15 Seriously Weird USA Roadside Attractions (10 We Should Completely Avoid)

| October 26, 2018

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Is there any endeavor more classic to America than the road trip? The mythology of the US highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon and it’s not hard to see why.

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Touring Catalonia

Touring Catalonia is a local company dedicated to organize active tours (bike and hike) in Girona's region, just 100 km far from Barcelona, 60 km to the Pyrenees mountains and 40 km to the Costa Brava beaches.We offer different bike tours: 6 nights easy, flat and nice self-guided bike tours. Most of the route goes along a safe path (the Greenways) only for cyclist and hikers, forbidden to any vehicles.

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Touring Catalonia

Touring Catalonia is a local company dedicated to organize active tours (bike and hike) in Girona's region, just 100 km far from Barcelona, 60 km to the Pyrenees mountains and 40 km to the Costa Brava beaches.We offer different bike tours: 6 nights easy, flat and nice self-guided bike tours. Most of the route goes along a safe path (the Greenways) only for cyclist and hikers, forbidden to any vehicles.

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