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Photos by Marija Kozin (left) and Angela & Stephane Girard, www.ouestef.net (right)

there’s always someone coming up alongside for a chat. Things that are simple for solo cyclists or small groups of friends, such as wild camping or stopping to take a photo, become impossible in a very large group. z 

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK Before committing to a bike tour with someone else, ask each other a few questions: 1. How far do you expect to go per day? 2. How fast do you cycle? 3. What is your daily budget? 4. Should we stay in hotels, campsites or try to wild camp for free? 5. How often do you want to take a rest day? 6. What time of the day do you like to get started?

7. If the weather turns nasty, do we ride through the storm or seek shelter and shorten the tour? 8. Do you want to cook meals together, or apart? 9. What excites you about touring, and what do you think the most challenging part will be? 10. What would your ideal day on the road be like?

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Bike Touring Basics  

66-page guide to bicycle touring

Bike Touring Basics  

66-page guide to bicycle touring

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