Travel stories that inspire us

“Anticipation and reminiscence are two often overlooked aspects of our travels-the forgotten bookends of our journeys.” -Chris Carruth

Welcome to the story circle. From why you should blog on your next trip to a bike and boat adventure in Croatia, these stories will help you anticipate and remember your own journeys.

Here’s a selection of first-hand accounts that showcase the joy of traveling by bicycle, including some stories shared through our #WhyIBikeTour campaign (see more here!).

We hope they’ll spark your wanderlust as they have ours!

Don’t forget to share yours! Tag us at #WhyIBikeTour and @biketoursdotcom on Instagram or Facebook. Or e-mail your stories, photos, and videos to us.

Published travel stories

Why you should travel blog your next trip (even if you’re not a blogger)
Great article on why (and how!) to capture your travels in the moment:
“Many non-bloggers don’t realize that you can blog without it being a big deal–you can do it just for fun. Because you can’t film every minute of your voyages (nor should you try), but you can make a commitment to sit down every evening (or wake a few minutes earlier every morning) and get down your still-fresh memories from the day before while you are traveling.”
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I biked through Tuscany and it was one of the hardest trips I’ve ever taken — but it was totally worth it
A clients tells her about the highs (literally) and lows of her bike tour in Tuscany:
In the wise words of Ernest Hemingway “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” He’s right. I definitely remember every single hill. But I also remember that frog shaped fountain, and how San Sano might just be one of the most insanely beautiful villages I have ever seen, and how it felt like we had time traveled into the Middle Ages.
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We are so lucky: Cycling in the southern Dalmatian Islands
A client tells about her club’s trip to Croatia:
Our long-awaited late-September boat and cycle trip through the southern Dalmatian Islands was to begin the next day. After two previous European cycle trips on our own, Cheryl and I had invited members of our outdoor club to join us in Croatia this year. We’d hoped for half a dozen. When the boat sold out 11 months ago, we had 17 in our group. Fantastic.
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Share yours

Want to share an account of a bike tour you’ve done? Weave the tale of one great travel memory? Publish a photo album or video? Tag us at #WhyIBikeTour and @biketoursdotcom on Instagram or Facebook. Or e-mail your stories, photos, and videos to us.