• Nepal

    Cycling the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the world’s most beautiful high altitude hiking trails. It winds through some of the world's tallest mountains in the breathtaking Himalaya's. We cycled over dirt roads, climbed along steep cliffs and pushed our bikes over the snow covered Thorung La pass, the highest hiking pass in the world.

  • Electronics, gadgets and camera's to bring on a world bicycle tour
    Gear

    A look at our gadgets

    The heaviest bag we drag around on our bicycles is probably the bag with electronics. We love to take and edit photos, write and share stories, listen to music whilst cycling long stretches and of course navigate our way towards Japan. For all of these activities these are the accessories we use and love.

  • Ross of Ugly Armadillo descending from Tansen to Pokhara in Nepal
    Nepal

    Nepali tigers and more dangerous drivers

    Nepal is a land of discovery with rich ancient cultures and eight of the ten highest mountains in the world. But we were not the first to discover this poor and simultaneously wealthy country. Tourism is the largest industry, pumping big bucks in the economy, but bicycle tourists are still quite rare.  Immediately as we had crossed the Indian-Nepali border we could notice a big difference. The constant honking wasn’t as apparent anymore. The road however, had taken a turn for the worse. There was no safe shoulder for us to cycle on anymore and cars were taking each other over like maniacs. Missing small children and entire family’s on…

  • India

    India: Chaos and five bicycles stuck in the middle

    India is not the first country that comes to mind on a bicycle tour around the world. But we were drawn to the culture, the cuisine and the warm climate. We were looking forward to all the chaos, which somehow always seems to work out exactly how it was supposed to. We’re just not sure if our ears were ready for all that honking.

  • Sabina's first kilometers in Kyrgyzstan
    Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan

    A hitchhikers guide to Kyrgyzstan (on a bike)

    Sometimes you visit a city or a country and you just know you will be back one day. Kyrgyzstan was like that for us. We had seen and heard amazing stories of people bikepacking this rugged country. We had just missed the boat this year. It was October, so too late in the year to ride here. A lot of passes were already closed, and our gear isn’t really made for winter camping. Nor are we. Also Sabina’s parents were visiting us soon in Almaty, Kazakhstan so we only had two weeks to cross the entire country. 

  • Avaghon touring bicycles in India
    Gear

    Did we make a mistake choosing panniers?

    One of the toughest decisions we had to make with choosing our bikes, was panniers or bikepacking bags. We’d read countless blogs and asked around in different stores. We chose panniers, but did we choose wrong? The thought of bikepacking never let us go.