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 you are looking to learn how to conduct your own guided, self-guided or self-supported bicycle touring adventures.

What Exactly 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!

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!

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.

In addition, Darren is the celebrated creator 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 course 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.

bicycle touring blueprint book download
Touring Bicycle Buyer's Guide

Darren Alff is also the author of 3 other bicycle books:

  • Winter Cycling – the definitive guide on how to keep cycling the whole year round – regardless of the weather.
  • 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.

What Can You Expect to Learn Here?

Here at Bicycle Touring Pro you will discover:

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 will 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

“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

Spencer Holmes bike tour
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

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

Created by Darren Alff, one of the world’s most experienced bicycle travelers, 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 and Instagram pages.


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