Category: Bike Touring

Training tips for a multi-day bike tour

Bike tours, like other kinds of adventure travel and active travel trips, demand slightly different preparation than other types of perhaps more traditional holidays. For example, fitness training in addition to packing and shopping! Fitness training needed for a bike tour should not be taken for granted or be at the bottom of your pre-trip planning list. How much you will need to focus on training for your multi-day bicycle tour will depend on the type of tour you choose and also your current level of fitness or biking fitness (two different things). If your tour includes pretty casual,...

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Bike touring essentials: What to pack in your bicycle bags

Bike touring is a growing way to travel and see the world. Supported bike tours and self-guided tours that transport your luggage for you are becoming especially popular. On such a bike tour, you don’t need to worry about packing up panniers with all your gear when you move from place to place. Just pop what you need to carry for the day on a bike tour in a small rear or front rack bag, in a jersey pocket, or in a pack. Then off you go to enjoy your day. Without the care of loads of luggage, you...

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How to pack for a bike tour

When a daily activity like cycling is part of your travel plan, determining how to pack for a bike tour and what goes in your suitcase and carry-on may get a little more complicated. On the other hand, it may also be easier, since you will spend all day in activity-specific clothing, plus such a trip is usually quite casual. Here, we have put together some information that we hope will make your packing easier, tapping into our own experience on bike tours plus general adventure travel, as well as talking to seasoned bike tour participants, Packing light is,...

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