Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Bike Touring!

Hello and welcome to Bicycle Touring Pro, the world’s most popular how-to bicycle touring blog/website and information source… with more than 675,000+ people from all around the world visiting the site each and ever year! You’ve come to the right place if want to learn how to conduct your own guided, self-guided or self-supported bicycle touring adventures.


“Bicycle touring” is the act of riding a bicycle for days, weeks, months or even years on end as you travel long distances across cities, states and countries. Thousands of people of all ages, incomes and demographics are traveling by bike… and you can be one of them!

In fact, my goal here at Bicycle Touring Pro is to not only inspire you with my own bicycle touring adventures, but to teach YOU how to travel by bike, remain comfortable while out on the road and have fun along the way! In other words, Bicycle Touring Pro is here to give you the inspiration, confidence and resources you need, so that you too can conduct the bicycle tour of your dreams!

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BicycleTouringPro.com is run by the world’s leading expert on bicycle touring – Darren Alff. Darren went from being a 17-year old high-school kid, riding across America on a dusty old mountain bike, to the Bicycle Touring Pro, after having bicycled across 28 of the 50 United States, and after traveling by bike through more than 50 different countries all around the world!

In addition, Darren is the celebrated author of “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” and now coaches people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds so they may have a safe, successful and enjoyable bicycle touring adventure of their own, following his teaching, tips and shortcuts. “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” has sold over 10,000 copies since it’s release and this unique at-home study guide details everything you need to know in order to conduct a bicycle tour of your very own. The book is simply the world’s best step-by-step guide to bicycle touring, handed to you on a silver platter!

Darren Alff is the author of four popular cycling books:

  • The Bicycle Touring Blueprint – a 412-page book designed to teach you everything you need to know in order to conduct your own self-supported bicycle touring adventures.
  • The Essential Guide To Touring Bicycles – a book designed to help first-time bicycle tourists find the type of bicycle they need to conduct their very own bicycle touring adventures. This book also contains a list of each of the touring bicycles currently available on the market, so you don’t waste money by purchasing the wrong bicycle before you head off on your grand adventure.
  • Winter Cycling – the definitive guide for how to keep cycling the whole year round – regardless of the cold, wet or snow-covered weather you might encounter in your part of the world.

Darren Alff is also the founder of www.gobicycletouring.com, where people from all over the world can quickly and easily find the best guided and self-guided bicycle tours on the planet.




Here at Bicycle Touring Pro you will discover:

  • The types of bicycles built for short and long-distance bicycle touring.
  • The gear you need to travel for days, weeks, or months on end.
  • How to plan out a safe and scenic cycle touring route.
  • How to plan and prepare for your first bicycle tour.
  • What to mentally and physically expect once you hit the road.
  • Where to find guided and self-guided bicycle tours to participate in.
  • Plus a whole lot more!

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