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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November 8, 2019
kano trektocht in de VS

Leap of faith

After a couple of days we have mastered the dry rivers, but now the real big boys are coming. Lake Champlain is one of the ten largest lakes in America, with a length of 190 kilometers and a water surface of 1.331 square kilometers, it supplies two hundred thousand people with water.
October 31, 2019
learn to canoe and tracking up rapids

Help! Rapids

Was it a smart choice to start the canoe trip without any experience? We could also have opted for a three-day trip, to feel what that is like, to adjust our gear, to learn the canoeing technique and then to start one of the most challenging canoe trips in the US. We could have done that, but a leap into the deep is the best way to learn
October 24, 2019
canoe portage with gear

One hundred kilos on our back

On Saturday morning, August 17, we are at the dock at Mountainman Outdoor. Our canoe is half in the water, half on the sand.
October 21, 2019
cleaning a canoe in a canoe rack

No You’ve Got, Yes You Can Get

For a long time we thought that some adventures were only reserved for a select group of people. Such as mountain climbing for people born in the mountains or cross-country skiing tours in winter for people from Norway and Sweden...
November 16, 2019
packing list for canoe trip

Packing list for a canoe trip

Before we started the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, we had no experience with canoeing. We searched blogs on the internet with packing lists and put together our own packing list...
November 8, 2019
hiking the at in Georgia

10 tips for a long hike you didn’t think off

During our 1000-km hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT), we noticed that we had some other habits than the hikers we met along the way. Apparently we have developed our own outdoor living routines during our human powered travels...
November 2, 2019
Cycling with beautiful views on Fitz Roy

Bicycle touring pack list

Once, we started a world trip by bicycle without any experience. We bought second-hand bicycles, second-hand panniers, a tent and left on an indefinite journey. We soon learned to pack our bags and sent home unnecessary items...
October 27, 2019
canoeing in the morning fog on a lake

6 reasons to start the NFCT in August

The water will be too low, you will have to portage a lot and you can have snow at the beginning of October. Everyone we told about our plans said one of these things to us. Laconically we said 'we just hiked 1,000 kilometers on the Appalachian Trail so we are well trained'. Secretly, we are afraid of the low water levels

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December 14, 2017
Two cyclists on the Carretera Austral in Chile

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Gauchos in front of their house in Brazil

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It is the start of expedition Patagonia. We are waiting at the bus terminal, after three days and nights in the bus our legs are surprisingly...
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We tell the stories of the most beautiful projects, people and nature that we encounter on our trip. We search for the positive elements in those stories to show the good news on planet earth. Using words, images and sounds, we try to make short and powerful reports which inspire people to take action in their life.

 

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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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