If you think that your bicycle cannot take you somewhere far away, think again, because your two-wheeled friend has that exact capability. Most of us do not consider bikes to be the go-to option when it comes to long distance travel. However, over the past several years the world has seen an increasing number of long-distance bikers.
When you see these fierce adventurers, having reached your country from a land far away, you cannot help but wonder about a few things. How do they get by, where do they stay? Do they carry plenty of food with them, how about clothes? How hard is it? To find out more, just continue scrolling, as we will try to present you with a few useful tips.
#1 Mind the Distance
As far as the length of your trip is concerned it is totally up to you, but having in mind that you are a beginner bike traveller, perhaps you should start small, make it short and then slowly build your way up. You will find that many blogs talk about around-the-world trips that last for 3 years, but having that much time for travelling is a rarity these days, so do not give up if you have less time, go for a week or two, or even a month if you find the time. When you decide on the length of your trip, you should pick a destination.
#2 Location is Essential
Now, there are plenty of planned and tested routes and maps that you can search for online, which can help you with learning more about each destination and move you toward making a decision. Be careful when choosing your destination, and do not pick one that looks the easiest and most convenient, rather go to a place you always wanted to visit. This will be an adventure like no other, especially if it is your first time.
#3 Take Care of Your Health
It goes without saying that, in order to achieve such an impressive feat, one must be in a really good physical shape. Imagine yourself riding for 70km and more, up and down hills and on uneven terrain. This is not to be taken lightly. Therefore, before your first trip, you have to already be an experienced biker with a decent mileage.
#4 Get Some Healthy Motivation
Because they are adventurous spirits, bike riders can sometimes push themselves far over their limits without even realizing. This is especially true when it comes to long-distance bike travel, because your body is constantly in the same position. I know that some bikers stopped riding altogether because a long-distance trip had caused them erectile dysfunction. However, this is not to be feared, as you can always visit a men’s health clinic and get that problem taken care of by professionals. The point is, do not ever give up and go to any lengths to realize your dream adventure.
Even experienced riders have to read and research before embarking on such an adventure. So, reading about other peoples’ experiences can help you out immensely when it comes to planning. But when you finally decide it is time to go, leave your fears behind and ride against the wind into a new adventure.