Aside from the amazing views you get on an Escape Adventures bike tour, you also get a great workout. If you looking at adding biking as a form of regular workout, here is some helpful info to encourage you down that path:
Biking is a top-notch cardio workout. You’ll burn about 400 calories an hour. Plus it strengthens your lower body, including your legs, hips, and glutes.
If you want a workout that’s gentle on your back, hips, knees, and ankles, this is a great choice.
You can cycle on the road, a bike path, or a mountain trail. Indoors, you can do your workout on a stationary bike or buy a stand, called an indoor trainer, for your outdoor bike.
If you’re a beginner, choose a flat bike path or road. If you’re ready for a tougher workout that also engages your upper body and core, try mountain biking. It’s also called off-road biking. You can do it on trails and different types of rough terrain.
Mountain biking is trickier because you have to navigate hills and surfaces, so your upper body and core will kick into gear. It’s more of a total-body workout than biking on the road, which is mostly a lower-body cardio workout.
Plan to get on your bike and ride for 30-60 minutes, 3-5 days a week.
Start every ride with a warm-up. Pedal at a slow, easy pace for 5-10 minutes. Then boost your speed so you start to sweat. If you’re riding a stationary bike, simply change the settings for a faster pace.
When you’re ready to wrap things up, take an extra 5 minutes to cool down by cycling at a slower pace.
Cycling gets your heart rate up almost as much as running and burns a lot of calories. It’s also gentle on your body. It doesn’t put a lot of stress on your joints, which helps if you’re getting into shape or have joint problems.
Core: Yes. Your core will get stronger from biking.
Arms: No. This workout doesn’t specifically target your arms.
Legs: Yes. This is a great workout for your legs, especially your quads and hamstrings.
Glutes: Yes. Your glutes and hips will get a serious workout from biking.
Back: No. This workout doesn’t specifically target your back. If you want to add an upper body workout, try mountain biking. It will engage your back muscles as you navigate up and down hills.