Making Pizza On A Bike Tour

We love pizza – even more so when we’re bike touring (something about that craving for carbs). But pizza isn’t available in all countries, and you may not want to blow the budget either in a restaurant.

The solution? Make it yourself!

It’s a little more work than the typical cycling meal of pasta and sauce, but not that much more effort and extremely tasty. Here’s a video we did, to show how it’s done – no backpackers oven needed!

*You may need to turn the sound up to hear Friedel. Sorry about that – we are still video amateurs!

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  1. Becky
    21st September 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    Wonderful! We’ll definitely have to try this one!

  2. Seth
    23rd September 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’m heading out on my first tour and am really afraid of not eating well! Looks like this will solve this. Do you have any other recipes or tips on cooking while touring you could share?

    Thanks again!!

  3. friedel
    23rd September 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Sure! Check out the other recipes for bike touring that we’ve published. Have a wonderful journey – I’m sure you’re going to have a blast. And cyclists usually don’t eat poorly. The raging hunger from all that activity will ensure you find the best bakeries and stuff in the supermarkets :)

  4. Julie
    24th September 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

  5. Helen Dowson
    24th September 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I’ve got to try this!

  6. Nico Veenkamp
    28th September 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    This is Definitely something you can try at home!

  7. Krystal
    29th September 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    You guys never stop making me smile. I’ll be smiling for sure with this pizza keeping me warmed and fed in Nova Scotia this spring!

  8. paul Rother
    6th October 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Hi Friedel, and Camerman Andrew,
    I just had to watch that one , very interesting, reminds me of the times you cooked for us in NZ,
    too bad the sound was a bit low, but seeing Is Believing ,,!
    I should try it now at home ,

  9. Ray Swartz
    12th October 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    I’ve never made a dough on tour but I have created a fried pizza by cutting a pita bread in half, putting cheese, tomatoes, and other ingredients into it and then lightly frying it.

    This takes much less effort and is still pretty good.

  10. Ben Davenport
    16th November 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    Curiously tried this last night at home, used way to much water so ended up with making 4, tomato basil and mozzerella, garlic and basil and spring onion and wallnut, raisin cinamon and demera sugar. They were amazing !! What a good idea, cant wait to get out on tour again to try it al fresco !!
    Ben :)

    • friedel
      16th November 2010 at 7:37 pm #

      I guess there are worse things than having 4 pizzas :) Glad you liked the recipe. Let us know how it turns out on the road! Friedel

  11. Emma + Justin
    19th November 2010 at 8:40 am #

    We’ve been catching up after realising that YouTube was back up and running in Turkey. This is an ingenious way to create pizza without an oven. Its definitely going on our recipe list for next years tour – love the cooking show style format!

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