Category Archives: Planning

My 2017 Bike Tour In Sweden, Norway & Finland

Pitching a tent on a bike tour

It’s time to announce the plans for my 2017 bike tour in Sweden, Norway and Finland! This summer I will be participating in a three-month long cycling adventure in some of Europe’s most northerly places – many of which are high above the Arctic Circle, where the sun never sets during the summer months and […]

My Recommended Lightweight Bike Touring Setup

lightweight bicycle touring

Today I’m going to show you a lightweight bike touring setup that you can use for local bike tours near your home; for cycling across an entire city, state, or country; or for cycling all the way around the world. What you’re seeing in the video above is a Co-Motion Pangea touring bicycle equipped with front […]

The Best Bike Touring Locations – How To Pick The Best Bicycle Touring Destination For You

How do you select a location for your travels? Are there popular bicycle touring routes one should know about? The best place to start bicycle touring is where you are right now! Explore the places close to your home first, and as you become more comfortable with the basic bicycle touring principles, then start expanding […]

The Essential Guide To Touring Bicycles – Free Download?

pdf download the essential guide to touring bicycles

“The Essential Guide To Touring Bicycles” is an ebook and paperback book produced by Bicycle Touring Pro. The book is designed to teach you about the difference between touring bicycles and other bike types you might be familiar with (road bikes, mountain bikes, etc). In addition to the practical touring bike info, the book comes […]

The List Of Gear You Need To Start Bicycle Touring

bicycle touring gear list for beginners

The basic equipment needed for bicycle touring is really rather simple. To get started you will need: A bicycle. Some way of carrying your belongings (whether it be in a trailer or a set of panniers). Camping equipment ((if you choose to camp) such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.). A stove and […]

How To Raise Money For A Cause With A Bike Tour

how to fundraise with a bike tour

Over the summer of 2013, my brother and I raised $96,281 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital by pedaling our bicycles across the United States. No small undertaking, our 4,450 mile journey from Atlantic to Pacific took 76 days while the planning and execution of our fundraiser spanned a full year. In that year, we went from […]

How to Plan a Bicycle Road Trip

This is going to be an amazing year! I’ve already cycled across Poland, Ukraine and half of Romania. Now I’m taking a short rest break in the beautiful city of Brasov, Romania… and in about two weeks time I’ll begin a 3-month-long bicycle tour across Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This […]

Bicycle Touring Gear – My 2015 Packing List

It’s 2015… and this is my 15th year in a row of bicycle touring all around the world. Last year I cycled across 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America… and now I’m back in Europe for another epic year of bicycle touring. Because I’m so frequently asked about the gear, clothing, and equipment […]

Expert Advice On Traveling Alone vs. With A Group or Partner

Choosing to travel alone or with a partner/group can make a major difference in the overall success or failure of any bicycle tour. In this article I’d like to share with you some of the major benefits and disadvantages of traveling alone or with a partner/group. Then I’ll give some tips that you can use […]

Cycling In Taiwan – Everything You Need To Know

The island nation of Taiwan is a small, but crowded place filled with friendly people, good food, affordable accommodations, and some of the best cycling infrastructure in the entire world. Taiwan is truly a land built for bicycle travel! Click here to read about (and see photos from) my month-long bicycle tour in Taiwan… and […]

The 100 Most Popular Touring Bicycles

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[button_black url=”” target=”_blank”]The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide[/button_black] [button_yellow url=”” target=”_blank”]Find The Best Touring Bicycle For You![/button_yellow] A touring bicycle is a bicycle designed specifically for bicycle touring (also referred to as “cycle touring, bike touring, bike travel, bicycle travel, adventure cycling and bike-packing”) – the act of riding a bicycle for days, weeks, months, or […]

How Much Does It Cost To Go Bicycle Touring In Finland? (And Other Interesting Travel Tips)

I was really looking forward to my trip to Finland… but I was fearful about just how much my 25-day bicycle tour through the country was going to cost. After all, I had heard from countless friends, strangers and reputable travel bloggers that the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway are some of the […]