Cycle touring can be whatever you want it to be. Crossing the United States or riding the Great Divide or just riding across town. The idea is that you can carry enough stuff on your bike to be able to camp overnight. It’s then just a matter of how far you ride and how long it takes!

Cycle tourists usually have a good idea of where they will end up each day but if they find something interesting along the way they are flexible enough to be able to change their plans to do something that was unplanned. It is rare to end up a day with nowhere to stay. The members of ACTA are valuable resources. Many of them have done incredible journeys on their bikes and are only too happy to share their knowledge.  Just ask the ACTA Secretary who has done a particular route and he will tell you who to talk to.

Suggestions

France St Malo to Nice  The Great Divide – Canada to Mexico The Trans America Trail
Five Countries to visit on your bike.    
     
Cycle Touring in NZ – NZ Transport Agency NZ Cycle Trail Website  
     

Resources on the Internet

There are numerous YouTubers who produce excellent videos on their rides.

Cycling Around the Planet The Bicycle Touring Pro Iohan Gueorguiev – Epic Rides
Bothy Nights – Alastair Humphreys What I carry on my Bike A young man, a bike, a tent and a sense of Adventure