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    Greek bathing

    Greek bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  Before this trip if you would have asked me the ideal bathing in Greece, I would have described you a cove with a transparent water and the finest sand. We enjoyed this scenery, the kind you would have on a postcard, in Ouranoupoli. While we tried to go to the Athos … Continue reading "Greek bathing" ...
    Greek night spot

    Greek night spot

    Version française disponible ici.  After leaving the highway, the road was winding between the coast and the hills. For bivouacking, we chose a beach just a few kilometres before Olympiada, at the North of the Three Fingers of Chalkidiki peninsula. After taking a small path, we reached the spot we wanted. But at the end … Continue reading "Greek night spot" ...
    On the Greek roads

    On the Greek roads

    Version française disponible ici.  On the winding roads, we travelled through Greece. Loop after loop, along the coast and the hills all over the country. Once we crossed the border and Kavala city, we left the highway to take a secondary road along the Aegean sea up to the Olympiada. The relief guided us with … Continue reading "On the Greek roads" ...
    Litochoro, the Olympus Mount and the Meteora – 4 days – 293 metres above sea level

    Litochoro, the Olympus Mount and the Meteora – 4 days – 293 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  Once we crossed Thessaloniki, we reached the ruins of Dion city. We enjoyed a break with an espresso-fredo and a tzatziki before to discover the ruins. The Macedonian city was dedicated to Zeus. It was located at the bottom of the Olympus Mount, the highest summit of Greece at 2918 metres. … Continue reading "Litochoro, the Olympus Mount and the Meteora – 4 days – 293 metres above sea level" ...
    Sozopoli and Chalkidiki – 6 days – 0 metre above sea level

    Sozopoli and Chalkidiki – 6 days – 0 metre above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. We waited 2 hours in a queue to reach the border post, sweating due to our motorbike gear. However, as we were entering European Union, the paperwork was done in only 5 minutes.  A few kilometres further, we did our first break in the port of Makri. Already, the traditions were … Continue reading "Sozopoli and Chalkidiki – 6 days – 0 metre above sea level" ...
    Turkish bathing

    Turkish bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  Oludeniz Ten months ago, we left the Mediterranean coast after several dives from the cliffs of the Marseille coves . At the Turkish coast, we found again its beauty and its warmth. It is behind the pine trees, on a sound infiltrating between the rocks, that we found a water with … Continue reading "Turkish bathing" ...
    Turkish night spot

    Turkish night spot

    Version française disponible ici.  Alçitepe Our crossing of Turkey from East to West was done in 15 days. We pitched up the tent 12 times during this trip. From mountains and volcanos, to the Mediterranean coast, there were as many landscapes as sceneries for our night garden. But the wild camping spot that we will … Continue reading "Turkish night spot" ...
    On the Turkish roads

    On the Turkish roads

    Version française disponible ici.  At the border post between Georgia and Turkey, the process made us to break the Russian Gang. No other choice than separating us from Maika and Christoph. Both sidecars started a ride, on their own without their UAZ friend from the last 1000 kilometres, on the D100 – the dual carriageway going … Continue reading "On the Turkish roads" ...
    Hisarönu & the Turkish Mediterranean coast – 7 days – 306 metres above sea level

    Hisarönu & the Turkish Mediterranean coast – 7 days – 306 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We left the mountains and its freshness for the Mediterranean coast and its heat.  We left the Mediterranean Sea 10 months ago to ship the sidecars from France to Colombia.  Carribean Sea, the South of the Pacific Ocean, the South of the Atlantic Ocean, the China Sea, the Baltic Sea, the … Continue reading "Hisarönu & the Turkish Mediterranean coast – 7 days – 306 metres above sea level" ...
    Goreme – Capadocia – 8 days – 1 100 metres above the sea level

    Goreme – Capadocia – 8 days – 1 100 metres above the sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We began our Turkish adventure by going alongside the Black Sea on the Route 10, a wide dual carriageway along the coast. Around Ardesen city, we rode alongside the Firtina river. 10 kilometres further, we crossed a bridge spanning a stream. On the other side of the river, we arrived at … Continue reading "Goreme – Capadocia – 8 days – 1 100 metres above the sea level" ...
    Georgian experiences

    Georgian experiences

    Version française disponible ici. Discovery of the Georgian vineyards Wine is an ancient Georgian culture. It’s taking a big part of the economic, social and cultural life of the country. The specificity of this drink is the vinification procedure, done in “Qvevri”. This name comes from the earthenware jar used to ferment the wine before … Continue reading "Georgian experiences" ...
    Georgian bathing

    Georgian bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  Waterfalls of Lagodekhi We just crossed the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia and arrived in Lagodekhi, the entry gate of the national park.  A true playground for the nature lovers, we went hiking between the forest and rocks alongside the Ninoskhevi river, up to the waterfalls, 4.5 kilometres further.  The itinerary … Continue reading "Georgian bathing" ...
    Georgian night spots

