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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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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Recicleta Ribera

Contributor: Imanol Sanjuan Simply stated, Recicleta Ribera is a meeting point for those who want the bicycle to be their means of transport in the streets of the Ribera de Navarra, Spain. Who is Ribera Recycle? A group of dedicated people from the Ribera de Navarra who are committed to sustainable mobility in all the

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