A literal highlight awaits us at the end of our trip: the Huayhuash Trail with our own llamas. Are you ready for a more detailed post?
From the heat of Colombia to the cool heights of Peru. One last adventure awaits and we can hardly wait!
Green, hot, fruity. In Colombia, we experience the Caribbean vibe and get to know a completely new side of South America. A perfect stop on this long journey, which makes our senses perk up again.
Back in Chile, we quickly head south. After 9 months we have to say goodbye to our faithful companion Javier. This marks the end of another stage of our journey. Time to look back.
Bienvenidos a Bolivia! Where refuelling becomes an act of negotiation, dogs are waiting at every stretch of road, dynamite is for sale to everyone, our wanderlust really comes to life again. We hope the country will inspire you with these lines.
Well, what Ben and Javier are good at is climbing mountains. Javier has the necessary engine and Beni the driving skills, so we can visit more remote regions, such as the Tolar Grande.
Incidents and detours are part of travelling and there are several of them. But sometimes they also lead to beautiful encounters.
How the north of Argentina really knocked our socks off and this despite several visits to different mechanics...
Not exactly back to the roots, but at least back to Pucón it is for us. Kilometre after kilometre we drive northwards, sometimes a bit driven by the tourist crowds, but read for yourself.
Here we are. In the middle of what are probably Patagonia's most famous tourist attractions. Can they keep their promises?
About our constant companion on the last stage southwards.
A story about the impressive journey on the legendary "Carretera Austral" with the well-known main protagonists Beni, Sara and Javier.
After our six-week break in Pucón, we are now back on four wheels and continue towards the south and Patagonia. In the process, we are slowed down, sometimes more, sometimes less voluntarily...
Walk up and toboggan down. This is the plan at Villarrica Volcano. Only a few weeks before the access is closed due to increased volcanic activity, we climb to the summit.
"Bienvenidos al Lucky's Hostel" - What this sentence means and why Beni is now a master in scrambled egg preparation, this and more in this blog.
Sunny, frosty, rainy - a bit of everything. Read this blog to find out how we beat the time until our volunteer assignment.
About mishaps, misfortunes and breakdowns. Well, this is perhaps only a slight exaggeration, but one should build up some tension in the introduction...
Off we go, wild enchanting coasts, first signs of spring, breathtaking sunsets and one of the driest regions on earth await us on the first kilometres with Javier, our car.
After the first year, during which we cycled eastwards, our next adventure begins in the west - more precisely in South America. New continent, new language, new means of transport.
Those who thought rice and tea fields could only be found in Southeast Asia are mistaken. Join us on a trip to the country's "green lungs", because Iran remains a surprise until the end!
The last kilometres on the bike are coming up and it's off through the desert! A touch of 1001 Nights accompanies us and makes this last section a very special experience.
For once, few words, many photos. We don't want to deprive you of one of the most impressive regions of our cycling trip and give you a little insight with a few more photos, even if the photos never quite do justice to the scenery.
The lure of the unknown has reached us and we are excited to discover the country we know mainly from negative media reports. Hello Iraq, hello autonomous region of Kurdistan.
It's been a while since we last crossed a border, Turkey is big and there was a lot to see. But now the time has come, the next border crossing is coming up, but there is still a lot to tell until then.
Travelling by train is a joy when you manage to get a ticket...
Two weeks in Avanos, marked by cold, new acquaintances, dog walks and Starbucks, or how we bridge the time until the weather becomes suitable for cycling again.
Days marked by wind and weather, turning back and reorientation. We find our ways, even if not always at the first attempt.
Here we go again. We are back in the saddles. From frozen tent walls, thoughtful Turks and all too familiar cycling complaints.
Access to public transport and not so easy to get. May we introduce: The Istanbul Card.
Things don't turn out the way you think they will, we all know that. In this case, we ourselves are responsible for the unexpected turns on our journey...
Cruising around the country, passing sea, mountains, cities and coffee machines. These are our impressions of the road trip through Bulgaria.
Gorna Oryahovitsa is our home for the next 6 weeks. Here we spend the festive season and learn a lot about Bulgarian life.
Bulgaria. No, this country was not on our radar, and certainly not in winter. How it came about can be read in this next short blog.
If everything doesn't run like it should and you think about whether it wouldn't have been better to choose a different means of transport.
Once again we discover Greece's world of islands. This time we are on the way to the Cyclades, where hardly any tourists stay at this time of the year.
Thunderstorms, dogs and mosquitoes are daily challenges that have to be mastered. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our time on the Peloponnese.
Greece - a not entirely unfamiliar country for both of us. We marvel at the price fluctuations, the colour of the sea, look forward to a reunion and enjoy a few days in luxury.
An overview and some small insights into our journey through the still rather unknown Albania.
For once we use our feet as a means of transport and discover the mountains of Albania.
As the title says, panorama is the defining word for our trip through Montenegro, but read for yourself what there was to see along the way.
We spend about 1 week in Bosnia-Herzegovina, cycling exciting routes and learning about the country and its people.
Hilly landscape and many encounters with different people characterise our visit to the Croatian inland.
From island to island along the turquoise sea, which always offers us a chance to cool down from the hot weather. Pure holiday feeling, even though not all of the time...
From the rain to the sun or from the mountains to the sea. Through Italy and Slovenia to the Croatian sea.
Of unexpected perspectives.
Heading out of Salzburg and towards the mountains and lakes. All while the weather was changing constantly. A story of how we spent our last weeks in Austria.
Salzburg - about Colombian hospitality, unplanned hikes and 'Biergarten' visits.
The first days of our journey led us from Winterthur over the Arlberg to Innsbruck.