Tag: Bike Route

4 Epic Gravel and Dirt Road Bikepacking Routes in the Western US For Intermediate Riders

4 Epic Gravel and Dirt Road Bikepacking Routes in the Western US For Intermediate Riders

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.

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in  New Zealand | Guide + 4 Day Itinerary

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in New Zealand | Guide + 4 Day Itinerary

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.

Cycling Boise to Klamath Falls: Quiet Highways + Oregon Outback Bikepacking Route

Cycling Boise to Klamath Falls: Quiet Highways + Oregon Outback Bikepacking Route

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.

Cycling Egypt: Luxor to Abu Simbel – Route Notes and Tips

Cycling Egypt: Luxor to Abu Simbel – Route Notes and Tips

In February 2020 I cycled from Luxor to Abu Simbel in Egypt, and then on to Sudan. Here’s an overview of my route and some tips for other bicycle travelers wanting to cycle in Egypt.

Cycling Sudan: Route, Map, and Tips

Cycling Sudan: Route, Map, and Tips

In early 2020 I rode my bicycle through northern Sudan. Here are route notes, tips, and pictures from a challenging and rewarding journey.

Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 2019 Bikepacking Adventure

Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 2019 Bikepacking Adventure

A bikepacking first-timer takes on 417 miles of beautiful, rugged, cold Idaho backcountry, on a pavement touring bike.

Where to Sleep and Camp While Bicycling Across America

Where to Sleep and Camp While Bicycling Across America

Wondering where to sleep on a budget while bicycling across the US? It can be tricky. Here are 14 ideas to help you save money and sleep well on a US bicycle tour.

Black Mountain Overnight: Mini Bikepacking Adventure in the SF Bay Area

Black Mountain Overnight: Mini Bikepacking Adventure in the SF Bay Area

This quick bikepacking getaway up to Black Mountain, where you can bike camp under the stars, is perfect for an overnight escape from the SF Bay Area peninsula.

Bike Nonstop US 2019: Lessons Learned From 3500 Miles at the Back of the Pack

Bike Nonstop US 2019: Lessons Learned From 3500 Miles at the Back of the Pack

Reflections and lessons from a touring cyclist dabbling in ultra-distance bike racing. Or, “How NOT to race a bicycle across the US.”

6 Long Rail Trails Perfect For Bicycle Touring in the US

6 Long Rail Trails Perfect For Bicycle Touring in the US

These six long rail trails are scenic, historic, mostly flat, and 100% car-free. Pick one for your next weekend or multiday bicycle tour in the United States.

Cycling Chile’s Carretera Austral: Guide to the Wild Southern Half

Cycling Chile’s Carretera Austral: Guide to the Wild Southern Half

The Carretera Austral is a beautiful, rugged, challenging bike tour route through Patagonia. Here’s a helpful planning guide to the wild and scenic southern half.

Cycling Patagonia: Tierra Del Fuego and Ushuaia (Trip Report Part 2)

Cycling Patagonia: Tierra Del Fuego and Ushuaia (Trip Report Part 2)

Wind, cold, and beautiful gravel roads across Tierra Del Fuego, then cycling south to Ushuaia and the end of the adventure.

Cycling Patagonia: El Chaltén to Tierra Del Fuego (Trip Report Part 1)

Cycling Patagonia: El Chaltén to Tierra Del Fuego (Trip Report Part 1)

A wild and wind-swept bicycle journey across the Argentine pampa and down to the far-south island of Tierra Del Fuego.

Cycling from Stung Treng to Siem Reap in Cambodia

Cycling from Stung Treng to Siem Reap in Cambodia

This quiet, newly paved rural road from Stung Treng to just east of Siem Reap is one of the most enjoyable Cambodia cycling routes.

Laos Bicycle Touring: Route Notes and Travel Tips

Laos Bicycle Touring: Route Notes and Travel Tips

Laos is a wonderful place for bicycle touring: quiet roads, friendly people, good food. Here’s what you need to know if you want to bicycle tour in Laos.

Bicycle Travel in Southeast Asia: Is it for you?

Bicycle Travel in Southeast Asia: Is it for you?

Everyone’s bike touring style is different. Here are 7 reasons you might love cycling in Southeast Asia and 5 reasons you might want to go somewhere else.

Northern Vietnam Bicycle Touring: Route Notes and Travel Tips

Northern Vietnam Bicycle Touring: Route Notes and Travel Tips

Bicycle touring in northern Vietnam is fascinating, challenging, and incredibly scenic. Read this guide on accommodation, roads, and much more before you go.

How To Bicycle Safely on Southeast Asia’s Roads

How To Bicycle Safely on Southeast Asia’s Roads

Don’t let scary traffic stop you from cycling in Southeast Asia. Follow these practical tips and have a safe trip.

Quick Guide to Cycling from Hanoi Airport to Hanoi City

Quick Guide to Cycling from Hanoi Airport to Hanoi City

Cycling from Hanoi airport into the city is easier and safer than you might think. Here are two different routes you can take.

What should women wear for a bicycle tour in Southeast Asia?

What should women wear for a bicycle tour in Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia is hot and humid, and also a bit more culturally conservative than many cyclists are used to. How should women dress for a bicycle tour in Southeast Asia?