Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Bike Touring!

Hello and welcome to Bicycle Touring Pro, the world’s most popular how-to bicycle touring website and information source! You’ve come to the right place if want to learn how to conduct your own guided, self-guided or self-supported bicycle touring adventures. Get started right away and learn how here!

What is Bicycle Touring?

“Bicycle touring” is the act of riding a bicycle for days, weeks, months or even years on end as you travel long distances across cities, states and countries. Thousands of people of all ages, incomes and demographics are traveling by bike… and you can be one of them!

In fact, my goal here at Bicycle Touring Pro is to not only inspire you with my own bicycle touring adventures, but to teach YOU how to travel by bike, remain comfortable while out on the road and have fun along the way! In other words, Bicycle Touring Pro is here to give you the inspiration, confidence and resources you need, so that you too can conduct the bicycle tour of your dreams!

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kross trans line trekking bicycle Top 100 Touring Bikes – The Best Touring Bicycles - A touring bicycle is a bicycle designed specifically for bicycle touring (also referred to as “cycle touring, bike touring, bike travel, bicycle travel, and bike-packing”) – the act of riding a bicycle for days, weeks, months, or even years on end as you travel across entire cities, states, and countries under your own power (without […]...
Pushing a loaded touring bicycle uphill in Wales Don’t Ever Tell Someone That Bike Touring Is Easy - I don’t think you should ever tell someone that bike touring is easy. It’s not only bad advice, but it’s potentially dangerous and does nothing to make the newcomer feel better about his or her bicycle touring plans. If you’ve ever perused the online forums about bicycle touring, you’re bound to have run into someone […]...
camper in hammock 10 Things I Enjoy Most About Bicycle Touring After 14 Years, 50+ Countries & Thousands of Miles - When I first started bicycle touring at the age of 17, I had no plans of making bike travel an ongoing part of my life. I figured I’d complete my month-long bicycle tour down the Pacific Coast of the United States and then I’d go off and get a job, get married, have kids and […]...
Sibiu Romania small square My One-Month Hiatus In Beautiful Sibiu, Romania - When I first started planning my travels for 2014, I originally planned on cycling around Ireland for a while, then going on a road trip around Ireland with my friends Fee and Johanna, and after than spending the next month-and-a-half cycling around Scotland and England in the United Kingdom. But I didn’t like my time […]...
man hitting himself in the head “Been There, Done That” – What These Four Words Really Mean & Why You Should Consider Never Saying Them Ever Again - I absolutely hate it when I hear people say, “Been there, done that.” There are so many things to dislike about the expression… and here’s why I suggest you remove it from your vocabulary: While the phrase, “Been there, done that” is an expression used to signal that one has been in a similar situation […]...
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DCIM100GOPRO Photos From My 2012 Bike Tour Across Romania - In the summer of 2012, I cycled from Istanbul, Turkey to Poznan, Poland, while along the way crossing through Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. One of the many highlights from this multi-month-long bicycle tour was my time in Romania – a country that I knew nothing about when I first […]...
Adventure Cycling Association - Bicycle Touring Pro Grab A Free Membership From The Adventure Cycling Association (A $20 Value) - The Adventure Cycling Association is giving away 150 FREE memberships to BicycleTouringPro.com readers! To claim your free membership (a $20 value), simply click here. Your free membership includes: 9 issues of Adventure Cyclist magazine Discounts on Adventure Cycling maps Members-only access to special areas of the AdventureCycling.org website The Cyclosource catalog – the organization’s book, […]...
adventurer casey link traveling with a packraft and bicycle This Guy Has Been Using A Bicycle And A Packraft To Travel Across Europe For More Than Two Years - 27-year-old Casey Link is traveling across Europe on a bicycle with an inflatable packraft attached to his rear rack. When he runs into a road, Casey packs up his bicycle, deflates his raft, and straps all of his earthly possessions onto the back of his bike. But when Casey reaches a river or lake, he […]...
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Who is the Bicycle Touring Pro?

BicycleTouringPro.com is run by the world’s leading expert on bicycle touring – Darren Alff. Darren went from being a 17-year old high-school kid, riding across America on a dusty old decrepit mountain bike, to the Bicycle Touring Pro, after having bicycled across 28 of the 50 United States, and after traveling by bike through more than 50 different countries all around the world!

