What is bikepacking: everything you need to know to get started

Bikepacking is all about adventure - like traditional touring, but off-road - and typically with as little strapped to the bike as possible

Bikepacking for beginners
Lee Craigie opts for a mountain bike. Image: Ferga Perry
(Image credit: Ferga Perry)

What is bikepacking?

Bikepacking, in essence, is a multi-day tour by bike, completed on mixed terrain or entirely off-road with the rider carrying their equipment on their bike.

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