In the last decade, we've seen more and more women setting off to cycle the world solo. This new generation of female solo cyclists is mostly made up of younger women in their 20's and 30's.  Does this mean women of
In 2009, Loretta Henderson set off to cycle the world.  During her five-year solo cycling tour, she biked through 41 countries on five continents. She is the creator of the popular Women on Wheels Wall, a rapidly-growing online bicycle touring community. Loretta's
Polish solo round-the-world cyclist Ewa Świderska is an unrepentant bike touring addict. Even if she's off the bike for just a few days, she begins to miss the simple joy of pedaling. Along with inspiring images and intriguing travel tales, Ewa
The ever-upbeat Mirjam Wouters of Cycling Dutch Girl fame is one of the most inspiring bicycle touring bloggers on the internet. Mirjam's evocative images bring to life the intriguing people she meets and beautiful places she rides her bike. But it's
Can you imagine setting off to cycle across the USA with your dog in tow, your violin strapped on your bike and just $100 in your pocket? Jasmine Reese did just that back in 2013. Now the Indianapolis native has
After spending 5 years teaching English in Japan, Clare Evans set off to cycle home to England with her husband Andy. That was August 2015. 18 months later, the duo has biked through 14 countries and just set foot on
In 2014, solo long-distance cyclist Juliana Buhring became the fastest woman to circumnavigate the globe by bike.  She rode over 29,000 kilometers (18,000 mi) in a total time of 152 days (144 actual days in the saddle). The British-German cyclist is
Got cycle touring questions?  Need a sounding board for on the road experiences? Bicycle touring newbies and seasoned cyclists alike turn to the Facebook Bicycle Travelling Women forum when they're in need of advice, support, or just feel like sharing.
Italian Simona Pergola  and her partner Daniele Carletti left Rome in 2014 on a quest to ride their bikes over the seven highest road passes in the world. So far, their round the world tour has taken them across Europe, Asia and
In September 2015, Anne Por packed up her touring bike and boarded a flight to the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. A vague idea of 'cycling westwards' swirled around in the back of her mind. In the world of long-distance bicycle touring, Central
Anna McNuff is a British adventurer who describes herself as a 'sport loving, cake baking, outdoor feind.' In 2013, she cycled her way through all 50 American States.  Along the way, Anna spoke in schools and spread the word about
  Oklahoma-born Olivia Cuenca is bikepacking around the world with her partner Eric Timmerman. Their goal is to: find, ride, and document some kick ass roads: the entire length of the Himalayas, the Andes, the beaches of Southeast Asia, the
Baerbel Gerhardt took a career break from her corporate communications job to cycle the world with her partner Johan. In September 2012,  the couple left Germany to begin a 21-month tour riding a total of 26,000 kilometers through 23 countries on
Polish cyclist Anna Emeschajmer and her husband Mateusz having been touring the world since 2012.   So far they've biked across Europe, Asia and Australia are currently riding through Southwest USA.  There's is an open-ended tour with no fixed destination or
  Scotts woman Laura Erwin is attempting to bike the length of the Andes with her partner, Reeza Noori. Their bicycle expedition began in Ushuaia, the most southerly town in South America, in late October 2015. The biking duo is traversing the
  Gina Bruckner, riding a Surly Pugsley, biked all the way from Mexico to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in South America. She undertook this challenging 20,000  kilometer backroad and dirt trail bikepacking journey with partner Daniel Mattison. Think this is a
At the young age of five, Amy Tunstall lost her father to his battle with depression. Growing up, she was constantly exposed to society's negative perceptions of those struggling with mental health issues. In response to these challenges, Amy founded Aim Outside 
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German photographer Franzi Wernsing is bikepacking around the world with her partner Jona Riechmann. Her story is a classic tale of wanderlust.  In 2012, she quit her job in Hamburg, Germany, sold all her belongings and took off to New Zealand.
Claire Mason and her partner André Siwek have recently completed a 20,000-kilometer ride from London to Japan. Their journey is delightfully documented through regular blog updates and fabulous images. Anyone considering a long-distance bike tour should check out their FAQs.
