SLOW TRAVEL WORLD TRIP


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 cycles 4.000 kilometers to the south of Europe. Two months later we reached the southern ends of the European mainland. We took a boat to the Canary Islands from where we hitchhiked on a sailing boat to South America, just like the first world explorers! From there expedition Patagonia started, all the way to the end of the world. Exciting right!? Follow our adventures on this website!

Weleaf is a blog with our personal travel stories and our best travel tips. We travel using our 'self provided power', which is by bicycle, walking, sailing or a canoe. 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 self provided and meet the cultures. With our travel stories and portraits we want to inspire you to follow your dreams, and to pass this spark to other persons.

PLANS AFTER THE SURGERY? >>> SELF SUPPORTED THROUGH NORTH AMERICA
October 14, 2019
mennonite children inside a stable

Pennsylvanian Dutch

Pennsylvanian dutch Friday July 28th – Blacksburg We hardly completed the 1,000-kilometer walk and jump back on the bicycles. We allow ourselves three rest days, driven forward to start the […]
August 30, 2019
gold morning in Virginia

The greatest inspiration

Our journey would never be the same without all the people we meet and help us. In fact, without these people we would have been home a long time ago...
August 25, 2019
tough sections on the AT

Suffer now

A few weeks before the start of our hike, Zoë felt the scar from her surgery again. The small hills with the alternation between exercise and relax over and...
August 14, 2019
morning hike in the smokey mountains

The Smokey Mountains

The first days with Simon, Olivier's brother, we have thunderstorms every day. It is again Winton, our trail coach, who has already picked us up twice from the trail,
April 29, 2019
Fietsen in Zuid-Amerika over onverharde wegen

Cycling in South America, south to north, or the other way around?

From Bogota to Ushuaia or from Ushuaia to Quito, both are iconic bicycle touring routes and every year there are many cyclists undertaking this adventure...
April 28, 2019

Cycling in Belize

You have to make a detour for it, but many cyclists are willing to get that extra stamp. Between Guatemala and the Yucatan province in Mexico lies...
January 16, 2019
fietsen tussen bananenplantages

Cycling in Ecuador

If we can recommend one country for cycling in South America, it is certainly not Ecuador. It is a beautiful country, but it is very tough for cycling...
January 12, 2019
Sponsoring Schwalbe

How to find sponsors for a world trip

Finding sponsors Admit that it’s a very cool idea to travel around the world by bike and you get a bicycle and panniers sponsored. Yet there is only a handful […]

OUR TOP POSTS

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
Cyclists sleeping for free in a little house next to the church

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...
July 26, 2017
Gauchos in front of their house in Brazil

The stranger

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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THIS IS WHAT WE DO


We tell the stories of the most beautiful projects, people and nature that we encountered 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.

 

#SELFSUPPORTED

There is nothing more beautiful than traveling with self supported 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 self supported? Discover our best tips and recommendations for your next adventure.


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