    Georgian night spots

    Version française disponible ici.  Uplistsikhe Crossing the small town of Uplistsikhe, nearby the eponym troglodytes city, we went deeper in a narrow path surrounded by high grasses. This path stopped a few hundreds kilometres later, in front of the Koura river. After a quick inspection for finding the flatter areas to pitch the tents and … Continue reading "Georgian night spots" ...
    Koutaissi and the mountains of Caucasia – 5 days – 200 metres above sea level

    Koutaissi and the mountains of Caucasia – 5 days – 200 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  The Georgian capitale being behind us, we did a first stop 20 kilometres further to visit the monastery of Djvari. Sadly, the building doesn’t have much specificities. Plus, there were too many tourists. A crowd which didn’t help to enjoy the view over the Mtskheta city.  At the bottom of the … Continue reading "Koutaissi and the mountains of Caucasia – 5 days – 200 metres above sea level" ...
    Tbilissi – 6 days – 770 metres above sea level

    Tbilissi – 6 days – 770 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We entered in Georgia by the border post of Lagodekhi with Maika and Christoph riding their UAZ van. The office was a bit old but we were, again, well welcomed. Emilie, being the main pilot on the paperwork of sidecar, took care of the import. No checking by the agent and … Continue reading "Tbilissi – 6 days – 770 metres above sea level" ...
    Azerbaijani night spot

    Azerbaijani night spot

    Version française disponible ici.  On the Azerbaijani roads, the “Russian Gang” has  learned to know each other. To hit the road together also means to harmonise our daily life depending on the habits of each one when new travellers join the team. After some months spent on the road and the different experiences, each one … Continue reading "Azerbaijani night spot" ...
    Baku – 3 days – Minus 23 metres above sea level

    Baku – 3 days – Minus 23 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  The crossing of the Caspian Sea ended. The ferry boat arrived at the Alta harbour in the afternoon, 70km towards South of Baku. But after being delayed by the paperwork, we finally  left the harbour at night. After some difficulties and helps from an nice man waiting his family in front … Continue reading "Baku – 3 days – Minus 23 metres above sea level" ...
    Kazakh experience

    Kazakh experience

    Version française disponible ici. Crossing the Caspian Sea In any roadbook, it’s written that “the trip is more important than the destination”. Crossing the Caspian Sea was one of the most symbolic experiences of our trip, revealing the truth of this expression. While studying the itinerary, we understood going from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan by the … Continue reading "Kazakh experience" ...
    Aktau and the peninsula of Manguistaou – 7 days – 22 metres above sea level

    Aktau and the peninsula of Manguistaou – 7 days – 22 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  After a first stormy night on the Manguistaou peninsula, we left Shetpe to go to Aktau. Outside of the city, a bit of stress. The first service stations we saw didn’t have any petrol. Finally, the fourth station had some and we managed to reach the main city of the area. … Continue reading "Aktau and the peninsula of Manguistaou – 7 days – 22 metres above sea level" ...
    Uralsk – 7 days – 35 metres above sea level

    Uralsk – 7 days – 35 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We arrived in Kazakstan by the border post of Ilek. The checking was easy. On the Russian side, they were happy to say a couple of French words. The customs officer indicated us to go through without checking our luggages. Even the bag of bulk tea offered by Ivan, looking like … Continue reading "Uralsk – 7 days – 35 metres above sea level" ...
    Russian encounters

    Russian encounters

    Version française disponible ici. Marina from Yekaterinburg The first contact with Marina was before our trip. We were looking for a solution to ship our sidecars from South of America to Russia. As she is in charge of the importation of the spare parts for Ural in Irbit, we were expecting she will have a … Continue reading "Russian encounters" ...
    Russian experiences

    Russian experiences

    Version française disponible ici. “Irbitski Mototsikletny Zavod”, the den of the Ural sidecars After riding 2,500 kilometres towards East, we reached Irbit, place where our sidecars were made. The following day of our arrival in this city of 40,000 inhabitants located nearby the plains of Siberia, it was time to discover the den of the … Continue reading "Russian experiences" ...
    On the Russian roads

    On the Russian roads

    Version française disponible ici.  The Narva river separates Estonia and Russia, in the city of the same name – Narva. Upon our arrival in this city, we checked-in for the flat we rent for the evening. We booked on the website www.goswift.eu a slot time to cross the Russian border on the following day. This … Continue reading "On the Russian roads" ...
    Yekaterinburg & the Ural mountains – 11 days – 237 metres above sea level

