This is the beginning of the Journey
Below you can see our planned and current route. The current route will be visible from the moment we depart and might differ from what we have planned. Our route, as we have it in mind now, will cross parts of The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Let's see how it goes. You can also see special places. In these place we will indicate the places we have visited that are special, and also we will indicate the places that have been recommended to us. So please leave us your recommendations to in the below comments section!
Hi Suzanne and Martin,
I met your bikes in Jang, where I was staying in the same hotel. But as I had no idea what time you guys get up in the morning and it was about 5:35 and I had Sela to cross that day, I did not wait for you to wake up. I wondered what the name twisting spokes is based on. I have twisted some spokes, especially in Ladakh, but I guess it had more to do with my bicycle wheels that kept producing broken spokes every now and then. I wanted to include a picture of my twisted spokes, but cannot see how.
Anyway I am almost done, cycling for a few months in NE India (Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Megalaya (Shilong and Cherrapunji only) and Arunachal (to Tawang and back to Bomdila) and will be on my way to Nepal soon, where I may cycle a few hundred km just to get to Pokhara.
Martin and Susanne
Fantastica trip that are performing. You have the courage, opportunity and initiative that many wanted to put into practice. Wishing you a final trip with other experiences, and that the return home transmit to all the importance of respect between peoples and that less is more. Be happy.
Can you tell me what app you’re using to document the travel plan? So nice to have the statistics so convenient
Hi Vincent, yes for us it is very nice to have the overview. We use a GPS to track our route (you could also create your own gpx file at http://www.ridewithgps.com). This way we have an overview of our route in Basecamp. We then filter our route using an app called JaVaWa RTWtool. Finally a WordPress plugin makes everything visible on our page: Google-Maps-GPX-Viewer. Hope this helps!
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Reply op 31 oktober
Good luck and all the best for your amazing trip!!!
I have some friends in Shiraz (Iran) who hosted me on my Iran trip. They are super friendly and happy to host foreigners. I’m more than happy to connect you to them so you’ll definitely have a place to stay when in Shiraz. Let me know what you think about it.
Hi Victor, Had missed your comment, sorry for that. Thanks! Sure let’s see when we are in Iran how it goes.
Me again! I have a super friendly warmshowers place in Istambul. His name is Kerem Koçak. Check it out!
And in Iran, lot’s of WShowers and Csurfing, it’s unbelivelable!
Hi Lysanne, Thanks for the tips really appreciated. We are looking forward to all the different hosts along the way.
I’m interested that you’re planning to travel through Myanmar – from what I had read I thought it was only possible to travel by land into Myanmar to and from Thailand, and not possible to cross the border between Myanmar and India at all. If you have some information that suggests it is possible to travel through Myanmar, it would be great to know!
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment. You are right, we have this info as well. We also heard that crossing the border between China and Myanmar is possible to some extent. In the next year we will do more research and expect the situation to improve. If you have info please share.
Weer zo’n kijk-ons-eens site. Ga lekker fietsen
Jammer dat je het niet leuk vinden om onze avontuur te lezen, wij delen dit om in contact met mensen te komen en hier over te praten. Op 2. februari gaan wij lekker fietsen. Wij gaan ook al dit weekend lekker fietsen naar Soest.