One of the biggest, most challenging, and most fun parts about bicycle touring is planning a safe and enjoyable route. In this article, I’ll walk you through several of the most common ways to go about planning a bicycle touring route of any length.
Because there are so many possible bicycle touring routes all around the world, I won’t be able to tell you exactly which roads or bike paths you should be cycling on at any given time, but instead, I am going to give you some general rules to follow when planning the route in which you intended to travel.
I will give you a number of basic strategies that you use to plan out a safe and enjoyable bicycle touring route and provide you with a number of example bike tour routes so you can see how the planning process can be done. But once it comes time to start planning your own cycle touring route, it will be up to you to use the information I have provided and apply the principles from this article to create your own unique bike tour route plan and itinerary.
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