8 Cities You’d Love to Explore on a Bicycle

For many people, cycling on city streets can be a daunting or somewhat scary idea. The lack of bike paths and bicycle-friendly measures make it difficult to travel by bike. But a growing number of cities in the world are becoming more bike-friendly. These are cities where residents and tourists can enjoy traveling around on two wheels without worrying about unsafe conditions. Here are eight cities you will love exploring on a bicycle.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Why visit: One of the world’s bike-friendliest cities, Grachtengordel (canal belt) which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, safe bicycle paths, bicycling is part of the Amsterdam experience, stunning architecture and scenery to explore, biking around the city is easy and fun

Berlin, Germany
Why visit: Art, culture, and music hub; historic attractions, beautiful architecture, bike-friendly with wide streets and designated bike paths and lanes, laws and measures that keep cyclists safe

Copenhagen, Denmark
Why visit: One of the world’s bike-friendliest cities; beautiful architecture, the food, design scene, a huge number of residents travel around by bicycle, bike lanes that make it easy to travel to scenic attractions around the city

Kyoto, Japan
Why visit: The city is home to 17 Unesco Heritage Sites, stunning temples and shrines, see the Geisha District, breathtaking landscape, getting around on bicycle is easy

Paris, France
Why visit: Spectacular architecture, museums and art galleries, food, popular tourist attractions, hidden gems, bicycle-friendly city, public bike hire scheme, cycling paths that boast of amazing scenery

Portland, Oregon, USA
Why visit: Breweries, scenic views, farmers’ markets, ranked as among the “best cities for cycling”, many locals travel around by bike, conducive place for bike tours

Montreal, Canada
Why visit: Natural attractions, festivals, food fairs, strong bike culture, biker-friendly trails, safe bike paths and lanes, easy routes for tourists to explore

Trondheim, Norway
Why visit: The Nidaros Domkirke, the Old Town Bridge, picturesque streets, delicious food, nearby fjords, bicycle-friendly, bicycle lift, safe bike lanes, easy to rent a bike