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TwistingSpokes in Tajikistan

By | 8th June, 2016|Categories: Tajikistan, TwistingSpokes in ...|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bicycle touring in Tajikistan is a dream of many. Riding the Pamir Highway at 3000 to 4000 meters altitude surrounded by the Pamir mountains with 7000+ peaks at the edge of the Himalayas is insane. Tajikistan was playing in our minds since we left home on the bicycle because it would be the first time we [...]

Cycling the Gobi, a desert with surprises

By | 9th April, 2015|Categories: Mongolia, Off the beaten path, South Eastern Mogolia, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , , |

It was hard to leave Ulaanbaatar. Our winter break had been good in many ways. We had created a nice social life, gotten to know quite a few really nice people, established bonds with Mongolians and with projects going on in Ulaanbaatar. But it was time to go and we were cycling the Gobi, a desert with surprises! Our goals [...]

Bulgan to Altai with camels and gers

By | 24th January, 2015|Categories: High mountains, Mongolia, South western Mongolia, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , |

I was nervous as I was preparing the first leg Bulgan to Altai into western Mongolia, a leg of 600km with very little supplies and people, mind I say the Gobi desert. The photos Bulgan to Altai The morning came and I was as ready as I could be with a small cold coming along. I cycled out of [...]

Cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan

By | 1st September, 2014|Categories: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|Tags: , , , , , |

Is it possible to cross Turkmenistan in 5 days? Yes and we as many others had no choice. So this is how our cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan went. In short cycling in strong head wind and extreme heat, eating and sleeping only to repeat this for 5 days from Sarakhs to Farap :) [...]