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Bikepacking the Ausangate trails.

Our bikes weight heavily on our backs as our steps take us closer to the top of a 4900 meter pass. Our lungs struggle for air while 2000 meter above us the suspended glaciers of the Ausangate peak rise vertically above us. This is definitely something nobody tells you about high-altitude adventures: no matter how […]

Riding in Ecuador, wind, volcanos and vicunas.

To the west, the sun is setting over the clouds which cover the Ecuadorian Lowlands, towards the Pacific Ocean. Above us another blanket of clouds is rushing over the 4000 meter peaks which stand to the east. In the last moments of daylight and after battling the wind for the entire day we’re quite desperate […]

Crossing the Uzkek-Kazah desert, 2000 of kilometers of nothingness.

I had dreaded the Uzbek desert crossing. In the end what can sound less appealing to a cyclist than the monotony of a straight road through the middle of the nothingness, with the almost the same scenery from sunrise until sunset, day in and day out. It is the unknown around the corner that turns […]

The Bartang valley, the adventure of crossing the wild Pamir.

As I reach a small crossroad on the Pamir highway, 20 kilometers after leaving Karakul, I once again take out the map trying to consider my options. On one hand I can follow the “official” Pamir highway towards Murghab or I can take the small road which branches off in front of me towards the […]

Three weeks in Kyrgystan, wild mountains, bad roads and good company.

The wind is still blowing when I get out of my tent in the middle of the night, a warm summer wind which seems strange when I think that the hill where I’ve found tonight’s camping spot is at over 3000 meters. I turn off the light and while I wait for my eyes to […]

Tadjikistan, Dushanbe to Khorog, the first part of the Pamir Highway

Heading towards the Pamir, some practical considerations and a small photo journal.

Uzbekistan, the sunset over Bukhara, jewel of the east.

A short visit in a city which seems to be frozen in time since the times of Timur.

A quick dash across Turkmenistan, the Karakum desert, empty roads and the ancient city of Merv

Turkmenistan is a country which wants to see you across it as quickly as possible, with a transit visa lasting only for 5 days and with 460 kilometer to cross it at it’s narrowest point, between Serakhs in Iran and Turkmenabat at the border with Uzbeksitan. When you add the fact that border crossings only […]