Cycling tourism to get off the ground in Iran

February 27, 2017

TEHRAN – With the aim of improving services to tourists visiting Iran, a professional course will be held for the first time for cycling tour guides in the country.

The Cycling Federation and the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will co-host a 5-month course especially for male trainees in the next Iranian calendar year, which begins on March 21, ISNA reported on Friday.

Stunning scenery, hospitable people, abundant historical sites, regional cuisine, and affordable accommodation are amongst incentives for bike traveling in Iran.

Some professionals say the best times to cycle Iran are spring and autumn to avoid extremes in temperature. 

Cycle touring is very popular in Western and Central Europe, and many operators have sprung up to take advantage of positive market conditions.

An undated photo above depicts cyclists reveling in a countryside path in northern Iran.

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