    Yekaterinburg & the Ural mountains – 11 days – 237 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. After 350 kilometres, on the main road between Perm and Yekaterinbourg, we crossed the symbolic line separating Europe and Asia, this separation is also marking the beginning of Siberia. With surprise, we discovered we were not matching the local time. After verification, we had to add 2 hours. In spit of … Continue reading "Yekaterinburg & the Ural mountains – 11 days – 237 metres above sea level" ...
    Tcherepovets and the crossing of the Russian taiga – 8 days – 130 metres above the sea level

    Tcherepovets and the crossing of the Russian taiga – 8 days – 130 metres above the sea level

     Version française disponible ici. Leaving our hostel between two showers, the sat nav indicated 390 kms. The weather was cold. We had to wear several layers including waterproof suit and winter gloves.  From the first kilometres to the middle of the journey, we had showers, snow, hail and sometimes a bit of sunshine giving us, at … Continue reading "Tcherepovets and the crossing of the Russian taiga – 8 days – 130 metres above the sea level" ...
    Saint Petersburg – 3 days – 3 metres above sea level

    Saint Petersburg – 3 days – 3 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  It was 9am when we arrived at the Estonian border office along the Narva river. We needed more than four hours to cross the bridge spanning the river before to ride for the first time in Russia. As an award, we enjoyed our first soviet lunch with a great view over … Continue reading "Saint Petersburg – 3 days – 3 metres above sea level" ...
    Latvian bathing

    Latvian bathing

    Version française disponible ici. The Baltic Sea was, in my mind, representing the North with snow and cold. A sea space which was the playground of the Vikings at the 9th century. These people were famous for their spirit of adventures. The legend was telling they didn’t hesitate by diving in the sea, even during winter. … Continue reading "Latvian bathing" ...
    Latvian experiences

    Latvian experiences

    Version française disponible ici.  Skateboarding I didn’t think by starting skateboarding at 21yo, that I would like to take a skateboard and slide down a serie of curves on this black asphalt. Plus, I would play by crossing the yellow line from a side to another one. This line separating the road in two equal … Continue reading "Latvian experiences" ...
    Latvian night spot

    Latvian night spot

    Version française disponible ici. Our arrival in Latvia marked our return on the road and the wild camping nights. After two months without setting up a camp, we couldn’t wait anymore to pitch up a tent. Our visa issue was the perfect opportunity for exploring around the Latvian capital city. After a day of riding … Continue reading "Latvian night spot" ...
    On the Latvian roads

    On the Latvian roads

    Version française disponible ici.  Our adventure on the Latvian roads started with the collection of our sidecars at the Riga port. To help us in this mission, Mikhail, the agent contracted by the shipping company gave us an appointment in a café of the town centre, early in the morning. The first signs of our … Continue reading "On the Latvian roads" ...
    Riga – 15 days – 10 metres above sea level

    Riga – 15 days – 10 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  From Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, our flight landed in Helsinki. As soon as arrived on the tarmac, we jumped on another plane going to Riga, the Latvian capital. It was almost 10am when our feet touched for the first time the European ground, 7 months after the beginning of our … Continue reading "Riga – 15 days – 10 metres above sea level" ...
    Vietnamese bathing

    Vietnamese bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  Vietnam offers many opportunities to dive in one of the most beautiful bay of the world. Swimming in the China Sea is now on our international swimming list. A few days after our arrival on the grounds of the Dragoon of Asia, referring to the shape of the country, we headed … Continue reading "Vietnamese bathing" ...
    On the Vietnamese roads

    On the Vietnamese roads

    Version française disponible ici. Our experience on the Vietnamese roads started in a bus. After a short trip with this means of transport, between the Halong bay and the Cat Ba island, our true first trip in a “night-bus” leaded us from Cat Ba island to the montainious area of Sa Pa. Kilometres of asphalt, … Continue reading "On the Vietnamese roads" ...
    Ben Tre and Ho Chi Minh – 6 days – 3 metres above the sea level

    Ben Tre and Ho Chi Minh – 6 days – 3 metres above the sea level

    Version française disponible ici. After 1-hour flight from Dan Hang, the captain announced our arrival in Ho Chi Minh and the preparation of our landing. As soon the wheels of our little plane touched the ground, we jumped in a cab. We went straight away to the bus station at the West of the city. … Continue reading "Ben Tre and Ho Chi Minh – 6 days – 3 metres above the sea level" ...
    Sa Pa and Hoi An – 6 days – 1500 metres above sea level

    Sa Pa and Hoi An – 6 days – 1500 metres above sea level

    Version fançaise disponible ici. We arrived in Sa Pa early in the morning. Our night in a sleeping bus was not very quiet. To get some sleep, we forgave being stuck in our berth and all the curves of the road to reach this city at 1500m above the sea level. Sa Pa is very … Continue reading "Sa Pa and Hoi An – 6 days – 1500 metres above sea level" ...
    Terrestrial and maritime Halong bay – 6 days – 1 metre above sea level

