Pedalling/Paddling: a short post about a bike and a boat

1. Put the boat on the bike

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2. Ride down to the river

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3. Unpack the boat

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4. Inflate the boat

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5. Put the bike on the boat

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 6. Get in the river

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7. Paddle down the river

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10 thoughts on “Pedalling/Paddling: a short post about a bike and a boat

    1. Hi Kevin, well I’m no expert as this was only my second trip with a packraft so I was just testing the waters (sorry). It was actually pretty simple, a few extra minutes taking the bike apart and attaching.
      I found some good youtube clips advising how to attach the bike. And once it was on it was pretty simple, it interfered slightly with paddling. I’ve used a mountain bike too (heavier but easier to get to the river). This was a light carbon road bike so wasn’t too noticeable and the twenty mile ride home was much faster.

  1. Nice! Always wanted to do this type of loop trip with my Alpacka. Any tips from your experience / was the hassle of inflating-breaking-packing worth the additional (mixed terrain) possibilities? Cheers,

    1. Hi Kevin, well I’m no expert as this was only my second trip with a packraft so I was just testing the waters (sorry). It was actually pretty simple, a few extra minutes taking the bike apart and attaching.
      I found some good youtube clips advising how to attach the bike. And once it was on it was pretty simple, it interfered slightly with paddling. I’ve used a mountain bike too (heavier but easier to get to the river). This was a light carbon road bike so wasn’t too noticeable and the twenty mile ride home was much faster.

    1. Thanks ewan!! Nice to have a journey with a range of transport, starring to work on a list of places to take this idea. Hoping to try out some runs and river routes too.

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