Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Preparations For A European Bike Tour

One of the great things about being involved with Bike Touring News is the opportunity to live vicariously through the people we meet. Soon (next month), Asa will fly to Europe with his bike for a year long “literary pilgrimage”. We got a chance to talk to him first about his planning and preparations.

Find out how the Schengen Agreement gave shape to the tour itinerary. How does a person get their bike and gear across an ocean? A trip of this duration might require a different solution than a trip of a few weeks. What about phone service? I’m getting stressed out….we should just listen to the podcast.

I hope we will get updates on how the trip is going and some good stories we can share here with the focus on the logistics of pulling off a trip like this. Maybe we can Skype it up when Asa is on the road and do podcasts off those if we can figure out how to record them. If you have pointers and tips for Asa and others who might be interested, add them in the comments.

2 comments… add one
  • Aileen Frey August 26, 2012, 8:17 am

    We listened to all of the preparations and planning that have shaped Asa’s tour. Oh, so very cool. It’s exciting to ponder his coming year. Have a good journey, Rocinante, and take good care of Asa!

  • david woodward March 19, 2014, 8:19 am

    I see this is a few years old – does that mean the podcast has been taken down? Love to know how Asa’s tour went.


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