Author / Robin Patijn

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  • Gravel road near Stockholm, Sweden

    Swedish Bikepacking Routes – Wilder Side of Stockholm

    A maybe a little too big of a part of preparing our move to Sweden, was of course researching trails and routes. We read all the articles and blogs on bikepacking and gravel cycling is Sweden that we could find. Honestly, we were a little taken back by how little we could find. The endless…

  • Planning a route with komoot while backpacking

    Komoot Bikepacking Collections

    Planning a new adventure is half of the fun. With most of us still in lockdown and facing travel restrictions, at this point there’s no other option than to dream away at other people their travels.  That’s why we present to you five inspirational bikepacking adventures across the globe on komoot. Let us know in…

  • Swedish Bikepacking Routes – The Blekingeleden

    It was time to discover a different corner of south Sweden, the province of Blekinge. Adventure was calling. Eager to hit the trails we stuffed our gear into our bikepacking bags and loaded our Wahoo’s with the gpx-file. Right from the start, we realized this wasn’t going to be a relaxing bikepacking adventure. This was…

  • The bikepacking and bike touring camping gear of Farawayistan

    A look at our camping gear

    In this round of ‘A look at our gear’ we’ll guide you through our camping gear. Sheltering and bedding form an importants basis of our complete gear list. The right equipment to shelter from heavy, nightly rain showers and being tucked away warm in a sleeping can enhance the fun of your backcountry adventure. Here’s a look at our camping gear.

  • Overview of our bikepacking tool kit

    A look at our tool kit

    A well-thought tool kit can be a true life saver. Figuring out what the necessary tools are can be a difficult task. So here’s a detailed overview of the tools that will help solve most of your issues on the fly during your around the world cycling trip or bikepacking adventure in the backcountry. 

  • This is how I convinced my girlfriend to go biketouring with me

    When I first mentioned the idea of cycling on our world trip, my girlfriend thought it was utterly nuts. But guess what. Last month we both quit our jobs, and ditched our desks for two shiny new bicycles. World here we come.