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Fun cycling vacations, the best way to see a city while staying fit for baby boomers

Baby Boomers are not contented with traveling around while sitting on a tour bus; they want to be more proactive with more of them opting to explore a place, city or country by pedaling their way. In a recent segment in Sky News, it was said that “bicycling vacations is the new golf. In fact it has become so popular that there are more than 400 bicycle tours offered in about 70 countries across the globe. Although the trend is fast catching up with families, it is the way to go for Baby Boomers. Here are the reasons cycling vacations are popular with Baby Boomers.

  • More tour companies offer cycling vacation as options for adults.  They don’t just offer a standard cycling vacation; they take into consideration the general physical fitness of Baby Boomers.   The biking routes are tested by professionals and are chosen based on the profile of a Baby Boomer generally. They also offer the use of electric bikes so less experienced cyclists can still enjoy a cycling vacation.
  • Tour companies can personalize a cycling vacation depending on what you need, what you want to experience and what you want to see.  It can also combine your cycling vacation with other activities. Crystal Cruises has started offering biking adventures in their port of calls
  • Today, Baby Boomers are more conscious about their health. A healthy lifestyle is what they yearn for. Cycling is easy to the joints and is a low-impact form of exercise, which is appealing for travelers who are 50 years old and above.  It’s actually better than walking for hiking for hours.
  • Cycling vacations provide Baby Boomers the opportunity to be up close and personal with the locals and learn more about their culture. It provides the freedom to stop anywhere, enjoy the scenery, and form friendships. It is actually more relaxing and fulfilling.
  • According to an article in People for Bikes, new senior trips are equivalent to more than a third of the overall gain in biking as a result of changes in older people's travel behavior. Baby boomers welcome the adventure, love the open air, and enjoy the adrenaline rush that goes with cycling.

Before you embark on a cycling holiday, you must test your skill and stamina few weeks or months before your planned trip. Remember that a cycling vacation is different from riding a stationary bike in a gym. You must  also choose a tour that will suit your ability and skill level. Consult Jubilee Travel http://www.jubileeonline.ca for more information and details.

By Chiemi Irene Alonzo

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