Photo courtesy of Jeff Moser
Why drive when you can ride? Bikepacking offers the freedom of a road-trip with the mentality of a backpacking trip. Hop on the stationary or pull your bike out of storage for a bit of training, because you'll want to get in shape for these three amazing bikepacking itineraries!
The Alpine Loop, Colorado
Photo courtesy of robert thigpen
Let's start close to home with the 80 mile Alpine Loop in Silverton, Colorado. This high country 4x4 road takes in some of the most impressive scenery in the Lower 48. The Alpine Loop, which is primarily used by four-wheelers, isn't technical, but includes some epic climbs up to 12,500 ft. and plenty of high-altitude exercise. Don't worry, the views are worth every drop of sweat!
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Tidepool Bridge, Oregon Coast, photo courtesy of Jonathan Miske
The Cairngorms Loop, Scotland
Photo courtesy of hendry_670