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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!


cycle touring the dingle peninsula 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 […]...
Bicycle Tourists at CSUCI university in Camarillo California Milestone Rides Interviews The Bicycle Touring Pro And Asks How He Became A Professional Traveler - On April 4, 2014, I cycled to Oxnard, California and met up with Johnny from Milestone Rides who was, at the time time, in the process of leaving his job and working to become a full-time cyclist (like myself). As you can imagine, he had quite a few questions for me about how I made […]...
I love camping handstand 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 […]...
Johanna Michalik and Felicitas Michalik on a road trip together in Ireland 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, […]...
Wicklow Mountains Ireland 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 […]...
Bicycle Touring on the Isle of Man photos and blog from the bicycle touring pro 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 - three cyclists in front of FInlandia sign 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 […]...
IMG_9211-3 How Much Does It Cost To Go Bicycle Touring In Finland? (And Other Interesting Travel Tips) - I was really looking forward to my trip to Finland… but I was fearful about just how much my 25-day bicycle tour through the country was going to cost. After all, I had heard from countless friends, strangers and reputable travel bloggers that the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway are some of the […]...
foreign money pile 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 […]...
IMG_8602 Upitrek Bike Tours: Go Bicycle Touring In Central Finland & Experience Europe’s Largest Forest - There’s something special about Finland that makes this usually cold, snow-covered country of the north the perfect destination for a summertime bike tour. With a population of just 5.5 million people (most of which are centered around the country’s capital city of Helsinki), Finland admittedly lacks the big cities and iconic monuments you find in […]...


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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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