What Exactly Is Bicycle Touring?

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“Bicycle touring” (also referred to as “cycle touring, bike touring, bike travel, bicycle travel, and bike-packing”) is the act of riding a bicycle for days, weeks, months, or even years on end as you travel across entire cities, states, and countries under your own power (without the assistance of a motor).

While bicycle touring is typically an overnight endeavor, a bicycle tour can be a long single-day bike ride; a multi-day event where your gear, food and clothing is carried for you in a vehicle that meets you at various checkpoints along your route; or a solo or group adventure where all necessary clothing, equipment, food and tools are carried on your bicycle.

Click here to learn about the various types of bicycle tours.

If you are interested in learning how to conduct your own bicycle touring adventures, there isn’t a better website in the world than the one at www.bicycletouringpro.com. Be sure to check out the resources page for further assistance in planning, preparing for, and executing your own bicycle touring expeditions.

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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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