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It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as [[South America]].
 
It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as [[South America]].
  
[[User:guaka|guaka]]<small><sup>[http://guaka.org site], [[user talk:guaka|wikitalk]]</sup></small> can confirm it's very easy in [[Ecuador]]. Hitching with 2 people and 2 bikes was very easy.
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[[User:guaka|guaka]]<small><sup>[http://guaka.org site], [[User talk:guaka|wikitalk]]</sup></small> can confirm it's very easy in [[Ecuador]]. Hitching with 2 people and 2 bikes was very easy.
  
 
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* [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468 Berner Werner about HitchBiking]
 
* [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468 Berner Werner about HitchBiking]
 
* [http://benn.org/2008/07/15/now-hitch-biking-travel-plan-updated/ Meinhard's thoughts about HitchBiking]
 
* [http://benn.org/2008/07/15/now-hitch-biking-travel-plan-updated/ Meinhard's thoughts about HitchBiking]
 
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Revision as of 16:46, 10 July 2009

Hitchbiking is a mixture between hitchhiking and biking. Instead of waiting on on single spot for someone to pick you up you are sitting on a bike, already heading for your destination. Once a Pickup Truck or a big truck shows up you rise your thumb and smile. Some prefer to park the bike at a good Hitchhiking spot and wait there for a ride. Others again have a folding bike and can put their bike in a normal car trunk/boot.

Pros

  • You never get stuck in a bad hitchhiking spot.
  • You are more flexible because you don't depend on traffic. That means you can explore little beaches, rivers or villages with your bike and hitchbike further afterwards.
  • You get a lot of attention if you are running on your bike with all the luggage.
  • You can enjoy beautiful parts of your trip on a slow pace with your bike and skip bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.

Cons

  • It's harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike. You might consider getting yourself a fold-up bike, which uses significantly less space.
  • You need good bags which should be easy to remove from the bike.
  • It's not that obvious for the driver that you want a ride.
  • In countries with tiny cars and few trucks its really hard.

Countries

It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as South America.

guakasite, wikitalk can confirm it's very easy in Ecuador. Hitching with 2 people and 2 bikes was very easy.

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