    Terrestrial and maritime Halong bay – 6 days – 1 metre above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. To reach Ninh Binh, the gates of the terrestrial Halong Bay, we opted for the train. Quite cheap and  popular, it matched perfectly with the spirit of our travel. The adventure started from our entry at the central train station in Hanoï. Early in the morning, it was already full of … Continue reading "Terrestrial and maritime Halong bay – 6 days – 1 metre above sea level" ...
    Hanoï – 4 days – 10 metres above sea level

    Hanoï – 4 days – 10 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  After some troubles with our Vietnamese visas, we left the airport with a “Grab”, the equivalent of a “Uber” in Vietnam. The young driver was sneaking between the other vehicles on the highway to reach the area of Quand An, near the town center of Hanoï. Elodie and Florian (Emilie’s brother) … Continue reading "Hanoï – 4 days – 10 metres above sea level" ...
    Laotian bathing

    Laotian bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  From our firsts kilometres in the middle of the Laotian mountains, we were immersed in its jungle and humidity. The tropical climate and deep forest were favorable to waterfalls in a lush nature. Indeed, Laos is well-known for its exceptional waterfalls with vertiginous heights, clear waters and its peaceful atmosphere. No … Continue reading "Laotian bathing" ...
    Laotian experiences

    Laotian experiences

    Version française disponible ici.  a 35-hour journey to change of culture Flying 10 000 metres above the sea level in a plane, it was like being between two worlds. Like the Rayman character in the video game of the same name, we were moving forward, following the dotted line shown on the map of our screen, without asking any … Continue reading "Laotian experiences" ...
    On the Laotian roads

    On the Laotian roads

    Version française disponible ici.  Far away from our sidecars, we can’t compare our experiences on the Asian roads to the ones we had with our loyal Ural on the roads of South of America. In spite of this, our stay in Laos was rich of adventures on the various roads and paths of this country. … Continue reading "On the Laotian roads" ...
    Luang Prabang – 10 days – 305 metres above sea level

    Luang Prabang – 10 days – 305 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We reached Luang-Prabang with a Toyota mini-van, privatised with air-con. We did a 7 hours journey with a basic comfort in spite of the roadworks. Indeed, the Chinese are investing in the Laotian mountains by building dams and railways meaning big works and parts of the road with many potholes and … Continue reading "Luang Prabang – 10 days – 305 metres above sea level" ...
    Luang Namtha – 8 days – 547 metres above sea level

    Luang Namtha – 8 days – 547 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici After 56 hours of travelling, we arrived on the Asian continent after leaving Montevideo and the South-American continent, two days ago. It was in Chiang Rai that we started our stay in South-Eastern Asia. We spent a few days in this city in the North of Thailand to get some rest … Continue reading "Luang Namtha – 8 days – 547 metres above sea level" ...
    Travel tips – The crossing of the Atlantic Ocean for two sidecars

    Travel tips – The crossing of the Atlantic Ocean for two sidecars

    Version française disponible ici.  The adventure starts from the travel preparations. We need to think about our future daily life. Make choices and concessions which will draw the main steps of our adventure. This begins with the choice of the means of transport and then the potential itinerary 1 year and 7 months before our … Continue reading "Travel tips – The crossing of the Atlantic Ocean for two sidecars" ...
    Uruguayan bathing

    Uruguayan bathing

    Version française disponible ici Quarries of Riachuelo (Coordinates: 34°26’36.0″S 57°43’30.5″W) Since many years, Uruguay is a country focused on the Atlantic Ocean. To understand the relationship between the country and the ocean, we need to go back to the past.  At the 18th century, there was only a vast meadow surrounding the port of Montevideo. With … Continue reading "Uruguayan bathing" ...
    Uruguayan encounter

    Uruguayan encounter

    Version française disponible ici.  Jorge and the sailing knots After visiting the historic city of Colonia de Sacramento, we went alongside the plane trees of the ancient road leading to Montevideo. A few kilometres after the exit of “Colonia”, we turned to the left after the village of Riachuelo to take a small road going … Continue reading "Uruguayan encounter" ...
    On the Uruguayan borders

    On the Uruguayan borders

    Version française disponible ici.  Early in the morning, we left Gualeguaychu, the last city of Argentina. Before the border, we went to the petrol station to give our last Pesos in exchange of a few litres of petrol. 20 kilometres further, we crossed the Argentinian border and the bridge spanning the Uruguay river to reach the country … Continue reading "On the Uruguayan borders" ...
    Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast – 7 days – 43 metres above the sea level

    Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast – 7 days – 43 metres above the sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  It was after crossing the bridge spanning the Uruguay river that we entered in the last country of South of America for this trip. After a few kilometres, it was lunch time. We stopped in the small city of Dolores. We opted for a sandwich in a little shop. We met … Continue reading "Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast – 7 days – 43 metres above the sea level" ...
    Argentinian bathing

