OUR WORLD TRIP STORIES


On Friday 30th of September 2016 we left Amsterdam by bicycle for an unlimited world trip! For a long time we kept all options open and we had no idea when, how, for how long and where we would leave. This is the way we want to travel, the best things happen when you don't plan. At the beginning of June 2016 the idea arose to leave from home and we would use the bicycle as our first mode of transport. Three years later we travelled more than 35.000 kilometers on human power. We cycled to the end of the world, and then started going back to the north. Read all our world trip stories below.
And discover everything about our route, the stats and our next plans!


What do you want to read? Click below for all stories of Europe, sailing and South America.

SKATE TRACKS

NORTH AMERICA

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 22, 2019
Canoeing with parents

The zero dollar campground

The zero dollar campground This guest blog is written by Rob Agasi, Zoë\’s father, after they visited us in the North East of the US. When you take your daughters […]
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...
October 14, 2019
mennonite children inside a stable

Pennsylvanian Dutch

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 canoe trip on time. It is 1,200 kilometers to Old Forge, New York, the official start of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail...
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...

SOUTH AMERICA

April 24, 2018
La Ruta Transchaco

The agony of the puma

Ausfahrt, Vorsicht Schüler, Lebensmitteln and many more German words are written on all the road signs and on the shelves in the supermarket. Everywhere...
April 16, 2018
De groene hel Transchaco

The green hell

‘Ready for it?’ Olivier asks when we are in bed around 9 o’clock in the evening. ‘I am not really looking forward to it’ Zoë replies. After all the horror stories...
April 5, 2018
cycling in the dust

Unknown Paraguay

For the second time we arrive in Buenos Aires. This time not with the bicycles, but by truck. It isn't the end of our hitchhiking adventure...
March 16, 2018
Liften naar Buenos Aires in Ushuaia

Hitchhiking to Buenos Aires

'I'm happy that we only have to do six kilometers today' Zoë says when we leave Ushuaia. Yesterday we packed all our bags in less than an hour...
March 3, 2018
Ramon Generales Ushuaia El almacen viejo

Behind the scenes

Our life in Ushuaia remains quiet and behind the scenes. We don’t take much effort to integrate in the social life and focus on our new goals...
February 9, 2018
Wonen in Argentinie laptop buiten

Living at the end

More than a month ago we arrived in Ushuaia. For the most cyclists who come from the north the entrance gates of Ushuaia are the end of a long trip...
January 8, 2018
Pose on a Ruta del Fin del Mundo sign

To the end of the world

Rio Gallegos is a dirty, windswept place at the Atlantic Ocean. It seems that all the garbage from all Argentina ends us here...
December 18, 2017
Cycling with beautiful views on Fitz Roy

Hike and bike

Hike and bike, El Chalten 27th of November – 8 o’clock in the morning Quickly we take a quick selfie in front of the sign ‘Fin de la Carretera Austral’, […]

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