As the longest day of the year approaches, discover some of the best rides across the globe so you can make the most of the sunshine this summer solstice on June 21st.
20.9km | 1,420m+
Location: Near Kane, Wyoming
Alternate Route 14 is the biggest climb in the state of Wyoming, with gradients approaching 11%. A beautiful scenic route, it´s the perfect way to discover the impressive mountain range and experience typical wide-ranging, American roads. Once you reach the top, don't miss the incredible view of the famous Rockies, especially clear in the month of June.
BOX HILL OLYMPIC CIRCUIT (UK)
16.8km | 266m+
Location: Box Hill, South East England
Considered one of the best routes in England, Box Hill was home to the London Olympic Games in 2012. Offering picturesque views of the stunning Surrey hills - an “Area of National Beauty” – lookout for the famous narrow Zig Zag road on the face of the hill which features a steady climb of 120 metres (390 ft) over 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi). Although on a much smaller scale, it has been likened to the Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps. Be sure to leave early enough to enjoy the sunset over the lush River Mole Valley.
CHIEMSEE RUNDWEG (GERMANY)
52.6km | 664m+
Location: Prien a. Chiemsee, Bavaria
The Chiemsee Rundweg route is known as one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Bavaria. With 221 meters in altitude and few inclines, the route is ideal for a leisurely ride with friends and family to enjoy splendid vistas of the Bavarian Sea. End your ride with a refreshing dip in the Chiemsee lake, perfect for cooling off in the sun!
SWITZERLAND: NUFENEN PASS (SWITZERLAND)
12.8km | 1,108m+
Location: Ulrichen, Canton of Valais
This is the second highest road pass in Switzerland, reaching an altitude of almost 2,500m. With gradients of up to 9%, this is an excellent route that will challenge you, and the temperatures remain enjoyable thanks to the altitude. Plus, the clear June skies will offer you a splendid view of the great Alpine peaks at the top.