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The Bikepacking & Off-Road Cycle Touring Guide provides a tool kit of skills and knowledge for cyclists who want to get off the beaten track and undertake extended bikepacking tours, with a focus on travelling light. 

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PDF E-book (24MB), 238 pages, over 200 photographs
ISBN: 978-0-473-66289-9
Published by Mark Watson/Highluxphoto 2022

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Richard W.

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3 months ago

A great resource for anyone interested in bike touring

Mark and Hannah really know their stuff, having cycling in the blood for decades! I thoroughly recommend this book for anyone looking for more information and tips from the experts on gear and equipment choices for your next adventure.
Richard Wesley
New Zealand

R M.

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4 months ago

Really useful bike packing resource

Even if you’re not new to bike packing or touring, this guide is well worth getting. It’s broken down into useful sections, with tech and practical tips throughout. Some great photos provide further inspiration.


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4 months ago

Awesome book

This is THE BOOK to have for bike packing. Mark and Hannah have the hard yards so you don’t have to. Their ambition to finish the ride from top of America to the bottom of the world (Patagonia) never swayed and this book is a culmination of their ride and many years of experience. The images are of course fantastic and inspiring. Mark Watson is one of the best adventure and sport photographers in the world. This book reflects that professionalism. It is a great read.


Verified Buyer

5 months ago

Very informative but mostly inspiring

Very nice to read and very informative, even if you have years of experience with bikepacking and think you know just about everything. Amazing pictures!

D M.

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9 months ago

Bikepacking and Off-road Cycle Touring Guide

Very informative. Something there for everyone

About the Author & Editor

Mark Watson and Hana Black have been mountain biking and cycle touring for over 30 years. They bikepacked with homemade equipment long before the name became popular and have travelled by bike in 29 countries, as well as participated in many ultra distance cycling events and races, including Tour Aotearoa and Tour Te Waipounamu.

Both have a long association with the outdoor industry; Hana has worked in outdoor clothing and equipment design and development for over 25 years, while Mark has worked in soft goods manufacture and been a product reviewer, magazine editor, publisher, writer and photographer.

Bikes are not the only means by which Mark and Hana experience the outdoors and both have been climbing and tramping as long as they have been cyclists. 

As well as being committed bikepackers they are also route developers, having contributed classic routes such as the Trans-Mexico and Camino del Puma (Perú). Their blog is a well known resource in the bikepacking community.

Their home base is Lyttelton, New Zealand.