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Contents: Tours (8)
|Istanbul to ... Cape Town
tour started February 2010, submitted 7 March 2010
Asia, Africa: Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
To seek adventure and escape from the mundane we left New Zealand to travel overland from India to Cape Town in August 09. Whilst in Iran we met two crazy Frenchmen cycling from Beijing to Paris. It took little encouragement to be convinced of the benefits of travelling by the most efficient means yet to be invented. The humble bicycle. Whilst we have little experience of bicycles or bicycle touring, we are excited by the possibility of travelling slowly, village to village, rather than the tedious bus rides from city to city.
We will head south from Istanbul, with no timeframe and no destination. (we head home when the money runs out)
Just a crazy desire to be free and experience the wonders of this beautiful world.
|Tour of Gondwana
tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010
Australia, Asia, Africa, America: Australia, PapuaNewGuinea, TimorLeste, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, SriLanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA
My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.
|A simple life on a beautiful world... and on a bicycle
tour started September 2004, submitted 1 June 2009
Europe, Asia, Africa, America: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
language: en, fr, es, pt
I left home in September 2004. I was supposed to cycle to Tibet in 7-8 months. Until now, I never reached Tibet and I'm still on the road. A cold winter in Turkey make me change my itinery and then my travel's philosophy. I decided that the performance was not that important but the road itself brings me everything. In almost a total of 2 years where I worked as a safari tour guide in Namibia, I had enough money to continue and live the dream further and further. Soon, I will attempt to buy a boat in Amazonia and turn it into a bicyle-boat to cross the Amazonas on its bigest highways: the rivers! This tour is still in process and I will keep it updated on my website. nature, dirt roads, cultures and wildlife lover..
|World Biking:share the adventure of cycling around the world
tour started June 2006, submitted 20 May 2009
Africa, Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Mali, Niger, BurkinaFaso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, EquatorialGuinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, USA
World Biking: The web's most comprehensive Africa Cycling Expedition. Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000 kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. The next stage of their expedition beginning in June 2009 will take them across the USA and then through South America all the way to its southernmost tip, Ushuaia. Lots of photos, tales of their adventure plus touring tips, practical information and gear reviews.
|Listen to Africa - recording African sounds and voices
tour started March 2009, submitted 13 February 2009
Europe, Africa: UK, France, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Liberia, IvoryCoast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, CentralAfricanRepublic, EquatorialGuinea, Congo, DemocraticRepublicOfCongo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, SouthAfrica, Namibia
Listen to Africa is a collection of African sounds and voices recorded during an 18-month bicycle journey across the continent.
|East Africa by Bicycle
tour started June 2006, submitted 9 May 2007
3 men, 3 bikes and 3 months - a swing through the mountains, forests and great lakes of east and southern Africa.
|A bicycle tour from Switzerland to South Africa
tour started September 2004, submitted 19 October 2006
Europe, Asia, Africa: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
I decide to leave Switzerland and cycle until Tibet. The road decide for me and I finally arrive one and an half year later in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a journey dedicated to freedom, people and nature. This tour may continue to South America but I'm still working as a tour guide in Namibia to get money for the next destinations.
Have a look on my cold stage in Turkey, nice time in Syria, amazing Sudanese crossing, wild Tanzanian experience, pure Namibia, etc... I hope you will enjoy and feel free to contact me.
|World Biking Africa
tour started June 2006, submitted 8 May 2006
Africa, Europe: France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea, Mali, BurkinaFaso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
language: en, fr
A 30,000 kilometer cycling adventure through Africa traversing 30 countries. Tales from the saddle, photos of the people we encounter and places we pass plus detailed information on our bikes and gear.