Wild weather and challenging terrain turn this one-month cycle tour of New Zealand into seriously hard yakka.
The Himalayan route from Manali to Leh in north-western India reaches altitudes of more than 5000m. Doing it on a bicycle will have you gasping for every breath, but this could well be the ultimate two-wheeled adventure.
Touted as having some of the best cycling New Zealand has to offer, the Mountain to Sea Trail is immersed in history.
Explore a land where there are buffalo on the singletrack, fried crickets in the salad and hooting is considered good manners.
The Welsh have bog snorkelling. Now South Australia brings you bog cycling – just try tackling the Mawson Trail after winter rains.
Want to see more of the world under your own steam? Touring by bike might just be the trick.
From the inner city to the remote bush, here are 10 of the best cycling tracks across Australia