Planning for a biking holiday in London

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By Natalie Jones

London is one of the most happening cities in the world. The first images that spring to mind when considering a tour of London are the ubiquitous open top buses that the city is famous for. However, the best way to really experience all the sights and sounds the city has to offer is to get on your bike.

Cycling Around London

London is not normally the first place you think of when you are looking for cycling holidays in the UK. Many people are missing a trick. A cycling holiday around the capital is actually one of the most exhilarating ways to explore the city.

Cycling around London can sound quite frightening, but there is actually a very good network of cycling paths throughout the city that can make adventure holidays such as this a really rewarding option.

Many of the cycle paths run alongside the Thames, which means that there are plenty of interesting sights to take in along the way. You can really get a feel for the history of the city when you explore the capital by bike. You get to meet a wide variety of people along the way, all with an interesting story to tell about life in the capital.

Preparing For a London Cycling Trip

As with all adventure holidays, when cycling around London, preparation is the key to success. An enjoyable cycling holiday means you should be well prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear to ensure that you stay comfortable throughout your travels.

Most major tour operators will have a well-researched itinerary that will allow you to make the most of the area from the comfort of your saddle. Researching all the different types of tours out there will enable you to make the most of your time in this fascinating city.

The Advantages of Exploring London By Bike

There are many advantages to using pedal power to get around the city of London. You get to see the sights at your leisure and it is a great way to get fit at the same time. Cycling around the city is the perfect way to get away from the traffic congestion that London is famous for and you can explore some of the more out of the way places that are off the usual tourist trail.

Even in the heart of London there are some amazing bits of urban countryside, which can only be truly appreciated when you are exploring by bicycle. Richmond Park offers plenty of wildlife watching opportunities such as deer and birds of prey and there are plenty of locations in tranquil countryside within the urban sprawl.

There are all sorts of amazing places you can discover when you choose to explore London by bike. Whether you want to see the traditional tourist spots that the city has to offer, or if you want to explore somewhere new, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a London cycling holiday. It is a really healthy and enjoyable way to make the most of England’s capital city.

About Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones writes regularly on cycling holidays for a wide variety of different travel websites and blogs. She has been based in London for the last 20 years and has found plenty of ways to explore the city by bike.