If you’ve never tried bike touring, I definitely recommend it. Even just an overnighter for a two day ride of 20-40 miles each day to try it out. This trip was so much more fun than just driving somewhere. By bicycle, the world passes by much slower. You notice the wildlife, small waterfalls, and forest. The river’s sounds fill your ears and the cell phone doesn’t really work all the time. That’s really a great thing to experience. It is a sort of retreat on two wheels.