Bike, hike and raft in Oregon's Columbia Gorge over six glorious days as you cycle tour the northwest of the USA.
The United States of America – it is a country that many would think requires little introduction given its prominent role in the world. However, despite its global reach, thinking you know every inch of the country would be foolish. Away from the bustling metropolises that adorn our TV screens, a whole glorious world of adventure awaits.
Wide open skies, red-rock deserts, stupendous national parks, rainforests, country lanes and towering mountain peaks are just a few of the different landscapes and sights you can lose your gaze to. With so much to see and absorb, it is easy to understand why so many people view this as the perfect place for a good old-fashioned American road trip.
However, to truly savour every moment, breathe in that wild air and really experience American the way it should be you must take things slowly and grab a bike. This is a country built for bicycle lovers, who have that burning desire for an iconic adventure, the kind they could eventually pen a book about.
And to really get that sheer kick of excitement as you pedal out, there is no better place to start than Arizona. While best known for being home to the Grand Canyon, this state really has so much to offer. Take your pick from the Saguaro National Park which protects the cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape, the luscious Prescott State Forest or the glorious Sedona Rocks which offer mesmerising canyon views.
If you have not lost weeks to the glorious rides on offer in Arizona then it is high time to change gear and take your bike to New England. If you crave cute country lanes, craft breweries and tasty treats then a ride in Southern Vermont is a must. But if you really want that sea breeze, soft light and beach vibes then head for the barrier island of Cape Cod and watch as you lose track of the hours.
No matter which direction you head there are a multitude of beautiful cycling adventures to be had in America. A mere few days of riding will quickly reveal why this magnificent land is often referred to as the ‘melting pot’. There are different cultures, cuisines, sights and more to be devoured and explored every single day. You will be writing that book in no time.