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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July 31, 2020
cycling route in Denmark

God tur

Since we left Breda we tell everyone that we are going to Sweden. Usually there is a pronounced surprise, but some people note that Denmark is closed. “We are progressing slowly so it will take a few more weeks before we reach the border...
July 23, 2020
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Scheisse in Germany

July 14, 2020
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Black stockings

Early in the morning we sit in a warm morning sun next to our tent. Although we crawled exhausted into the tent, we slept badly on our sleeping mats. At four o\'clock in the morning, the outside cover of the tent turned ocher yellow and our autopilot started...
June 25, 2020
skating in the Netherlands

Flat tire competition

We are so used to packing our things that it hardly gives us a feeling that we are leaving on a trip. In the past four years, we have stayed a dozens of times for an extended period in the same place...
July 15, 2020
handige kampeertips voor prachtige kampeerplaatsen

5 secret camping tips and tricks

In the past three years we have slept more than 300 times in our tent. Sometimes in incredibly beautiful places, sometimes hidden from the wind under the roof of an ugly building.
July 1, 2020

Trans Canada or Trans Siberia

In the Netherlands or Belgium, a journey by train is a necessary travel. The two-hour train ride from Neerpelt to Leuven from college to home was a very long train ride by our standards...
June 10, 2020
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10 essential items on your packing list

What to pack on a camping trip? I go on a trip and take with me: my backpack, sleeping bag, tent, toothbrush,…. We have an extensive packing list for cycling, hiking, canoeing and skiing...
May 4, 2020
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How to camp in extreme cold

Before starting our winter adventure, we had no experience with backcountry skiing or cold-weather camping. We weren't concerned about skiing but camping at -40 degrees Celsius made us shiver in our boots...

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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
Two cyclists on the Carretera Austral in Chile

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

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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.

 

#ONHUMANPOWER

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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