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Tips and information on bicycle touring around the world.

    Avaghon X29 touring bicycle

    Real steel from Dutch bicycle manufacturer Avaghon, handbuild and customized at Bike4travel in Rotterdam.

    The X-29 is a real allrounder. Whether you’d like to go bikepacking, do a fully loaded tour or speed down a mountainbike track, the X-29 has all the characteristics to make every situation a success.

    Reliable high quality steel with the well-known Avaghon triangle built in the strong and stiff frame. The X-29 is a trekkingbike with a bit more mountainbike capabilities. Off road tracks are no problem for this bicycle. And that’s exactly what we like!

    Features:

    Rohloff hub Shimano XT hydraulic brakes

    Tubus Logo Expedition rear rack

    Gates Carbon belt Schwalbe Almotion 50-622 tires

    Tubus Tara Lowrider front

     

    Currently we rode about 5500 kilometers on the Avaghon X29 and are very pleased with its riding capabilities, frame stiffness AND looks! We’ve done fully loaded on- and offroad trips, climbed steep mountain passes and rode easy, flat tracks in the Netherlands. In about 1500 kilometers we will write a full review, but here’s a heads up: we love the Avaghon X29!

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    How to… choose a tent

    by Bicycle Junkies

    When you decide to travel the world by bicycle, camping will probably be a necessity. A tent will give you the feeling of total freedom and is a must for every self respecting (wannabe) world cyclist, whether you go for a long distance adventure or a microadventure around the corner. In this article we’ll give you some tips on how to choose the perfect tent for you and your adventures.

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    How to… plan a route

    by Bicycle Junkies

    There is no chance at all to see everything.. ever! There, I’ve said it. It doesn’t matter if you plan a long distance bicycle tour or a three week holiday, you have to make choices. Since we get a lot of emails with questions about planning routes, we’ve decided to share how we plan our routes; short or long.

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    3 Reasons to go cycling in Peru

    by Bicycle Junkies

    There is no doubt in our mind that Peru has been the highlight of our long distance ride across the Americas. It was the country I feared most, but turned out to be the most incredible experience. Why are there only three highlights if we loved it so much? Well, I think the reasons given will cover everything! Read, see and plan your cycling trip to Peru!

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    6 thoughts on wild camping

    by Bicycle Junkies

    I have to admit, at first I was a bit scared. Pitching our tent in the middle of nowhere, feeling vulnerable and having visions of starring in the next ‘Criminal Minds’ episode… But we’ve camped at the most amazing places, seeing beautiful sunsets, enjoying a million stars and just us two to enjoy. What’s keeping you?

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  • Looking back at our cycling experience in South America, Bolivia has definitely been one of the highlights . Why? The main reason is probably because it wasn’t ‘easy’. The altitude, the rough roads, the lack of hygiene all meant we had to work hard in this country. And I’ve said this many times before, but the toughest moments are the ones I remember best, make me the proudest and become the highlights of our cycling adventure. Enough said, just go cycling in Bolivia and don’t miss out on these 5 highlights.

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