I like having a chat with the cyclists I meet. Where are you going, where are you from etc… I especially like being a Cicero and giving advice on where to go or what to see. My messy English and the difficulty of explaining a route (even in Italian) even led me to advise a German to go and see my article on Lifeintravel.it.
Since I've been riding a little lately, I decided to write about the best-known route: the Ligurian Riviera di Levante by bike, more precisely the stretch from Genoa (included) and Sestri Levante.
GIVI-bike was born in 2021 and represents the entry into the world dedicated to the bicycle of the well-known Brescia-based company which has been a leader in the motorcycle accessories market for years. We were immediately interested in their products and wanted to try them. After a year and a half of using the Experience bicycle touring saddlebags, I finally feel able to give a complete judgment.
Bombtrack travel bikes are now internationally known and appreciated by travelers and cyclists from all over the world. The German brand bicycles can be ridden for adventures of any kind with great fun. So let's present the models and the price list of the Bombtrack 2023 touring and bikepacking bikes.
The debate is always heated even if it is relegated to the small and restricted niche of us cycle travellers: is an MTB handlebar (flat) or a gravel handlebar (drop) better? I will try to answer, trying to be as objective as possible and without being influenced by subjective considerations. Let's then proceed by examining the advantages and disadvantages of both types of handlebars, contextualized in their use for cycle tourism.
The Via Claudia Augusta cycle route is one of the most popular itineraries among German cycle tourists and beyond. It is one of the cross-border paths between Germany and Italy more off the beaten path as it crosses one of the easiest Alpine passes, suitable for (almost) everyone. Let's discover the wonders that are hidden between the Danube and the Po river along the itinerary.
America is a huge country. It is one of the best places in the world to take a road trip, because it’s a very diverse country, with different landscapes, cultures, and people spread throughout. The weather varies depending on the state that you are in, too. If you want warm weather, then it’s best to go south. If you prefer snow and cold weather, then you can go north.
One problem a lot of people encounter on road trips is maintaining a healthy diet. It’s hard to eat healthily when you’re travelling. Don’t worry though, because this post will tell you everything you need to know about eating properly when you’re on the road.
Biking is a great way to explore new places and see the world differently. If you're looking for some fantastic bike routes to experience in Southern Europe, look no further. This blog post will share four of our favorite bike routes in Southern Europe that will leave you breathless. So what are you waiting for? Grab your bike and hit the road.
Our latest purchase in terms of technology dedicated to bicycle touring and cycling is the Garmin Montana 700, heir to the model we previously owned (Montana 600). After a few months of use and especially after about a month of travel, we can only express a not very positive opinion, especially in terms of quality/price, on this device. But there are some weaknesses which shouldn't be there...
The Oglio Greenway (also known as Oglio River Cycle Path) is a bike path that follows the course of the river from its source, given by the meeting of the Frigidolfo and Narcanello streams in Ponte di Legno, at the mouth of the Po river, in the belly of the Po Valley. The Oglio cycle path, which runs along bike paths, secondary roads, dirt roads and embankments, is about 280 km long and can be tackled by everyone, with due attention, in 4 - 5 days of travel. By bicycle, the Oglio course should be discovered slowly, without haste, with a pinch of curiosity that will allow you to learn more about the vicissitudes and history that have characterized the past of this great river in Northern Italy.
Bikepacking or bike touring with rack(s) and panniers? Online and at the numerous events related to the world of bicycles, discussions are increasingly animated… But does the perfect travel setup exist? In this article we will try to analyze the two most popular ways of carrying your luggage, by evaluating the advantages and the disadvantages of bikepacking and bicycle touring.
The concept is one and only: gravel! And when we talk about this world, we cannot fail to mention one of the main components of this type of bike that is increasingly gaining ground in the cycling and bicycle tourism environment: I'm talking about gravel handlebars and I say it deliberately in the plural as there are so many, of various shapes and facets. For this reason, below I will try to explain how to choose a gravel handlebar and what are the features of some of the best gravel handlebars for your bicycle adventures.
Roswheel bags and in particular Roswheel Tour Pannier 40L (the pair) are one of the products that marked the entry into the world of bicycle travel of this Shanghai company. Roswheel has been producing accessories for bicycles for years and has recently launched the production of bags for classic bicycle touring and bikepacking. We have tried a few of these bags over the last year and what you find below is our review on the larger model of panniers.
You may be amazed by how many ways you can be cycling Sicily: along the coastal roads, which are seasonally crowded with vacationers and lovers of the sea; advancing among the archaeological sites that dot the island; travelling from one place described in a travel guide to another. Or you can choose to be led by the hand by those who live in Sicily, by those who know its most hidden corners, by those who want to show you the beating - and unknown - heart of this land that is too often tormented and forgotten.
The time to pack up and leave is always an important and exciting moment. Before getting there, we are often assailed by a Hamletic doubt: where to carry the weights on the bike when cycling? Panniers and racks on the front, or on the rear, or better yet both front and rear? Below I will try to answer these questions based on my experience, trying to explain bike weight distribution on touring bikes.
The rear area is one of the most used areas for transporting luggage by bike. In bikepacking you work in the absence of luggage racks, but fortunately there are many bikepacking saddle bags in which to store clothes, sleeping bag and mattress, food... Surely this is the largest area, but everyone chooses what to place in these bags. In this article we will see the main features to take into consideration for the purchase of a bikepacking seat bag and I will present you 18 of the best on the Italian and International market.
"I didn't consider the triangle". And you were wrong, I will tell you, because in bikepacking it is the first element to consider. In this article we will see the various types of specific bicycle frame bags (but not only) for bikepacking, with an overview on the criteria for choosing the most suitable bag for you and a collection of the 15 best bikepacking frame bags on the market.
How do you organize the distribution of weights and volumes in bikepacking for a bicycle trip? In this article you will be able to compare two bikepacking setups and, if you are approaching the varied world of bikepacking or if you want to compare your experience as a traveler with mine and that of Alessio founder of Cicloslavisti, you are in the right place.