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|Chukotka: With Fatbike and Packraft to the end of the world...
tour started July 2018, submitted 6 November 2020
Chukotka is the most northeastern tip of Russia, just across from Alaska. Completely cut off from the road system of the rest of the country and under the strict regime of the Russian border guards, this part of the planet is as difficult to travel as hardly anyone else. Four years, I fought for a special permit to travel on my own to the felt end of the world - a privilege that only a few Western individual travellers had been granted. In the summer of 2018 I got the long awaited "Yes" and the way was finally cleared for an extraordinary expedition across the unpopulated inland - from the Kolyma swamps to the Bering Sea.
|North Yakutia with Fatbike: On ice roads into the Russian Arctic
tour started March 2017, submitted 6 November 2020
On so-called "Zimniks", the Russian winter roads over frozen rivers, lakes and swamps that only exists a few weeks, I went into the Russian Arctic for a third time in late winter 2017. After my first tours, which took me to the Polar Urals and Nenet tundra north of the Arctic circle, this time I went through one of the coldest areas of our planet: through Yakutia in eastern Siberia - with a finale on the ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean.
|Backpacking in the West Bank
tour started 2020, submitted 11 July 2020
Tim Williams describes his experience bikepacking the West Bank territory of the Middle East, along with some useful tips, like where to go, what to avoid and how to stay safe.
|Mekong delta on bicycles 2019
tour started March 2019, submitted 27 June 2019
Riding the paradise
|Impressions from Bicycle Travels - Visual stories from around the globe.
tour started 2018, submitted 26 December 2018
Asia, Africa, America: USA, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia
In 2010 we set off on a multi-year bike trip covering 4 continents. Wherever we go, we search out bike culture, dramatic landscapes, and remote places.
So come pedal with us through the icy Himalayas, the barren Pamir highway, tropical East Africa and the chaos of Dhaka in search of unique cycling images.
|Leh-Kargil & Leh-Manali
tour started August 2017, submitted 7 April 2018
Volem a Leh, capital del Ladakh tibetà, des d'allà pedalar fins a Kargil, en zona musulmana molt a prop amb la conflictiva frontera amb Pakistan. Tornem a Leh amb taxi i agafar les bicicletes altre cop per arribar a Manali creuant colls de més de 5000 metres d'alçada.
|Dead Sea Tour
tour started March 2017, submitted 7 March 2018
A sudden decision to fulfill a long lasting dream
Escape from freezing Austrian Winter and drift like a thrift wood in waters of dead Sea. I found an little private room at Gil's Rooms at Newe Zohar. Located at the Southern end of the Dead Sea. You may find this place on Google maps. Samy, the owner has been very cooperative and helpful. He organized a shuttle from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport to Newe Zohar and back. Of course, there is a bicycle needed.
I have taken my Brompton folding bike with me. Without, I would have been lost. Roads are good and not always flat. The landscape is beautiful. Riding in this depression of about 400 meters below Adriatic Sea level makes just fun. The area of Newe Zohar is save. Too far away from typical political quarrels in this part of the world. The Eastern side of Dead Sea is Jordan. The do the same: offering a high number of resort hotels to tourists. This ensures piece. All the hotel are occupied by Russian tourists. Russian language is the second language in that area. It always helped to start talks with "strastwuitje". My room has been somehow in the middle of nowhere.
You should know, that Newe Zohar does not have a restaurant or a market. This is a place to relax. Made for Individualists like me. I am not unhappy as I was forced to pedal at least five kilometers in order to get a breakfast and shop daily needs. The hotel Lot coupon ensures an free entrance to the pool and beach.
|Sri Lanka Tour
tour started February 2016, submitted 8 March 2016
A Brompton Folding bike tour in Sri Lanka
|UAE & Oman mit Fahrrad und Zelt
tour started January 2014, submitted 15 April 2015
Bei den Emiraten und Oman kommen einen gleich Bilder von Sindbad und 1.001 Nacht in den Sinn, aber auch schier endlose heiße Wüsten. Kurzum eine perfekte Region, um sich Fahrrad und Zelt zu packen und auf den Weg zu machen.
