• Descending from the Ak-Baital pass in Tajikistan
    Kyrgyzstan,  Tajikistan

    The Pamir Highway – Part IV

    Our third week on the Pamir Highway led us through the famous Wakhan corridor. A historical, remote and beautiful region, with only a river separating Tajikistan from Afghanistan. We passed old ruins, military bases and wheat fields, and everyone we met greeted us with a smile and a heartfelt invitation for chai.

  • Pamir shepherd in Wakhan corridor
    Tajikistan

    The Pamir Highway – Part III

    Our third week on the Pamir Highway led us through the famous Wakhan corridor. A historical, remote and beautiful region, with only a river separating Tajikistan from Afghanistan. We passed old ruins, military bases and wheat fields, and everyone we met greeted us with a smile and a heartfelt invitation for chai.

  • Clothing for bikepacking
    Gear

    A look into our wardrobe

    How do you fit an entire four season wardrobe on a bike? We’ll show you how in this overview of all of our clothing. Take a look in our panniers and see how we dress. Merino is pretty much the answer to all of our problems. It doesn’t smell because of its antibacterial properties, it’s lightweight, it keeps us warm, it’s breathable so we don’t get clammy. And thanks to our favorite merino brand Icebreaker it’s also natural and sustainable. This is our full wardrobe, it ain’t much but it sure is good. Robin off the bike T-shirt 2 Icebreaker tech-lite short sleeve crewe Long sleeve DHB merino base layer…

  • M41 - Pamir Highway
    Tajikistan

    The Pamir Highway – Part II

    The stretch between Qal'ai Khumb and Khorog was only 240 kilometers. But with bike issues, military visits and patients along the road it was a very eventful couple of days. There are a million amazing camp spots on the Pamir, but some days it seemed nearly impossible to find one. We were locked in between the river and the mountains that formed a high wall next to the road. The only flat grassy area was right next to the road, but after clearing some of the dried up cow droppings we made it work.

  • Ancient Silk Road city Khiva, Uzbekistan
    Uzbekistan

    Silk Road cycling in Uzbekistan

    After an insane train ride we finally arrive in Uzbekistan. A country where the ancient Silk Road is more alive than anywhere else. With Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand as its highlights, we cycle and hitchhike in the steps traders have set for centuries. It was great to finally get out of the train and start cycling again. We were done with sitting still and waiting, so us and Josh decided to stock up on some groceries and make our way into the desert. Our first desert camp was official, and with the lighting of our BioLite’s and fresh cooked meal it was a true glamping experience.

  • Robin at the glacier by the white abudelauri lake
    Georgia

    Georgia part II

    The higher we go in to the mountains, the more beautiful nature seems to get. Georgia’s majestic nature might have tried to break us, but it left us stronger than ever. It’s hard work and we love it.