The What

What is bikepacking

Bikepacking is a form of bicycle touring off road, over multiple days. Generally bikes are laden with light weight bags to hold necessary equipment rather than panniers previously used by more road orientated cycle tourers.

Bikepackers are minimalists favoring light weight, low volume equipment, weight is a priority to minimise the amount of weight and subsequently effort required to propel the bike, or in times when hike a bike mode is required, push the bike.

Typically bikepackers tend to follow trails made by trekers and tend to be capable of sustaining extended periods of self sufficiently over landscapes previously only open to trekers.