|Bikerafting in Siberia: With bike and inflatable boat through Sayan and Altai
tour started August 2014, submitted 11 April 2015
A couple of years I wondered how to cross the Sayan and Altai mountains with a start from lake Baikal in one ride from east to west, because this area in Russia is only reachable by a couple of dead-end roads from the east, north and west. Between this roads no usual connections exists - pure wilderness dominates over hundreds of kilometers, so it seemed to be necessary to combine the destinations with big detours... But with the time I found out, that there are drivable tracks in the Altai which connect the dead-end roads. Only a crossing of Sayan seemed really impossible by bike... until I read about 'packrafts' - lightweight inflatable boats for combined land-water trips. That was the answer to my dream trip! I decided to cross the trackless section of Sayan with such a packraft and my bike on it - until the next road appeared to continue with the bike...
|Discovering Petra and Wadi Rum
tour started December 2009, submitted 25 September 2014
Our trip to Jordan took place in december 2009. We flew to Amman Airport, cycled to Madaba than to Dead Sea. Followed the road along the Dead Sea then to the highlands to Al Karak and continued to Dana National Park and the famous Petra. From there we travelled first to the desert, Wadi Rum, and after that to the Red Sea.
|Korea by bicycle
tour started 2014, submitted 17 August 2014
With stunning scenery and dedicated bicycle paths, South Korea has some of the finest cycling. The '4 Rivers Bicycle Trails' project has given rise to an ever growing network of bicycle trails. With affordable accommodation and friendly Koreans, our cross country cycling experience was simply amazing.
|Nepal Bike Tour
tour started September 2001, submitted 26 May 2014
First big tour with MTB in Nepal, no one before us did this tour
|Spain Japan Spain by bicycle.
tour started April 2005, submitted 10 May 2014
Europe, Asia: Spain, Portugal, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Japan, China, Kazakstan, Ukraine
This is a page about the solo trip began april 22th,2005 from Spain to Japan crossing Russia. Life is an experience that everyone filled with a content , " rempli d'un contenu " says in France. It was hard and authentic.The two words summarizing the trip. Feel free to ask any questions.Thanks Jesus. @jsanag
|Cicloturismo in Armenia - seconda parte da Diljian a Yeghegnadzor
tour started June 2013, submitted 11 March 2014
Questo itinerario mette in evidenza già da subito le difficoltà da affrontare sia in bicicletta che organizzativamente. Descrive pure la salita al passo Selim la parte più spettacolare del viaggio.
This route highlights already suffered from the difficulties to be faced either by bike or organizationally. Also describes the ascent to Selim Pass, the most spectacular part of the trip.
|Bicycle touring Rabwah to Jhal Chakian near Sargodha, Pakistan (115 km)
tour started February 2014, submitted 7 March 2014
Teachers Bicycle Touring- 115 km (14 Feb. 2014)
|Cicloturismo in Armenia, prima parte
tour started June 2013, submitted 19 February 2014
Viaggio in bicicletta da Tbilisi a Yerevan lungo la Via della Seta, tratto antico dell'Armenia. Il racconto descrive percorso, incontri, paesaggi. Numerose le fotografie e i consigli sulla strada. Buona strada a tutti.
Bike trip from Tbilisi to Yerevan along the Silk Road, the ancient tract of Armenia. The story describes the journey, encounters, landscapes. Numerous photographs and councils on the road. Enjoy a good trip.
|Tasting Travels - Tasting the Cultures of the world by bike
tour started November 2011, submitted 1 December 2013
Europe, Asia, Australia: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, NewZealand
language: en, de, es
Blog entries and Articles about people, places and cultures.
Bicycle Travel as a Model to Cultivate Empathy.
We are currently travelling by bicycle and promoting this idea along the way. We would like to share the wonders of bike travel with the world and help other people to plan their own. We do this by writing about our experiences in our blog, posting articles about people, places and their culture in our website and giving live presentations in schools. We are moved by the strong believe that bike travel is an excellent way to cultivate empathy in our world, not only towards human beings but to other living species. We hope you have fun browsing through our site and we will be happy to hear from you. We look forward to receiving your questions and reading your comments. We are at your service.
|A journey from the Netherlands to Nepal
tour started February 2014, submitted 22 November 2013
Europe, Asia, : Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakstan, Russia, Mongolia, China, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Nepal,
We are embarking on a wonderful journey in February 2014. We will go through the most beautiful countries and meet the most joyful people. Follow us and share your ideas with us.
|Hanoi to Dali
tour started October 2013, submitted 21 November 2013
If you followed reports from the ultralight cycle-touring page, than you know a certain Mr. Iik - a man with two distinctive features: he rides bicycles and he doesn't live in the town he was born. After touring for two consecutive years in a civilized manner in France, this year Mr. Iik opted for a more exotic ground: Vietnam and China. What was the motivation for such a tour, he now cannot fully recall, but the highly probable guess is that it was not to lose touch with "true" cycle touring - means adventure, cultural shock, cheap accommodation and food, stealth camping, self-sufficiency, suffering and that sort of thing.
|cicloturismo in Armenia
tour started June 2013, submitted 27 June 2013
"Il mio cuore è pieno di amore per te, Armenia".(Gevorg Emin)
Prime impressioni e foto di un viaggio tutto da scrivere.
