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Why You Should Give Cycling a Try – with Cycle Republic

I think it would be fair to say that the UK is a nation of cycling enthusiasts, of sorts. In between our success in the male and female cycling divisions at the Olympics to our strong presence in the Tour de France, we have a constant drip of cycling inspiration to spur us to give it a try. And judging from the countryside roads that are chock a block with both cars and weekend riders, to parks and nature reserves heaving with families on their own cycling jaunts, even the queues of cyclists on the cycle superhighways in London, many of us have taken up the sport with full zest.

For other people though, cycling simply stops at the screen and news reports.  

To understand what makes people take up cycling in the first place, and offer my own experiences in cycling, I have teamed up with Cycle Republic, who sponsored this post. Continue reading

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Exploring San Francisco on Two Wheels


If there was one word to describe California, it would be diverse; from its desert to mountainous landscapes, its metropolitan cities and whistlestop cowboy villages, to its weather, one can find anything and everything in this state. With this in mind, California was a natural choice when it came to choosing a destination for our road trip, and what better starting point than San Francisco?

With a reputation of being one of the world’s greenest cities, San Francisco is easy to walk around and explore, as long as you have calves of steel to take on its many hills! With a city of that size though, it soon became apparent that we needed to swap our two feet for two wheels. And so we rented some noble steeds from one of San Francisco’s many bike shops and meandered along the coast towards our destination: the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. Continue reading

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Plastiras Lake: an ideal destination for each season

Lake Plastiras in Thessaly, is a getaway destination for thousands of tourists all over the world each season, as it offers a variety of opportunities and activities for more or less adventurous types. The summits of Agrafa are ideal for climbing and the mountainous slopes are perfect for hiking or skiing.

The area’s terrain has a strange landscape filled with slopes and cliffs. Air sports are ideal for anyone who wants to increase their adrenaline. On the other hand, the blue and green colours of lake waters create the perfect setting for relaxation and recreation all year round. Especially boating, fishing and swimming are visitors’ favourites.

Horse-riding and shooting are also a priceless experience in Lake Plastiras. You can also rent mountain bikes, water-bikes, canoes, wind-surfing boards and other equipment suitable for lake sports. What’s more you can go for a swim or rod-fishing, near Pezoula and the Botanical Gardens. At Lake Plastiras, you may only fish with a rod, for the protection of the environment. It is a funny way if you wish to try your luck and have a fun experience.


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You have to be careful as it is strictly forbidden to use any engine boat or water vehicle in the lake, however there are special water bicycles you can use, which are also funnier.

If photo shooting is your hobby then this beautiful landscape will definitely fill you with excitement! You can free your talent and take as many photos as you wish in order to remember this magnificent art of nature.

In terms of sightseeing you can visit the Monastery of Panagia Plelekiti, absolutely visit the artificial dam created the Lake Plastiras. What’s more, time permitting, you can also see the observatory, from where you can admire the stunning natural surroundings of Lake Plastiras.

For your accommodation you opt for Titagion Boutique Hotel built in the village of Ag. Athanasios on the eastern banks of Lake Plastira, 800m. above sea level. The hotel stands in a privileged position offering panoramic views over the lake.

It is really worth to visit Lake Plastiras as it is a unique experience for each visitor when combined with horse-riding, fishing, and other activities as well.

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