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Bikepacking
21. März, 13:55 Uhr

TEMBR Dirt is the mellower hermano to the unremittingly challenging TEMBR Singletrack. It strives to encourage bicycle tourists to escape the hectic traffic of the Panamerican Highway and delve deep into Ecuador’s backcountry, without missing some of the country’s classic sights. Staying high in the Andes for much of the time, it’s a showcase for […] The post Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route:...

Bikepacking
27. Februar, 13:54 Uhr

To preface, this ‘new’ route formerly existed as three disconnected segments — some of the first routes created on this website — which have been joined and reworked to make up the larger Morocco Traverse. The Route of Caravans is a monumental bikepacking route that explores three distinct regions in southern Morocco, the first of […] The post Route of Caravans: Morocco Traverse (South)...

Bikepacking
13. März, 13:05 Uhr

On January 1st, Virginia, Joe and I set out to cycle across Cuba using mainly off-pavement tracks. Our journey began in the eastern coastal city of Santiago de Cuba and carried us over three mountain ranges starting with the Sierra Maestra. Over the course of three weeks we cycled through seemingly infinite farming communities, two […] The post Trans-Cuba: La Ruta Mala appeared first on...

Bikepacking
07. Juni, 12:57 Uhr

Continuing our 2018 Tour Divide week, here are the Rigs of The 2018 Tour Divide, featuring over 80 bikes with kit details and information about the riders... The post Rigs of The 2018 Tour Divide appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
15. Januar, 12:50 Uhr

As mentioned in part one, 650B Gravel(plus) Bikes, bikepacking bikes come in all shapes and sizes. Drop-bar mountain bikes are one of the more popular manifestations, favored among Tour Dividers, weekend escapists, and those hellbent on a one-bike stable—especially the drop-bar 29er. In short, riders find these bikes both comfortable and efficient. Here’s part two […] The post Complete List of...

Bikepacking
14. Februar, 12:55 Uhr

Thinking of converting from a traditional bike touring setup to bikepacking bags? Here’s how it went for Franzi and Jona mid-trip during their around-the-world journey. Plus, weight and volume analysis for ‘panniers vs bikepacking bags’, as well as a detailed insight into transforming your overweight bike touring kit to a slimline bikepacking rig and why you might consider such a...

Bikepacking
17. Oktober, 12:33 Uhr

Franzi and Jona recently returned from a 15-month bikepacking trip through North and South America. Here Franzi reflects on their journey offering valuable stories and insight that might help others planning a trip, big or small, with their spouse or significant other. The post Bikepacking and Touring as a Couple appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
19. Oktober, 12:38 Uhr

Just a few weeks ago, Justin Simoni (AKA "The Long Ranger") finished bikepacking and climbing 105 of Colorado's highest peaks. The self-supported, non-stop trip required 380,000+ feet of elevation gain and was completed in just over 60 days. We interviewed Justin to try and wrap our heads around this insane accomplishment... The post Highest Hundred: An Interview With The Long Ranger appeared...

Bikepacking
09. April, 14:56 Uhr

Goodyear tires returns to the bike market with a full line of tubeless ready tires, including three interesting mountain bike tires that all come in 29 x 2.6" casings, a gravel tire, and a touring tire that comes in widths up to 50mm... The post Goodyear Relaunches with a Full Line of Gravel, Touring, and MTB Tires appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
30. August, 13:14 Uhr

As intimidating as it may sound to the uninitiated, bikepacking in Africa can be an incredible experience. As a planning resource for those seeking adventure in the Motherland, here is our full guide to bikepacking and touring east Africa. Complete with travel tips and Logan's full kit list as used on the Trans-Uganda bikepacking expedition... The post The Big Guide to Bikepacking & Touring...

Bikepacking
04. Dezember, 14:41 Uhr

With the gearing needed for loaded bikepacking, SRAM’s 12-speed drivetrains are without a doubt intriguing. And, as more affordable groups and parts emerge, 1x12 is becoming increasingly attractive to bikepackers looking for a modern drivetrain. After 2,500+ miles on the Eagle X01 group and putting the 12-speed Eagle GX drivetrain through its paces in Georgia and Armenia, here’s our full...

Bikepacking
12. Juni, 12:59 Uhr

Anker's PowerPort Solar is a charging system suited to more powerful electronic devices, like larger iPhones and tablets. We head off-the-grid to the Peruvian Andes, loaded with framebag full of gadgets... The post Anker PowerPort Solar Review: off-the-grid touring appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
05. September, 10:23 Uhr

In this edition of Rider and Rig, we chat with Mike Hayes from Cornwall, UK. As a former road racer and seasoned long-distance bikepacker, Mike talks us through his distinct Brother Cycles Big Bro build, and shares some insight into his experiences with cycling as a form of therapy for depression... The post Rider and Rig: Mike and his Brother Cycles Big Bro appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
02. November, 12:53 Uhr

For Luke Douglas and Flora Hodson, what started as a tour around New Zealand turned into a ride all the way back home to the UK. In this story, Luke recounts the time they spent riding through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikstan on the Pamir Highway. Read on for their story of late-season riding in the Pamirs, Central Asian hospitality, and looming wolf encounters... The post Crossing The Pamirs appeared...

