How would you like to set off on holiday and never come back? That’s exactly what happened to Mirjam Wouters (AKA Cycling Dutch Girl) way back in March 2007. After several failed attempts at settling down, she came to the conclusion that “you don’t necessarily have to study, work, have babies, die.” Mirjam is truly [...]
The Cycle Diaries is the chronicle of two mates, Matt and Andy, as they cycle from London to Sydney. Here’s what each aspires to accomplish as they cycle 13,000 miles through 22 countries on three continents. Andy’s Aims for the Expedition To raise a £50’000 for War Child To record an entertaining account of our [...]
After spending months perusing books and blogs about the adventures of others, Rebecca Holliday and Ryan Davies came to the conclusion it was high time they set off on their own adventure. Since leaving home in England in September 2010, the couple has cycled almost 15,000 miles across Europe and Asia. Currently, they’re on the [...]
If you’re a gear-head, this is the bicycle touring blog for you. Henrik Risager, the informative force behind Woolly Pigs, is a master at reviewing bikes and gear. He’s thorough in his research, and isn’t shy about letting you know when gear hasn’t lived up to expectations. His site aims to help others see that [...]
In October 2010, Thomas Andersen set off from his home in Copenhagen on a quest to reach Sydney by bicycle. His bicycle touring route will take him through Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, India , Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and finally on to Australia. This is a popular overland [...]
Liz Wilton and Chris Leakey are biking from New Zealand to England, exploring the backroads of China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia along the way. While this is an increasingly popular route with lots of blogs covering similar rides, this site stands out for its excellent design and useful resources.
Cycling To The Ashes is Oli Broom’s attempt to see the world and its people on their terms, test himself, and spread the gospel according to cricket. Oli’s almost accomplished his goal of cycling all the way from London to Brisbane, so now’s the time to take a peek at his website and share in [...]
A Fistful of Gears confirms something I’ve suspected all along: over 40 cyclists can be just as adventurous as those 20-somethings who take to the road. Rog and Dee may be pushing 50, but that doesn’t mean they’re not up for traversing Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan or any other place that is perhaps, “off the beaten [...]
If you’ve gotten sidetracked thinking bicycle touring is all about counting kilometers and subjecting yourself to as much misery as possible, a browse around Blazing Saddles will remind you that cycling is meant to be fun. These guys reallly know how to have a good time on a bike.
Some bike journeys are just fun to follow. Guy and Frederike set off from London in May 2010 and are busy cycling their way to Australia. Their site, A Bike Journey, documents their tour with amazing photos, videos and descriptive and detailed travel tales.
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