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Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

Baby-O

Baby-O The Baby-O is meant to be a slightly less challenging route through the Gatineau Park. It follows some of the route of the Grand-O, but sticks to the easier path when possible. It’s also a much shorter route, making it achievable in a day for most ridings with a good endurance base. While the…

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Quebec Connect

Quebec Connect By the numbers Total Distance: Total Ascent: Unpaved/Trail/Paved: Difficulty: 621km 6421m TBD 4/5 All the details The beautiful thing about the Quebec Connect is that there are so many places where one could start riding the loop. Originally created as a means of connecting the Grande-O (Outaouais Loop) to the Trouble in Tremblant…

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Grand-O

Grand-O By the numbers Total Distance: 418kmTotal Ascent: 5350mUnpaved/Trail/Paved: 60%/29%/11% All the details Starting at the Chelsea Pub in Old Chelsea, you begin your journey by warming-up the legs on the rail trail towards Wakefield. When you reach Farm Point you will leave the rail trail and make your way into the Gatineau Parc for…

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Trouble in Tremblant

Trouble in Tremblant This ride is called Trouble in Tremblant for a reason. Not only is it going to kick your ass with massive climbs as you weave your way through the Mont Tremblant Park, there is also very limited chance to re-supply once you leave the comforts of the Mont Tremblant ski resort. Not…

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Bikepack the Gats

Bikepack the Gats By the numbers Total Distance: 153kmTotal Ascent: 2629mUnpaved/Paved: 87%/13% Recommended bike For this route, I highly recommend you to use a mountain bike with front suspension as some of the sections are quite rough, including small rock gardens, steep descents, loose gravel, etc. Although you may be able to ride large portions…

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Interview 051: Filmed by Bike Festival & Rugile Kaladyte On Her Film “I Just Want To Ride”

Ayleen Crotty of the Filmed by Bike Festival In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I get to chat with the organizer of the Filmed by Bike Festival, Ayleen Crotty. Unlike many of the Adventure Film Festivals out there, this festival is specifically aimed at showcasing the world best bike movies. As many bike tourers…

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Interview 050: Zoe & Olivier | Exploring The World With Only Human Power

In this episode of BTA, I get to met Zoe Agasi and Olivier Van Herck, a couple of travellers from Amsterdam that embarked in an open ended adventure of a life time on the very last day of September 2016. They started by traveling across Europe by bike then mixing up boats, hiking boots and skis to get wherever their curiosity would pull them. They are advocating for a slower and more sustainable way of travelling, giving the example of what is possible to achieve on zero, two, or six sets of wheels. They’ve since travelled more than 41000km and are not planning to stop anytime soon.

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Interview 049: Nomad Family By Bicycle

Nomad Family by Bicycle In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, I will be speaking with Xavier, Céline, Nayla and Fibie Pasche – The Nomadic Family by Bicycle. Having been on a perpetual bike tour since 2010 and both girls being born along the way, this has resulted in the girls having more…

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BTA Touring Talk – Episode 4 | Bike Maintenance

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Bike Tour Adventures Touring Talk. In this episode I have Carl Presseault, my most recent guest from Interview 047, co-hosting an episode in which we will talk about Bike maintenance on the road and what we consider to be the most important tools to take with you on the road. We’re going to discuss some of the most common problems you may have while touring and what is the best way to overcome the situation.

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Interview 048: Layton Keddy | Off The Beaten Path in Australia And Papua New Guinea

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I catch up with Layton Keddy while he is in Australia. In 2019, Layton decided to leave Saskatchewan, Canada, and go explore the world by moving to Australia so as to be able to work and travel.  With bike in hand, he would use his holidays and breaks to explore the vastness that is Australia and Tasmania. When an opportunity arose for him to take his work experience to Papua New Guinea, Layton was thrilled to have the chance to learn about a completely different way of life and experience their culture by bike.

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