    Argentinian bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  With its 3,989 km of coasts to the West and the famous Andin lakes to the East ; Argentina is a type of aquatic country. However, during the 34 days travelling across the country, the dives and fresh swims were not the most memorable. For example, there was the swim on … Continue reading "Argentinian bathing" ...
    Argentinian encounters

    Argentinian encounters

    Version française disponible ici.  Juan Carlos from Bajo Caracoles We arrived at the end of the afternoon in Bajo Caracoles, a little windy village. We started to look for a sheltered place to camp. There was a small sign indicating a campsite ; but nobody was there to give us some details. We looked for … Continue reading "Argentinian encounters" ...
    Argentinian experiences

    Argentinian experiences

    Version française disponible ici. A night in a caravan in El Chalten For our second night in El Chalten, an evening of thunderstorms with strong gusts was planned. So, we decided to privilege another kind of accommodation adapted to our budget rather than our tents. After looking the different rent options, we finally opted for … Continue reading "Argentinian experiences" ...
    Argentinian night spots

    Argentinian night spots

    Version française disponible ici. During our journey on the Argentinian roads, our budget didn’t allow us to get a roof and a bed every night. So, we mainly camped. But camping in the nature or on an official campsite was not always relaxing.  We went through two days of storms and heavy rain in Gualeguaychu. … Continue reading "Argentinian night spots" ...
    On the Argentinian roads

    On the Argentinian roads

    Version française disponible ici. The Ruta 40 is the most famous road of the country. It crosses the country from North to South over 5000 kilometres from La Quiaca city, located at the Bolivian border, to the Cap Virgenes located at the entry of the Strait of Magellan. Ruta 40 is a symbol due to … Continue reading "On the Argentinian roads" ...
    From Buenos Aires to the Uruguayan border – 8 days – 25 metres above sea level

    From Buenos Aires to the Uruguayan border – 8 days – 25 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We entered in the urban area by the Ruta 8 and the dual carriageway. The trafic was important but manageable. A cycling path was going along the highway where a cyclist team was training.  We have been invited by Ricardo, met a few weeks ago on the Chilean Carratera Australe. He … Continue reading "From Buenos Aires to the Uruguayan border – 8 days – 25 metres above sea level" ...
    From Ushuaïa to the Argentinian capital – 17 days – 6 metres above sea level

    From Ushuaïa to the Argentinian capital – 17 days – 6 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We left Ushuaïa with a drizzle. But after the first cols, the sun was back. Until Rio Gallegos, we didn’t have any other choice than using the same road as for the outward journey. We crossed again Chile, the Strait of Magellan, plus two border posts. On the little piece of … Continue reading "From Ushuaïa to the Argentinian capital – 17 days – 6 metres above sea level" ...
    The Argentinian Patagonia from Bajo Caracoles to Ushuaia – 11 days – 613 metres above sea level

    The Argentinian Patagonia from Bajo Caracoles to Ushuaia – 11 days – 613 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  After crossing the Patagonia National Park and left the border of the Chilean “carabineros”, it was on a track crossing the mountains that we arrived at the Argentinian border of “Paso Rodolfo Roballos”. We were waiting with a Belgian couple travelling the world with their “Fiat Ducato 4×4 Expedition” ; while … Continue reading "The Argentinian Patagonia from Bajo Caracoles to Ushuaia – 11 days – 613 metres above sea level" ...
    Chilean bathing

    Chilean bathing

    Version française disponible ici.  Bathing is a family story. From my youngest age, I have learned to swim in the pool of the municipality. With the experiences, I learned how to get used to this new element. The sea became enjoyable: the beginnings of sliding in the foam of Plouharnel (seaside village in Brittany) ; sailing … Continue reading "Chilean bathing" ...
    Chilean encounters

    Chilean encounters

    Version française disponible ici.  Alex the intrepid With a beautiful sunshine and an oppressive heat, we used the path leading us to San Augustin to reach a bit further the “hobbit” house of Alexander. By hearing the Ural’s engines, he came to escorte us for the last kilometre with his Ural “retro solo”. We crossed … Continue reading "Chilean encounters" ...
    Chilean experiences

    Chilean experiences

    Version française disponible ici.  Apricots from Salamanca There are some unexpected encounters that only travelling with sidecars can offer. Just a few kilometres before the Chilean city of Salamanca, we stopped at the National Reserve of Chinchilla, hoping that we will see one of those rodents. Sadly, those animals being very fearful and going out … Continue reading "Chilean experiences" ...
    Chilean Night Spots

    Chilean Night Spots

    Version française disponible ici.  “Islote Blanco” Beach A few kilometres after Antofagasta, we left the monotonous Ruta 5 to reach the road along the coast with the aim to camp by the sea. After fighting against the strong wind during an hour on the coastal road, we set up the camp a few kilometres away … Continue reading "Chilean Night Spots" ...
    Chilean Patagonia by the Carretera Austral – 10 days – 147 metres above sea level

