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Map of the 159 best bicycle touring destinations in the world.

159 bicycle touring destinations you must see

Editor’s Note: Here’s another great infographic with over 50 original drawings of cyclists. And, I’m one of them. And—Yes!—it looks like me. Scroll down and try to find my favorite 3 places to cycle tour in the world. All the other bicycle tourists contributed a lot of great suggestions that I’ll have to add to my bucket list of places to cycle. (I need a bigger bucket.) Thanks again to Mads for all the hard work that goes into collecting this information and making it look pretty. If you like this, see Mads’ other that shows 121 examples of trips that other bicyclists took.

Vietnamese money, called Dong, piled on a colorful bed spread.

How much does it cost to cycle around the world?

Money and budget: The third most important factor to travel. Update: This article was originally written by Dennis as an estimate. Scott updated the numbers with the actual cost of his trip around the world on a bicycle between 2001-2005, so I think everything got more expensive. Below you can read about how we estimated

Scotts knee surgery. A picture of laparoscopic surgery and the inside of Scott's knee

Health and Safety

Health: The Most Important Factor While Traveling What happens if you get sick or injured? I vividly recall the scene in the San Francisco restaurant. I was seated with my fellow riders in the midst of a bicycle trip down the West Coast. The conversation turned to what was next in life for each of

121 Bikepacking Experts Share Their Routes Around The World. A fun infographic with illustrations of famous world cyclists, including Scott Stoll. It also includes the route, distance, type of bicycle, months on the road, money spent, start and finish location and websites.

Bicycle Touring Infographic

121 Bicycle touring experts share the details of their trip. I’m honored to be one of them. You can see below that bicycle touring is sport that almost anyone can do.

Vietnamese money, called Dong, piled on a colorful bed spread.

How to travel the world on a budget

Money Tips & Tricks Note: This article is a work-in-progress. For more info about money and budgets, read Scott’s budget for traveling around the world on a bicycle. The most basic tip is to be as self-sufficient as possible. Your three biggest expense will be transportation, lodging and food. So these are the areas to

A water bottle with holes poked into it is attached to a shower head to make a sprinkler.

Scott’s Best Travel Tips and Tricks

i.e. Lessons learned the hard way A few suggestions that are a step beyond the obvious. Here are my top 12 travel tips: Just do it! If you choose to bicycle tour, get on a bike and go. You’ll figure it out fast. Enjoy the ride. This may sound cliché, but I was surprised by

How to install a door lock

Hobo Traveler: Safety

Andy’s Travel Tip The worst thing about traveling is worrying about getting robbed. I am always a little worried. I am carrying a portable computer, and a digital camera. OK, so how do I get this MONKEY off my back? I put my own padlock on the door. The one I purchased. I love when

Shampoo leaky bottles.

Hobo Traveler: Tips for Living on the Road

I am still in Arequipa trying to teach English, I am not sure I am the best teacher but I do learn a lot. I am staying in the Hostal Wilson on Puente Grau. It cost me 10 soles a night, or about 3 dollars USA. I am getting a special deal, it is normally

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