Don’t make a bucket list.
Make a bike-it list.
The 2007 film Bucket List saw Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman check items off their to-do list before they kicked the bucket. But we think there’s something even better than a bucket list.
A bike-it list.
If you write down all the things you’d like to see and do in your lifetime, it’s pretty likely that every item on the list can be found on a cycling tour. Cycling tours are a way to connect with the world, a way to effortlessly weave excitement, education and friendship together. Tours offer an almost limitless variety of experiences, both physical and spiritual, whether you’re looking for stimulation or relaxation.
At biciklo, we have a simple mission: to make finding the perfect cycling tour easy. You’ll find a comprehensive, searchable list of over eight thousand cycling tours on this site. Choose from mountain bike rides, road rides and family tours. In our annual guide, you’ll find featured tours, new destinations, top 5 lists and much more.
We believe a cycling tour is the best way to travel – fast enough to feel the rush of freedom and slow enough to savour every moment.
So grab a pen and paper.
Get started on your own bike-it list.
Biciklo was founded by David Houghton and Hannah Spence, two cyclists with nearly 100,000 kilometers of cycling tour experience. David has cycled across Canada, the United States and Africa, as well as cycling in China, Cuba, Mexico, Mongolia, the UK and the Caribbean. Hannah has cycled across Canada (twice!) as well as touring in South America, Europe and Cuba. We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to contact David or Hannah anytime.
Bicycle touring is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to explore the globe, as travelers seek experiences that stimulate all their senses. Biciklo’s goal is to promote bicycle touring as a healthy, environmentally sustainable way to travel and explore.
What makes a cycling tour special is that it doesn’t just take you from A to B. It takes you from A to Z, with a thousand unforgettable moments in between. Moments of delight and exertion, moments of communal friendship and personal accomplishment.
The biciklo foundation
Every year, we donate a portion of biciklo’s profits to a cycling-related charity. Have a charity you’d like us to support? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also support Warm Showers, the hospitality list for touring cyclists. We believe Warm Showers is a great way for cyclists all over the world to help one another and share their experiences. Check out www.warmshowers.org.
Contributors and correspondents
We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to biciklo, both online and offline: Simon Alb, Peggy Alcoe, Doug Bell, Ken Bentham, Erol Blakely, Dave Bouskill, Lorne Bridgman, Clemence Bouderlique, Laura Byrne Paquet, Ian Campbell, Debra Corbeil, Paolo Codina, Erik Davis, Philip Diprose, Beryl and Bernie Doiron, Kelly Eissinger, Mike Field, Tanya Geisler, George Gill, Rick Gomez, Paul Haft, Jonathon Harker, Elizabeth Haynes, Charles Hopkins, Matthew Kadey, Steve Langston, Sabrina LaRosa, Robert Lauder, Anita Legacy, Andrea Lekushoff, Libby MacDonald, Nichi Masters, Tannis McLaren, Chris Merritt, Lisa Mok, Luis Moreira, Paul Morrisson, ReBecca Nixon, Joanne Noble, Ignacio Oreamuno, Arthur Page, Ed Pavelka, Josh Tack, Tim Pong, Willem Proos, Ted Remillard, Nancy Sathre-Vogel, Paul Schillinger, Branwen Spence, Emma Spence, Dirk van Asselt, Karen Viray, Brendan Watson, Kath Wellman and Heather Zorzini.
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