Traditional cycling has long been the favourite method of travel for both commuters, cycling holiday enthusiasts and general cyclists alike.
But that isn’t to say that traditional cycling is the only way to have a great time on two wheels!
As cycling has aged as a sport people have begun looking for fresh and exciting ways to re-invigorate cyclists’ love of the sport. And it seems one development is beginning to pull ahead of the pack…
Fat Biking has seen a surge in popularity in recent years and it’s easy to see why!
If you’re unfamiliar with Fat Bikes they are bikes that are specifically designed to handle tougher terrain than traditional bicycles. To do this they employ the use of harder, heavier frames and larger wheels which cover much more surface area than your usual bike.
These changes allow the bike to plough through awkward terrain like sand, mud and deep snow.
At Whereabouts Holidays we have a selection of amazing Fat Biking holidays to temp you!
But if you need a little more tempting, here are just a few reasons why you need to try a fat biking holiday:
Explore New Lands
While some might see Fat Biking as a good opportunity to take on their local muddy park – and that’s a great option too! – others might see this as a missed opportunity.
Why not head abroad to find the perfect fat biking challenge?
See it as the perfect excuse to explore new lands and new opportunities. When else will you be able to have the ideal excuse to visit a country you always wanted to see?
Finland, for example, is a winter wonderland rich in wildlife, vast landscapes and rich cultural traditions.
Whereabouts Holidays’ Fat Biking adventures in Finland make for some of the more exciting and inspiring adventure holidays you’ll ever embark upon. You can check them out for yourself here.
Tackle New Terrain
There are so many incredible benefits to cycling (physical health, mental health, speed, efficiency etc) that we often overlook any negatives. And one of the negatives of traditional cycling is the limitation that comes with traditional bikes.
If you tried to put a normal bike through its paces in terrain like deep mud or snow it would undoubtedly struggle, if not totally fail. In a real-world situation, you’d literally be stuck!
A Fat Bike, however, glides through much of these difficult terrains with ease. Simply because that’s exactly what it was designed to do!
No longer will you be held back by skinny tyres. Now, you’ve got the chance to try a beast of a bike and give yourself a real challenge!
Now, speaking of challenges…
A Good Workout
Cycling is one of the very best sports to try if you’re looking to lose weight, build stamina or simply fit in a solid workout.
But given that you’re essentially pushing your way through tougher terrain than usual, it should come as no surprise that you’re getting a cracking workout when you embark on a fat biking holiday.
In fact, in relatively soft conditions, you can burn through approximately up to 1500 calories every single hour… crazy we know!
You might need to push your legs a little harder, and the ride might require a little more input from your core strength than usual, but it makes for an unforgettable exercise experience.
So… what are you waiting for?!
If you’d like to gear up for your new Fat Biking holiday with Whereabouts Holidays, hit the link here and let your next adventure begin!