What is a Gravel Bike?

Gravel Bikes are the newest frontier for cyclists. Somewhere between a mountain bike and a cross bike, gravel bikes can traverse a variety of terrains while not being poor on any of them. Lets explore what makes a gravel bike unique, what utility a rider can get out a gravel bike, and why they mightContinue reading “What is a Gravel Bike?”

Blaze Adventure Touring Content Page

Here at Blaze Adventure Tours we have ridden in a lot of places. Benefit from our experiences to plan your own trip or go on one of ours! The Cyclist’s Guides Guide to C&O Canal Bike TourGuide to Blue Ridge Parkway Bike TourGuide to Skyline Drive Bike Tour Preparing for Your Tour How to planContinue reading “Blaze Adventure Touring Content Page”

5 Reasons to Buy a Gravel Bike for Bike Touring

Gravel Bikes are the hottest cycling trend of the 2020’s. They are versatile and just damn fun to ride. They also happen to be a fantastic choice for bicycle touring or bikepacking. These are the top 5 reasons to buy a gravel bike for touring! Interested in Gravel Bicycle Touring or Gravel Bikepacking? Check outContinue reading “5 Reasons to Buy a Gravel Bike for Bike Touring”

Why Choose a Boutique Bicycle Tour?

Here at Blaze Adventure Tours we pride ourselves on being unique. As a small-family owned and operated business we pour our hearts and souls into every tour we put on. When you join one of our trips, chances are at least one, if not both of your guides are in the family. The “big name”Continue reading “Why Choose a Boutique Bicycle Tour?”

5 Reasons to Go on a Guided Bicycle Tour

According to Wikipedia bicycle touring is the taking of self-contained cycling trips for pleasure, adventure or autonomy rather than sport, commuting or exercise. According to us bicycle touring (or bikepacking) is the best way to travel and experience the world! Many bikepackers go out on their own. Here are 7 reasons why a guided bikepackingContinue reading “5 Reasons to Go on a Guided Bicycle Tour”

Bikepacking Basics

Going on your first bicycle tour can seem like a scary leap into the unknown. We’ll break it down and help you wrap your head around your first (or next!) bicycle tour with our bikepacking basics. Interested in a guided bike tour? Book one of our guided tours today! Looking for more bicycle touring content?Continue reading “Bikepacking Basics”

The Bicycle Tour Training Guide

Planning to go on a bikepacking trip or bicycle tour and aren’t sure you are fit enough? Blaze Adventure Tours is here to help! Read our guide on how to train for bike tour. Interested in an bike trip? Book one of our guided tours today! Looking for more bicycle touring content? Go to ourContinue reading “The Bicycle Tour Training Guide”

The Cyclists Guide to Bikepacking the C&O Canal

Running from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown, DC; the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is a regional destination for gravel cyclists on the East Coast. The 185 miles of gravel winds its way down the Potomac River offering scenic views and an excellent surface for riders of all skill levels. On any given weekend you’ll see everyoneContinue reading “The Cyclists Guide to Bikepacking the C&O Canal”

The Cyclists Guide to Bikepacking Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a 105 mile long road that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. If you aren’t from the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia (DMV) area, you might be wondering. Where is Skyline Drive?” The drive begins in Front Royal, Virginia and ends in Afton, Virginia. The Southern Terminus is also the startContinue reading “The Cyclists Guide to Bikepacking Skyline Drive”

The Cyclist’s Guide to Bikepacking the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most iconic roads. Running through and over the Appalachian Mountains, the parkway connects Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is visited by more than 15 million sightseers every year making it the most toured national park unit in the US. While most tendContinue reading “The Cyclist’s Guide to Bikepacking the Blue Ridge Parkway”