As a cardio exercise there are many wonderful options and I tried out a lot: dancing, running, horseback riding but I would have never thought I would start road biking one day.
Now it is one of my favorite (summer) activities!
A couple of years ago I started to have knee problems from running to often and a friend recommended to try road biking – I was super skeptical but tried it and I had to admit – it’s super fun!
Road biking is less exhausting than running (at least for me 😄), great for people with knee problems and you see way more of the world as biking 40 km is done easily. Recently I saw a fox!
Road biking is also a great exercise for girls – don’t fear to get supersize thighs – they rather get more toned and slimmer! 😉
As a road bikes can be quite pricy, rent one for a couple of days and see if you like it! Some companies even offer trial group rides for free e.g. Canyon* regularly offers these events (https://www.canyon.com/de-de/events/).
It might seem like a huge investment but (for me) it was absolut worth it.
As I mentioned above in winter I do not like do ride outside because I get reeeeeally cold. So in winter I use my bike indoors with a bike trainer once or twice a week (mostly while watching Netflix* 😄), not nearly as fun as riding outside but staying active is important!
*Advertising because of brand naming.