BIKE CAMP COOK: The Food & Travel Cookbook For Bicycle Tourists

Bike Camp Cook - Bicycle Touring Cookbook

Buying, cooking, and eating delicious foods while traveling the world on a bicycle doesn’t have to be a painful or difficult task. In fact, cooking delicious meals with local foods found along your travels can be both easy and downright enjoyable!

In her delightfully photographed and well-written bicycle touring cookbook (BIKE CAMP COOK), Tara Alan, shares her food and camp cooking secrets in a fast, fun and entertaining way.

Bike Camp Cook Book held in hand

In the first part of BIKE CAMP COOK, you will learn:

  • What kind of camp stove is recommended for bike travel.
  • What types of cooking gear and utensils are needed.
  • How to pack your cooking equipment on your bicycle.
  • Which staple food ingredients you should be carrying at all times.
  • How to pack and prepare a spice bag.
  • How to shop for delicious foods (both close to home and in foreign countries).
  • How to carry extra water and determine how much water you need.
  • How to cut, cook, and prepare specific food items (such as mangoes and tomatoes).
  • How to clean your camp stove, pot, plates, and other eating utensils.
  • Plus, a whole lot more!

Then, in the second part of the book, you’ll be given about 50 different breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes that you can follow to quickly and easily prepare your own delicious meals while traveling the world by bike.

Click here to grab a copy of BIKE CAMP COOK for yourself. This unique bicycle touring cookbook is available in both digital ebook and printed paperback formats.

Finally, be sure to visit the website at to learn more about Tara Alan, the bike tour she and her boyfriend (Tyler) took from Scotland to Southeast Asia, and see photos from her adventures in the kitchen and all around the world.

8 thoughts on “BIKE CAMP COOK: The Food & Travel Cookbook For Bicycle Tourists

  1. Joe Reynolds says:

    Hi Darren, Great subject! I am getting some tired of eating freeze dried meals while touring. I feel that by combining those with some of the ideas from Tara’s book I can have a far more satisfying tour; I LOVE to eat!

  2. kevin burrett says:

    I enjoyed the podcast Tara/Darren and am impressed that you’ve really thought this aspect of touring through. I suppose that in many places, you wouldn’t need to carry too many ingredients beyond spices etc and would be able to pick up the raw materials as you go. That would then cut down the amount you’d need to carry. Another aspect of the “culinary adventure” might be to ‘do what you can with what you can find’…and hopefully not “oh no; not f*+#$%@ boiled potatoes again, !” Bike touring people are a bit crazy, but REAL.

  3. Craig says:

    Hi Darren: This is an interesting addition to your list of resources because, in all of your videos that I have watched, you, yourself, never seem to cook. I assume that, as part of your vegetarian lifestyle, you prefer uncooked fruits and vegetables. Cheers, CR

  4. Carolle Enkelmann says:

    Dear Darren, I am playing seriously with the idea of doing a foldable, E-Bike Tour of the UK, Europe, in particular from Denmark down to Spain, France, Italy and Greece and maybe Marocco. NOT all at once and not in that order.
    At the moment it is just a huge amount of research and decision making. My biggest problem I think, would be to find someone to travel with me with the same aspirations.
    What I am looking for is preferably a man, over 50 or there abouts to accompany me. Someone with a positive and delightful sense of humour, not too straight-laced but aware of social etiquette and a strong sense of fun. Must be financially patent but not extravagant. Doesn’t have to cook but possess a sense of adventure.
    Is there anyone out there who could be interested in such an undertaking. Hopefully beginning in Spring, 2020. Do you know of someone who could fit the bill? I live in Europe.

    • Philip Welch says:

      Morning Carolle.
      I tick a few of your boxes, I think. 62, next summer Wales and back, if the §$?”!!ng virus lets me. From Nuremberg. (Actually, if my bum’s coping OK, then maybe Ireland too?).
      But – classic, no E, (where do you plan to charge it?) and simple – Main and then Rhine, overnight ferry (love them) to Harwich etc etc. What do you mean by patent? Hotel-hopping’s not for me. I prefer wild-camping, where possible.

  5. Peter V.V. Hewitt says:

    The gentle slow music which started at 14:36, following Tara’s quick-answer session, is wonderful. It makes me want to carry an instrument on a bicycle tour. A pianist, I have portable music envy, badly. Would love to know what have been your favorite experiences in listening to traveling musicians.

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