Eleanor cycled 10,000 miles around China, Taiwan, and into Tibet – mostly solo – in 2011. She then ‘took a rest’ by traveling with a backpack and hitch-hiking/local buses through Xinjiang and into Kazakhstan. What’s up next? Check her blog for the latest updates: 2wheels4girls.com
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“I didn’t even own a bike when I was 23 and decided I wanted to try bike touring. I borrowed one, bought the cheapest panniers I could find, took an overnight bus to my starting point and explored my home province of British Colombia for a month.”
“I was hooked after that and convinced a girlfriend of mine to buy a bike and join me for a 6 month trip down the U.S. west coast, the Baja peninsula, and then around Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.”
“The two of us did another trip through Kyrgyztan and Tajikistan where we ran into some very cold weather in the Pamir mountains! Generally, we love dirt roads, high mountains and getting away from civilization on our bikes. We’re trying out a change of pace this fall, though, with a tour around sunny, warm Cuba ”
“This was my first cycle tour – through Banff and Jasper National Parks up to the Alaska Highway up to Whitehorse Yukon. Amazing. This site and the eBook advice were crucial for me having never done this, and joining another novice headed to Alaska. An amazing trip.”
Bike touring has become a way of life for Mirjam. She’s been on the road since 2001 and you can read about her travels on her blog, Cycling Dutch Girl.
“After a couple of years hitchhiking my way around Europe I picked up a bicycle and never looked back. I don’t have a strict plan, but ‘around-the-world’ sounds good to me…” she says.
“I’m not very fast, in fact I’m probably the slowest long-distance cyclist around because I get distracted easily… There is just so much to see and do! So far, I’ve cycled all around Europe from Morrocco to the North Cape and around the Baltic States to Istanbul. In 2007, I left Europe and made it to Australia in 2009, where I still am (told you I was slow). Anyway, the plan is to keep going untill I find something better to do.”
Cindy discovered bike touring later in life, but now she’s hooked!
“I only started cycling at 48 and rapidly took to the idea of touring with and without camping. As soon as I could I went off for three months around SE Asia on my own with very little previous experience. I love the freedom and constant novelty of moving on meeting new people, going new places. I love the constant adaptations one has to make and the feeling of exhaustion from a good day’s cycling. I plan to do many more trips in between earning the money to fund them.”