Bicycling is one of the best ways to get you out of the densely populated and tourist-heavy areas and out into the natural beauty of the countryside of your exotic destination. Any stable region with large swaths of nature offers bike tours. An agency may offer guided tours or simply directions on what path to take for a safe, enjoyable journey. Don't dismiss the idea of a guide -- they're experts on local history and culture, and can recommend great cafes, restaurants or sites to check out on the bike tour. Nevertheless, always travel in groups, with someone stationed at the front and rear of your pack.