See the sites, stop where you like and get some fresh air and exercise while you’re at it: there’s no better way to explore a new place than by bicycle. Whether you’re pedalling through big cities, down peaceful canal paths or on rugged countryside tracks, a bike tour is the perfect balance of clocking up some distance, while going slowly enough to appreciate the scenery. Hire a guide or just pack a map; hop between hotels or camp under the stars: however you choose to run your bike tour, there’s something infinitely satisfying about going places just by the power of your legs and the good old wheel. And that feeling of achievement as you reach the top of a high pass, or chain up your bike at journey’s end after a hard day’s touring? It simply can’t be beaten.