If your ideal vacation
combines lots of bike riding with down-to-earth cultural encounters,
this basic, no-frills site could be just the ticket. Click on
Responsible Travel/Cultural Programs for biking tours in more than
20 African countries—plus bike baggage rules for 40 major airlines,
and useful pointers on how to select and prep a bike for travel in
remote areas. Sticking closer to home? Check out IBF's Pacific
Northwest cross-cultural bike tour.
BEST: Just about everything you want to
know about grassroots cultural touring by bike.
WORST: Cumbersome navigation; tone can
get a mite evangelical.