Cycle Tourism

Travel using the bicycle as a means of transportation. This is the definition of cycle tourism, healthy activity, economic and ecological, that every day more followers in Brazil incorporates. Very common activity in Europe, tourism with bike allows you to know better the places where is going on and see other cultures, customs and landscapes.

To practice cycling, the main item is the bicycle, which should be comfortable, strong and allow access to any type of floor, either asphalt or dirt. Ensure your maintenance with periodic reviews are essential. In addition, it is necessary to have the basics of how to assemble it and take it, learn how to adjust the chain, adjustbrakes and fix tires. Each item in the bike must have a special care. For example,any type of extension on the handlebars is welcome since it is common to stay several hours a day pedaling. The more better placement options.

 

The cycling is an activity that requires autonomy, although practiced in a group. So, to enjoy all the advantages that the activity is essential to have a good planning before leaving. The greater the care in preparation of a trip, the greater the chance of it occur smoothly. There is no mood to resist the baggage falling all the time, the lack of proper tools or a physical breakdown. Inform yourself about the script that you want to do, about the relief of where you want to spend, especially if it is your first time. It will be essential for your planning.

 

One should not load anything on the back, the bike must be able to behave all the baggage and equipment that will be needed on the trip. In addition to prevent the cyclist to relax the neck and shoulders, a backpacking may cause a fall, tipthe rider on a curve or quickest maneuver. In addition, a simple pouch can be a nuisance after many hours of pedaling.

 

It is not necessary to be an athlete or an experienced cyclist to travel by bike, just keep a good physical conditioning, not be sedentary, slow down, respect yourown limits, drinking water and feed at the right time. The script must be in accordance with your conditioning. For beginners, it is recommended that you start pedaling little in the early days and go increasing until you find a good daily average. On long trips, from the second week I’ve noticed improvement in yield. To improve the physical preparation before the trip the best tip is pedaling a lot.

 

Almost more important than the physical preparation is the psychological preparation to face distances and discomfort. After all, you are completely out of yourroutine of life, food, sleep and comfort of home, especially if you are camping and cooking your own food. Of course there is always the option of cycling with support, through the hiring of specialized tourism companies that provide all the infrastructure: Roadmap, lodging, food, transportation of your belongings and guide.

 

Cycling isn’t competition, there are no winners or losers, so we recommend that you take advantage of the full path and not only the time of arrival. Bike has always been associated with freedom. Nothing more natural, go around getting to know new places pedaling. This is the beginning of the cycle tourism. The locations can be from the neighborhood, the nearby city or the world. The trip can last a week or a month, what changes is the preparation and logistics.

 

