We try to make the tour as inclusive as possible for any level of fitness or experience with bike touring. We cycle a maximum of 30–70 km per day (depending on the hills), and on average half of the days we stay in a place without cycling. Our experience is that almost everyone can manage this, but there is the possibility to shorten the distances if we discover that it is too much. People cycle in small groups or alone, at whatever speed suits them, and many people like to take it slow and take lots of breaks. A detailed route plan for the day is shared in the morning, arrows are drawn with chalk on the road at every turn, and if you get lost you can always call the Biketour phone. If you have a shitty bike, you will not be the only one, and we enjoy supporting each other if something breaks. We make sure that the last people to leave carry a toolbox, a phone and a first-aid kit in order to assist if anything goes wrong on the road.
Read more about what the Ecotopia Biketour is. If you would like to get an insight into the organisation or just ask a question, contact us.
On the road
Whenever it’s possible we go dumpster-diving and buy food from local farmers and small shops.
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Latest blog posts
ECOTOPIA BIKETOUR 2023 – Route – Equipment – Call for Support
*** feel free to share this post in your circles, platforms and communities! *** hellooo everyone! this is the *official* announcement of the ecotopia biketour 2023! the main region this year will be in romania. more route infos below. the orga has shrunk a lot since the winter meeting and we need your help with some stuff! first of all, REGISTRATION on our website is OPEN! you don’t have to register. but if you do it helps us to know how many people we will be at what time. you can also give us some useful information there such as…
We have route!
Yuhuuuu! We have an approximate route! The tour will start preparing its departure in the last week of June in the village of Welten, Austria. We will be then visiting the Balkan Anarchist Bookfair in Ljubliana (Slovenia) and then head towards Romania, passing through Croatia and Serbia. In Romania we will be visiting several projects, ending the tour in Bucharest. In the first 4 weeks of the tour, we will be inviting all QINTAW people (queer, inter, non-binary, trans, agender and women) and ask endo-cis-hetero men to join from the 5th week of the biketour onwards. We are super…
From Lyon to La Voulte with a visit to the gorges of the river Doux
Leaving Lyon was more difficult as expected. One of our trailer attachments had broken in half, and a shop selling this piece was not in sight. So some of us went to the construction store in the early morning to find anything that could be useful as a temporary solution, and just when we had succeeded improvising a replacement part, we realised that an important part of the trailer had actually broken apart and needed to be fixed as well. Navigating out of a big city is always difficult, and the Via Rhona long-distance cycle route along the river Rhône…
some thoughts on the LGBTQIA+ & FLINTA start
This year, for the first time on the ecotopia biketour, part of the tour was LGBTQIA+ & FLINTA only (non-mixed, without hetero cis men). For the first 3 weeks of the tour, hetero cis men were not invited to join the tour. The other 9 weeks of the tour are open to all genders and sexual orientations, including hetero cis men. More about the reasons behind this decision are here, but a short summary goal of the would be: An attempt at a creation of a temporary space with less sexism/heterosexism/cissexism, with the hope that it would have a positive…