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How to Travel by Bicycle

Most cyclists enjoy the benefits of traveling by bike, but some bicycle riders are afraid of discovering the world on two wheels. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the most often asked questions about bicycle travel.

What is bicycle touring?

Bicycle touring consists of taking self-guided or guided tours for fun and relaxation other than for sport. It can vary from 1-day trips, to 10-day trips, or more.

 

Who Travels by bike?

Bicycle travel appeals to a wide range of people of various ages, cultures, and backgrounds. You may travel on your own, with a group, or only with friends and family. From adults over 50 to young children, traveling by bike is a unique experience that allows you to explore the world while staying healthy.

 

Do you have any advice on how to plan a bicycle tour?

Bicycle travel requires a lot of planning, but there are many ways to go. If you’re an avid cyclist, you might take a self-contained bike trip. It is the least expensive way to travel. However, you’ll need to carry all the clothing, food and supplies for the duration of your bicycle trip. In addition, you’ll need to know how to repair and maintain your equipment.

If you don’t want to be faced with a lot of problems, you should consult with a tour operator. From beginning to end, you won’t need to worry about a thing other than riding your bicycle. You’ll ride the most beautiful bike paths, participate in carefully planned activities, stay at the best hotels, and enjoy excellent customer service.

Whether you go on a guided or self-guided trip, traveling by bicycle is unique in many ways. You meet people, explore hidden corners, and enjoy the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power.

 

What kind of bicycle should I use for bike touring?

There are many different types of bikes you may use on a bicycle tour. However, touring bikes are designed for long distances on road and provide a more comfortable riding position.

 

Where should I go?

If you’ve never traveled to a specific location before, you might find it difficult to organize a bicycle tour in Europe. You won’t know where to go, where to stop, and you might end up on a road with a lot of traffic. That’s why, you’re better off traveling with an adventure travel company.

 

What sort of equipment is needed?

If you go on your own, you’ll need to bring your equipment with you. This equipment, including food, cooking tools, and camping gear, is to be carried in bags that are mounted to the rear and front wheels of your bicycle. People also usually have a handlebar bag for anything they need easy access to while on the road. On the other hand, you won’t carry any extra weight while riding a bicycle on a guided tour. Your travel bag and everything else goes in the car that follows you.

 

Am I in good enough shape?

Just remember that you don’t have to be a professional cyclist to enjoy traveling by bicycle. However, you need to be cautious about your level of ability. You may also want to prepare for your trip. Once you can ride about 30 miles and do a few back-to-back day rides that means you’re ready for the physical challenge of traveling by bicycle.

 

How many miles per day can I ride?

Be as active as you desire, but always remember to take your overall fitness level into consideration. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced or professional cyclist, always plan free time in your day and a few rest days if you’re doing a long-distance trip.

 

How much does it cost?

A self-contained bicycle trip is the least expensive way to go at $30 to $50 a day, but that cost doesn’t include any hotels or restaurants. If you want to travel with a tour operator, you’ll usually have to pay between $3,000 and $5,000 per week. Once you’ve decided to travel by bicycle, the sky is the limit.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein
About the author

Kilian co-founded DIGnGO with his brother Flavien while finishing his BA in International Business at Northwood University in Florida. Over the years, he has played many competitive sports but focused on golf in college and traveled across the United States to compete with the best golf teams in the nation. He now oversees the planning of all our bike tours ensuring everything run smoothly on a daily basis and making sure we maintain the quality and service you expect on all our trips. He sets the company strategy and drives execution through transparency.