• Sweden

    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 full on adventure cycling. In this first report of our favorite Swedish Bikepacking Routes, we'll tell you about the Blekingeleden. A story about our own experience, with some practical tips and additional information. At the bottom of the page you'll find the route in komoot.

  • Checking the 3T Exploro at Bienvelo bakeshop in Malmö
    Gear

    Gravel racers

    All cyclist know, that nothing beats #newbikeday. You could combine all the wonderful gifts on Christmas and your birthday and it wouldn’t even come close to the feeling of cycling on a fresh new rig. So you can imagine how thrilled we were when DHL had a very special delivery for us. Coming all the way from Bergamo, Italy. After dragging our heavy loaded steel touring bikes over the roughest roads and toughest single trails, we wanted something completely different. Gravel is the way we roll these days, and we absolutely enjoy picking up some speed. A quick and light ride had been on our wishlist for a long time,…

  • Bikepacking in Häckeberga nature reserve in South Sweden
    Sweden

    Backyard Häckeberga

    Who could've thought, that the seemingly disappointing end of our bikepacking journey was actually the start of something great. On our way from Georgia to Japan, we now suddenly hear ourselves call Sweden home. How's that for a plottwist. We are happier than ever, here at our new basecamp from where we can partake in all kinds of outdoor adventures. Right in our backyard. When COVID-19 was hitting China and Italy hard, we still had a spark of hope that things would calm down soon. But the situation only got worse. We soon realised that cycling from one country to another would be close to impossible for a long time.…

  • Sabina cycling in the forests in Sweden
    Travel tips,  Uncategorized

    Where are they now? – Part II

    We were wondering what everyone is doing nowadays, and figured other people might have the same question. That’s why we decided to put together a ‘where are they now’ (you can read ours here). We would love to read your story. Here are some of the stories we've collected so far, but stay tuned for many more to follow!     Venga.vamos You might know Silvan better as venga.vamos. He left his home in Germany in februari 2018 to travel the world by bicycle. Can you imagine traveling around for that long, what a dream!  Silvan was cycling in Brazil together with Isaura when the pandemic hit Europe. He decided to not…

  • Robin at an abandoned airport in Bali
    Travel tips

    Where are they now?

    We were wondering what everyone is doing nowadays, and figured other people might have the same question. That’s why we decided to put together a ‘where are they now’. We would love to read your story. Here's our story for now, but stay tuned for many more to follow!   Where was Farawayistan (Robin and Sabina) when shit hit the fan We were in India when we realised this situation wasn’t going to get any better soon.    What we did That was definitely not a place we wanted to get stuck so we decided to bail to Bali. Sabinas family was planning to visit there and it seemed like…

  • Sabina climbing one of the many steep climbs on Bali
    Indonesia

    Biking Bali

    Bali is probably not the first destination that comes to mind when planning a cycling trip. Most people only know Bali as a hip and trendy beach destination. But this Indonesian paradise island has so much more to offer than cocktails at the beach and selfies at rice terraces. The rich Hindu culture, nature’s beauty around every corner, friendly locals, amazing gastronomy and the steepest climbs you’ll ever ride. We arrived on Bali when the Covid-19 pandemic was about to hit the world hard. The situation on the island was still relatively calm. We had big plans to discover every region; hike-a-bike the active volcanos, cruise along the coast line…

  • The broken gear list
    Gear,  Travel tips

    The broken gear list

    If you ain’t got much, you make sure that what you’ve got matters. We put a lot of thought in what items we brought on our bicycle tour and these are the ones that unfortunately didn’t completely survive. Here’s the full list of stuff that (we) broke.

  • The bikepacking and bike touring camping gear of Farawayistan
    Gear,  Travel tips

    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.

  • Best bikepacking movies part two
    Travel tips

    Awesome bikepacking video’s Part II

    Still stuck in lockdown? And already watched all films on our first collection of bikepacking videos? Then you're in for a treat. At popular request here's Awesome bikepacking video's Part II! Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe By Jay Bird Films There’s something special about the Jay Bird films. The vibe and pace are just awesome. It's all about exploring and having a nice time on and off the bikes. They don't only make great movies, they make bikepacking bags too! We'd love to get our hands on these Bags by Bird. Because we're a big fanboy and -girl; here's the extended (39 minute!) version of Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe.