Slow enough to take it all in but fast enough to make some serious progress, bikepacking is the perfect way to explore a local trail, a new country, and everything in between.

Exploring Wild is one of the most popular bikepacking websites on the internet, packed with hundreds of articles created from 20,000+ miles of bikepacking and touring experience. May they help you experience all the joy, freedom, beauty, and challenge bikepacking has to offer!


Bikes & Parts


Rides & Routes


I believe bikepacking can make the world a little better, one pedal revolution at a time. When we find joy in nature we want to protect our planet. When we make ourselves vulnerable around strangers we feel more connected and open-minded. When we experience our own strength in the middle of a challenging day, we grow into happier and more resilient people.

Newest Bikepacking Posts

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Hi there, I’m Alissa, founder of Exploring Wild. Since becoming obsessed with bike travel I’ve pedaled over 19,000 loaded miles, touching wheels to 16 countries and 6 continents. More than 10,000 of those miles – including my first few big rides – have been solo, though these days I often enjoy the company of my husband or friends.

I began with road touring and transitioned to bikepacking, but still do a little of everything. I dabble in bikepack racing, drool over long international trips, and always enjoy a local overnighter with friends. I don’t always know what I’m doing – I just figure it out as I go! My other favorite ways of exploring are adventure travel and long-distance hiking. You can read more about me here.

In addition to writing about bikepacking here on my own website, I love participating in the wonderful bikepacking community. You’ll also find my writing and interviews on other sites, including:

Bikepacker’s Companion eBook

Downloadable reference and problem solving guide,
there for you if / when things go sideways.

Bikepacking Basics

From the Store

More Bikepacking Topics

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Outdoor skills

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Bike Safety

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There’s more where this came from! Sign up here for occasional emails full of inspiration and information about bikepacking and bicycle touring.

Other Bikepacking Projects

Shameless plugs for other bikepacking-related projects I have created or worked on.

A communal directory of bike travel posts on personal blogs organized by country, riding style, route, and more. Research your next bike trip, browse for inspiration, or add your own blog posts.

Growing collection of bikepacking routes, ride reports, and bike-friendly camping options focused on the San Francisco Bay Area and surroundings.

Patrick runs this awesome bikepacking podcast, I just helped build the website and love listening to all the in-depth bikepacking interviews he records.

Giving Back

I’m proud to help support these bikepacking-related organizations using a portion of revenue earned by this website. I hope to add more over time as this site continues to grow.

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