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Cycling Tour In Belarus

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Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cycling

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Belarusian cities and roads are becoming increasingly convenient for cycling tourism.

You can use the bicycle path in Minsk, choose an organized cycling excursion to visit sightseeings of Belarus or take an eco-tour to one of the national parks.

This convenient and mobile transport has long been popular with Belarusians, especially in rural areas where almost every family has one or more bicycles.

But at present Belarus focuses on the development of urban infrastructure for cyclists.

New residential districts of Minsk and other cities are built taking into account cyclists’ needs. Wide sidewalks are separated into two lanes, one for pedestrians and the other for cyclists. Roadsides along main intercity roads are separated by traffic lane markings though it is necessary to follow traffic rules for your own safety.

Recently the Belarusian capital is becoming increasingly comfortable for fans of cycling tours.

According to plans 500km of bike paths should appear in Minsk: 50km of main bikeways and 450km of combined paths for pedestrians and cyclists. A network of six bicycle tourism routes is going to be created for sightseeing in Minsk.

.The longest bikeway in Minsk (27km) cosses almost the entire city from the northwest to the southeast passing aong the Svisloch River through the most picturesque places of Minsk: Pobeditelei Avenue, Victory Park, Yanka Kupala Park and Gorky Park.

The width of the track is 2.5-3m. During the warm season mobile bicycle rentals operate here along with Minsk’s first bicycle cafe on the bank of the Svisloch River.

There is also a bike path along Independence Avenue, the city's main motorway. This bikeway leads from the Belarusian State Circus to the National Library of Belarusthrough Victory Square, Yakub Kolas Square, the Minsk Central Department Store, Central Botanical Garden and Chelyuskintsev Park.

Another interesting bike path is situated in the historic part of Minsk, Loshitsa Park, where the manor of the 18-19th centuries and ancient buildings of the former brewery are located (the complex is undergoing renovations).

Bicycle sharing system is not developed in Minsk: there are no automated bicycle sharing stations but you can rent a bike for some time (a few hours or days) and return it to the same rental station

During the warm season cycling is very popular with tourists. New bike routes regularly appear in Belarus. They are equipped with information signs, bicycle parking racks and places for recreation.

Bike routes run through the national parks Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Naroch lakes, Braslav Lakes , the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve and alibokskaya Pushcha reserve in Minsk Oblast.

A cycling route with the length of over 200km was built in Mogilev Oblast, a .5km bikeway and the routes for cyclists and pedestrians Augustow Canal and many others.

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