Today’s post is going to inspire a bit of wanderlust for all of the cyclists following along. Recently, a friend asked me the following question:
“What dream cycling routes would you like to travel to?”
This question inspired the most recent post on barthaynes.com titled “Ask Bart Haynes: The Best Cycling Routes in the World.” There, I listed 5 of the most scenic routes for cyclists spanning the globe.
On the same note, I’m going to share some photographs with you all today of more beautiful cycling routes that Mother Earth has to offer. From desert to forest to mountain, this planet has anything you could ask for in terms of cycling terrain. To accompany the images on this post, I’m going to attach some of my favorite traveling quotes to spark your imagination and motivate you to get out and explore on the saddle of your bike.
“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
Virginia, United States
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
Carretera Austral, Chile
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury
The Death Road, Bolivia
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Dolomites, Italy
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry
Dirt Road in Mongolia
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman
Bali Bike Path, Indonesia
“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Happy travels and best of luck on the roads, fellow cyclists!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my Barton Haynes Cycling Pinterest page where I’ve been spending a lot of my time pinning more beautiful and inspiration cycling images.