Looking for a big bikepacking adventure but not exactly a mountain biking master? Build your experience with these intermediate-level bikepacking routes featuring plenty of gravel and dirt road.
Author: Alissa at Exploring Wild
Broken Top Loop is a dramatic and varied 22 mile backpacking route through Three Sisters Wilderness, west of Bend. Here’s a guide to logistics, campsites, and what to expect.
Route and logistics guide to Devil’s Dome Loop, a dramatic 40ish mile backpacking route in the North Cascades. The views are heavenly, but the devil is in the 5000+ foot climb…
Here’s how to fuel your bicycle tour or bikepacking trip in the US, including what to eat, where to find it, and tips on resupplying in small towns and remote areas.
Tired of restless nights spent counting the hours until sunrise? Here are twelve trail-tested tips for sleeping better while backpacking or camping.
It’s hard to enjoy the backcountry when you’re freezing your buns off. Here are all my best tips for staying warm while backpacking, even if you get cold as easily as I do.
Sudan is a well-kept secret among adventurous travelers. Here are the best places to visit and things to do in Sudan for history lovers, cultural travelers, and backpackers.
If you’ve already hiked to Cone Peak in the Ventana Wilderness and want something bigger, this burly multi-day trek along North Coast Ridge might be just the thing.
Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya is, despite the intimidating name, a beautiful place to hike, camp, and even bicycle amongst the wildlife. Here’s what you need to know before visiting.
Just a big list of my personal favorite gear for bikepacking and touring, and what I love about it. Welcome to my garage.
The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail is the longest official bike route in New Zealand. Here’s a guide to this scenic cycling route, especially for independent travelers who like to camp.
Deciding between panniers vs. bikepacking bags for your next adventure? This guide will help you understand which system is best for which kind of bicycle trip.
After years of trial and error, here is the backpacking gear and hiking clothing that I return to over and over again.
If you need a really big bear canister, the Bearikade Expedition should be at the top of your list. Here’s a review to help you decide if all the fancy carbon fiber is worth your money.
The 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail makes a fantastic lightweight backpacking route. Here’s a 7 day TRT itinerary, plus gear and logistics notes, from my TRT thru-hike.
The Borah Gear Cuben bivy is an ultralight, ultra-packable, water resistant bivy with bug netting top. It’s not right for every adventure, but here’s where it shines.
Love your Sawyer water filter but hate those darn dirty bag pouches? Me too! Here’s a Sawyer squeeze pouch alternative for less squeezing and more gravity filtering.
The Enlightened Equipment Convert is a flexible, lightweight hybrid sleeping quilt great for, well, pretty much anything. Here’s what I love about it, and one little thing that I don’t.
Looking for something tall to hike to the top of? This list of challenging hill climbs in the San Francisco Bay Area has you covered.
Here’s 614 miles of lightly trafficked, wide-open eastern and central Oregon bicycle route. The only catch: it’s half pavement and half dirt. This mixed terrain adventure has a bit of everything.