    Chilean Patagonia by the Carretera Austral – 10 days – 147 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  On the 10th of January 2019, we did our first kilometres on the Carratera 7 also named Carratera Austral. The view was already breathtaking: we crossed between La Caleta La Arena and La Caleta Puelche with a small boat, the road was going alongside the Seno Reloncavi (more well-known as the … Continue reading "Chilean Patagonia by the Carretera Austral – 10 days – 147 metres above sea level" ...
    From San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Montt – 22 days – 2408 metres above sea level

    From San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Montt – 22 days – 2408 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  We entered in Chile by the north of the country. Passing by the Volcano Licancabur, symbolising the Bolivian border, we did our first kilometres in Chile at the sunset time. We are surrounded by mountains, lakes and a salt desert. The wind was already blowing, plus with the fresh temperatures at … Continue reading "From San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Montt – 22 days – 2408 metres above sea level" ...
    On the Bolivian roads

    On the Bolivian roads

    Version française disponible ici. Once the Bolivian border crossed, Bolivia offered us one of the nicest roads of this trip. Between the small city of Copacabana and San Pedro de Tiquina, we went alongside the Titicaca lake across a pine forest remembering us the Mediterranean Coast. There were many curves, one after another, following the relief … Continue reading "On the Bolivian roads" ...
    Bolivian Experiences

    Bolivian Experiences

    Version française disponible ici.   Travelling means being confronted by making choices. The hardest ones are usually related to the itinerary. The next destination and the journey to do can impact the next adventures. Should we opt for asking a little supplementary effort to the side-cars to go up and see a lagoon recommended by … Continue reading "Bolivian Experiences" ...
    From the banks of the Titicaca Lake to the South of Lipez – 15 days – 3000 metres above sea level

    From the banks of the Titicaca Lake to the South of Lipez – 15 days – 3000 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  At the end of an afternoon, we crossed the border post in Kasani with no troubles. In this hamlet, there are only five little houses including a mini “Mercado”, plus the offices of migration and customs which were empty when we arrived. We woke up the customs officer for the administrative … Continue reading "From the banks of the Titicaca Lake to the South of Lipez – 15 days – 3000 metres above sea level" ...
    On the Peruvian roads

    On the Peruvian roads

    Version française disponible ici. Peru is a country of 1 285 315 km2 and various landscapes and reliefs. Therefore, going with the sidecars from the North-West to the South-East offer various riding experiences. At the North of the country, alongside the Pacific coast, we crossed for the first time a sandy desert over many hundreds … Continue reading "On the Peruvian roads" ...
    Peruvian encounters

    Peruvian encounters

    Version française disponible ici. Chio & Béto After many days on the road, we crossed the Peruvian border on the 7th November and we arrived in the small seaside city of Cancas. We discovered the Pacific Coast, its warmth and waves. We enjoyed the amazing hospitality from Chio and Béto to recharge our batteries in … Continue reading "Peruvian encounters" ...
    Traveller’s tips – the Machu Picchu

    Traveller’s tips – the Machu Picchu

    Version française disponible ici. If you are going to Peru, the Machu Picchu is a must to see. Every year, one million of tourists visit this archeological Inca site. The Machu Picchu, a lost site surrounded by mountains The Machu Picchu is a site lost in the mountains. Perched on a mountainside, at its bottom there … Continue reading "Traveller’s tips – the Machu Picchu" ...
    Peruvian experiences

    Peruvian experiences

    Version française disponible ici. After more than thirty days in Peru, we had unusual experiences. Surfing over the Huanchaco waves In Peru, the Pacific waves offer the opportunity to enjoy (again) the pleasure of surfing. In the seaside Huanchaco city, the surfboard is king. With a foot on the barrier of the pier and hair … Continue reading "Peruvian experiences" ...
    From Arequipa to the Bolivian border – 7 days – 2 335 metres above sea level

    From Arequipa to the Bolivian border – 7 days – 2 335 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. We are leaving Cuzco to go to Arequipa. On the road, there are many buses making the journey between both cities. Après une petite journée de route nous faisons étape à l’hôtel Chuquicahuana tenu par un couple charmant dans le petit village de Checacupe. Nous dormirons sous nos tentes dans leur … Continue reading "From Arequipa to the Bolivian border – 7 days – 2 335 metres above sea level" ...
    Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas – 9 days – 3 310 metres above sea level

    Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas – 9 days – 3 310 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. After a quite night in the small village of Limatambo, it’s time to meet the Inca civilizations and their secrets. Our entry in the Sacred Valley will be by the Maras village. In spite of our wish to opt for the road, it’s by path that we will reach this pretty … Continue reading "Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas – 9 days – 3 310 metres above sea level" ...
    From Impérial to Ayacucho – 5 days – 89 metres above sea level

