• Sabina climbing one of the many steep climbs on Bali

    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.

  • Overview of our bikepacking tool kit
    Gear,  Travel tips

    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. 

  • Travel tips

    A day in the life of a bicycle tourer

    You may wonder what an average day on the road looks like, when you’re on a long trip like ours. It depends a lot on the country you’re in of course, the circumstances vary. But typically a day in the life of a bicycle tourer goes something like this. 05:30 AM - Time to wake up I wake up from the cries of my stomach. ‘Feed me, feed me’ it yells. Robin isn’t an early riser like myself, so I give him a few nudges to wake up too. He growls a little too and turns around to get a few more minutes of sleep. Before I open the zipper…

  • Our home on Bali
    Indonesia,  Travel tips

    COVID-19 UPDATE (we found a home on Bali)

    Self-isolate. That’s the new way of life these days. In our last COVID-19 update we told you how we fled from India. Our next move was finding a safe place in case of an outbreak, which according to some is just a matter of time. We are happy to say that we found a home to stay safe on Bali  This is how we are planning to keep safe. Can you imagine roaming free, cycling wherever you want. Doing everything in your own pace with no-one telling you what to do? Sounds like a dream right? Well, we were living it. This pretty much was our life for the last eight…

  • Best bikepacking films
    Travel tips

    Self isolation means watching awesome bikepacking videos

    With most of us in lockdown, there's a need for quality entertainment. Here's our contribution in slowing down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Stay safe, stay home and watch this! Bored yet? These are some of our favorite bikepacking videos, which will take you across the globe. Let us know in the comments if you have any movie tips for us. Torino-Nice Rally This short film follows Joachim Rosenlund's grand adventure. The rally brings him from the Italian metropolitan city of Torino to French Riviera town Nice. In 700 kilometers he faces old military dirt roads, scenic Western Alps and a few cols you might recognize from the Tour…