Biking may once have been out of necessity but today, millions and millions of people around the world are putting the keys up and instead travel by bike each day for both business and pleasure. In top cities around the world, each day, millions are traveling to and from top destinations and attractions and making this just part of their everyday life. If you enjoy biking, Divine Destinations VI invites you to take a look at 3 of the world’s best cities for biking.
It is said that the number of miles pedaled by bikers in the city of Copenhagen each day is almost 790,000! With over 35% of its population biking to school or work each day and over 240 miles of bike lanes perfect for getting around, travelers and residents alike are helping to promote better air quality and a better way of life by skipping the car and heading into the bike lane. So popular is biking in Copenhagen that it has become its own culture featured in websites devoted to their love of travel by bike and its simplicity. Named the first Bike City in the world last year, it is known for its accessibility. Of course there are plenty of places to rent bikes and even a way to bring them with you on the metro if going a longer distance. For those looking to save more, the city offers a complementary bike to tour the city center for free!
Known worldwide for its out of this world mountain biking, this ultra environmental friendly city is also renowned for its amazing bike travel. Boasting the second highest percent of bike commuters in the U.S. it has a fantastic network of bike paths and lanes to help you get around. Named one Americas best by Bicycling magazine, this fairly large city recently passed an intuitive to further improving the bike friendliness of the city. The crowing gem of the city is Valmont Park. A 40 acre bike park in the city, it includes balance tracks for kids, tracks for dirt bikers, cross country trails not to mention the nearby world famous mountain bike trails.
San Francisco California
Rated the number 8 pick for America’s best bike cities by bicycling.com, San Francisco believes that roughly 25% of its workforce rides to work each day thanks to its bikeway. In fact, so popular is the bike culture in San Francisco that each year, San Francisco celebrates entire events dedicated to its riders including the popular Bicycle Music Festival. Celebrated in October, this festival promotes sustainable culture including a 14,000 watt pedal powered PA system! Though biking is a great way to get around much of the city, one of the most popular areas is the Golden Gate. Here you can rent bikes and take tours with groups or tour on your own.
Biking is a great way to stay healthy and enjoy a city especially in areas who pride themselves on catering to bicycles including these and hundreds of other amazing cities around the world. Stay healthy and enjoy exploring the city in a different way this summer.