World’s best airport bike paths

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Manchester Airport has an orbital cycle path with a pair of tunnels passing beneath runways

Bikers experience planes flying overhead on the southwest side of the Lanzarote airport in the Canary Islands

Bangkok has a 15-mile bike path that loops around Suvarnabhumi Airport

CNN  — 

Bicycles and airplanes might not seem like the greatest travel partners.

Yet two wheels and two wings can co-exist in surprisingly beautiful ways.

Consider the airport bike path, an increasingly popular feature at airports around the world.

Some allow travelers to pedal right up to their plane, while others skirt airport perimeters, permitting cyclists a closeup view of the behemoths of the sky.

Here’s a selection of world favorites.