Characteristics of the countries where cyclists often travel on cycling trips.
Finland, Sweden, Norway
Visa: issued relatively liberal, although Schengen.
Overnight: there is no ban on the installation of tents.
Local population: tourists are taken for granted.
Visa: issued without problems, at the entrance to the country.
Overnight: tents can be put almost everywhere, although there are cheap hotels everywhere.
Local population: it treats tourists well, but we must take care not to be deceived (in the market).
Notes: something where you can meet with oriental temperament.
Visa: tough visa policy.
Accommodation: in most places, tents can be set up without problems.
The local population: the tourist is treated friendly to the source of their income.
Visa: quite bureaucratic receipt.
Accommodation: in some places, you can put up a tent, but with the existing infrastructure of hotels and campgrounds with affordable prices, it makes no sense to search for accommodation in another place.
Local population: tourists in the Czech Republic are normal, and they pay little attention.
Visa: without further ado issued at the embassy.
Overnight: in the mountains, you can, on the plain problematic.
Local people: friendly.
Notes: the service is unobtrusive.
Visa: get hard enough.
Accommodation: many places where you can put up a tent.
Local population: treats tourists normally.
Western Europe: Germany, Italy, France, England, etc., USA and Canada
Visa: strict visa policy, high requirements for documents, is often denied.
Accommodation: as a rule, tents cannot be set up, prices in hotels are high, the only way out is camping.
Local population: the attitude is normal.
Visa: despite the large number of requirements, getting a visa is quite simple.
Overnight: tents can be set up in desert areas and along the shores of the Dead Sea;
Local population: friendly, especially former compatriots.
Notes: with an Israeli visa may not be allowed in some Arab countries.
Visa: put at the airport.
Overnight: tents can be put almost everywhere.
Local people: begging, extortion of money, they want something to sniff.
Notes: The best places for cycling are the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea Coast. The best bicycle route planner on your bicycle tour.
Visa: for a short period, a visa is not needed.
Overnight: tents can be set only in the north in mountainous areas and in the south near the sea.
Local population: friendly, always ready to help.
Visa: no problem at the embassy.
Overnight: tents can be set everywhere.
The local population: friendly, problems are very rare.
Notes: poor drinking water and hygiene during the hike.
Visa: issued without problems at the embassy or consulate.
Accommodation: in the north, tents can be set up cycling trips everywhere, in the densely populated south of the most problematic campsites and cheap hotels.
The local population: friendly, but there are cases of extortion.
Notes: unsanitary conditions, there is no order on the roads.
Visa: difficult to get and quite expensive.
Overnight: in some places, tents can be put, in others it is impossible.
Local people: friendly.
Notes: bureaucracy, extortion of officials, there are areas where foreigners cannot be.
States of Central Asia, except Turkmenistan
Visa: not required.
Overnight: tents can be set up everywhere.
The local population: friendly, but sometimes there are problems.
Notes: exactions of officials, the laws are not always executed.