With new routes opening up all the time, this list is always changing. Exotic destinations such as active volcanoes and the tops of glaciers, once unheard of, are commonplace now. Many of these routes were once known to just a handful advanced cyclists, but now tour companies are here and have made the trips easier than ever before.
- Leh to Manali, India
You’ll come to the highest road pass on earth on this almost impassable route through Northern India’s tallest Himalayan peaks.
- World’s Most Dangerous Road, Bolivia
The La Paz-to-Coroico road descends approximately 11,811 feet. The 40 mile route starts in the Bolivian altiplano and ends in the sub-tropical Yungas.
- Maui, Hawaii, United States
After sunrise on the extinct volcano, hop on your bike and descend from 10,000 feet at Maui’s Haleakala crater.
- Italian Lakes District
Traverse the Alps along the Swiss/Italian border to Lakes Maggiore, Lugano and Como.
- Adelaide to Alice Springs, Australia
An journey from coast to coast known as "the Crossing". The 30-day excursion covers a wide variety of landscapes, giving you more than just a taste of the country.
- Queen Charlotte Singletrack, New Zealand
This 44 mile trail is the longest continuous track in the country.Queenstown, New Zealand
- Loire Valley, France
Pass chateaus and castles in the French countryside.
- Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
One of the world’s most active volcanoes. Now one of the world’s hottest biking sites and most memorable.
- Lhasa to Katmandu, Tibet
The Everest Basecamp and the Rongbuk Monastery are among the extraordinary stops on this incredibly challenging bike route that only the advanced cyclists should attempt.
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks are both fair game for the serious expert or adventurous amateur.