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 started in Singapore on June 17, 2019. We went up the east coast of the Malay Peninsula and then the golf course of Thailand. We passed Bangkok and then we crossed northern Cambodia and then Laos along the Mekong River.
Without a Chinese visa and attracted to Vietnam, we entered in this country at the border of Na Meo the 9th of September. Direction Mai Chau, Moc Chau, Ninh Binh, Halong then Hanoi in early October!
Baja California, Hidalgo, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Chiapas and Oaxaca
Updated on 8th of January 2020
A third part of our trip took us to the other side of the Pacific, to Mexico, where we cycled down Baja California and then made a detour to see friends at Ixmiquilpan in Hidalgo, two weeks again on bicycles at the Yucatan and Quintana Roo in December 2019, a few visits to Chiapas and finally 1 week of cycling in Oaxaca in January 2020!
What’s next ? We’ve got the secret wish of finishing our adventure in Cuba and then 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.