Cycling around the world – part 1

Cycling is the epitome of sustainability as we only need our muscles to quickly move from A to B. We all know that cycling has many (and almost only) advantages: when we take the bike instead of the car we help protecting the environment while at the same time boosting our health – and besides it is also practicable. In order to ensure that your bike tour is sustainable, make sure to only use designated trails not to harm nature. Today we start presenting you options for a sustainable bike vacation, part two will follow next week.

Hightech-scavenger hunt through the Havelland in Germany

A special bike tour awaits you in the Havelland, Brandenburg: The new app „Schnitzeljagd Marke Brandenburg“ („Schnitzeljagd“ means scavenger hunt in German) offers some kind of digital scavenger hunt. Starting at the rail station Nauen, the interactive map of the app guides you through nature to different stops where you’ll have to answer questions before moving on. You will ride on the Havelland bike track, pass the village Ribbeck, known from Fontanes poem, and reach the Landgut Stober in Groß Behnitz: located directly at the lake its terrace is the perfect spot for a short break before you ride back to Nauen. You think a one day trip is too short? The hotel Landgut Stober can easily be used as starting point for further activities and bike tours on the surrounding bike tracks – the 371 km long Havel track and the 115 km long Havelland track.

Cycling in the Caribbean?

Curacao has much more to offer than „only“ heavenly sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean and colorful houses in colonial style: for example the „Jan-Thiel-salt-pans“ with their breathtaking variety of plants and animals. Meet exotic birds, iguanas and flamingos. The nature park borders the property of the Morena Eco Resort which is a good starting point for a mountain bike tour. Furthermore the resort provides a list of tours and also helps to organize guided tours.

Mountainbike race in the Alps

You need more of a challenge? Try mountain biking in the Dolomites! Since 20 years the Dolomiti Superbike Mountainbike Race takes place every year – a legendary bike race which is also known to be one of the hardest races in the Dolomites with a huge number of participants. As of first of August you can enroll for next year’s race on the 7th of July. However, there are also many possibilities for biking in the Alps for the „normal mortals“ among us: from Innichen several well-developed, partly even asphalted bike tracks lead to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol, Brauneck, Sexten and Cortina. During your ride you will experience a spectacular view which is definitely worth every incline! You can take a break at the Leitlhof in Innichen or use it as a starting point for your active vacation in the Dolomites. In a familiar atmosphere and equipped with a big and environment-friendly Spa you can recharge your batteries and gain new strengths for the next tour.