Useful links for going on a bicycle tour

Health tips

  • Staying Healthy On A Bike Tour http://travellingtwo.com/resources/healthybiking
  • Tour Tips & tricks: Health http://www.tour.tk/cycle-touring-health-tips.htm
  • 10 ways to stay healthy on a bike tour http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/10-ways-to-stay-healthy-on-a-bike-tour/
  • Boots Vaccination Advice http://www.boots.com/en/Pharmacy-Health/Health-shop/Travel-health/Travel-vaccinations-and-advice/
  • NHS Scotland Travel Health Advice http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx

General Travel Information Sites

  • Foreign office travel advice https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
  • Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/index.jspa
  • Travel Stack Exchange http://travel.stackexchange.com

Visa information

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Visa Requirements the World Over http://www.projectvisa.com/ Border-crossings
  • Land border crossings checklist http://2backpackers.com/2839/travel-tips/land-border-crossing-checklist
  • Border crossings tips from many sources http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/on-the-road/border-crossings

Routes

  • European Bike Routes http://travellingtwo.com/13345 & http://travellingtwo.com/resources/3-great-bike-paths
  • A network of high-quality cycling routes that connect the whole continent - http://www.eurovelo.org/
  • An ad-hoc route through the Americas http://www.ridingthespine.com/fundraiser/theroute1.html
  • A comprehensive resource of routes http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/
  • The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/great-divide-mountain-bike-route/ Cycle Touring Websites:
  • A well designed informative site http://travellingtwo.com
  • Long running and diverse site http://www.bicycletouringpro.com/
  • Multi-contributor site http://www.biketouringtips.com/
  • Hundreds of stories of trips to get inspired http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/
  • Great design and plenty of photos http://goingslowly.com/
  • Accessible equipment advice http://www.cycletourer.co.uk/
  • Specialist information http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
  • An excellent resource of further links http://cyclingabout.com/index.php/2012/01/our-favourite-bike-touring-links/

Books

  • Pedalling to Hawaii: A Human Powered Adventure Across the Western Hemisphere - Stevie Smith
  • SAS Survival Guide - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
  • Moods of Future Joys - Alastair Humphreys
  • Sponsorship Seeker's Toolkit - Anne-Marie Grey and Kim Skildum-Reid
  • The Beckoning Silence - Joe Simpson
  • Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes - Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly
  • Long Way Round - Ewan McGregor and Charey Boorman
  • Weave of the Ride - Andy Welch
  • The Hungry Cyclist Pedalling Americas In Search Of Perfect Meal - Tom Kevill Davies
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