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Lonely Planet names Vancouver world's 2nd best place for a Cycling Holiday

Vancouver has some of the bestcycling routes as well as the bounty of world-renowned mountain biking trail networks right on their doorstep

Lonely Planet names Vancouver world's 2nd best place for a Cycling Holiday

Now, that abundance has been recognized by Lonely Planet, which recently ranked Vancouver as one of the 10 best spots in the world to take a “cycling holiday.”

According to the travel publication, “Vancouver’s North Shore is a legendary place to ride mountain bikes. Situated a short drive from the city centre, steep tracks twist down through old-growth red cedars, aided by a range of man-made bridges and teeter totters (see-saws). The riding there will leave you giddy with laughter if your skills are up to it..”

Lonely Planet also notes that for those who are looking for gentler rides, “there are lots of cross-country trails about as well.”

Vancouver landed in second place on the list, right behind Siena, Italy, and right in front of Yorkshire, England.

The full list is as follows

  Siena, Italy
  Vancouver, Canada
  Yorkshire, England
  Stavanger, Norway
  Girona, Spain
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Athens, USA
  Cape Breton, Canada
  Boulder, USA
  Chihuahua, Mexico

Vancouver hosts the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

Being held in North America for the 1st time, the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are coming to Vancouver / Whistler, Canada on September 9-13, 2020.

RBC GranFondo Whistler is one of the biggest Gran Fondo's on the North American continent

Centered around a festival of cycling, the World Championships are on a Wednesday - Sunday program of parties, competition and the best of BC. The gorgeous West Coast of Canada plays backdrop to an unforgettable experience where World Champions will be crowned and memories made to last a lifetime.
 
For more details and to learn how to qualify, please visit: rbcgranfondo.com/world-championships
 
Vancouver hosts the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships