Hi there! Come along with us on our adventure.

On the 2nd of February 2014 we embarked on our long desired adventure: Cycling east from Rotterdam with Nepal as destination. As we travel and meet people our horizon will broaden, follow us and see the world with our eyes. Through this website you can explore the places we see, read about the people we meet on the road, learn about the topics we find interesting & inspiring and read more about our thoughts, feelings and what makes us wonder... We travel unsupported and rely on our own funding. Here on twisting spokes we will share our story.

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  • The Wakhan valley with exciting views, roads and people.

The Wakhan valley with exciting views, roads and people.

We were excited the day had come Martin was feeling better from the Guardia Lamblia infection and it was our 8 months anniversary for the journey. We had to go and get on the road out of Khorog and cycle onwards to the Wakhan valley. The Wakhan valley we had heard from many people should be […]

  • Roughing it on the M41 to Khorog

Roughing it on the M41 to Khorog

We are approaching the Roof of the World, the Pamir plateau. It makes us nervous and exciting and we are a little bit worried. At the same time other people have cycled here as well so it will be okay… Won’t it? We only know that our preparation ride from Dushanbe to Khorog was tough, very […]

  • Leaving Samarqand, cycling south with mixed emotions

Leaving Samarqand, cycling south with mixed emotions

  • 18th September, 2014

It is hard leaving a place where you feel comfortable en where you are understood by others. So leaving Samarqand was difficult and this was not made easier by a stomach bug that was traveling around. We were cycling south with mixed emotions because it was hard to say goodbye but we were also looking very […]

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Mojo and Isaba on the pass

Khargush to Murgab

After crossing the Khargush pass we finally made it to the M41 and in the meanwhile Martin broke his tooth :( we then stayed with a nice family and pushed our way with a nice tailwind to Murgab where we could re-stock our supplies.
The Afghan camel caravan

Langar to the Afghan camel caravan

The road out of Langar went up immediately and gave us a tough climb. Then the road levelled out and finally we found a campspot just across from an Afghan Camel Caravan. What a majestic sight!
Susanne cycling

Ishkashim to Langar

Cycling east we had a tailwind and passed many small villages. We kept on having great views towards Afghanistan and Pakistan and stayed in a nice homestay in Langar.