Bikepacking is a new type of bike travel, a sporty, lighter, and all-terrain alternative to classic bike touring with its six characteristic bags: the large pair of bags on the rear rack, including a cross roll, a pair of front bags on the lowrider, and the handlebar bag. This allows you to transport all the equipment for a world trip on a bicycle, including a tent and cooking utensils, optimally equipped for an autonomous life on the road. Generations of touring have cyclists travelled this way and still do. Those who have more material supplement the six bags with a backpack or transport trailer. Many touring cyclists directly select a cargo bike that allows a heavy load.
The downside of taking a whole household with you is its weight: touring cyclists are relatively slow, have to struggle uphill, and quickly reach their limits on poor roads and paths. Bikepacking offers new possibilities here.