Browsing through beautiful bicycle touring photography is one of the most pleasurable (and addictive) ways to discover potential cycling destinations. The team behind Rolling on Two Wheels, Jessica Daniel and Danny Yates, serve up some of the most tantalizing cycling
Sarah Webb is an Australian  journalist who got fed up with writing about other people’s adventures and decided to set off on one of her own. Here's how the adventurer from Down Under describes herself: I’m a writer, a busy
Who hasn't dreamed of bike touring with a beloved pet?  Jen Sotolongo and her partner Dave Hoch have done just that.   One of our greatest delights while cycle touring is passively listening to the comments people make as we whizz
Juli Hirata conducted a quick survey of solo cyclists pedaling across the Americas.  What she discovered was that for every 15 men pedaling alone, there was just one woman undertaking a similar solo bicycle touring adventure. Her response? Hop on
Jin is a young South Korean woman who is cycling the world solo. On September 1, 2011, she set off to visit every continent by bicycle. Jin savours every moment of her tour, taking time to chat with locals, gaze at the night
Emily's is the story of a London bike courier who set off to see the world.  She spent 2011-13 cycling across Asia, from Wales to Japan. In February 2014, she biked across Iceland and in 2015 cycled from Anchorage to
Elizabeth Ellis knows how to spin a good yarn.  And she's a talented photographer, too. Plus she likes to ride bikes in faraway places. All this comes together in a delightfully  inspiring website that chronicles her bikepacking adventures across the
So what is a FREEWHEELER? Here's what dictionary.com has to say: Freewheeler. Noun. Pronunciation: [free-wee-ler]1. A vehicle that can freewheel. 2. A person who works or lives in an independent, often daring, way. 3. A person who is primarily concerned
Cinderella Servranckx (AKA Cycling Cindy) is a Dutch solo cyclist born in 1972. She loves adventure travel and diving deep into the discovery of our planet.  Her desire is to wander about by bicycle, admiring nature and witnessing the world
Annika Wachter, a 29-year-old German woman, is cycling the world with her partner Roberto Gallegos  from Mexico. Tasting Travels seeks to promote bicycle travel as a model to cultivate empathy. Annika shares the wonders of bike travel around the world
Ishbel Taromsari is a British-Iranian woman cycling solo around the world. She's been on the road for over two years and has explored 16 countries by bicycle. Ishbel is upfront about her fear of creepy, crawly things and doesn't hide her
Heike Pirngruber (AKA the Pushbikegirl) was born in Germany in 1972 and wanted to explore the world ever since she was a child. Before setting off on her round the world solo bicycle tour, she worked as a camera woman
Sometimes we all take ourselves too seriously.  Even bicycle travelers.   If you're in need of a good laugh about the mishaps and mayhem of bike touring, check out Unclipped Adventures. The online comics series, which manages to be both
  Travelling Two is consistently ranked as one of the most popular Bicycle Touring websites on the Internet.  It’s not hard to figure out why. Friedel Grant, the creative force behind Travelling Two, has designed her site to appeal to
“She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.” -FRANCES E. WILLARD, HOW I LEARNED TO RIDE THE BICYCLE "Margo" Polo is actually, Tara, an enthusiastic Canadian solo female cyclist on a round the
A gutsy 20-year-old Shirine Taylor set off to cycle the world solo. Not only was she successful on her tour, but she managed to do it on just 5 dollars a day.  Solo. This is how the multi-talented adventurer from Oregon describes herself:
Brigitte Jost and her husband Ivo are bikepacking around the world.  On the road since 2013, the adventure-loving couple has crossed Asia, Africa, South America and North America. They are currently riding through the high Himalaya. Over the last eighteen years, the Swiss duo has visited more than fifty countries and
Susanne van Aardenne and her partner, Martin, embarked on their round the world bicycle tour in 2014. They travel unsupported and rely on their own funding.  So far they have biked nearly 35,000 kilometres around the globe. Here is how
What can be more inspiring than a bicycle touring video to get you off the couch and on your bike exploring this vast world? While a simple YouTube or Google search will turn up thousands of hits, there’s a much
Harriet Pike is one of the toughest women on two wheels. With husband and cycling partner, Neil, she's pioneered remote cycling routes in the Andes and the Himalayas.  Her cycling adventures can be found on the Pikes on Bikes website.
Dang Huevos is a Filipina-Canadian on an epic bikepacking tour with her partner Dean Cunanan.  Their site, Powered by Adobo, is a reference to the popular dish from the Philippines. Pork belly, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper, boil everything
For some cyclists, bicycle touring it's all about testing your limits and torturing yourself with ever more difficult routes.  Others zip along and enjoy themselves.  Team Oufti knows how to have a good time and challenge themselves.  Vera van de Nieuwenhof (AKA
Ann Johansson is cycling solo from Sweden to New Zealand.  She set off on the 1st of April 2015 from Växjö, Sweden and headed East. Her plan was to ride through 25 countries and span over 25,000 km. In October 2015, after almost 7 months
Learn almost everything you need to know about bicycle touring in this FREE e-book from the folks at Travelling Two.  Download Bike Touring Basics and learn all about the best touring bikes, what gear you need for a round the world bike tour,
The Adventure Syndicate is a collective of 11 extraordinary women who are leaders in the world of cycling.  Between them, they are champions, record-holders, award-winners, athletes, adventurers and explorers.    These high-achieving women aim to challenge what others think they
The Bike Ramble is an unsupported solo bicycle tour equivalent in length to a ride around the equator.  Fredrika set off from her home country of Sweden in 2015 and is currently riding across South America. With a tent, reliable
Ellen Van Drunen and her husband Elmar are Dutch round the world cyclists.  Ellen describes herself as a wannabe photographer and travel writer.  She's biked through 43 countries and has a beautiful collection of bike touring images. She's also an