Bikepacking
16. Januar, 13:44 Uhr

Cjell Monē wanted nothing more than to follow a faint, squiggly line from Sela Pass, a 14,000’ remote corner of India, to the Bhutan border. He was thwarted by the military, chased down by taxis, and barricaded by an entire village during his attempt. Read the whole story... The post Incense and Impasse appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Oktober, 12:57 Uhr

Revelate Designs officially turns 10 years old today. To commemorate this milestone, we asked founder Eric Parsons to dredge up some photos from the past, and to answer a few questions about the history and future of bikepacking... The post 10 Years of Revelate Designs: A Q&A With Eric Parsons appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
02. April, 13:08 Uhr

Just announced, the Surly Bridge Club is a pavement-ready, dirt-centric touring bike designed around 27.5x2.4" tires and built to keep things simple. The Bridge Club is affordably priced at $1,200 with a chromoly steel frame, plenty of bosses and mounts, and room for 2.8" plus tires... The post Introducing the Surly Bridge Club appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. August, 17:43 Uhr

In our latest Rider and Rig, Skyler shows off his DaamBuilt No. 5 custom hardtail and digs deep into the nitty gritty of its angles, measurements, cable routing placement, and other intricate details that make it his near-perfect backcountry trail bikepacking rig... The post Skyler’s DaamBuilt Custom Bikepacking Rig appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. Juli, 13:23 Uhr

Clément recently released their Ushuaia, a curiously named wheelset designed with gravel adventure in mind. We had a chance to spend a little time with the new wheels along with their new 50mm version of the X'plor MSO tires... The post Clément Ushuaia Wheels + X’Plor MSO 50mm Tires appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
17. Januar, 12:57 Uhr

To follow this mountainous, high elevation route is to see the story of southwest Peru’s landscape unfold beneath your tyres. With the exception of the Tambo Canyon, much of the Camino Del Puma lies at an average elevation close to 4000m, and one of the passes is just a couple of bike lengths shy of […] The post Camino Del Puma: Peru and Bolivia appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. Juli, 11:16 Uhr

After completing a trip through Bolivia and Northern Chile, Cass Gilbert talks us through his setup choices for touring on the South American Altiplano, including thoughts on weight versus practicality, the benefits of running a modular setup over a long trip, a core packlist, what survived and what didn't, and a couple of nutritious, high plain recipes. The post Lessons Learned: What to Pack...

Bikepacking
21. September, 12:11 Uhr

As the writer and photographer behind Tales on Tyres, Franzi Wernsing has spent the last few years wandering the world on two wheels. After following her popular Instagram feed, Cass Gilbert finally got the chance to catch up with her in person on the Trans Alp bikepacking route, to get the full lowdown on her Bombtrack Beyond+, dig deeper into her passion for photography, and find out how she...

Bikepacking
18. Juli, 11:01 Uhr

The Ruta de Las Vicuñas uses a series of unpaved roads to link three swathes of protected land – Lauca National Park, the Reserva Nacional Las Vicuñas, and Isluga National Park – via the atmospheric Salar de Surire salt lake. As such, the area is teeming with wildlife, from leggy pink flamingos, fleet-footed vicuñas (the […] The post Ruta de Las Vicunas, Northern Chile appeared first on...

Bikepacking
12. März, 12:58 Uhr

Beginning with a climb through the vast no man’s land between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the route emerges onto the barren, wind-whipped moonscape of the Murghab Plateau, stopping in the end-of-the-world village of Karakul beside a deep blue lake at nearly 4000m. The track then turns west off the M41 Pamir Highway across the lonely high-altitude […] The post The Bartang Valley, Tajikistan...

Bikepacking
17. Juli, 13:00 Uhr

Rear racks may not be the first thing that comes to mind for those converted to bikepacking, but in the case of fat biking, they can play an important role in how (and where) we carry our gear for extended trips. Don’t underestimate the simplicity and practicality of a well-made rear rack designed for big tires. Here's our Low Down guide to racks compatible with fat bikes... The post Rear Racks...

Bikepacking
20. Oktober, 11:25 Uhr

Located at the far end of South America close to Cape horn, the island of Tierra del Fuego is the finishing point for many Pan-American bike tourists coming from the north, or the starting point for those brave enough to tackle the northwest headwinds of Patagonia. The island is divided roughly in half; the eastern […] The post Fin Del Mundo: Bikepacking The End of The World appeared first on...

