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Pros and Cons to Touring on a Folding Bike

Pros and Cons to Using a Folding Bike for Touring Having done some bike touring on road bikes, mountain bikes, and folding bikes, I decided to put together some information about bike touring with a folding bike. Having interviewed a friend of mine who rode a Brompton 5400km throughout Europe and having personally experienced touring...

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When and Where to go on a Bike Tour

Should I buy a new bike before bike touring? Should I wait until I save more money? Should I wait until my kids are just a bit older? Should I sell all my stuff and leave for good? When Should You Go On A Bike Tour? I often talk with people and they are not...

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What is Bike Touring?

What does it mean to go on a Bike Tour Adventure? A bike tour adventure is a pretty flexible term generally used for getting on a bike and riding somewhere, usually to new places where you might now have previously explored. Bike touring is an extremely accessible way of go on an adventure without breaking...

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Tour Along the Saint Lawrence River: Ottawa –> Quebec City –> Ottawa

Click the speaker to play the blog post using the website voice app. When moving back to Canada at the beginning of summer 2019 I decided that a summer of unemployment was the perfect time to arrange a bike tour and re-discover some of my great country. Between all the usual things such as visiting...

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Cycling the Mae Hong Son Loop

Chiang Mai, the largest city in the northern Thailand is not just an amazing city to spend a few days or weeks, but is also the traditional starting point of the Mae Hong Son Loop, a 650km stretch of road going through Pai, Sop Pong, Mae Hong Son, Khun Yuam, Mae Sariang, and Mae Chaem....

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang: Inner peace and outer calm The ride to Luang Prabang was supposed to take up 4-5 hours through some amazing mountains and down some pristine valleys. Shortly after leaving we saw a Korean tourist on a small scooter and after a short stop, he told us that he would follow us. I told...

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng: More than a party spot We arrived in Vang Vieng mid-afternoon on the first day of Laos New Year. It was a great experience driving through town, trying not to get all our luggage soaked before getting to the hotel. We found an amazing place just on the other side of the Namson...

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Vientiene, Laos

2 Days in Vientiane, Laos After more than 7 years since last being in Laos, my wife and I decided to do a week-long trip from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Flying into Vientiane gave me the chance to meet up with some old friends from my early days of working in Malaysia as a teacher...

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Along the Mekong: To Kampong Cham

At approximately 100km from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham is a great weekend getaway for anyone wanting to get away from the constant traffic and noise of the big city. With lots of travel routes available to get there, there are good options available for all types of travellers.

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Cycling the Coast to Kampot

Cycling the Coast to Kampot After hosting my friend Adam of the Cycling Two for two weeks, he decided that he would make his way to Bangkok by following the coast of Cambodia and Thailand. I decided to join him for the weekend, and to take a bus back from Kampot, which is about 160km...

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Japan: Shikoku Island – Osaka to Hiroshima

Cycling from Osaka to Hiroshima via the beautiful Shikoku Island This post is a throwback to 2015, when I decided to cycle from Osaka to Hiroshima. As I was spending the summer in Japan, and didn’t have most of the bike touring equipment bike tourists usually carry, I was limited to sleeping in hotels and...

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Indonesia – Part 5: Bali to Gili Islands to Lombok

The Final Two Weeks After the massive push to get to Denpasar in 4 days, I was really happy to have reached Bali, the legendary island of amazing food, parties, beaches, and tranquility. I initially planned to stay in Denpasar, not really knowing anything about the place, but quickly realized that it a haven for...

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