My Central Europe (Prague to Vienna) Bike Tour Packing List

Here’s a detailed look at each and every item I packed and carried with me on my 2018 summertime bike tour across Central Europe (including the week-long stretch I did from Prague to Vienna). As I’ve said with all of my previous bike tour packing lists, I encourage you to use this packing list as […]

3 Essential Pieces of Bike Camping Gear

Your tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad are the only three camping essentials you need to pack on any bicycle tour.  I just published a new video on the Bicycle Touring Pro YouTube channel titled “Darren’s Bicycle Camping Equipment – Tent, Sleeping Bag & Sleeping Pad“… and I encourage you to give it a […]

Join Me in New Zealand on the Great West Coast Cycle Tour!

New Zealand - Great West Coast Cycle

Riding bicycles in New Zealand is the ultimate dream for many cyclists! – The scenery in New Zealand is out of this world, the cycling paths are superb, the people are friendly (and speak English), the accommodations are to die for, and the memories you’ll create along the way will last as long as you […]

Bicycle Touring Might Be Your Most Rewarding Accomplishment This Year

Goal Setting with the Bicycle Touring Pro

Would you like to accomplish something GREAT this year? Something that challenges you, makes you feel good and is so incredibly rewarding that you will remember it for the rest of your life? If that sounds like something you want for yourself… then I’m here to encourage you, right now, to start planning and preparing […]

Join the 3rd Annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour

Hotel California with two bike tourists

Join me (Darren Alff – the Bicycle Touring Pro) on the weekend of February 29 – March 1, 2019 for the 3rd annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour in Camarillo, California. We’ll be cycling from my parents’ home in Camarillo to the beach and then spending the night at Sycamore Canyon Campground on the […]

How To Change The Oil In Your Bicycle’s Pinion Gearbox

black and silver pinion gearbox

 The Pinion gearbox is an internal gearing system for your bicycle, which eliminates the need for the front and rear derailleurs you are used to seeing on so many traditional bicycles. The Pinion gearbox is basically a small metal box that is built into the bottom bracket of a bicycle… and inside that metal […]

Bicycle Touring Pro’s 11-Year Birthday Celebration! – YouTube LIVE

Bicycle Touring Pro in Montana

 Help me celebrate 10 million YouTube views, my 35th birthday and Bicycle Touring Pro’s 11-year anniversary with this special LIVE YouTube webinar and Q&A session. SPECIAL OFFER – THIS MONTH ONLY ►► Get $5.00 off my how-to book, “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint,” when you enter the coupon code: BIRTHDAY at checkout (Offer valid on […]

The Silver Coast Bike Tour with Top Bike Tours Portugal

The sun sparkles in silver rays as it bounces on the water off the shores of the central coast of Portugal. As you cycle along the seashore, seagulls fly overhead in search of fishermen pulling in nets filled with fish. Women and children play in the sand nearby as men dressed in formal wear sit […]

Porto to Santiago de Compostela – Top Bike Tours Portugal

The Way of St. James Bike Tour in Portugal

Make your way to the world-famous cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain on this cycling pilgrimage of a lifetime – “The Way of St. James” bike tour with Top Bike Tours Portugal. The Camino de Santiago is known in English as the Way of Saint James and is a network of hiking and […]

Join The Bicycle Touring Pro on a Cycling Holiday in France!

Provence prestige bike tour in France

Are you ready to participate in the cycling holiday of a lifetime in Provence, France? In April of 2019, I will be participating in the Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour with Belle France… and you’re invited to join me on the trip! This is your opportunity to travel with me, Darren Alff (the Bicycle […]

I’m Going To France & I Need Your Help Selecting The Best Bike Tour

I’m currently in the process of planning my bike tours for 2019… and I’ve decided that I’m going to return to France for another epic bicycle touring adventure! Click here to help me plan my bike tour. I’ve been to France on several previous bike tours, but France is one of the best destinations in […]

My Northern California Bike Tour Packing List

Northern California bike tour gear list

Here’s a detailed look at my Northern California bike tour packing list: the bicycle, camping equipment, clothing and electronics I was carrying with me on my recent cycling adventure through the Redwood trees in Northern California. As I’ve said with my previous bike tour packing lists, I encourage you to use this packing list as […]