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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  • Cycling to Tehran in an hot air oven

Cycling to Tehran in an hot air oven

  • 23rd July, 2014

The intensity of Iran has kept a high level regarding people, temperature, headwind and experiences. The last few days we have been cycling over small roads. One Iranian said: “that way only desert and small village”, and wanted us to take the main highway. We thought: “perfect”, and continued on the small road towards the desert […]

  • Welcoming Iran an understatement

Welcoming Iran an understatement

While we cycled over the last Turkish mountain pass (2250m) before reaching the Turkish/Iranian border we were imagining how welcoming Iran would be and how much would change. See all photos West Azerbaijan Iran

The border crossing was a bit hectic. As they are building a new border the traffic is redirected around the building site, mini busses […]

  • My mental battle of bicycle touring

My mental battle of bicycle touring

The thing that is keeping me back most on this trip is my mind… It is hard to say but my mind is really screwed up sometimes. The last three days have been the hardest days for me on this trip. I was almost ready to call it quits. My mental battle of bicycle touring, how […]

Latest Videos added

Days of Cappadocia

Good friends of ours came to see us in Cappadocia and we enjoyed the […]

On our way to Kathmandu part 2

Part2 we have entered Italy and are passing the city of Ferrara and down […]

On our way to Kathmandu part 1

This is the first video since we left Rotterdam in February. In this part […]

Latest Galleries added

Barren lands

Through the desert to Tehran

We cycled over small roads to avoid busy Iranian traffic and found deserted barren land. Here and there were mud brick villages very pretty in the landscape. We enjoyed to sleep in cooler orchards and met nice people along the way.
Susanne on the road

West Azerbaijan Iran

We cycled from Hakkari, Turkey to the border with Iran, through Urmia past Miyandoab until Takab. Here are are final impressions of Turkey and first impressions of Iran.
Wow! Great road!

The road to Hakkari

Following the border of Iraq, valleys, rivers, checkpoints we reached Hakkari, the most remote city in Turkey.