SPECIAL VIDEO REPORT: The Last Day Of My 9 Month European Bike Tour

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For the past 254 days I’ve been traveling with my bike through Europe. I flew into Switzerland on December 31, 2008 and I’ll fly home tomorrow (September 10, 2009) from Athens, Greece.

It’s impossible to sum up nearly 9 months of travel and 16 different countries in just a few minutes, but I wanted to take a moment and share with you some of my thoughts on the way I’ve been traveling this year and the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

In the video below I discuss:

  • How a negative situation turned into a positive one (and I was able to extend my travels by an extra 4 months)
  • What I think about traveling in the winter versus traveling in the summer (Which one is better?)
  • How I traveled on this trip and why it was unlike any of my previous travels
  • What I would do differently if I could do this trip all over again
  • The REAL reason I’m returning to the United States (No, I didn’t run out of money.)
  • Plus, my plans for the future of Bicycle Touring Pro

To hear me sum up my 9th and longest bicycle tour to date, just click play on the video below:


About Darren Alff

My goal as the Bicycle Touring Pro is to give you the confidence and inspiration you need to travel by bicycle anywhere in the world. I do all of the work on this website by myself. Since 2007, all of the articles, books, emails, interviews, photos, podcasts and videos have been created by me in my spare time. Thanks to the generous donations I receive from readers like you, I'm able to focus on creating regular, high-quality content; invest further in developing the website; and cover the costs related to my bicycle touring activities.

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  1. ToddBS

    September 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for the update. Man, your camera has excellent resolution! Sounds like it was really an amazing journey, and I look forward to hearing about making money while on the road 😉

  2. Ryan

    September 13, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Hey Darren,
    I have about 2 months left on an 8 month bike tour, and a lot of the things you said about the length of your travel resonated with me. I feel ready to return, even though I am having such a great time and feel like I could go on forever. I also want to take this experience and branch it out to other things, like maybe a big ride for charity in my state–Nevada. Looking forward to the future of BTP, and welcome home.

  3. Erika

    September 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Stellar! Congrats Darren. You took the plunge and came out on top-and with big things on the way. I’m really happy for you.

  4. Joshua

    September 27, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Congrats on finishing your tour Darren. It was fun following you while you were in Europe!

  5. Jim

    October 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Certainly sounded like a great trip. Looking forward to hear how you make $$ while traveling…

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