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Introducing Some Of The Most Scenic Cycling Routes In the USA

Thanks to the enormity of the United States, the country boasts an incredible variety of landscapes and vistas, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of two wheels! Cycling enthusiasts have plenty to explore in each and every state, from the open landscapes in California to the other-worldly scenery in Utah.

Whatever kind of landscapes get under your skin, why not join a cycling tour and experience some of the most incredible corners of this vast country has to offer?

Big Sur Coast, Carmel to Ragged Point Highway One, California

Fully immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of California’s Pacific coastline with the Highway One route. Design the tour with your abilities in mind, breaking it up between Carmel and Cambria before taking some long coffee breaks at Ragged Point and Hearst Castle, two of the most major sightseeing spots on the route.

Going To The Sun Highway, Montana

Into the raw wilderness we go for the Going To The Sun tour in Montana. Based in Montana’s Glacier National Park, it presents a unique challenge for any cyclist. Amounting to 32 miles that climbs to over 3,000 feet, it presents a rich variety of terrain that encompasses Avalanche Creek, the Trail of the Cedars and the snowy peaks of the towering mountains all around.

And with black bear, grizzlies and moose sightings all along the trail, it has plenty to offer in terms of wildlife too.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Is this Utah or did we just land in Mars? Known for its red sand and complex network of caves and rock formations, Canyonlands National Park is a treasure trove for cyclists. The ultimate challenge for mountain bikers who fancy testing their skills on different terrain, the tracks are rocky, sandy and very tricky in places, so make sure you have all the appropriate equipment, as well as a sturdy bike.

Mount Lemmon, Arizon

Don’t fall into the trap of dismissing Arizona as a desert plain unsuitable for cyclists. Tucson is great for cyclists and even boasts a cooler climate that’s perfect for heavy exertion. Mount Lemmon is just one hidden gem in this corner of the States.

Start off on the Catalina Highway and expect a dusting of snow at the Summerhaven resort at the top. Then coast your way down the hairpin road back to Tucson in time for a well-earned beer.

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