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Bicycle Travel News

A curated collection of the web's most interesting writing, videos, photos, and audio related to traveling by bicycle.

VideoFrom Europe into Asia
"We take the ferry across the Bosphorus and roll our bikes onto the Asian continent. Istanbul keeps us in its grip with massive highway construction plans, connecting surrounding cities, and we drink tea with one of the building teams. We find our way to the Turkish countryside and ride through peaceful villages and meet so many welcoming people along the way that we feel right at home."
1 week ago
WritingOsh and the Edge
"While pushing and carrying his bike over a steep pass in the mountains above Osh, Kyrgyzstan, Matthew Crompton ponders what it is that draws people to hazardous places in search of first, fastest, or longest achievements."
1 week ago
VideoCycling through Mae Hong Son province in Thailand
"The real climbing begins. Mae Hong Son province is home to some of the world best-sealed road cycling. Many cycle tourists end up quitting on this route due to the steepness of the climbs. For Lucia, this would be the biggest physical challenge of her life so far."
1 week ago
WritingMorocco: Police escort, amazing hospitality and great landscapes
"I rode south on smaller roads. The landscape became increasingly impressive. Barren and hilly. The people were all super friendly and greeted me warmly. When I had a short break, a car drove up, a guy in jogging pants jumped out and asked where I was from and where I was going. He claimed to be a policeman."
1 week ago
WritingLands of Lost Borders, a book by Kate Harris
"Weaving adventure and deep reflection with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of a world that, like the self and like the stars, can never be fully mapped." Named best nonfiction of 2018 by CBC and Kirkus.
1 week ago
VideoUnicycle Touring and 6000-foot Laos Mountains Don't Mix
Those things together mean a lot of walking uphill. And, when your brakes fail on you, they make the descents just as challenging.
1 week ago
WritingQuito, Casa de Ciclista and the Big Surprise
"Staying at the Casa de Ciclista in Tumbaco was a space of tranquility within the chaos. In one hour you can be wandering around the old centre or perusing the markets or having a cheap almuerzo (3 course lunch menu, $2-2.50) but hop on a green bus and you can escape back to the suburbs. We prefer it this way."
1 week ago
VideoWheels and Weddings
"A wedding occasioned the ride. It came together as a side effect of a reunion among certain too long parted friends. The player that really drives the show is the red dirt roads of Oklahoma, a rugged hilly expanse surrounding the small, big college town of Stillwater and the ever changeable weather of the American Prairie."
2 weeks ago
WritingIndonesia – Tricks and Hacks
A quick guide to traveling in Indonesia, prepared by two cyclists who spent three months riding there. The guide covers nine areas: visas, roads, transportation, accommodation, food, water, weather, religion, and internet.
2 weeks ago
WritingYes, I Am Going Alone
Claire Frecknall explains how she got into bikepacking, overcame her fears, and offers advice to both male and female novice bikepackers who have doubts about heading out on new adventures alone.
2 weeks ago