Forget backpacking because bikepacking is here to ace up the game.
It’s basically just backpacking, but a two-wheeled version instead of a two-legged version. And yes, it’s a thing now!
While you carry just one bag in backpacking, bikepacking consists of three bags – one behind the seat, on on the front and one along the handlebars, to maintain the balance. Sounds like a heavy bike to me!
So if you love biking, get ready to hit the road with bikepacking, instead of backpacking by the local trains, buses and on foot.