City Travel

Get Active During City Travel

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 bike leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

By: Moyan Brenn

Not all of our travel can be dedicated to our favorite outdoor sports. Whether it’s travel for work or with family, sometimes we’re stuck in cities, which don’t easily lend themselves to living the OutwardOn life, which is what we try to dedicate our site to. The best way to experience these cities, however, is to think of them as no different than your favorite trail or national park.

Rent a Bike

It’s a simple solution, but renting a bike can be a great way to explore the city as if it were anything but a concrete jungle. You’ll get your blood pumping and keep up your fitness routine, while also being able to see as much of your destination as possible. With enough effort, you can even manage to hit up the majority of the city’s parks, like Hyde Park or St. James’s Park in London. A city bike trek can still be a trek, but we all have to change our mindsets to achieve that high we get from the outdoors.

It won’t replace a ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it’s a better alternative than riding the London Underground.

Walk Everywhere

If renting a bike isn’t an option, or you’re working on a budget, just walk everywhere. Skip the taxis, skip the Underground and put your legs to work.

When you’re on foot in a city you truly get to experience its personality. Yes, cities have personalities, that unique feel you get when you’re lost on less traveled streets, stopping in at restaurants the tourists skip and finding the hole-in-the-wall shops that have been there for decades. You’ll quickly realize just how much you can appreciate the things these destinations have to offer.

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