1 You can stop anywhere or everywhere
It’s not much fun when you sit on a bus; see something amazing, but you can’t tell the bus driver to stop if you want to take a photo! On a bicycle you have the freedom to stop anywhere on the road, breathe in the moment and take a gazillion photos.
2 You can go at your own pace
The slower you go, the more you can see. Your time is your own and you are completely independent – you can pack up and leave when you want to. You don’t have to schedule your trip around flight, bus or train times. You can go fast down a hill and feel the wind in your hair, push your bicycle up a hill or go for a leisurely stroll.
3 It’s eco-friendly
You are helping Mother Nature, not leaving such a big carbon footprint and not emitting any poisonous gases.
4 It’s affordable
You don’t have to fork out money for transport. You can sleep for cheap if you are camping / squatting and you can get to all those beautiful must-see places by two wheels.
5 It’s healthy
Spending a whole day on a bicycle, breathing in fresh air, dripping in joyous sweat and drinking tons of water beat spending a whole day on your bum in a car or bus.
6 It’s stress free
Cycling along beautiful rice fields, the coast, local villages or speeding down a hill is a form of meditation. You are one with your soul and body, your mind is empty of any worries and you are truly living in the moment.
7 It’s a conversation starter
People stop you on the road, have chats with you, feed you, ask questions and think you are crazy. On a bicycle you are destined to make new friends.
8 Less is more
If you are a shopaholic or can’t say no to that guy selling souvenirs, you finally have an excuse… your space is limited and you know loading your bicycle too heavy or taking too many things will have its consequences.
9 It’s rewarding
There is nothing more rewarding than going up a hill and enjoying a beautiful view, or looking at your speed-o-meter, knowing that you just cycled all those kilometers.
10 It’s an adventure
You have the chance to go off the beaten path, to choose your own path and explore and discover. It’s unconventional, the unknown road ahead of you is always a mystery and you know without a doubt that you’ll have a blast.