Biking Getaways

June 3rd, 2014 | In: Motorbike, Travelling Abroad

Great Biking Breaks

Here at Devitt Insurance, we know bikers’ holidays don’t tend to be all beaches and sun cream. So, whether you want to get away for a weekend, a week or even longer, we’ve rounded up some of the very best biking breaks to choose from in Europe. Adventure seekers – this one’s for you!

The Adriatic Coast, Croatia

For those seeking stunning sea views, the Adriatic Coast is a dream come true. Often regarded as the ‘French Riviera of Eastern Europe’, a trip here offers bikers a wonderful tour through the Croatian region of Zagorje towards Kumrovec, all the way down into the beautiful Plitvice National Park.

Once you hit the coast itself, enjoy a stunning stretch with the sea on your right and towering mountains to the left as you bike down to Dubrovnik. Be sure to take advantage of the gorgeous blue sea with its many resorts, hotels and safe parking.

Adriatic Coast

The Austrian Alps, Austria

For those who would rather seek adventure in the mountains, the Alps never disappoint. The Austrian Alps offer particularly wonderful opportunities for bikers, such as the magnificent waterfalls on the river Rhein and a ride along the Swiss side of Lake Constance. With plenty of bike-friendly hotels along the way, you can enjoy everything this Alpine break has to offer without worrying about your bike.

From your journey through the Alps, you have the opportunity to ride into Switzerland or Italy. Whether you opt for the Arlberg Pass, Silveretta Pass, Ressia Pass or even the Weissseespitze Glacier, there is a seemingly endless amount of choice.

While you’re here, you’ll want to check out the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road, with 36 hairpin bends and 3,798 metres high. From here you’ll be able to ride directly into Hohe Tauern National Park and the stunning Pasterze Glacier. It’s the perfect biking break for those who like to be high off the ground.

The Black Forest, Germany

For those who like their adventures to be filled with mystery and intrigue, the Black Forest in Germany offers the perfect biking break. As one of Germany’s most picturesque regions, it is easily one of the most attractive biking destinations in Europe. Settle down in one of the biker-friendly hotels and enjoy the spectacular firs and spruce trees towering above you. Take a ride out to the Lakes Titisee and Schluchsee before journeying on to the historic town of Freiburg.

While you’re in the Black Forest, you’ll have access to Germany’s most famous biking road, the B500. With a fantastic smooth surface and long, sweeping bends, this road (coupled with some Black Forest gateaux) is surely the highlight of the trip.

Black Forest

The Scottish Highlands, Scotland

For those looking for a fantastic break a little closer to home, the Scottish Highlands offers a fantastic break for bikers. From the spectacular Scottish scenery to the famous historic sites, Scotland is a supremely picturesque biking destination.

With plenty of biker-friendly hotels in the local highland hamlets, check out Bike Stay, it’s easy to set up a base here for exploring the Highlands. Ride into the historic Victorian town of Pitlochry, head upwards into the mountain resort of Glencoe, or even bike along the coast in the town of Inverness – Scotland has it all.

A biking break here gives you a fantastic opportunity to visit some of the most magnificent Scottish castles, such as the beautiful Blair Castle, the spectacular 16th century Castle Menzies, and the legendary Glamis Castle among many others. For those seeking out myths and legends, Scotland offers up a fascinating rugged landscape.

Scottish Border

Whether you are seeking out mountain highs, coastal views or fascinating landscapes, there are endless opportunities available to make the most of an exciting biking break, both at home and abroad. Choose to ride with a group or challenge yourself by going it alone – either way; these great biking breaks will encourage your sense of adventure.