If you love biking and you want to go on a biking tour, there are several things you need to understand to make the biking tour one of a kind. You cannot just wake up one day and decide to go on a biking tour. Bike touring requires a lot of planning since many things can happen along the way and you need to ensure that everything is perfect. Now to start with, here are tips that can help you start a hiking tour.
What type of cycle tour interests You?
First, you need to decide on what type of bike touring you want to take. A cycle touring can cover a broad scope. For example, picking a route, deciding whether to go solo or with friends, pack and carry services and more. Also, you can choose to go on a biking tour where you plunk your credit card to have everything but the actual pedalling handled for you. Before you make a decision, you have to ask yourself some more questions
How much are you willing to Spend?
If you have decided to go on a guided biking tour, then you should know how much money you are willing to spend. A guided biking tour can range from $900 to over $5000 depending on the route you are taking and also some other added comforts and luxuries. Therefore, it is good to set a budget first before anything else. This way, you will be able to prepare adequately.
Even if you decide to go on a DIY biking tour, you will still incur expenses, and so in both cases, you need proper planning. For example, you need to buy quality biking gear, carry some foodstuffs or carry pocket money, have a first aid kit etc.
How long and far do you want to ride?
Now before you decide to go on a biking tour either guided or DIY, you should first know how long you can ride. Some of the guided tours have predetermined route and expected stopovers. You should know the distance and determine if you can be able to ride that long. If you can not, you can decide to look for shorter distances or talk to the bike tour organiser and see if there can be routes for riders who can only take short distances.
However, if you are going for a DIY bike touring, then you don’t need to worry so much about the distance as you and your friends can stop at any point at your convenience. If you follow the above tips, then your biking tour will be a success, be it guided or DIY.