Cycle Touring Books

Great reads authored by the Warmshowers Community!   A Ride Across America: a 4,000 Mile Adventure Through the Small Towns and Big Issues of the USA by Simon Parker A Ride Across America follows award-winning travel writer Simon Parker’s 10-week, 10mph journey, cycling 4,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. In […]

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Our Cycling Nomad Life Started on the EuroVelo 1

Contributors: XPLORid Cycling Nomads, Ben & Linda Ben and Linda call themselves XPLORid—Cycling Nomads. In the summer of 2019, they went on a 30-day test ride in Ireland. This ride was meant to prepare them for their tour around the world. Little did they know that by getting rid of all their belongings and renting

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A Cyclist’s Odyssey: From Montpellier to Amsterdam Through the Bonds of Cycling Hospitality

Contributor: Clement Thomas For some time now, encouraged by my readings, a cycling journey tempted me. So, in September 2022, I decided to take the plunge, embarking with my cousin. It was an initiatory voyage, spanning from the landscapes of Petite Camargue in Southern France, where I grew up, to the canals and narrow gabled

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Solo Bikepacking & Camping Around the Top of New Zealand South Island

Contributor: Felipe Spina Embarking on a 42-day solo bikepacking and camping adventure around the top of New Zealand’s South Island turned out to be an incredible journey filled with unexpected challenges and breathtaking landscapes. My decision to hit the road was a spontaneous one, triggered by the impending end of my work contract and the

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First Time Host

Contributor: Lil Cub In 2019, after hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), I returned home and decided to open up my place for the Florida Trail (FT) and Eastern Continental Trail (ECT) hikers to rest and charge up. Since my place was only a quarter mile from downtown and at the crossroads of Hwy 90 and

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A 70th Birthday Treat

Contributor: Christine Chappell I’ve always wanted to do a long cycle ride. Not just a day, but weeks or even months. Eventually I decided the time was now. I negotiated time off from grandparent duties, voluntary work, families, friends, the garden, the husband. And in my 70th year I took off for a month. I

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Biking the Baltic: A Tale of Lost Luggage and Found Adventures

Contributor: Stefan Koehler When life throws unexpected curves at you, the best way to tackle them is with resilience and a sense of adventure. Here, I, Stefan, alongside my fellow traveler, Connie, an unlikely duo of seasoned and newbie bike tourers, embarked on an extraordinary journey along Denmark’s picturesque Baltic Sea Coast. Little did we

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Bikepacking And Bicycling Touring: Explaining Methods of Bike Travel

You may have heard the term bikepacking used with increasing frequency over the years. Bikepacking, a combination of backpacking and bike touring, is often used interchangeably with bicycle touring. While those who use bikepacking and bike touring interchangeably aren’t wrong, they aren’t always right either.  The term bikepacking emerged in the early 2000s to describe

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