Intro to Bike Touring

Articles: 6

Ready to hit the open road and explore new places by your own pedaling power? In this series, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started bike touring – whether you’re planning on a day trip or a monthlong adventure. We’ll help you choose a bike for touring, give tips on how to plan a trip, and show you how to pack your panniers and bags. In addition, we provide tips on how to bike tour with kids as well as how to train for your next trip.

  • Two people bike touring on a country road


    Introduction to Bike Touring

    25 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

    Learn how to get started bike touring, including what bike to ride, where to go, what to wear and what gear to bring.

  • A cyclists stands with her fully loaded touring bike

    Buying Advice

    How to Choose a Bike for Bike Touring

    59 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars

    Learn what to look for in a touring bike, including geometry, materials, wheels, tires, gearing, brakes and other features.

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    How to Plan a Bike Tour

    79 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

    Considering a bike tour? We explain the types of tours and factors to consider, including cost, support level, group size, weather and more.

  • A cyclist closes one of the panniers on her bike


    How to Pack for Bike Touring

    33 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

    Learn how to pack for a multiday bike tour, including where to put things and how to distribute weight for a more stable ride.

  • A family on a bike tour riding on a trail by a river


    Bike Touring with Kids

    5 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars

    Help your child develop a love of cycling by taking them on a bike tour. Learn tips to make sure they have fun and stay comfortable.

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    Bike Touring Training Tips and Exercises

    47 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Get cardio training tips and strength exercises to help you prepare for a bike touring trip.