Wondering how to get started? Here are our top books, articles and bike touring resources.
Blogs are great but a well-written book is even better when you’re hunting for practical information. These books will save you time and you can take them with you to read them at your leisure – whether you have internet access or not.
Bike Touring Survival Guide: 250-pages of practical tips and advice in PDF, Kindle and ePub formats. It’s for anyone considering expedition bike touring.
Bicycle Traveler Magazine: A free bike touring magazine that comes out a few times a year.
Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook: Our review of the book that’s become known as the bike tourist’s bible – and we’re not just saying that because we contributed a chapter! It’s a must-have on your bookshelf.
The Neither Authoritative Nor Concise Guide to Riding Bikes in Southeast Asia: If you’re considering a trip to Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Singapore then you’ll definitely want to flip through this quirky, cute and helpful guide to Southeast Asia. It’s another freebie!
Articles about specific regions and countries are added to this map. Zoom into your area of interest to find the most relevant articles.
You can also view our country-by-country notes from our 2006-2009 world bike tour. Some are a little out of date but they still give a good general overview. We add updates from other cyclists, as we receive them (time permitting).
If you have an update to share, please get in touch so we can share it with others!
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