Bikepacking
05. Juli, 13:08 Uhr

Diminutive, post-Soviet Georgia is a fascinating land, considerably more dense in heritage and culture than its size would suggest. It’s also a country with an important present-day geopolitical role, being the buffer that it is between Russia and the West. Putting an element of this in context, the route wends its way between the Upper […] The post Georgia’s Caucasus Crossing appeared first on...

Bikepacking
27. Juni, 11:54 Uhr

The Toro Toro National National Park is one of Bolivia’s lesser visited protected areas and lies almost equidistant between Cochabamba and Sucre, making it the perfect pit stop for those riding between the two cities. Geology buffs will be in heaven; buckled ridges soar skyward and caves burrow deep into the earth. In fact, the […] The post Ruta Toro Toro, Bolivia appeared first on...

Bikepacking
18. Juni, 12:48 Uhr

For our fourth installment of One Question, Five Voices, we round up a group of experienced bikepackers and bicycle tourists to find out how traveling by bicycle has informed their understanding of the world today. Find out what important lessons they've learned while pedaling through places unknown... The post One Question, Five Voices: Lessons From The Road appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
06. Oktober, 12:52 Uhr

The Gorgany range lies within the Zakarpattia region in southwest Ukraine in the Outer Eastern Carpathian Mountains. The surroundings are largely traditional farmland with rolling pastures and villages dotting the hillsides, but otherwise the area is quite remote. The lower reaches of the Gorgany Mountains are made up of lush and green spruce forests while […] The post The Gorgany Trail,...

Bikepacking
13. September, 20:40 Uhr

Specced with up to six pairs of bottle bosses, and WTB Resolute 42mm gravel tires — with room for 29x2.0" rubber — the new utility-centric Marin Four Corners is made for touring, bikepacking, and commuting alike... all for $1,039. The post 2018 Marin Four Corners: New Steel “Adventure” Bikes (part 2 of 4) appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
03. Juli, 12:47 Uhr

Wondering what 260 bikepackers did for the worldwide group Swift Solstice Campout? Here’s a roundup of photos and essays from the weekend closest to the solstice when hundreds of fellow bike campers spent a night (or several) under the stars… The post Solstice Campout 2017 appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
26. Juni, 13:36 Uhr

Planning a big, overseas bikepacking trip can seem like a daunting task. After spending a month riding dirt roads through the Peruvian Andes, Cass returns with advice for putting together a similar journey. The post A Guide to International Bikepacking Trips appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
16. Oktober, 12:05 Uhr

Emil Börner and Daniel Gustafsson set out on a bikepacking trip through Sweden’s Sylarna wilderness. It was Emil's first bike trip in a year and a half after suffering a terrible tragedy during a transcontinental bike tour. Their weekend trip resulted in this incredibly beautiful and moving short film... The post Nature is Purposeless… appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
18. Januar, 14:34 Uhr

Peruvians call it El Silencio. The highest reaches of the country's Andean mountains is a quiet, startlingly beautiful, and unrelenting harsh pocket of the world, interlinked by rugged mining roads and faint alpaca trails. But despite its challenges, there's nowhere quite like it to ride your bicycle, promises Cass Gilbert, as he ponders the cathartic quality of the solo tour and learns to...

Bikepacking
11. Januar, 16:42 Uhr

The SoCal Desert Ramble is just that: a distracted, indirect meander from the city of San Diego, on the Mexican border, to San Bernadino, on the outskirts of Los Angeles. But rather than following the conventional coastal road, it stitches together a number of remote dirt tracks and washes, by way of the vast deserts […] The post The SoCal Desert Ramble, Southern California appeared first on...

Bikepacking
09. November, 13:03 Uhr

After riding the Colorado Trail over the summer, we stopped by and said hi to Andrew Wracher and Joey Ernst at Bedrock Bags, Durango. Read on to learn about their obsession with geology, discover where they like to bikepack most, and glean just what makes the business tick... The post Bricks and Bikepacking: Bedrock Bags appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Juli, 03:47 Uhr

Who doesn’t enjoy the idea of bikepacking with their dog? Promises of wagging tails and grinning muzzles at every rest stop, topped off with restful bliss at the end of the day. What’s not to love? John Freeman has been bikepacking with Melan for a couple of years. Here are his tips and insight... The post Dogpacking: Guide to Bikepacking with your Dog appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
05. Juni, 12:20 Uhr

In our third installment of One Question, Five Voices, we ask a group of Tour Divide finishers to share their secrets for mentally preparing to race from Banff to Mexico along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Read on to glean some insights for getting into the Tour Divide mindset, whether you're hoping to set a new record or just want to make it to the finish... The post One Question, Five...

Bikepacking
06. Februar, 14:29 Uhr

A sneak peek at the all new QUOC Gran Tourer, a high-end gravel and all-road cycling shoe with a waterproof mid, 'Tiger Camo' microfiber upper, and a burly lugged outsole built for tough terrain... The post New QUOC Gravel Shoes: Gran Tourer Sneak Peek appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.