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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Latest From The Blog

  • Discovering the diversity of Kyrgyzstan

Discovering the diversity of Kyrgyzstan

  • 21st November, 2014

Looking at the map we see a red line running from Osh to Bishkek. It is a highway and actually still the M41. We are reluctant to take this road because we prefer to avoid heavy traffic and take smaller roads where possible. At the same time we have heard that many of the smaller roads […]

  • The Pamir Highway M41- 4655m a real high

The Pamir Highway M41- 4655m a real high

Anticipation… Expectations… Personal opinions. Cycling the The Pamir Highway M41 is not only about having the legs but definitely the stamina, the motivation and the persistence. Altitude sickness, bad roads, good and bad stories of other cyclists and illness are all a part of it. It has been a mind blowing, interesting cultural and physical experience for […]

  • 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 […]

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A yurt!

Too Ashuu pass and Bishkek

From 2000 up to 3200 meters, through the tunnel of doom, down an amazing descent, into the fog and with a tailwind towards Bishkek.
At the top of Ala Bel pass

Ala Bel pass

Starting at Toktugul we climbed from 900 to 3200 meters all the way to the top of Ala Bel pass
Toktogul lake

Karakol and Toktogul

Up and down along the river to Karakol, up a pass and then all the way around Toktogul lake.