Category Archives: Europe

I’m New To Bicycle Touring. Is It Easy To Get Started?

First Bike Tour - Advice

Bicycle touring is an activity that almost anyone can do. Young people, old people, poor people, rich people, disabled people, men, women, children, and even people who have never ridden a bicycle before can go bicycle touring! – You can go bicycle touring too!  Since 2007, I have not only been traveling all around […]

Border Crossing On A Bicycle

Border crossing on a bicycle

Crossing an international border is not always as straightforward as you might think! While many people are familiar with the idea of crossing an international border in a car, train or airplane, many people are unfamiliar with the act of riding a bicycle across the border of two neighboring countries. So, in today’s new Bicycle […]

The Silver Coast Bike Tour with Top Bike Tours Portugal

Silver Coast Bike Tour - Group Photo

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 […]

Provence Prestige en Vélo Bike Tour – A Luxurious Cycling Holiday in the South of France

Get ready for the cycling experience of a lifetime in beautiful Provence, France on the Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour, organized by Belle France (a 33-year-old company that specializes in both walking and cycling tours in some of France’s most extraordinary destinations). The Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour is just one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cycling in Eastern Europe: Popular Bike Routes & Safest Countries

young Man on a bike tour in Eastern Europe

Hi. My name is Darren Alff… and for the last 18 years I have been traveling around the world on my bicycle. I’ve pedaled by bike hundreds of thousands of miles/kilometers and I’ve ridden across dozens of different countries on multiple continents all around the world. In fact, I’ve cycled across every country in Europe […]

Bicycle Touring in Sweden, Finland and Norway – 15 Important Things You Need To Know

Sabine and Jens Kunze of Fahrradnomaden

Sweden, Finland and Norway are the three most northern countries in all of Europe… and these Nordic nations also happen to be three of the best places of go bicycle touring in the world. I know that Sweden, Finland and Norway are great bicycle touring destinations because I’ve spent more than seven months of my […]

Cycling to the North Cape in Nordkapp, Norway

Darren Alff kneeling next to his Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 tent and Co-Motion Cycles Siskiyou touring bicycle in Sweden

During the summer of 2017, I flew from Los Angeles, California (in the United States) to Umeå, Sweden (in northern Europe) and began cycling to the North Cape in Nordkapp, Norway. Along the way, I passed through three different Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland and Norway), camped in my tent each and every night of the […]

Why I Quit My Bike Tour

Tired and quitting

After completing my recent 2016 bike tour across Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra, Norway and Sweden, I flew back to the United States and some have you have been asking, “Darren, why did you quit your bike after only three months?” After all, many of my previous bicycle touring expeditions have been much longer. Seven months, […]

Which Locations Are On Your Cycling Bucket List?

romantic bike tours for couples

If you could go bicycle touring anywhere in the world, where would you go? In this short video, Darren Alff (of Bicycle Touring Pro) shares the three locations in the world he is currently dreaming about for his own future bicycle touring adventures. The three destinations on his cycling bucket list are: Madagascar, Patagonia (in […]