In addition, Darren is the celebrated author of “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” and now coaches people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds so they may have a safe, successful and enjoyable bicycle touring adventure of their own, following his teaching, tips and shortcuts. “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” has sold over 5,000 copies since it’s release and this unique at-home study guide details everything you need to know to conduct a bicycle tour of your very own. It is a step-by-step guide to bicycle touring, handed to you on a silver platter.

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Darren Alff is the author of 4 popular cycling books:

  • The Bicycle Touring Blueprint – a 412-page book designed to teach you everything you need to know in order to conduct your own self-supported bicycle touring adventures.
  • The Essential Guide To Touring Bicycles – a book designed to help first-time bicycle tourists find the type of bicycle they need to conduct their very own bicycle touring adventure. This book also contains a list of each of the touring bicycles currently available on the market, so you don’t waste money by purchasing the wrong bicycle before you head off on your grand adventure.
  • Winter Cycling – the definitive guide for how to keep cycling the whole year round – regardless of the cold, wet or snow-covered weather you might encounter in your part of the world.

Darren Alff is also the founder of www.gobicycletouring.com, where people from all over the world can quickly and easily find the best guided and self-guided bicycle tours on the planet.

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What Can You Expect to Learn Here?

Here at Bicycle Touring Pro you will discover:

  • The types of bicycles built for short and long distance bicycle touring.
  • The gear you need to travel for days, weeks, or months on end.
  • How to plan out a safe and scenic cycle touring route.
  • How to plan and prepare for your first bicycle tour.
  • What to mentally and physically expect once you hit the road.
  • Where to find guided and self-guided bicycle tours to participate in.
  • Plus a whole lot more!

Sign up for Bicycle Touring Pro’s free email newsletter right now and you can start learning about the joys of bicycle travel right away!

Bicycle Touring Pro is the world’s most popular bicycle touring website. With a community of readers in just about every country across the globe, Bicycle Touring Pro is the leading international resource for cycle touring information across the globe. The information you find here has helped thousands of people just like you plan, prepare for, and execute their very own bicycle touring adventures.

Brandon Roesler Iceland bike tour
“I don’t think I could ever have prepared myself for my trip without your help. Every time I talk to you or go on your website I learn something new. Thanks for everything.” Brandon Roesler – Irvine, California

Bob Hopkins recumbent bicycle
“Your blog is the motivating factor in my decision to tour. With your help I toured solo for 712 miles in 7.5 days, averaging 94 miles per day. I also have 3 other tours planned for next year. Thanks so much for your help.” Bob Hopkins – Hillsboro, Tennessee

Daughter and Father on bike tour
Bicycle Touring Pro helped my daughter and I prepare for a 42-day bike tour across the United States and a 6-week bike tour in New Zealand. We learned that it really wasn’t difficult if you just take one day at a time.” Michael Rice - Florida, USA

Bernard recumbent bike tour
“I wish you had been around years ago when I started cycling in earnest. I learned much over the years, but the trial and error method is a slow process. Within a month I have ridden 1,400 miles for the year. Thanks again.” Bernard Parker

Man and woman on fully-loaded touring bicycles
“Most helpful are your gear reviews and stories from other touring cyclists. We left Empfingen, Germany on September 5, 2012 and we are still on the road – planning to be back home in spring 2014.” Baerbel Bussenius & Johan de Vries - Germany & Netherlands

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“I started in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 23, 2013 and I’m on my way to Ushuaia, Argentina – planing to finish my adventure in February 2015.” Leon Fache - Columbia

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Bicycle Touring Pro showed me the most common mistakes people make on tour, without me having to make those mistakes myself. I’m really grateful there’s something like this site for people like me. Without it, I know my trip wouldn’t have gone as well as it did.” Spencer Holmes - Chico, California

DANIEL NANGHAKA
“I love Bicycle Touring Pro’s how-to articles. I was on the road for two months. I cycled across Kampala, Uganda through Tanzania, cross through Malawi and Zambia, and stopped the journey in Lusaka.” Daniel Nanghaka - Uganda

Bike Tour for Couples
“We relied heavily on The Bicycle Touring Blueprint. Not only for its technical points about how to prepare for a bike trip as long as ours, but also things like what to wear and eat. It contributed to us having no question and no fear about tackling the task before us.” Jon & Earline Blumhagen - USA

Bicycle Touring Pro is an incredible source of how-to bicycle touring information. New articles, videos, and photos are added to the website every single week… and additional information is frequently posted on the site’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube , Google+ and Instagram pages.

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