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BicycleTouringPro.com is a website dedicated to helping people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds get their start in the wonderful world of bicycle touring. Since its creation in late 2007, Bicycle Touring Pro has inspired thousands of people and given them the confidence and resources needed to conduct the bicycle tour of their dreams!

Over 500,000 readers a year come to BicycleTouringPro.com in order to read Darren Alff’s tips, reviews and advice about bicycle touring. On the website you will find more than 1,000 free articles, 250+ videos and thousands of additional photos about bicycle touring and world travel. Plus, new content is being added all the time!


bicycle panniers The Top 10 Articles Of The Year – To Help You Make Your Bicycle Touring Dreams Come True - In addition to Bicycle Touring Pro’s how-to resources, which have helped thousands of people from all across the globe conduct their own incredible bike tours, there are (at the time of this article’s publication) exactly 1,065 free articles on the Bicycle Touring Pro website designed to help you plan, prepare for, and execute your own […]...
Adventure-Podcast SNEAK PREVIEW: The Bicycle Touring Pro Adventure Podcast - I have some exciting news! On January 1, 2015, Bicycle Touring Pro will be launching a new podcast program called “The Bicycle Touring Pro Adventure Podcast.” The Bicycle Touring Pro Adventure Podcast will feature short, funny and motivational audio interviews with a wide range of the world’s most interesting and experienced bikers, hikers, campers, climbers, […]...
Two bicycle tourists riding past an impressive Tao Temple in Taiwan Cycling In Taiwan – Everything You Need To Know - The island nation of Taiwan is a small, but crowded place filled with friendly people, good food, affordable accommodations, and some of the best cycling infrastructure in the entire world. Taiwan is truly a land built for bicycle travel! Click here to read about (and see photos from) my month-long bicycle tour in Taiwan. How […]...
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fully-loaded bicycle tourist man on road in taiwan's rift valley Full Circle: Reflections On A Month Of Cycling In Taiwan - Bicycle touring in Taiwan was Kevin’s idea. I met Kevin in the summer of 2012, on a week-long bicycle tour across the Swiss Alps with a company called Bike Switzerland. Kevin and I were the two vegetarians on the tour, so that was our sticking point. We kept in touch over the last couple years […]...
Dylan Brayshaw and Rian Cope of EAT SLEEP SURF My 3 Favorite Films About Bicycle Touring - If you’re interested in bike travel and you’d like to get some inspiration for your own bicycle touring adventures, one of the best ways to do that is to watch one or more bicycle touring films. Today I’m going to share three of my favorite feature-length films about bicycle touring with you… and then I’ll […]...
female cyclist Heidi Nunnemacher This Young Woman Says Finland Is A Safe And Enjoyable Cycling Location For Female Travelers - Several months ago I received an email from a woman named Heidi Nunnemacher… and this is what it said: Dear Darren, My heart skipped a beat when I read in your email this morning that you are planning on touring in Finland this year. I’ve been meaning to email you for the past six months […]...
eat sleep surf bicycle tourists Sendiri: A Short Film About Bike Touring & Surfing In Beautiful Indonesia - In 2009, Australian natives Rian Cope and Dylan Bradshaw packed up their touring bikes and boogie boards and went on a three-and-a-half-month-long bicycle touring/surfing adventure in Indonesia while along the way recording their travels on video tape. When they returned home from their adventures, they edited the footage from their trip into an impressive 4-part […]...
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Who is the Bicycle Touring Pro?


Darren Alff is the Bicycle Touring Pro. Alff shot to fame in the bicycle touring world when he went from being a 17-year old high-school kid, riding across America on a dusty old mountain bike, to the Bicycle Touring Pro, after having cycled across North America six separate times, and after having traveled by bike through more than 50 different countries all around the world!

Darren Alff is the celebrated author of “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” and now coaches individuals who are new to bicycle touring so that they may have a safe, successful and enjoyable experience while following his teaching, tips and shortcuts.

“The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” has sold over 5,000 copies since it’s release in 2009 and the information contained inside this unique system details everything you need to know in order to conduct a self-supported bicycle tour of your own. The book is a modern, step-by-step guide to bicycle touring, written by the world’s most prominent bicycle touring expert and handed to you on a silver platter. Simply follow the steps in this trademarked bicycle touring system and then hit the road on the bike tour you’ve been dreaming about.

Over the years, Darren Alff has been regularly featured in magazines, newspapers, radio interviews, and other online publications. He has worked as a guest writer for the Adventure Cycling Association, Cycling Utah, Adventure Monkey Magazine and countless online publications.

In addition to his work at BicycleTouringPro.com, Darren Alff is also the founder of GoBicycleTouring.com, a website where people from all over the world can quickly and easily find the best guided and self-guided bicycle tours on the planet.

Alff is also the author of three additional cycling-related books:

  • The Essential Guide To Touring Bicycles – a book designed to help first-time bicycle tourists find the type of bike they need to conduct their very own bicycle touring adventures.
  • Stretching for Cyclists – a short and beautifully photographed how-to book designed to help you prevent injuries and stay limber on your bicycle touring adventures.
  • Winter Cycling – the definitive guide on how to keep cycling the whole year round – regardless of the cold, wet or snowy weather you may encounter in your part of the world.

Darren Alff has dedicated his life to helping others conduct the bicycle tour of their dreams. His websites, books, email newsletter, products and public appearances now inspire and assist more than 150,000 people each and every month.

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