Vilcabamba (Ecuador). 'The air in Vilcabamba just feels right – not too hot, not too cold; mountain fresh with just a hint of incense on its fleeting skirts – giving this southern highland draw a mystical quality that many travelers find inescapable. The hiking is great, there’s a national park nearby for backwoods adventures on horseback and mountain bike.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/the-southern-highlands/vilcabamba
The Dulan Arts Scene (Taiwan). 'It all began with a small cafe offering live music on Saturday nights on the grounds of a former sugar factory. Now, the tiny aboriginal town of Dulan is starting to pull in artists, craftspeople, drifters and real-estate speculators from around the island.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/east-coast/highway-11
With its waterfront parks, off-street trails and growing web of bike lanes, Washington, DC, is a surprisingly brilliant place to be on two wheels. Where else can you get your daily cardio while zipping past some of the nation's most iconic sights?