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.
When choosing a rim for the next wheel on your touring bike, you may want to avoid Mavic’s XM719 model. We’ve recommended this rim in the past but it seems something has changed. In the past month, several bike tourists have contacted us to report broken XM719 rims. read more...
In this guest post, Grace Johnson shares practical tips for cycling Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway based on her trip there in the summer of 2013. read more...
We recently received an email from Peter. He wanted to share his touring set up on the Brompton folding bike and show how it’s possible to carry quite a lot of luggage with no modifications. read more...
In recent weeks we’ve had a ton of emails from bike tourists who’ve recently written books about their travels and experiences. We enjoy sharing the experiences of others on bike tours as much as possible so here are some of the titles that have recently come to our attention. read more...
Over the summer, we were fortunate to pick up a couple rain jackets at an outlet sale. One of those was the MacPac Prophet XPD. It’s made of eVent fabric and is actually aimed at mountain climbers. That said, we love it for cycling. It’s waterproof of course, and has a ton of zipped pockets. The read more...