"My heart is full of love for you, Armenia". (Gevorg Emin)
First impressions and photos of a trip to be written.
|Manali - Leh - Nubra valley - Lamayuru - Kargil - Zanskar - Shrinagar - Jammu
tour started August 2012, submitted 11 May 2013
It's econom, not very difficult, nice route with 6 passes more 5000-5300 m.
Route on map: http://www.bikemap.net/route/2035529
|Kyrgyzstan mit Freundin, Zelt und Bike
, submitted 23 April 2013
"Oh, oh, Lütte, das sieht gar nicht gut aus!", hatte ich meiner Freundin zugerufen, als sie vor mir fahrend versuchte, einen Bergpass von 3200 Meter Höhe mit einer Geschwindigkeit von 0,3 km/h zu erklimmen.
Dass ein solches Tempo in einem Land mit 7 Tausender und einer gigantischen Bergkette, einem den Pass nicht wirklich näher bringt, kann man sich vorstellen...
|On horse tracks through the Tian Shan and a finale in the Pamirs
tour started September 2012, submitted 16 April 2013
Central Asia attracted with its gigantic mountains and secluded paths that I wanted to experience as much as possible. With my "Yak", which I bought six years ago at a bazaar in Mongolia, I spent six weeks in the Tian Shan in the Pamirs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Rather unplanned I chosed a few times connecting paths that turned out to be animal and equestrian trails. But finally these sections were the most impressive of the entire trip... A continuation of the journey through the Pamirs was not possible because previous fights in Khorog resulted in the temporary closure of the Gorno-Badakhshan region. Merely a detour towards Kalaikhum I was able to try.
|Cicloturismo in iran
tour started April 2013, submitted 11 April 2013
به نام خداThe Name Of God
امروز اولین روز سفر من بود و ساعت 7 از خواب بیدار شدم دیشب اصلاً خوب نخوابیده بودم سریع وسایل و چرخ رو بار ماشین کردم و بعد از یه صبحونه مفصل به سمت پل حصارک محل شروع سفر بود حرکت کردیم
Ho sempre desiderato viaggiare con la bicicletta da solo. Ho deciso di farlo durante le vacanze del nuovo anno 2013 e come slogan ho messo due avvisi sulla bicicletta a favore Mahak Charity e il viaggio è iniziato. Sono website designer, ma mi dichiaro un esploratore, avventuriero. Ho eseguito corsi di sopravvivenza, sono cintura nera di Taekwondo, e guida naturalistic e di, sopravvivenza in territori ostili e jungla, frequento scalate in climbing e amo molto la MTB.
|Na kole z Bangkoku do Phuketu
tour started March 2013, submitted 6 April 2013
Relaxed nearly 900 km journey along the coast of Gulf of Thailand and Andaman sea with many beaches. A lot of pleasure with cycling, swimming and sunbathing.
|We are two Indian cyclists rediscovering our own country through a 9000 km journey through the heart of India.
tour started August 2012, submitted 8 September 2012
Only accessible with a Facebook account
We are 2 Indians who have decided to hit the road on our cycles and rediscover our country slowly but surely. This is our first ever touring trip together and we ride into this quite unprepared, but we are learning with every hour that passes and we are loving it even more with every minute on the road. We have just about started and it has already been an overwhelming ride. With 5 months more to go, we can't wait to expect everything that road is going to spring upon us.
|Cycling adventure from Morocco to Turkey via Europe
tour started March 2012, submitted 28 June 2012
Europe, Africa, Asia: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey
This is a tour from Morocco to Turkey via Europe stopping through Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey. As of now we are in Croatia heading South. Enjoy and feel free to contact us or comment.
tour started June 2012, submitted 8 June 2012
It's hard to describe the feeling when you're just about to start an extended overland trip - it's even harder to describe the feeling when that trip is about to end, but the end of one trip however means that you are that little bit closer to the beginning of the next adventure.
We completed our 1st overland trip after 545 days on the road, traveling just over 70,000km and crossing 35 countries.
