Five things I wish I knew before my first bikepacking trip

From the food to fuel with to your packing and route planning - there certainly is no shortage of ways to make mistakes while bikepacking! Here’s what I’ve learned the hard way…

Anna riding on a gravel trail over the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
(Image credit: Future)

My bikepacking experience has really bloomed in the last 12 months, with a couple of weeks spent riding across the plains and mountains of Hungary and Slovakia - plus a few shorter excursions into the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and the (not so high) Cambrian mountains of Wales.

Anna cycling over a bridge into Hungary with a view of the Basilica of Esztergom

The bridge from Slovakia to Hungary, with a view of the Basilica of Esztergom

(Image credit: Stefan Abram)

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