In 2018 we packed our things and left our home in Germany to cycle all the way to China. 15 countries and 7 months later we ended up cycling more than we had planed. It was a hell of an adventure!
We have made it! After having cycled 7626km through 15 countries, we finally reached our home on September 27th 2018. We left in the winter, went through Austrian snow, saw the blossoming spring in Bulgaria, sweat through the summer in China and South Korea, and finally rode with and against the Autumn breeze in Poland... Continue Reading →
The Kyrgyz-Chinese border was a mystery to us and still is to many other travelers. There are different stories on the internet as to how the border crossing proceeds. We had to search different websites to gather all the information we needed. Finally, here is a report of our experience crossing this border and of... Continue Reading →
Have you ever wished there was a tunnel instead of an endless, steep hill? Or a tarmac bike trail away from the noisy road? Not having to share the road with anyone but other cyclists? Bridges only for cyclists? Free toilets and showers? Water fountains to fill up your bottles with fresh, cool water? Vending... Continue Reading →
We entered China, and everything changed. Suddenly, we weren’t allowed to cycle by ourselves, dubious software was installed on our phones, and pictures were taken of us holding our passports in front of us like prisoners. Other travelers had warned us about the precarious situation in the province of Xinjiang. Still, what we saw took... Continue Reading →
Kyrgyzstan was a mix of beauty and dirtiness. We saw alpine mountains with trashed trenches right beside them. On some days, we enjoyed delicious home-cooked food while, on other days, it gave us diarrhea. Some accommodations stood up to European standards, others did not even have running water. We saw a land full of nomads... Continue Reading →
After three weeks in Kazakhstan we are more than happy to head to endless mountains. Read more about what happened to us in Kazakhstan...
This is an article for other travelers seeking to cross the Caspian Sea by ferry. It is a highly subjective account of our experiences aboard the Merkuri-1. For more information about other travelers' experiences, see the respective forum on Caravanistan. In Baku we stayed at Stay Inn Baku (amazing staff!) and asked the reception to... Continue Reading →
Arriving at the “Red Bridge” border at midday and seeing a long queue of cars we prepared to wait for hours. What we didn’t know is that pedestrians and cyclists (who are also considered to be pedestrians) can head to the front. Only when one man told us we should go to the front and... Continue Reading →