Initially attracted by old bikes with racing frames, I use to cycle above all as a means of urban transport in everyday life. Passing through the alleys of the cities in which I studied was the most practical and independant mode of travel for me.
Arrived in Lyon in 2016, Sylvain encouraged me to undertake longer trips in France and Switzerland. Mixing the discovery of a territory with this mode of movement so doux (just like my original region – Doubs) seduces me. Today, we embark on a long journey together, counting on our complementarity for adventure and DIY to achieve this beautiful dream.
Native of Savoy, I’m in love with mountain at all seasons. I use to ski tour their and as much as possible to bike, seeking for great outdoors and alpine landscapes. For studies and then for work, I’m established in Lyon since 2007. Their too, I don’t mind pedaling, despite the exhaust pipes in the nose, to go for a drink with friends, improvise or swing.
I had the luck to ride in Europe (Scotland and Iceland) and since 2016 in France and around with Cléa! I now look forward for discovering bewitching distant lands together!
Our project will begin in Singapore on June 17, 2019. We will go up the east coast of the Malay Peninsula and then the golf of Thailand. We will pass not far from Bangkok then, if the monsoon does not block us, we cross Cambodia and go up the highlands of Vietnam and then North Laos along the Mékong.
We will then enter in China by the Xishuangbanna and head towards the mountainous landscapes of Yunnan and Sichuan with our minds focused on Beijing where we’ll arrive around October 2019, probably helped by some trains.
A second part of our trip will take us to the other side of the Pacific, in Mexico, where we will ride down to the Baja California then the West Coast before finally joining the Yucatan sometime in December 2019.
What’s next ? We’ve got the secret wish of finishing our adventure in Colombia on the beginning of 2020… !
“Cycle-o’clock”: Cycling Time 🙂
Cyclists on a daily basis, we’ll embark next June for a first long journey together: 8 months on the roads and paths of Asia and Latin America. We will develop in the form of short articles our appreciation of the place of the bicycle in the countries crossed as means of transport or travel, and the remaining stakes (infrastructure, security, multimodal, etc.).
We’ll also detail the peculiarities of the equipment encountered, the galleys of travel and the beautiful discoveries. Pictures and drawings will decorate the whole thing!
We’re embarking on our travel bikes!
Clea will ride with a brand new iron frame bike and Sylvain with a SPECIALIZED men’s SIRRUS 2017 aluminium frame bike.
We will be equipped with luggage doors, saddlebags, mudguards, crutches, etc. !
For fun and for the following, here is a small list of other adventures you can discover on the web.
Laetitia & Étienne, on tandem bike in Asia by -1000°C:
Marina & Benoit, cycling on the Silk Road:
Juliette & Kevin, so inspiring on their tandem bike in “-stan” countries:
Stéphanie & Nico, cycling in Eurasia :
Romain, cycling through Europe and Central Asia:
Mariette & Quentin, trekking along the Mekong river:
La Cyclonomade, THE adventurer by bike:
And Tianhe & Silvio, the Globe trotters improbably met in Kathmandu!
Antoine and his 17000km of cycling in Eurasia : http://lesdeuxrouessurterre.net/
Thank you all for the inspiration, for the valuable tips, and for implicitly encouraging us to follow our desires to travel in those countries that impress us so much.