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.

Postcards from the road A postcard from the road receive a postcard from us :)

We really want to share our story, our journey with you. Now we can do this in a new dimension. We’ve thought about this for a while and got the chance to set it up. We cycle through many small towns and cities with their own story and often there is a postcard to be found. This postcard can be sent to you.

Latest From The Blog

  • Top-of-the-pass

Cycling up and over 4000m+ passes in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan

3rd September, 2015|5 Comments

Finally we were heading south again. We knew the next stretch was going to be challenging. Cycling through Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan on our way to Yunnan would bring us over many many passes and the first were coming up. We were cycling up and over 4000m+ passes in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan to reach the World largest […]

  • Monks at Labrang Monastery

Xian to Labrang en-route to the Amdo Tibetans

22nd August, 2015|0 Comments

Contemplating on our route through west China we noticed that we had a chance to experience the life of the Amdo Tibetans. So we quickly decided on going west from Xian instead of south to Chengdu. We were cycling from Xian to Labrang en-route to the Amdo Tibetans.
This trip has been very interesting so we have many […]

  • Twistingspokes Yellow River

Qingdao to Xi’an: peaches for everyone

1st August, 2015|1 Comment

What would China have in store for us this time? After cycling the Northwest and Northeast we are now on our way from Qingdao to Xi’an to shortly get back on the Silk Road. In China a route of 4500 km and more than 80000 meters elevation gain is waiting.

Excited is maybe not the right word, but […]

Latest “This is how….

  • this how we maintain our bicycles

This is how we maintain our bicycles

4th July, 2015|0 Comments

‘This is how we maintain our bicycles’ is part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. Cycling on a well maintained bicycle is a great feeling.

We give quite some attention to Mojo and Isaba as […]

  • This is how we interact with locals

This is how we interact with locals

23rd June, 2015|0 Comments

‘This is how we interact with locals’ is part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. During our journey we very much enjoy the interaction with local people on the road, in small villages […]

  • This is how we Eat while cycle touring

This is how we eat while cycle touring

26th May, 2015|5 Comments

‘This is how we eat while cycle touring’ is a part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. We all know that the intake during a multi month or year cycle journey is crucial […]

Latest Videos added

On our way to Kathmandu part 13

WInter is really here and Susanne has taken the train to Mongolia. Martin cycles alone […]

On our way to Kathmandu part 12

We left Bishkek in the last video in Part 12 we leave Almaty and winter […]

Latest Galleries added

Larung Gar

Seda and Larung Gar

After climbing two 4500 meter passes we made it to Seda from where we visited the Tibetan Buddhism Institute Larung Gar.
Inviting nomad family

Baiyu and mountains

Accidentally we came across a nice monastery in the town of Baiyu, we climbed a very hard, gravelly and rainy pass and we entered Sichuan province.
Nyingma Temple

Maqu - Nyingma

On our way we passed a few interesting places one of which was Nyingma temple we also met migrating nomads and cycled through grasslands.