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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!
Cycle Touring In Ireland – What You Need To Know - Ireland is one of the planet’s most sought-after bike touring destinations and a place that many people, the world over, dream of visiting, if only once in their lifetime. The steep seaside cliffs, the lush green mountains, and the safe, colorful towns attract millions of tourists from all around the world. But what is Ireland […]
Cycling From Holyhead, Wales To Liverpool, England - As scenic as Ireland was at times, I was happy to now be in Wales. After a week of traveling around Ireland with my friends Fee and Johanna in a rental car, I had taken the ferry from Dublin, Ireland to Holyhead, Wales (in the United Kingdom) and I had three short days to get […]
My Ireland Road Trip – Traveling Around Ireland’s Most Iconic Locations In A Rental Car (Not A Bike) - You might be wondering, “Why does this story about traveling in Ireland begin with the photo of a smiling young girl?” Well, there’s a perfectly good reason for that… and it goes a little something like this: After more than three solid months of bicycle touring in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, […]
Biking & Camping In Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains - After completing my 6-day bike tour around the Isle of Man, I took a ferry boat back to Dublin, Ireland and then began cycling south toward the Wicklow Mountains and Wicklow National Park. Because I now had approximately 10 days to kill before my friends Fee and Johanna met me in Dublin and we traveled […]
Epic Adventure: Bicycle Touring On The Isle Of Man - Where exactly is the Isle of Man? How big is the Isle of Man? How many people live on the Isle of Man? Is the Isle of Man considered its own country? Does the Isle of Man have its own currency? Are there campgrounds… or is wild camping allowed on the Isle of Man? How […]
Bike Tours Helsinki: 1-Day Guided Bicycle Tours Of Finland’s Capital City - What’s the best way to take in a big city like Helsinki, Finland… and do so in the shortest amount of time possible? One way to do it is by participating in a memorable guided bike tour! During my recent trip to Finland, I spent a day in the country’s capital city, cruising around and […]
20 Common Street Scams Every World Traveler Needs To Know About - Bicycle touring is an activity that takes place in the street… and because of this, it means interacting with the types of people who are commonly found on the roadside. Some of these people are kind, friendly and helpful, while others are there to prey off the weak and vulnerable. In this article I will […]
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.
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.
- Stretching for Cyclists - designed to help you prevent injuries and stay limber on your bicycle touring adventures.
- 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.
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!
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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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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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