Each Tuesday, Anywhere Anytime Journeys will bring you some useful tips for your upcoming travels. This week, our topic is bicycle explorations.
For those who want to experience a destination in a fun and fresh new way with some pedal-powered sightseeing, there are River Cruises that carry bicycles on board or have them available in-port for guests to use. These are generally provided free of charge or for a small fee, depending on the cruise line.
Biking along scenic trails, with or without a Tour Guide, gives you an in-depth exploration of the land as you pass lovely vineyards or romantic villages. You could even stop along the way and have a revitalizing picnic if you so desire. And for that extra romance, consider a bicycle tour on the 7-Night Romantic Danube Cruise.
With many photo opportunities, a bicycle tour promises to be a wonderful outing in the countryside. (Make sure you’re camera ready!)
Not only are bicycle explorations pleasing to your eyes, but they are greatly beneficial to your health. Here are some benefits:
- increased cardiovascular fitness
- increased muscle strength and flexibility
- improved joint mobility
- decreased stress levels
- improved posture and coordination
- strengthened bones
- decreased body fat levels
- prevention or management of disease
- reduced anxiety and depression
As always, consult your doctor for advice. For more information on the health benefits of bicycling, refer to the Better Health Channel’s page.