Tag Archives: bike touring

Best cheap sunglasses for cycling? Tifosi Optics review

Here are three things about me: I spend a lot of time in the sun I constantly lose sunglasses I have terrible vision Maybe you relate to one, two, or even all three of these. Regardless, a good pair of sunglasses is essential for cyclists, especially those who spend a lot of time in the […]

Using WarmShowers.org To Score Free Lodging When You Travel By Bike

WarmShowers Host and Guest

 WarmShowers.org is a FREE community-run website that enables individuals traveling by bike to find hosts around the world who are willing to put them up for a night or two during the middle of their travels. If you are familiar with websites such as CouchSurfing.com or GlobalFreeloaders.com, then you are already familiar with the […]

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 17 Best Bicycle Touring Articles, Podcasts & Videos of 2017

bicycle touring pro 2017 photo highlights

2017 was a great year for Bicycle Touring Pro and its followers all around the world. Now that the year is just about over, let’s look back on 17 of the best bicycle touring articles, podcasts and videos from the last twelve months. These are the best bicycle touring articles, podcasts and videos of 2017 […]

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 […]

How To Take Incredible Bike Touring Photographs

The dream you likely have involves going on a bicycle tour and having magical experiences you will remember for the rest of your life. Experiences so incredible you will be telling your friends and family about them for years to come… and the photographs you capture from your travels will captivate every individual you choose […]

Video Tour Of My Apartment In Krakow, Poland

Come inside my 100+ year-old building in Krakow, Poland and view the small apartment I rented for the month of December 2012 after having finished seven months of long-distance bicycle touring across 17 different European countries this year.

Romania’s Lake Rausor

My first night of camping in Transylvania was a success! The following morning I broke camp and cycled just 1 km from my campsite to beautiful Lake Rausor. On the dam at the southern end of the lake I snapped these photos of me, my touring bicycle, and the beautiful fall colors. The best thing […]

Bulgarian Bicycle Touring In Bulgaria

While cycling along the shore of the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria I ran into this man from Sophia, Bulgaria, who told me (in Bulgarian (I could barely understand him)) that he was traveling around Bulgaria with his bicycle for several weeks and camping along the way. He wanted to know where I was from […]

What Exactly Is Bicycle Touring?

“Bicycle touring” (also referred to as “cycle touring, bike touring, bike travel, bicycle travel, and bike-packing”) is the act of riding a bicycle for days, weeks, months, or even years on end as you travel across entire cities, states, and countries under your own power (without the assistance of a motor). While bicycle touring is […]

The Localmotive Bike Tour… And The Food You Eat

Dear Bicycle Touring Pro and the cycling community, On August 16, we reached the end of our cross-country trip in Astoria, Oregon after spending two and a half months on the Trans-America Trail. Apart from the simple rewards of bike touring, including a Mickey Mouse glove tan and the lure of an ever-changing horizon, it […]

500 Free Articles About Bicycle Touring

One mile after another. That’s how I got through my first ten years of long-distance bicycle touring. I just put my head down and focused on the gravel road directly in front of me. What I’ve discovered over the years is that if you think about the end goal too much it can become somewhat […]