Favorite sites

Looking for more inspiration? Then you came to the right place.

  1. www.crazyguyonabike.com This is one of our most visited websites. It contains journals of touring cyclists from all over the world. We use it quite a bit especially in those long, cold winter nights. It is a great source of inspiration to both of us.
  2. www.trentobike.org This is another great site for inspiration. Here some of the journals are in different languages.
  3. www.travellingtwo.com is a great site with a lot of information about bicycle touring. A must read for everyone that’s into touring.
  4. www.adventurecycling.org Loads of information on touring.
  5. www.cyclingeurope.nl We have used his route for our tour 2006 Maastricht to Barcelona. Very good and accurate books. We
  6. www.cyclingdutchgirl.com This girl’s courage and sense of adventure is phenomenal, we really enjoy following her as she travels the world. A great inspiration. A must see is the video/slideshow she’s created in Australia, Waltzing Matilda. Makes us want to just pick up our bikes and hit the road. Just brilliant.
  7. www.loadedtouringbikes.com Here is a large gallery of fully loaded bicycles from around the world. They will only accept bicycles that are fully loaded, with front and rear panniers. Check it out and post a picture of your loaded bike. My bike is number 19 from my first tour in 2005 and Monique’s is number 111 from our tour in 2007 to Freiburg and back.
  8. www.velo-touren.ch We met this likeminded young man on our way to Barcelona. An inspiration to all, we hope he never stops touring.

Looking for a chat room to ask questions and/or find answers? Here a couple of places that we check out.

  1. www.bikeforums.net Mostly American.
  2. www.cyclechat.co.uk Mostly United Kingdom.

If you like to look for places to stay for “FREE” than check these out.

  1. www.warmshowers.org Hospitality for cycling tourists. It’s free but donations are accepted.
  2. www.couchsurfing.org Hospitality for travelers, cyclists included.

Camping in Europe? Here’s where we look for them.

  1. www.eurocampings.nl This is the ACSI camping guide. Comes in different languages and has loads of rated camping’s around Europe.
  2. http://en.camping.info This has a lot of rated and unrated camping’s around Europe. It has many small municipal camping’s that ACSI does not.
  3. http://maps.me Even though this is a map software it shows many camping’s. We have used it extensively on our last tour Italy, Austria and Germany. Highly rated, extremely useful.