    From Impérial to Ayacucho – 5 days – 89 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. During a travel, there are sometimes places where time seems to be stopped. At Oscar’s, the seconds seems suspended like the bunches of grapes in his garden. The riding day was pretty hard due to Lima crossing. Therefore, when the metallic gates of this pretty house started to open, a fairy tale … Continue reading "From Impérial to Ayacucho – 5 days – 89 metres above sea level" ...
    From Cancas to the Laguna Parón – 10 days – 23 metres above sea level

    From Cancas to the Laguna Parón – 10 days – 23 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. Crossing this border next to the Pacific coast was fast and quite simple. The organisation is well-proven, the desk of Ecuador and Peruvian migrations are face to face and in the same room. Once we got our visas, we needed to go to the customs desk which is in the same … Continue reading "From Cancas to the Laguna Parón – 10 days – 23 metres above sea level" ...
    Ecuadorian experiences

    Ecuadorian experiences

    Version française disponible ici.  Catching the bus on the move from the roadside In Ecuador, having a car is a luxury. If not possible by foot, main journeys will be by bus. Alongside the road, there are usually people waiting the “collectivo” to reach the closest city. In Cayambe, we went with Fernando and Leydi … Continue reading "Ecuadorian experiences" ...
    Ecuadorian encounters

    Ecuadorian encounters

    Version française disponible ici.  Juan et son combi Volkswagen Upon our arrival at the Summerwind campsite in Ibarra, we set up the tents next to the nice Volkswagen camper-van of Juan.  The timidity plus the separation between our camps didn’t help to communicate. Only some friendly “hello” and “enjoy your meal”. But after a week … Continue reading "Ecuadorian encounters" ...
    On the Ecuadorian roads

    On the Ecuadorian roads

    Version française disponible ici.  Crossing the bridge separating Colombia to Ecuador, we ride our sidecars for the first time on the Ecuadorian roads. From the first kilometres to the South of the country, the motorbikes will enjoy this perfectly smooth asphalte. We can note this road surface is actually the same all along the Panamerican … Continue reading "On the Ecuadorian roads" ...
    Baños, Cuenca and the Peruvian border – 5 days – 1820 metres above sea level

    Baños, Cuenca and the Peruvian border – 5 days – 1820 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  The volcanos are behind us. We continued our journey towards South-East and therefore getting closer to the Amazonian rainforest and its secrets.  The first stop was in Baños, a city in a valley which is famous by all the Ecuadorians and the backpackers for the thermal baths and the vertiginous swings.  … Continue reading "Baños, Cuenca and the Peruvian border – 5 days – 1820 metres above sea level" ...
    Ecuador, land of volcanos – Cotopaxi – 4 days – 2886 metres above sea level

    Ecuador, land of volcanos – Cotopaxi – 4 days – 2886 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici.  Ecuador is a land of volcanos! On a territory twice smaller than France, there are over one hundred of craters in the country.  During our crossing of Ecuador, we privileged landscapes of the Andes Mountains rather than the coast to go exploring the volcanos of Cotopaxi and Quilotoa.  After the horrendous traffic … Continue reading "Ecuador, land of volcanos – Cotopaxi – 4 days – 2886 metres above sea level" ...
    From Ibarra to the Equator – 7 days – 2225m above sea level

    From Ibarra to the Equator – 7 days – 2225m above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. Once the border crossed without any issue (only passport, driving licence and documents of the vehicles are required) we did a quick lunch break in the Tulcan village. We took the opportunity to withdraw some American dollars. Indeed, Ecuador is the biggest country in the world which doesn’t have his own currency. … Continue reading "From Ibarra to the Equator – 7 days – 2225m above sea level" ...
    Colombian encounters

    Colombian encounters

    Version française disponible ici. We wish that sharing moments are at the heart of this adventure. Therefore, we are sharing our travel with children of French schools, our relatives and on social media. But the exchange is built everyday with people crossing our road. Without them, we couldn’t share as many stories. Unfortunately, we can’t … Continue reading "Colombian encounters" ...
    Night spots in Colombia

    Night spots in Colombia

    Version française disponible ici. During the preparations of our trip, we were hoping to do a lot of wild camping to enjoy the nature and save some money. Today, we wish to share these spots with you if you go there one day. To be fair, in Colombia we needed to lower our expectations. Indeed, the … Continue reading "Night spots in Colombia" ...
    Colombian experiences

    Colombian experiences

    Version française disponible ici. During a month spent in Colombia, we had many surprising experiences. We just wanted to share some of them with you along these few lines.   Playing Tejo with a local beer The Tejo is a Colombian traditional game. You can play with family or friends and usually with a “cervecita” … Continue reading "Colombian experiences" ...
    From Salento to the Ecuadorian border – 6 days – 1895 metres above sea level

