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Bike trip

In March 2018 I set off on a bike trip from Amsterdam to the great wall of China. I don't have a blog, facebook page or twitter feed. I am carrying along a gps tracker that updates my position on the map  and a small camera.

Recent pictures

The route

On the first leg of my trip I followed the via Claudia Augusta over the alps, the via Francigena through Italy and the via Egnatia into Istanbul. From there I continued along the Turkish Black coast and through the Caucasus to Baku, Azerbaijan.

Having crossed the Caspian sea by ferry to Aqtua in Kazakhstan, the second leg of my trip invloved pedalling through the vast and awesome Karakalpakstan steppe and the Kyzylkum desert in Uzbekistan.

Next up is the Pamir highway. From the outset, this is the part of the trip that I’ve been the most excited about. I’ll probably be less happy when struggling to get up a Pamir pass with a fully loaded bicycle but spoken from my cozy seat behind a computer I can’t wait.

After that the idea is to cross through China from Ürümqi in the west to Bejing in the east. I hope to make it to the great wall before winter well and truly sets in.

Gear

Last but not least, for interested bike and camping gear nerds, here's a detailed list of the stuff I'm carrrying along with me.

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