Our 2nd trip was always going to happen, it was just a matter of deciding how, when and where and after a lot of deliberation we finally decided on the next adventure. Some people think it's a bit extreme when comparing it to our trip from Oz to Cape Town, but what would life really be like without a bit of adventure and challenges. After all, we are all here to live life...!
A bicycle! Yes, that's right, a bicycle!!
We are hoping to cover about 20,000 km over a planned 12 month period starting in Indonesia, heading north from there through SE Asia into southern China before making a u-turn to go south once again through Vietnam before hopping onto a plane to continue in India to finally reach Nepal.
|One year off: NZ, Australia, Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia
tour started 2009, submitted 10 February 2012
This is the summary of the e-mail we sent home to friends while cycling during our one-year off bicycle journey. It contains some useful info as well as simple descriptions of our experience.
Italian (we can reply to any question in English!)
|the most difficult thing is to leave: a cycling tour through New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia
tour started January 2009, submitted 6 January 2012
Got married,he asked for a hold, she resigned, rented the flat and we were ready to say our granny and cats goodbye.
|By tandem-bike around the Mediterranean Sea
tour started February 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
Estamos realizando el sueño de unir a los pueblos mediterráneos mediante la bicicleta, en concreto montados en un tandem. Salimos de Sevilla en marzo de 2011, a la vez iban floreciendo las revoluciones de La Primavera Árabe y Europa se tambalea. Vivir este momento histórico desde la bicicleta está siendo una experiencia sin igual.
Por ahora hemos recorrido la costa norte del Mare Nostrum y continuamos nuestro viaje en sentido horario. Un viaje donde lo principal no son los paisajes sino las personas.
tour started October 2010, submitted 20 November 2011
Europe, Africa, Asia: Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Austria
language: en, fr, de
Hello, I am Nicolas Richaud and you can follow on www.nrichaud.eu my trip around the mediterranean sea. I am 26 year old in 2010: 20 in Nancy, city of Stanislas and Mirabelle; 2 in Bordeaux, city of wine; 4 in Munich, city of bier, I will now try during one year a nomads lifestyle. From Munich to Nancy around the Mare Nostrum I will bike about 15000km following Ulysses‚s footsteps.
|London to Sydney: A guide to all things cycle touring
tour started June 2011, submitted 1 November 2011
We are embarking on a cycle tour from London To Australia, taking in countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Along the way well be posting updates, stories, photos, cycle touring articles and advice as well as reviews of our equipment. Come take a look - we'd love to hear from you!
|Two oldies going on a long bicycle ride
tour started July 2008, submitted 21 October 2011
Europe, Asia, America: Spain, Portugal, Morocco, India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
Twenty years ago we cycled half way round the world, so we thought we'd better have another go before we get too old to do ANYTHING, let alone cycle!
So after 4 months in Europe (the training ground) we hit South India, then a quick hop over the ocean to South East Asia. When we were Asia'd out we decided to go to South America, via the UK (planning is NOT our forte). From Venezuela we headed south to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia from which we headed back up to Central America (remember what I said about planning?) to meet up with friends and family. This took approx 2 wonderful years. I wonder where we'll go next time?
|Bicycling tour Lumbini Pokhara Chitwan National Park (plus water-rafting)
tour started September 2011, submitted 26 September 2011
on this five day tour, we visited the lumbini complex near the indo-nepal border at bhairahawa, the lovely hill town of tansen, pokhara and its hidden seti river gorge, water rafting from fisling and then cycled from the end of the water rafting to the river city of narayanghat. on the last day, we toured chitwan national park (outer area only) in the morning, and then drove back to kanpur.
|Cicloturismo Balcani Turchia Siria
tour started August 2010, submitted 22 July 2011
Est Europe bike tour. From Austria to Syria. 4000 km 44 days
|A Ride in Kurdistan
tour started April 2011, submitted 7 June 2011
A ride in Kurdistan, involving bad weather, great hospitality and harrowing stories.
|Southeast Asia and a bit of Australia
tour started October 2010, submitted 29 May 2011
Golden and brown leaves falling back home. Migratory birds are leaving. Time to take off for me too. The initial plan was to cycle from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, yet it went all different. And good. 6 months on the road, meeting great people, dwelling in great places, sharing great experiences.
|4 Months Cycling Japan
tour started 2009, submitted 29 May 2011
Cycling Japan was my first journey on a bicycle. Outside the big cities, Japan is indeed a great country to cycle on low budget with heaps of free camping opportunities, great and affordable food and no absolutely tourist scam. The helpful and kind Japanese contributed so much to my experience. A few word of Japanese do make a difference.