From September to December 2022, Louisa and Tobi spent 89 days cycling 3215 kilometres through Peru, climbing a mind-blowing 55,000 meters in altitude!
After some 15 months into their world cycle tour, that they’ve called , Peru has so far been the country with the most adventure, the most remote trails and some of our greatest achievements. But it hasn’t been without many challenges.
In September 2022, downloads of the EuroVelo GPX tracks became available, for free!
This much requested and long-awaited functionality means we can now visit the official EuroVelo site, download the GPX files we need, and plan our cycle trips with added confidence. With this new functionality, we can connect routes and countries and customize our journeys, cycling from Atlantic shore to the Baltic states, and from Northern Norwegian fjords to the Mediterranean coast. As the EuroVelo network covers over 90,000 km of cycle routes, this new functionality makes it easier plan our next cycling adventure.
In this episode of Maudi and Eric world cycle tour, they battle through some harsh and rugged Icelandic conditions. Despite the cold, wind, rain, river crossings, and dirty roads, their grit and determination allow them to experience another of Iceland’s epic scenes.
Iceland has been calling us for years and finally we set out to explore. From the airport down south we cycle upwards to the remote northern Westfjords. Immediately the landscape is captivating and adventurous, with fields of lava and volcanos. The fjords are big, otherworldly and we wonder what it would be like to grow up here. Maudi celebrates her birthday in the backcountry and we get a big scare when have to cycle a bit of the ring road we were desperately trying to avoid!
Later in the comments section they write »
Iceland has been calling us for years and finally we set out to explore. It totally lived up to the hype. Wild, barren, windswept and moody. A different kind of beauty than any other place we toured before. We hope you will enjoy this new series! Let us know what you think about it? Thanks & Have a great day, E&M
In the year since the New Zealand Covid-19 lockdown ended in late April 2020 I completed 72 hikes (“tramps” in the NZ vernacular), and fifteen shorter walks. Of the 72 hikes 68 were new to me (I had done one before, and I repeated just three). I will explain how I came to do so many walks in a moment. But first, and in order to show off a bit, I will regale you with a few statistics:
» 68,500m (~225,000ft) of ascent and descent
» Almost 900km (~550mi) of walking
» On 64 of these hikes I climbed to a peak or other high point, ranging between 445m and 2333m high, and averaging 1000m of ascent and descent each time
» 58 of these high points were named peaks over 1000m of elevation, so I incidentally completed the 52 Peaks Challenge
» All of these tramps were on New Zealand’s South Island, and completed as day-walks; I did all but three of them with my wife Sophia (& she did an overnighter I didn’t do)