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Most Popular Wearable Tech For A Bike Tour

Every single year around June, 30 or so bike manufactures gather in Utah to reveal their most high tech and compelling bike products for the upcoming year.  This is a great way to get an idea of what is popular for that year, what’s trending and what people are buying the most of when it comes to wearable tech for bike riders.  If you love technology and you want to include that into your custom bike tour, get ready for some cool products below.  They include everything from wearable tech helmets, Fabric ALM Saddle, BKool Connect Sport Trainer and more.  So exciting!  Check these and much more out below.  Remember, these are all of the popular items for 2015!

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Bike Tour Safety

It doesn’t matter who you are or how long you have been riding a bike, there is always that chance of an accident happening.  While your chance does heighten if you don’t follow a few simple tips, it also lessens if you pay attention to these tips and actually use them.  Some of these tips below for bike trips might seem pretty obvious, but you might be surprised at just how many people don’t listen, don’t pay attention or think that this is all a happy goofy activity and there is no chance of an accident happening.  Well, unfortunately the second you don’t think it can happen to you, is when something can happen.  So don’t let this just slide to the side, be smart, follow the tips below and stay safe – no matter if it’s a day trip, weekend trip, or an entire month.

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What to Pack for a Bike Tour

When it comes to any type of a vacation or getaway, there are certain things you want to pack.  But, in the case of bike tours, it’s less about swimming suits and surfboards and more along the lines of gear and types of clothing you should be packing.  If you have never been on bike tours before and you want to be ahead of the game, this list is a great place to start because it’s a checklist of sorts that talks to you about different locations and what types of gear you might consider taking with you on your scenic trip – long or short.  Be sure to read all of the tips below so you can pack accordingly.  By the way, your list may vary depending on if you are doing this solo – without a support van or with a support van.  For this list we have compiled a checklist for solo trips – without support vans. 

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Bike Tour Destinations in North America

Bike tours are one of those things that you either love or you hate.  It has a lot to do with riding your bike, yes, but it also has to do with so much more than that.  If you love scenic routes, enjoying fresh mountain air, or you just enjoy seeing how the other part of the world lives, you definitely need to check out bike tours around the world, in this case the United States.  North America is not France or Italy, by any means, but we still do have some amazing landscape, history and cultural experiences that anyone would be happy to join in on.  More than that if you love places like France and Italy, you might find that certain North American locations like California or Oregon have all the same dishes you love, but in a more English friendly locale.  If you want to take a look at some of the Top bike tours in North America as far as bike tours around the world are considered, continue reading below for more.

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Bike Tour Destinations in Europe

Europe is one of those places where you could visit a location a day and die without ever seeing the rest of it.  There are so many destinations that it’s hard to choose which places to visit, but if you like cycling and you love Europe, you might consider a few of the top locations for bike tours around the world, specifically in Europe.  In this list for the best bike tours around the world, we will be including Croatia, Switzerland, and Czech, Austria.  Each bike tour has its own prices and accommodations as well as the amount of miles you will have to bike each day, so be sure to read the entire description and make sure this is a trip that you not only can do, but want to do as well. 

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Top Bike Tour Destinations

If you love to bike and you love bike tours around the world, you might have run the gambit as far as locations go.  If you have seen Califnias wine country and you’ve been to French farmlands and you know what the cheese tastes like at Shelburne Farms (Vermont) you might be looking for something you haven’t done before.  Thankfully, you have lists like this to show you some new and popular places you haven’t been before.  Chances are though, if you love to cycle and you have friends that cycle, you’ve probably heard of a few of these places before, you just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  Hopefully this list will give you the little push you need to finally take the dive!  Below are the top 5 locations – all throughout the world, not just the US.

Bike Tour Trends

A custom bike tour is a great way to transform the way you see a specific destination – it could even be a place you’ve traveled to before.  Seeing a destination on a bike rather than a car, just gives you that extra little nudge to notice things you might not have noticed before; the way the trees look in that specific season, the way the road bends, how the sun glints off the water, or the scent of local trees.  These might not be things you ever noticed before in a car, but you can be sure that they will be things you can and will notice on a bike.  A lot of the bike tours around the world offer an option where they take care of everything under the sun including lodging and food, but they all offer different types of support from a guided tour with an experienced guide, a self-supported tour without a guide and a solo ride where you take care of everything yourself.  No matter which option you choose, you might be looking into bike tour trends – where to go for the best routes, the best scenery or the best landmarks.  Below you will find a few options for the most popular locations.  These are worldwide locations by the way so you may need to do some additional traveling or rent bikes along the way.

Types of Bike Tours

Bike tours are one of, if not the most popular activity these days.  More and more people are getting into cycling because it allows them a little bit of everything – you can find friendships, you can earn health benefits from cycling and you can even see places and go places you’ve never been before.  It’s no wonder why this is becoming a new “hot” thing to do.  When it comes to bike tours around the world, you might think that your options are really limited or you might not know what your options are at all!  Thankfully, if you continue reading below, you will see that in all you have 3 options to choose from; guided tours, self-guided tours and self-supported tours.  Keep reading to find out more about each category of tours.