We said we’d travel, just the two of us, when our kids were grown. We’d always been self-propelled outdoors types, so we launched ourselves back into bike touring with a trip to Cuba in 2006.
We find that cycling through a country allows us to move at the speed we choose and to meet local people, and we love experiencing the places in between tourist centres that are not often visited.
As you can see from the blog, we also try to keep active with activities such as hiking, orienteering and skiing. However, cycling has become our main method of exploring the globe, and we feel that extended independent bike tours are within the reach of most healthy and active folk in their 50s, 60s and beyond.
We share opinionated preparation advice here under Practical and specifics of our journeys under Bike Trips. We find there is satisfaction in planning and researching a trip, and find the Web is the ultimate resource for travellers who choose to avoid packaged tours.
Don’t let grey hairs slow you down; embrace retirement and explore the world by bike!