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4 Bicycle Touring Tips For Beginners & Experienced Riders Alike

Are you interested in going on a bike tour? If so, then you have come to the right place. At Pedaltours, we are a leading provider of bike tours across the globe, with tours in Croatia, Vietnam, and more!

However, you’re probably wondering how you can prepare for a bike tour. Don’t worry, we have compiled a list of 4 bicycle touring tips for you – regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced rider.

1. Start With Short Trips in Many Countries

If you’re a beginner rider, the best tip for you to follow is to start off with short bike trips before you decide to join international bike tours. As you increase your experience with bike tours, you can then proceed to book yourself onto longer tours. Starting off with short trips is key to familiarising yourself with bike touring and what to expect.

2. Pack Appropriate Clothing

The weather can always be unpredictable, no matter the location. As a result, make sure to pack clothes for both warm and cold days, including for foul weather. We recommend packing both cycling attire and everyday attire. Waterproof jackets and thermal shirts are a must-have.

3. Train Before Your Trip

It’s a good idea to train consistently during the weeks before your bike tour. This ensures that you will be physically (and mentally) prepared for the trip itself. Make sure to schedule regular and consistent workouts, and don’t leave it until the last minute! Long bike tours require a significant amount of durability, strength, perseverance, and stamina. You can improve all of these by training beforehand.

4. Train Even When It’s Raining

If possible, we also recommend training in different weather conditions for a glimpse into what you could experience during your trip. This can help you better adapt to various weather conditions during the trip itself and see how the weather affects your cycling.

We hope that the above bicycle touring tips will help you on your next bike tour! In fact, if you are looking for the perfect bike tour, look no further than Pedaltours. We offer a vast selection of incredible bike tours, with destinations closeby (New Zealand) and destinations internationally (Germany and more!). Discover your next cycling tour with Pedaltours. To discuss your next tour or for any enquiries, feel free to contact us today.