December 4, 2014
There are thousands of people traveling around the world on bicycles at this very moment, but there are very few bicycle tourists who choose to travel the world for months on end while documenting their travels online.
Lucky for us, there are a few amazing bicycle travelers out there who are not only doing incredible things on their bicycles each day, but are sharing their travels by bike with the world through their Instagram accounts.
The following is a list of the top five bike tourists you should be following on Instagram (if you aren't already doing so).
The author of four popular cycling books, the creator of the world's largest international website on bicycle touring, and one of the most experienced bicycle tourists in the world, Darren Alff captures his bicycle touring adventures at a manic pace, sharing both photos and videos from his travels in more than 50 different countries all around the world.
Follow Darren on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/bicycletouringpro
Emily and Kevin are a young American couple who recently downsized their lives, saved every penny that they had, and left their gainful careers in order to spend a few hundred days cycling around the world and inspiring others along the way. While many of the Wandernauts' photos are taken off and away from their bicycles, the images shared on Kevin's Instagram account are beautiful and awe-inspiring.
Follow Emily & Kevin on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/wandernauts
Jacob Mellor is cycling around the world in the name of four different charities with two of his best friends, Russ Selby and Mark Phillips. Jacob's photos from the road are simple, but inspiring. They capture the spirit of an individual's first long-distance bicycle tour and take you back to a time when everything was new and exciting.
Follow Jacob on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/cycling_clown
Shirine Taylor is a social butterfly who's cycling around the world with her friend and partner, Kevin. Together the two document their travels in some of the world's most beautiful locations and amongst some of the planet's most friendly people. If you're afraid of traveling alone ... as a woman ... or in remote regions of the world, just wait until you see what Shirine is doing!
Follow Shirine on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/awanderingphoto
His photos glow with color and work to warm your soul. While this young bicycle traveler from Malaysia may be traveling at a super slow place (due in part to the large amount of camera gear he's hauling around on the back of his bicycle), the end result is some of the most incredible and awe-inspiring bicycle touring photography you've ever seen.
Follow Zahariz on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/zahariz
Click here to see a list of bicycle travelers currently posting photos on Instagram.
Post by Darren Alf
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