The cathedral in Orléans is a mesmerizing building. Elaborate, painstakingly detailed, majestic.
Houses built along the steep banks of the river Douro in central Porto, Portugal.
As the name suggests, the Blue Ridge Parkway follows the spine of a mountain range. It's a gorgeous road to ride on.
Early spring in Tennessee where blossoming flowers colour the redbud (or is it dogwood?) trees pink and white.
Horses on the move in Guthrie, Texas. Much of the land in the area belongs to the 6666 ranch, an operation with twenty full-time cowboys.
The carcass of a car lies by the roadside, slowly disintegrating into the Mohave desert.
One of the most dramatic stretches on the Californian coastline, Big Sur. Highway 1 can be seen snaking its way alongside the Pacific Ocean.
Cycling on the ninety mile beach towards Cape Reinga. Officially this is a state highway but it only sees a tiny trickle of traffic.
Wai-O-Tapu is an active geothermal area on New Zealand's north island. Mineral deposits in the water create a stunning palette of colours.
For these sheep the shade of a tree provides some welcome relief from the heat of the afternoon sun.
Just in case you were considering relocating to New Zealand, this lovely looking property is currently up for sale.
Temperate rainforest is widespread in New Zealand. The world under the tree canpoy is a lush place, vibrant with exotic noises and dripping with moisture.
Camping on the shore of lake Mavora. Quiet, secluded, and right next to the water. It doesn't get much better than this.
Parts of the the Southern Ocean coastline consist of limestone. Weathering of the limestone creates cliffs that jut out high above the surface of the sea.
Many smaller townships have a central hotel or motel. This is the place to be for everything from hot food and cold beer to a place to sleep for the night.
A misty dawn in the outback. This particluar spot lies within the Yalata indigenous protected area.
Springtime in Esperance, Western Australia. The forests along the coast are teeming with life at this time of the year.
These monsters can literally blow you off your feet. The ones transporting timber blast you with a delicious smell of wood.
National symbol of China and gateway to the Forbidden City. A fitting finale to the Asian continent.
Small electric three-wheelers are widespread throughout China and are used for a vast array of tasks. My favourite brand is called birdie.
After a cold, wet, and windy morning the skies start to clear and the sun comes out. At moments like this I feel privileged to be outside on a bicycle.
The courtyard of the Gaomiao temple in Zhongwei. Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism are all practised under the same roof.
The basketball courts in front of Zhangye's wooden pagoda are a popular place for a game of pickup.
For travellers of the Silk Road the Taklamakan and adjoining Gobi Desert would be one of the last hurdles to cross before reaching mainland China.
A huge suspension bridge in Western Xinjiang province. The approach road makes a full loop that spirals upwards through a tunnel dug into the mountain.
Always useful when you live in a rural Kazakhstan, have money to burn, and want to impress your prom date with a car the length of a landing strip.
One of the best things about cycling in the mountains is the abundance of clean water. Good for drinking, bathing, cooking and more.
Life is good when you're young, live in a country with lots of green, open space, and have your very own horse.
Free range livestock in a valley near Sary Tash in the south of Kyrgyzstan.
The Kyzilart pass lies on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
My bicycle after it's early morning polishing session. Pixels are often in short supply when on the road.
Alichur lies on a plateau along the Pamir highway at about 4000m above sea level.
An improvised lean-to shelter made in part from an old bus.
Part of the Pamir highway runs along the river Panj. On the opposite shore lies Afghanistan.
The view from my bedroom on the morning before scaling the Saghirdasht pass in western Tajikistan.
The spectacular domed ceiling of the Registan in Samarkand.
The Nadir Divan-Beghi madrasah in Bukhara's old town.
A camel herd enjoying the early morning on the Karakalpakstan steppe in north Uzbekistan.
The vastness of the Kazakh steppe is awesome. A view of the railway line from Aqtau to Beyneu.
A lada descending from the Caucasus foothills into the plains of central Azerbaijan.
Enjoying the sunshine with my mother and a bronze dude on a bench. Quirky statues like this can be found all over Georgia.
Roadside coffee break in the pine forests of western Georgia.
Flooded road just below the snowline, coming from the Goderdzi pass. The water is freezing cold.
Setting off from my parents' place in Leiden in March 2018.