You planning to go bicycle touring?
Then Warmshowers is the perfect community for you. It’s completely free to register your profile and allows you to discuss anything touring-related from curing buttache to finding the best routes in Mongolia with your fellow cyclists. But primarily – it offers the same function as couchsurfing – you could find yourself a place to sleep and a warm shower along your route, or host other cyclists when you’re not touring.
Since I didn’t discover Warmshowers until I got home from my Mediterannean tour I have so far only had the pleasure to host other cyclists, but I’m looking forward to try it out the other way around once I’m on the road!
I hosted the lovely French couple Lucie and Maxime who run their own website in French with the purpose to expand the bicycle touring community (if we help them expand it they might be convinced to start writing in English so that we won’t have to rely on google translate anymore! 😀 ): En Echappee
I also hosted another French cyclist; Julien. The art of bicycle touring is running through his veines – his pretty much whole family dedicates themselves to it! A great thank you to Julien who makes his own leather journals and who made and shipped one for me! 🙂