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Lost and Found Bikepacking the Lost Coast Ridge Trail

“I like that blinking light you got on your back there,” I heard someone to my left call out towards…

Red Rock Ramble Bikepacking the White Rim Trail

We looped around yet another massive rock formation, rising up several hundred feet into the air. The various shades of…

Olympic Discoveries Bikepacking the Olympic Discovery Trail in Washington

Across Puget Sound and west of Seattle lies the Olympic Peninsula, home to Olympic National Park. At a size of…

Marin Gravel Country Bikepacking Marin in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mount Tamalpais (locally abbreviated to “Mt Tam”) in Marin County, just north of Golden Gate Bridge, is considered the birthplace…

Across the Western Cape Bikepacking South Africa

I had been curious about South Africa for a long time. Growing up, I learned about Apartheid and Nelson Mandela,…

The Pearl Of Arabia Bikepacking through the Oman Desert

“Where are you going, my friend?” Mohammed called out to me. A few minutes earlier, I had left the main…

Under The Tuscan Sun Bikepacking through Tuscany

The interior of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. The sculptures, paintings, and frescoes of the Galleria Degli Uffizi….

Riding Home A Bikepacking Adventure Through Austria

I was never really much of a cyclist. Growing up in Vienna in the eighties and nineties, I occasionally rode…

Alpine Wonderland Bikepacking Switzerland

“If you can’t find a place to stay, you are more than welcome to use our backyard,” Marianne told me…

Water Power Bikepacking Southwestern Norway

“Screw this!” I blurted out into the world. Somewhere in the distance, behind a cloak of fog and clouds, I…

Zen and the Art of Bikepacking Bikepacking Japan from Osaka to Hiroshima

It was still dark in the Chūō-ku ward in Osaka when I went across the street to a Lawson convenience…

The Heart Of Asia Bikepacking Taiwan

“Battery low. Please charge now,” the robotic voice coming from my Bluetooth headphones announced. “Yep, me too,” I responded, in…

The Best-Laid Plans Bikepacking Vietnam on the Ho Chi Minh Highway

It was 11 am and really time to get going. I motioned to Hung, the owner of the restaurant, i.e.,…

A Path Through The Forest Bikepacking the Munda Biddi Trail in Western Australia

“Was that another cyclist up ahead?” I thought to myself. At that point, it was day ten for me on…

A Tour Of Aotearoa Bikepacking New Zealand from Auckland to Christchurch

“I was worried about you last night,” my new friend Alan said with audible concern in his voice. “You got…

From the Valley to the Woods Bikepacking the San Francisco Peninsula

“Hey, looks like you’re pretty much ready for the end of the world?”, one of the two mountain bikers at…

Suffering at High Altitude Bikepacking the Annapurna Circuit

Slightly in shock, I was slowly trying to get up. I couldn’t quite believe I had just crashed my mountain…