are typically cooler and with lower rainfall than at other times of year. Heat and humidity start to rise in March. Late January or early February coincide with Vietnam’s Tet Festival (Vietnamese New Year) – the biggest festival in the calendar, so this can be an exciting time to visit.

    

With the Christmas rush over, January is a quieter time to visit with temperatures pleasantly warm and well outside the hurricane season. February and March coincide with Cuba’s dry season – with humidity at its lowest and cooler temperatures, this is a great to be exploring the land of rum, rhythm and revolution.

   

Cycle the rural back-roads and villages of Kerala at this ideal time of year, before the heat and humidity starts to build for the monsoon season. Temperatures never drop below about 20°c but can get up to 33°c, even in these winter months.  By March, rainfall and heat are starting to increase but this is still a good time to travel.

Cycling Holidays in Vietnam   Cycling Holidays in Cuba   Cycling Holidays in South India

 

April-June

france

 

spain

 

turkey

France   Spain   Turkey

Late spring to early summer are perfect for taking to two wheels. Avoiding the hottest summer months, you can enjoy quiet rural areas bursting with wild flowers and lanes lined with trees which have newly come into leaf. If you take on the challenge of following some of the Tour de France’s route, you will definitely still work up a sweat!

 

Most of Spain is sunny, dry but not too hot from April to June with ever-increasing daylight hours. Yet at this time of year, there are relatively few tourists; you may find you have restaurants and sites of interest almost to yourself. Travel at Easter and you can witness the Semana Santa festivities – one of the most important in the Spanish calendar.

 

 

If you want to go cycling in May, Turkey is a good option. At this time of year you can expect warm, sunny weather in the day, cool evenings and mornings and low rainfall. Dedicated sun worshippers have yet to arrive so things should be a little quieter than the summer season.


Cycling Holidays in France   Cycling Holidays in Spain   Cycling Holidays in Turkey

 

July-September

France2

 

Poland

 

Germany

France   Poland   Germany

If you are tied to the summer holidays and don’t mind a bit of heat, July and August can deliver warm (or hot!) sunny days and balmy evenings – perfect for sipping a well-deserved beer or two at the end of each day’s riding. September is a little cooler and quieter so is very popular amongst those that can travel at this time of year.
 
Eastern Europe offers great value and some surprising highlights. The summer months generally bring warmer weather which is enjoyed by holidaying locals and visitors alike. Cycling along quiet routes gives you the chance to escape the crowds. September is one of the most popular times to visit; temperatures are cooler and there are fewer tourists about.
 
Whether combined with time in Austria or the Czech Republic, Germany is a great place to go cycling. The most reliable weather is of course found in the summer months – great for cycling along the River Danube (especially if you don’t like hills!) or the route of the River Elbe from Prague.


 

Cycling Holidays in France

 

 

Cycling Holidays in Poland

 

 

Cycling Holidays in Germany

 

October-December

Vietnam2

 

Burma

 

Morocco

Vietnam   Burma   Morocco

In southern Vietnam the cooler dry season kicks off in October, although some rain can be expected. November sees the start of the high season but although this can be a busy time to travel, this is generally a good time weather-wise. If you are after an escape from Christmas, Vietnam is a good choice. How about tucking into a delicious dish of noodles on Christmas Day?!

 

 

The land of the golden spires really starts to gleam once the rainy season has passed. By October, the worst of the rains are over but tourist numbers are generally still quite low. November and December are considered to be very good months to go; drier conditions but relatively moderate temperatures can be expected.

 

The climate in southern Morocco makes it the ideal location for some winter cycling. Daytime temperatures are mild and rainfall low – perfect for cycling through the Sahara (on roads, not sand dunes!) Out of the saddle, you’ll have more energy for sightseeing avoiding the blistering heat of summer.


Cycling Holidays in Vietnam   Cycling Holidays in Burma   Cycling Holidays in Morocco