Planning a bike tour? This site is all about inspiring and helping you to get out and travel by bike.
It’s written by us, Friedel & Andrew. We’ve cycled in 33 countries and by 2010 we’d covered over 60,000km. At that point, we stopped counting but on average we cycle 4,000-5,000km a year.
Where to start? Try our FREE Bike Touring Basics book. It’s 66 pages of bike touring tips and advice on gear.
You can also read the online version of Bike Touring Basics. The text is broadly the same but the free PDF is easier to print and contains more photos.
Chapter 1: Why Go Bike Touring?
Chapter 2: No Experience? No Worries.
Chapter 3: How Much Will It Cost?
Chapter 4: Five Great Places To Ride
Chapter 5: Route Planning
Chapter 6: Where To Sleep
Chapter 7: Solo Or With Friends?
Chapter 8: Preparing For A Tour
Chapter 9: Dealing With Fear
Get in Touch if you still don’t see what you’re looking for. We’d love to share what we know and help plan your next cycling trip.
Can a Brompton folding bike and a trailer make the perfect combination for touring? In this guest post for TravellingTwo, Stijn de Klerk checks out the performance of the Brompton with the Radical Design series of trailers. read more...
It was several months into our world bike tour before we learned what is arguably the most important rule of wild camping. Had we known it, we would never have put our tent here. read more...
Ever dreamt of ditching the paper maps for a bike tour? Steve Rock did just that for a recent 3-week tour of France, and wrote about his experience in a recent article for the UK’s CTC Magazine. read more...
Harriet and Neil Pike spent several months cycling across the Puna: a high altitude region of the Central Andes that spans southern Peru, western Bolivia, north-east Chile and north-west Argentina. They share their tips and experiences from the trip in this edition of 10 Questions. read more...
We’d never recommend packing a gun for a bike tour, but back in the early days of bike touring a pistol was commonly carried by adventurous cyclists such as the McIlraths. Today, for the first time, we stumbled across a historic advertisement for a gun built especially for cyclists. read more...
We’ve just returned from an Easter bike tour through the east of the Netherlands. There were six of us in total, riding four folding bikes and two ‘big wheel’ touring bikes. Here’s the video to tell the story. read more...