Category Archives: Oceania

The Man Who Cycled The World – Video From Mark Beaumont’s Record-Breaking Bike Ride

mark beaumont the man who cycled the world

In 2008, Mark Beaumont (of Scotland) spent 195 days and 17 hours pedaling a bicycle more than 18,000 miles around the world – in an attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle. In the end, Mark cycled across Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America while smashing […]

Pedal The World – A Young Man’s Movie About His 365 Day Bike Tour Around The World

In his 90-minute documentary movie, Pedal The World, German-born Felix Starck sets out from home and pedals a bicycle more than 18,000 kilometers through 22 countries in just 365 days. Watch the trailer… and then read my detailed review of the movie below. Bicycle touring is often a personal endeavor. You don’t do it for […]

50 Places To Bike Before You Die – The Book

If you’re looking for some new, safe and stunning places to ride your bike this year, I encourage you to check out Chris Santella’s new book, 50 Places To Bike Before You Die. This 224-page hardcover book is the 9th in the series of “Before You Die” books by Chris Santella. Like all the books […]

World Scratch Map – Travel Edition (VIDEO REVIEW)

The Scratch Map Travel Edition is small roll-out poster that you can hang up in your home or carry with you as you travel around the world. As you travel, simply use a coin to scratch off the gold top foil covering the countries that you’ve visited to reveal a new and colorful world underneath. […]

Cycling New Zealand: A Lonely Planet Guidebook

New Zealand is quite possibly one of the most popular cycling destinations in the world. In fact, readers here at Bicycle Touring Pro have named this majestic two-island country in the South Pacific as their most desired destination for future bicycle travels. It is, therefore, no surprise that Lonely Planet (the makers of some of […]

Erika DeLeo Builds Her Way Up To Bicycling The Australian Outback

Erika DeLeo is a 20-year-old student and part time worker at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Currently slated to receive her Liberal Arts A.A. degree in December of 2009, Erika already has one short bike tour under her belt and has plans for at least two more in the years to come. Erika, […]