Due to COVID-19 the whole world is turning upside down. A big challenge, though also a reason to explore new opportunities for both the tourism industry and daily commuters! Cycling provides a solution in a 1,5 meter / 6 foot society, for a more eco-friendly way of travel and for more interaction and authentic experiences. We wrote down 4 reasons why we believe you should consider a cycling holiday next year!
Being outside reduces the chance of infection. The advantage of cycling is that you automatically keep a distance between you and others. Cycling is safer than traveling by any type of public transport.
Not only this year but in ALL years cycling is healthy because you get a lot of exercise, spend time outdoors and are in a natural environment. Both physically and mentally, these are important elements in daily life as well as on vacation. And especially during the pandemic, some extra Vitamin D can do no harm.
Every country is happy with tourism. However, tourists tend to go to the same cities which can cause 'over tourism' and reduce the livability for local residents. Cycling tourism is ideal in this respect, because cyclists also visit the smaller, more picturesque locations. This is beneficial for both the visitors, as well as the local economy who are given a helping hand in difficult times.
Continuing on point 3, fewer people in one city and more widely distributed tourism also means less chance of wide contamination by the virus.
At Holland Bike Tours we wish everyone a happy and safe end of the year. Do you have questions about cycling and-or cycling holidays (in the Netherlands)? Please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help you on your way!
Pictures: Cyclist commute to work on their bikes