Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Click the link below to find out how to start. Start Here
Broadly speaking, there are three bikepacking genres to choose from – Multi-day Mountain Biking, Ultralight Race & Gravel, and Expedition & Dirt Touring. Click the link below to learn about each.
As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation.
The average bikepacking trip should be based around riding between 25-75 miles (40-120 km) per day, depending on the weight of your load, the difficulty of the terrain ...
We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. View The Map
There are some routes that are made classic by their sheer perfection, and others by races. View The Classics
Features is a handpicked collection of bikepacking stories, each purposefully crafted by selected writers and photographers to offer a unique look into extraordinary trips. If you have a distinctive story to share and the story and photography to support it, drop us a line.See the latest below or click here for all Features:
Logan and Virginia’s trip in the Georgian High Caucasus took a turn for the worse. Here Logan tells the tale atop a red stretcher while bouncing along one of the most dangerous roads in the World…
Franziska and her partner Jona set out on an around the world bikepacking trip. After countless miles, somewhere amidst the rugged dirt roads of the Ecuadorian Andes, Franzi began to question the very essence of what she’d set out to do…
RJ Sauer's epic account of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational race from Knik to Nome... complete with maps, hallucinations, introspection, and exquisite detail of a monumental journey.
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