I've always loved cycling in my local area and touring with friends. I think cycling is the best way to see and experience a country.
Best of Slovenia - Lakes to the Coast. The perfect way to get to know this little country. Swooping down from Bled to Bohinj on day two is beyond magical and there are constant impressive sights; high mountains and limestone hills, impressive castles and deep caves, medieval towns and Renaissance and Baroque cities.
Puglia feels unspoilt and special. Matera is an exceptional place to start the tour. I loved the quiet country roads, the sun-drenched olive groves, gorgeous coastal routes and interesting towns. Oh and the fabulous cheap coffee was good too!
Cycling around the hundreds of temples in Bagan in Myanmar – road quality and gears were a little ropey but the scenery was stunning!
Top travel tip
Don't pack too much! I made that mistake on my first Freedom Treks tour to Slovenia. Plus if you can set off soon-ish after breakfast, it means you have plenty of time to stop for coffees, photos and leisurely lunches.