Friday, 17 June 2016

3 Rules to Stay Fit on Your Pyrenees Cycling Holidays

It is summer and the best time for holidays. The first thing that comes to mind when planning our summer vacation is to get away from our mundane daily routine and hectic work life schedule. Some  want a little more than a beach holiday and look towards a sports centred vacation. A most amazing sport  is cycling through mountains.  You will certainly find Pyrenees cycling holidays the best vacation experience.  However, many of us are unaware of the facts that we need to remember before a long cycling trip.


The number one concern when riding long distances on a bike is the correct nutrition.  It is essential that you eat and drink at regular intervals throughout the day in order that you can complete your trip.

Rule 1: Early Breakfast

Always eat at least 90 minutes before the cycling trip. The best way to remain full for hours is by having breakfast made of complex carbohydrates, which makes the digestion process slow and thus helping you to have a full stomach for a longer time. It is better if you keep the breakfast fat free and consume more fibre.  

Rule 2: Eat on the Go  

It is important  to eat during your  ride, as this will help you to maintain your energy level throughout the day.   Depending on how far and how long your route takes, stop off at cafes en route as well as taking energy snacks with you.

Rule 3: Hydration  

Water is the main source of your hydration.  Riding in the Pyrenees on a hot summer day you will consume a lot of water. Most villages have a communal water tap for free, take advantage of these.  Also it is a good idea to take some energy gells along with you as there may be times when you need that boost to get you back to camp.

Apart from these rules, it is also necessary that you don’t over eat or over drink. So, make sure that you stay healthy and enjoy the beautiful Pyrenees cycling holidays.

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