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Drop down into the Weald of Kent: the rolling hills are gentle at first but you know you have Westerham Hill ahead, which keeps the legs pumping. Kent in the sun is a pretty, pastoral patchwork, and even in the rain it is never miserable. Stop off at Hever Castle for a quick history lesson before heading to The Swan pub, in West Peckham, for a homebrewed ale. With so many little roads linking up, you get a taste for an older England without ever having to do the same route twice.
Laguna Verde, Bolivia - Uyuni won out because nothing can prepare you for riding over its swathes of white salt, baked hard under a fantastically blue sky. This is a landscape just waiting for your imagination to paint it. Moreover, there is a bonus in the title - salt FLAT. The ride can be done in a day, which is probably advisable as nighttime temperatures sink to around -20°C (-4°F). Make sure you have fat tyres not road ones.
Lord of the Rings might have been filmed in New Zealand, but Norway was surely a strong contender. Jotunheimen, the highest mountain area in Scandinavia, offers endless options for the strong of thigh. The ride is a steep climb but crystal views of still mountain lakes along the way make it worthwhile. If you prefer fewer hills, try the Sognefjord Cycle Route between the towns of Borluag and Turtago: it combines mountains and fjords without causing your muscles to cannibalise themselves.
Shimanami Kaido That's a ramp. For bikes. A massive ramp for bikes, and it's only a tiny part of just one of the many such ramps on this route. The amount of money and planning and design and materials and effort that went into this bike route is pretty amazing and although I am not complaining, I have absolutely no idea why they would ever build something like this.
Located in the heart of Taiwan, the Sun Moon Lake has long been charming curious foreigners and local visitors alike. Its calm, turquoise water has also inspired many ancient Chinese poets and painters. The route around the largest lake in Taiwan is a three-hour ride, where visitors can enjoy lake scenery, experience Thao aboriginal culture and learn about the local ecology in the Nantou County. If you arrive in early spring, you can even catch the cherry blossoms near this mirror-like…
The Karakoram Highway is the highest international road in the world, reaching an altitude of 4,700 meters at the Khunjerab Pass. Starting in Kashgar, China, cyclists can travel up to 1,200 kilometers on mostly unpaved roads, but the views are as breathtaking as the riding. The snow-capped Karakoram Mountains will always be within sight, towering over the Hunza Valley. You will also come across some small villages and towns near the Cathedral Ridge, with glaciers reaching the…