Shagufta Resort offers free bike hire to all guests – A cycling tour is the best way to explore
Bus tours can limit where and when you explore, but when you are on a bicycle you are your own boss. You can set off in any direction you like, traveling through your destination to the rhythm of your own improvised itinerary.
Cycling is adventurous and carefree – just like travel should be. Here are some of the reasons why exploring on a bike is the absolute best way to travel.
GET AROUND LIKE A LOCAL
When you are on your bike riding through the sun-soaked countryside you will be interacting with locals, rather than being sealed inside a tour bus with other travelers. You’ll meet plenty of interesting people out there on the road, from other cyclists to families relaxing in their gardens to shop owners to people working in the fields
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
You’ll be burning calories as you pedal around, so you can indulge in the local cuisine completely guilt free. Your cycling adventures will take you to local restaurants, taverns, cafes and other eateries outside of the tourist bubble, where the food will be delightfully authentic and truly delicious.
Feed your appetite and treat yourself to some of the mouthwatering local Thai cuisine – paired with a cold beer. Life is good.
GO OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Your cycling adventure will connect you more intimately with the landscape and will allow you to see parts of your destination that aren’t covered on the typical tour. You’ll be able to take a detour to tiny villages, ride along bike paths that are not accessible by car and see hidden corners of the country that you would never see from the seat of a tour bus.
YOU SET THE AGENDA
Schedule? What schedule? When you are exploring on your bike, the itinerary is up to you. If you see an intriguing temple or a gorgeous beach, you can stop for a while to take a look and then hop on your bike again. You can even let yourself get lost and see what you discover… it’s all part of the adventure.
YOU CAN DO MORE
A cycling tour will give you a lot of flexibility to take time off from the saddle and try other travel adventures, including walking, trekking and even wine tours. Or, take a break from pedaling and treat your sore muscles to a day at the spa.
TRAVEL AT A SLOWER PACE
You miss so much when you zoom through the countryside in an air-conditioned coach.
When you are on a bike you will be able to smell the wildflowers, feel the warm sunshine on your skin and take in the incredible views. You’ll be able to cover more ground that if you were walking, but you’ll still have plenty of time to soak up the local way of life.
In our high speed internet era, slowing down can turn an ordinary trip into an extraordinary experience as it allows you to remember the joy of living in the moment and connecting with the world around you.
Best of all, you’ll come to the end of your cycling holiday knowing that you accomplished something truly great. You’ll feel inspired, energized and proud of your big cycling adventure.