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Bike Touring Resources


210-Bikes and Queen Charlotte Sounds.JPGSo many bike tours to take, so many questions to ask!

In this section, we talk about all aspects of bicycle touring. Learn about:

  • Countries – All about routes, visas, culture and costs for places we’ve cycled
  • Bike Touring Basics – Picking out a bike, what to budget and how to save up for your dream tour
  • Challenges - Dealing with adversity, from aggressive dogs to testing terrain

There’s plenty more as well. Start with one of these sections…

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    TOURING BASICS: What kind of bike to buy, what bike touring costs and budgeting for your dream tour.
  • Tour Planning
    PLANNING: Think about things like money, insurance and route planning before you hit the road.
  • Ask A Mechanic
    ASK A MECHANIC: Your chance to ask the experts any mechanical or technical questions about bike touring.
  • Challenges & Adversity
    CHALLENGES: How to deal with tough situations like aggressive dogs and cycling in mountains.
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    CAMPING TIPS: Tents for bike touring, free camping and gear like stoves and sleeping mats.
  • 10 Questions
    10 QUESTIONS: Bike tourists share information and advice on their favourite biking destinations.
  • Bike Tools & Gear
    TOOLS & GEAR: Equipment lists, tools you need and accessories like shoes, pedals and panniers.
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    WIRED BIKING: All about the technology, from building a website to taking a laptop along for the ride.
  • One Week On The Road
    ONE WEEK: Read diaries of what a week on the road is like for different bike tourists.
  • Inspiring Stories and Features
    FEATURE STORIES: Inspiring and funny articles about bike touring and bike tourists.
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    HEALTHY BIKING: Eating well, your first-aid kit, insurance and tips specific to female cyclists.

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