    From Salento to the Ecuadorian border – 6 days – 1895 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. Medellín being surrounded by mountains, we need to reach a col to leave the city. There is nice road going down hills towards the little village La Pintada before to go up hills again in the mountains. The most famous coffee production area in Colombia is located in the triangle made … Continue reading "From Salento to the Ecuadorian border – 6 days – 1895 metres above sea level" ...
    Medellín & Guatapé – 3 days – 1500 metres above sea level

    Medellín & Guatapé – 3 days – 1500 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. Arriving in Medellín, we understood quickly the impressive size of the city. Some new areas, with houses made randomly, are being built in the surrounding mountains. Effectively, Medellín is the second most populated city in Colombia. This city is sadly famous in the world for the bloody crimes which happened from … Continue reading "Medellín & Guatapé – 3 days – 1500 metres above sea level" ...
    Pamplona and the areas of Santander and Norte-Santander – 8 days – 2342 metres above sea level

    Pamplona and the areas of Santander and Norte-Santander – 8 days – 2342 metres above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. The Norte-Santander county is located at the Venezuelan border at the North-East of Colombia. These areas are keys in the history of the country as this is where many battles happened for the independence of Colombia. The most famous battle happened near Bucaramanga with separatists against Spanish conquistadors and last 1 000 days. … Continue reading "Pamplona and the areas of Santander and Norte-Santander – 8 days – 2342 metres above sea level" ...
    On the Colombian roads

    On the Colombian roads

    Version française disponible ici. 12 days after our arrival in Bogota and 8 days after landing at the Rafael Nunez airport in Cartagena, we are leaving the Bolivar department by riding our sidecars towards Pamplona, next to the Venezuelan border. The journey has been full of experiences and deserve a few lines! First, as soon as we … Continue reading "On the Colombian roads" ...
    Carthagena – 1 week – 2m above sea level

    Carthagena – 1 week – 2m above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. We arrived in Cartagena on a Sunday night to finalise the importation of our sidecars in Colombia. This administrative task took a while but we still had time to enjoy the colorful streets of this pretty city. Situated on the Caribbean Coast, the weather in September is warm (30°C) and humid (80%). The … Continue reading "Carthagena – 1 week – 2m above sea level" ...
    Bogota – 4 days – 2640m above sea level

    Bogota – 4 days – 2640m above sea level

    Version française disponible ici. Fries and Belgium beers are over. After a journey of 14 hours (including a 2-hour stop in Madrid) with the airline Air Europa, the captain announced our arrival at the Bogota International Airport. It’s 6:30pm (local time) and 13°C outside. After landing, we go first to the immigration desk where we get our … Continue reading "Bogota – 4 days – 2640m above sea level" ...
    The big departure

    The big departure

    Version française disponible ici. Here it is… After speaking about it over a year, every single month, weeks and days, we are today at Brussels airport – ready for boarding! It’s like a dream becoming true, but it’s still very hard to believe. We have our backpacks with us, waiting with patience in the boarding area, on … Continue reading "The big departure" ...
    100 Days… Really?

    100 Days… Really?

    There are some important numbers while you’re preparing a travel around the world. The first important step was our engagement at 100% in this project. Then, it was the first 100 euros spent ; the first time we went over 100km/h with our sidecars. Today, we are 100 days prior our flight for this travel … Continue reading "100 Days… Really?" ...
    The origins of this trip around the world

    The origins of this trip around the world

    For us, travelling around the world was just an idea we had whilst having a beer between friends.  We know that we will have difficulties to face with this project. But travelling around the world is also a childhood dream. So never mind the difficulties, let’s go on a ride! Why is this “childhood dream” … Continue reading "The origins of this trip around the world" ...
    Two Urals for 2018

    Two Urals for 2018

    And 2018 started with the purchase of two racing cars. A round-the-world trip… but how?  This is the first question asked by anyone who wants to travel: travelling, yes but with which means of transport? 4 people working on this project means 4 times more dreams, crazy thoughts and ideas of means of transport. We have … Continue reading "Two Urals for 2018" ...
    What’s this idea? A travel around the world, really??

    What’s this idea? A travel around the world, really??

    Here it is, we are taking part in a trend: ‘Travelling around the world’! Following like sheep? Certainly not! For this kind of adventure, we need to be prepared! Prepared to have tough days, to spend hours without knowing where we are and where to go, not being able to communicate with people we meet, … Continue reading "What’s this idea? A travel around the world, really??" ...

    Project

    Adventure & trip lovers, we are 4 friends who would like to travel around the world with a side-car!

    Our project of discovering the world  will have also an educational and informative aim.

    Click below for more information on our itinerary, vehicles, actions and team.