WORLD TRIP ON HUMAN POWER


We, Zoe and Olivier, are on a world trip! We Leaf! Friday 30th of September we left for an indefinite time on our world trip. From Amsterdam we cycled 4.000 kilometers to the South of Europe. Two months later we reached the southern ends of the European mainland. We hitchhiked on a sailing boat to Brazil, cycled to Patagonia and all the way up to North America. We hiked 1.000 kilometers on the Appalachian Trail and canoed the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Our next plans are skiing 3.000 kilometer in Canada and roller skiing 4.000 kilometer in Europe. Another year of adventure. Follow our adventures on this website!

Weleaf is a blog with our personal travel stories and our best travel tips. We travel using human power, which is by bicycle, hiking, sailing, canoeing, skiing or roller skating. By travelling slow we get submerged into the culture and get to know the land, the locals and the environment we pass by. During our trip distances are becoming distances again. We want to inspire our readers to travel on human power and discover the cultures. With our travel stories and tips we want to inspire you to follow your dreams, and to pass this spark to other persons.

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December 28, 2020
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Fifteen degrees

Wednesday September 30th – Värmland Here we are, in front of the door of our temporary home. Zoë pulls the big bell hanging next to the door and preludes the […]
October 23, 2020
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The home stretch

When we left Hamar, Negar quickly put a reel of fishing line and a box with fishing hooks into Zoë's hands. “You will have to buy the fishing rod yourself”. Two weeks later we are at a beautiful lake in the middle of the forest...
October 9, 2020
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A game of Hearts

“Sweden will have to do its best to beat Norway,” we say when we leave Lillehammer on Sunday morning. We can hardly imagine that Sweden will attract us even more.
October 2, 2020
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Warm hearts in cold countries

Relieved, we turn into a small dirt road and leave the busy road. It is sometimes inevitable to skate short stretches on busy roads. In the Netherlands, there would be a cycle path parallel to the busy road, but that cycling culture is missing here...
December 1, 2020
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Cycling in Denmark

Copenhagen has already beaten Amsterdam and Utrecht twice as the best city for cycling in the world. Is Denmark really such a bicycle country as the Netherlands? We traveled through Denmark on skates last summer and followed various national and regional cycling routes...
November 13, 2020
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8 unique tips for a winter adventure

When we prepared for our first winter adventure, we searched the internet for tips. We have now gained extensive experience in our ski trip on the Route blanche. For two months we skied 900 kilometers and slept in our tent many nights...
September 24, 2020
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The White Trail

La Route Blanche – The White Trail There is surprisingly little information on the Internet about the Route Blanche. A motorcyclist who travelled in this area during the summer months […]
September 15, 2020
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Ruta Huasteca

Mexico is a huge country with many different regions, climates, cultures and nature. Yucatan is tropical and flat, Chiapas has beautiful waterfalls, Oaxaca delicious food, but we think the Huasteca Mountains are the most beautiful part of Mexico that we got to know...

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October 18, 2018

Suddenly we go home

Suddenly we go home An unexpected return home ‘There is a large mass of six centimeters here’, says the gynaecologist at the hospital in Quito. We have no idea what […]
January 25, 2018
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Travel the world with €12

How much does a world trip cost? That's what we asked ourselves and we started to search on Google. The answers are very different, from €5 to €100 for a day...
December 14, 2017
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Cycle the Carretera Austral

Do you want to know everything about the Carretera Austral or are you just browsing for a new cycling adventure? It is perhaps the most famous...
May 27, 2017
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Captured on the Atlantic

Once in bed I can't sleep and read a story in 'chickensoup for the soul'. Story 8, two wolves. It hits the nail on it's head...
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THIS IS WHAT WE DO


We want to inspire you to follow your dreams and we want to show you what a beautiful place our planet is. We have no negative or dangerous experience in more than three years. The world is much better than the news on television shows. We do this by writing, photographing and filming stories. In addition, we are committed to Rewilding Europe and collect data for other organisations during our trip.

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There is nothing more beautiful than traveling on human power. Slowly, between the local culture, blend in with nature and healthy in the open air. It is the ultimate way of travelling for us and the beauty is that there are so many different ways to do it! Do you also want to travel on human power? Discover our best tips and recommendations for your next adventure.


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