5 Tips on Planning a Cycle Tour by Juliet Elliott

By We Love Cycling

Nothing quite beats travelling by bike but if you’ve never done it before, putting a route together may seem like a tricky task.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, it can be a real joy to spend time poring over paper maps and experimenting with different route-planning apps, such as Strava, Ride with GPS or Komoot. In for a challenge that will work up those muscles or are you longing for a relaxing ride to shake off the stress of the workweek? Maybe you’re bringing a friend who’s a bike touring first timer.

Your wishes and motivations should definitely be reflected when drafting the route. So, whether you’re planning a bikepacking epic or a simple ride with the family, follow the simple tips in our video and make sure you have all the information you need when you head off on your ride.

Don’t forget to let us know if these tips worked well for you or if you’d like to share any of yours!