Bicycle Touring Professional’s Up to date Cycle Touring Plans For 2014

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2014 goes to be an unimaginable yr for Bicycle Touring Professional! Not solely will I be bicycle touring throughout 11+ nations on three totally different continents, however I’m additionally going to be:

Supplying you with the chance to go bicycle touring with me (Maintain studying to seek out out extra. The dates in purple beneath are the elements of my bicycle tour this yr the place I’m searching for folks such as you to journey with me).
Individually teaching 10+ people and dealing with them to plan, put together for, and execute their very personal self-supported bicycle touring adventures.
Releasing a brand new and fully up to date version of my wildly fashionable guide, The Bicycle Traveler’s Blueprint, which teaches you all the pieces it’s worthwhile to learn about conducting the bicycle tour of your goals.

Like I stated, 2014 goes to be an unimaginable yr… and I hope that you’ll observe alongside as I put up my greatest bicycle touring ideas, sources, photographs, movies and updates right here on the web site at… and on Fb, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Now that that’s out of the best way, let me inform you about my bicycle touring plans for 2014…

January – Might: Exploring Southern California, USA

Cycle touring in Ventura

With the intention to journey for one full yr, I’ve rented out my house within the mountains of Utah and have dedicated to 12 months of continuous journey. I’ll be staying with my mother and father in Ventura County, California for the primary few months of the yr. Throughout this time I will likely be conducting quick every day rides all through the county and taking part in in a single day bicycle excursions with my associates on the weekends. After biking every day, I’ll return house and spend the evenings engaged on the brand new and improved model of “The Bicycle Traveler’s Blueprint.” I’m working laborious to show this guide into the largest and greatest useful resource about bicycle touring that has ever been written, so it’s a massive mission, however I hope to have it completed by April, 2014.

Might 17 – Might 25: Danube Waltz Bicycle Tour in Austria with Rad & Reisen

Danube Waltz bicycle tour boat and hotel

As quickly as I land in Europe this Might I will likely be touring to Passau, Germany for the beginning of an 8-day self-guided bicycle tour alongside the Danube River with an organization referred to as Rad & Reisen. Click on right here for extra particulars on this bicycle tour. It is a very distinctive bicycle tour as a result of through the day we will likely be driving our bicycles alongside the shore of the Danube river… and at night time we will likely be consuming and sleeping on-board a big boat that follows us down the river all through the tour.

That is one among many alternatives so that you can trip with me this yr. If you’re concerned about becoming a member of me on this 8-day self-guided bicycle touring journey down the gorgeous Danube River, please contact Rad & Reisen straight and inform them you wish to take part within the Danube Waltz self-guided bicycle tour with TOURING-BICYCLE from Bicycle Touring Professional. The tour takes place between Might seventeenth and Might twenty fifth, 2014.

Might 26 – June 9: Brief Keep in Poznan, Poland

Poznan Poland City Center

I’ll then fly again to Poznan, Poland and can keep within the metropolis there for about two weeks. This will likely be my third time in Poznan… and I like the place! Throughout my time in Poznan I will likely be visiting with some associates, driving my bicycle, taking table-tennis classes and writing about my current bicycle tour in Austria with Rad & Reisen.

June 10 – June 30: A Sluggish & Regular Bike Tour throughout Poland and Lithuania

Landscape photo from a bicycle tourin Lithuania

On the tenth of June I’ll depart Poznan, Poland and cycle north-east towards the town of Gdansk and the Poland/Lithuania border. I’ll cross into Lithuania after which slowly start making my means east towards the Latvian border. I don’t have a strict schedule for this leg of the journey and I’m not even positive precisely the place I’ll be entering into Poland and Lithuania. I believe I sort of need this leg of the journey to be open and versatile in order that I’m not tied down with commitments and I can just about go wherever I please. In the event you dwell in Poland or Lithuania and also you wish to host me or come out and trip with me for a day or two, please get in contact!

July 1- July 13: Cycle from Riga, Latvia to Tallinn, Estonia with Citybike LTD

Estonia forest

In the event you’ve ever dreamed of biking by way of the (typically under-appreciated) nations of Latvia and Estonia, the place lovely seashores, enchanted forests and wonderful folks await, then now could be your probability! Be a part of me on a 13-day self-guided bicycle tour with CityBike LTD. We’ll sleep in guesthouses and vacationer farms every night time, cycle between 40 and 80 kilometers every day, and be assisted all the means with turn-by-turn instructions, lunch and dinner suggestions and an entire lot extra. If you’re concerned about becoming a member of me on this unimaginable self-guided bicycle tour by way of Latvia and Estonia, please contact CityBike LTD straight and inform them you wish to take part within the Riga to Tallinn self-guided bicycle tour with TOURING-BICYCLE from Bicycle Touring Professional – happening between July 1st and July thirteenth, 2014.

July 14 – August 10: Bike Touring In Finland

Finland forest bike road

After arriving in Tallinn, Estonia, I’ll cross the water by boat to Helsinki, Finland. I plan to take part in a 1-day bicycle tour of Helsinki with Bike Excursions Helsinki… after which I’ll proceed biking north towards Lake Oulujarvi (and past?). My pal Rob, from Canada, is becoming a member of me for this leg of the tour and we plan to do a whole lot of wild tenting.

August 11 – October 14: Eire & The UK

Ireland church and flowers

When my bicycle tour in mainland Europe is over, I’ll instantly bounce on an airplane and fly to Dublin, Eire. I’ll shortly cycle out of the town and into the countryside. I don’t have any detailed plans for this 2-month leg of the journey. As an alternative, I plan to trip so far as I need on any given day and let the wind blow me in any route it pleases. I hope to cycle round Eire and the entire UK throughout this time, touring by way of Eire, Scotland, the Isle or Man, Wales and England. My Europe tour will come to an finish in London, England… and from there I’ll fly to Taiwan.

October 15 – November 15: One-Month Bike Tour In Taiwan

Taiwan Temple at night

Lastly, I’ll finish my bicycle tour this yr within the island nation of Taiwan. I’ll be biking round Taiwan for about one month with a pal of mine named Kevin, who I met and rode with through the Bike Switzerland Problem Tour in the summertime of 2012. We’ll be biking round Taiwan for one month with little to no plans. Our solely plan at this stage is to go sluggish and benefit from the expertise!

I don’t know what I’ll be doing or the place I’ll be going after my bicycle tour in Taiwan involves an finish. Perhaps I’ll proceed biking in Asia? Perhaps I’ll fly again house to go to my family and friends in the US? Or possibly I’ll catch a flight all the way down to Australia or New Zealand and proceed touring there? We’ll have to attend and see!

Keep tuned to for my updates from the highway… and make sure you observe the journey on Fb, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest. And if you’re concerned about both internet hosting me throughout my travels this yr… or possibly even biking with sooner or later, please get in contact.

Click on right here and discover ways to conduct your personal self-supported bicycle excursions.

Bicycle Touring Pro 2014 route plans

Click on right here and discover ways to conduct your personal self-supported bicycle excursions.

Photographs by: angeloangelo, Reg Natarajan, Dan DeChiaro, jurvetson, mbell1975, Bolshakov, Liga_Eglite, jurvetson, Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho, L.C. Nottaasen, Information Oresund, Luke Ma and Zach Dischner.


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