As stated by Antonio Olinto, mastermind of the Cycling project in Brazil, the cycling will be considered an extreme sport each time the path chosen go through desolate regions or at high risk. In addition to developing the man courage, it causes a very great insight. The pedal Cadence is like a mantra being repeated constantly and rhythmic. When we crossed a plain soon we’re in meditation. The introspection caused by sailings in isolated areas takes the adventurer to a knowledge that is far beyond new languages, customs and people. Take the man to a journey of self-knowledge. More than the world’s challenges cicloturista faces himself. For me the man is your last frontier .
Basic equipment
Bike without doubt, cycling is the main cicloturista equipment. She must be appropriate to the script you want to face, and characteristics of the cyclist. Due to the road conditions in Brazil, and because they usually roam roads with dirt, rockand sand, the cycling here is done almost exclusively in mountain bikes. If the trip is only on highways (which is rare) so could another kind of bike. Still, there are holes to be faced along the way. It is essential to bring accessories for patching tires and tools for possible repairs. The frame size must be appropriate to yourheight, remembering always the proportions of the leg, arms and torso. Currently the aluminum bikes are the most commonly used for weight saving account. Acomfortable saddle is essential, preferably with a gel! Brakes, gears, ratchets, areother items that deserve attention.
Odometer the more simple, with basic functions to measure speed, distance and partial, is enough. It is very important that the cyclist has your own markup because the distance information received by the way don’t always match.
Trunk Serve to accommodate an amount of baggage that would be impossible to carry on the back. Your fixation on the bike must be very well done so that it doesn’t get in the way of the pace or withdrawal of wheels. There are front and rear racks, the latter being the most used.
Saddlebagessential for the weight to be placed closer to the ground, giving greater stability to the bike. There are several models on the market, made in different materials. Your storage should be made carefully, so that the most used items stay within easy reach, at the top.
Caramanholas help maintain an adequate hydration during the trip. It is recommended to have at least two, installed in the center of the frame. The light colors leave fresh water any longer.
Rear-view mirror — and required by law, it is essential for safety and better riderpedaling.
Cranksetsalso known as foot firms, increase efficiency and help keep a better pace. The footwear to be used must be suitable for them.
Headlight and rear lighteven if the intention is not riding at night, are safety equipment that can not miss. And the light can still be used as a flashlight. In addition, the use of reflective stickers, on the bike and in the body, is highly recommended.
Helmetalthough not required, it is another essential safety item.
Clothing – cycling shorts is very important to prevent diaper rash between her thighs. They have a padding that help minimize the pain in the buttocks. Remember that you can always rain so bring an anorak is fundamental. The Trail has several options of Courses & to face the rain, click here and check out.
Campfor trips requiring camping, it is recommended that you take the conventional comobarraca items, sleeping bag, thermal insulator, stove (for cooking), preferably the lighter models, not to greatly increase the weight on the bike.
Where to practice
There are beautiful crossings of the Sierra to be travelled with bike: the Parati (SPRJ); São José do Barreiro to Angra dos Reis (serra da Bocaina); the pampas Gauchos; Serra da Canastra (MG); Estrada Real (MG), Chapada Diamantina (Bahia);Serra da Mantiqueira (MGSPRJ); Lençóis Maranhenses (MA); the Paraíba valleysand Ribeira (SP); Vale do Itajaí (SC) and also many places in the interior of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.
Abroad, the bikers also choose like trekking destinations, like the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (FranceSpain); the Rocky Mountains (Canada); California (Usa); Tibet (China); Easter Island (Chile); Patagonia (Argentina); Australia and New Zealand. Or urban itineraries, such as the French and Italian villages, apart from Luxembourg and Belgium.
Tips and precautions
Some precautions must be taken to ensure a successful cicloviagem:
The dirt roads are more cozy and deserted. Vale choose to them when there is a possibility. However, if you need to ride the roads, take care because of the bad condition of the roads and the little care that drivers usually have with cyclists.
Always keep family or friends informed of your location and road map. Today,with the convenience of mobile phone, it is possible to maintain continuous contact about your whereabouts.
If you are traveling in a group, choose your partners because you can spend many days in cohabitation with them, especially on longer trips. In addition, decisions need to be taken collectively, so that all feel comfortable: where to stay, how much pedaling each day feeding schedules.
Always take a good first aid kit. You never know what can happen.
Pay attention to the weight in that will load in your trip. The more light, the better.
About your route and relief, technology today allows easily using GPS or phones with access to Google Maps. If you do not have this availability, it is recommended that you bring compass and printed itineraries.
– See the distance between the places where you will be supported (Bank, supermarket, restaurants, pharmacy …) so that in the intervals do not pass any need.
On average, the full baggage including camping supplies and food, is around 30 to 35 kg, not to mention the bike. In very long crossings (months), and in very cold places, that require greater amount of equipment, this comes weight 45 kg.
The storage of luggage on bike is an item that deserves attention. The ideal arrangement would be 30% front, 60% in the trunk in the trunk and rear 10% spread between the smaller bags: saddle, handlebars and frame (triangular pouches).
Take the saddlebags and covers many plastic bags in case of rain. Even within the saddle bags, bag everything that is very important to stay dry (clothes, movies, maps, documents, and other).
The best rest for a pedal stroke much pulled is a lightweight bike ride the next day. The effect a lot better than standing still.
Always remember that the difference in speed between the rider and the other vehicles is large even in access or exits. Always signal your intentions.

Gallery

Bicycle touring

Bicycle touring

Source: en.wikipedia.org

bicycle touring across pohorje 2

bicycle touring across pohorje 2

Source: www.twowheeltravelblog.com

Custom Asheville Cycling Tour

Custom Asheville Cycling Tour

Source: velogirlrides.com

Tasmanian cycling route maps

Tasmanian cycling route maps

Source: cycletraveller.com.au

Bike riding: the future of sustainable tourism

Bike riding: the future of sustainable tourism

Source: ecobnb.com

China

China

Source: www.tourismnewzealand.com

BICYCLE TOURING: The How-To Movie by Bicycle Touring Pro …

BICYCLE TOURING: The How-To Movie by Bicycle Touring Pro ...

Source: www.youtube.com

47 Travel Tips To Plan Your First Bike Tour

47 Travel Tips To Plan Your First Bike Tour

Source: www.theadventurejunkies.com

3 Days Ducati Trio Motorcycle tour on the best roads of …

3 Days Ducati Trio Motorcycle tour on the best roads of ...

Source: purentonline.com

Bike touring basics

Bike touring basics

Source: familyonbikes.org

Motorcycle touring

Motorcycle touring

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Tourism Life Cycle Analysis

Tourism Life Cycle Analysis

Source: www.slideshare.net

March 14

March 14

Source: www.uvm.edu

Sustainability | Free Full-Text

Sustainability | Free Full-Text

Source: mdpi.com

Tern Verge S27h folding touring bicycle – A first review …

Tern Verge S27h folding touring bicycle – A first review ...

Source: www.cyclepeter.com

Butler’s tourist life cycle model (AQA GCSE Geography …

Butler's tourist life cycle model (AQA GCSE Geography ...

Source: getrevising.co.uk

Tours

Tours

Source: okcycletours.com

Tours

Tours

Source: okcycletours.com

Tours

Tours

Source: okcycletours.com

Tours

Tours

Source: okcycletours.com