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!
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 →
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 →