From sep 2012 until nov 2015 I cycled for over 3 years and over 70,000km. I started in Madagascar before riding across Africa from South Africa to Jordan, South to North.
From Mumbai I started the second part across Asia. After Rajasthan I followed the southern Himalaya passing Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. In the North of China I continued towards Siberia, through Mongolia and back to China. With stops in the Phillippines and Indonesia I reached New Zealand.
The ride across North America I started in Alaska, cycled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route across the USA and finally finished in San Francisco.
'My Asian Odyssey' I named this tour that I started in spring 2008. That is because I wanted to travel along a pretty wild route criss-cross all over Asia. Not a trip from A to B following one big goal it was planned to be, but rather an attempt to try and connect all the places I like to visit into one route.
In the end I was 1½ years in Asia and 1 year in Australia.
In 1991 and 1996 I was twice in Iceland for 4 weeks each time.
Skaftafell - Höfn - Eglisstadir - Askja - Reykjahlid - Akureyri - (flight) - Isafjördur - Latrabjarg - Fiakalundur
Keflavik - Reykjavik - Pingvelir - Gullfoll - Kjölur - Akuryeri - Sprengisandur - Landmannalaugar - Vik - Selfoss - Reykjavik - Keflavik
It's already nine month since I returned from my long trip. About time to spend some weeks traveling by bicycle again. Ladakh & Spiti I have chosen for this trip. 22 years ago (!) I was there for the first time. Of course I am curious to see one of my very first cycling destination again.
Every great journey begins with a dream. I had the dream of riding my bike to Kailash. Not just any mountain, for Buddhists it is the center of the universe and for me a magical place that has fascinated me for years.
In January 2005 I started from home to realize my dream: to cycle across Tibet to Mt. Kailash! The journey finally took 13 months and led me all the way to Hong Kong.