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Tanami Trac » Australia’s epic 1,077 km road trip

BBC »

In every direction, fire-red sand fanned out across the land. Everything that wasn’t red seemed covered in it: the boab trees, the spinifex, the termite mounds stretching like tiny Towers of Babel towards the sky. The road itself shimmered like a sea of rubies. We were just hours from Alice Springs, Australia‘s de facto inland capital, and already alone on the Tanami Track.

As it happens, that’s part of the appeal.

The Tanami, as locals call it, is one of Australia’s greatest Outback adventure tracks. The 1,077km road bisects the namesake Tanami Desert – one of the most isolated and arid regions in the world – connecting the Red Centre and Kimberley region, the country’s rugged north-west frontier.

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How to survive in the wilderness

Increasing numbers of people are taking to woodlands and wildernesses to learn ancient survival skills and rekindle a lost connection with the natural world.

BBC »

Human beings are extinct in the wild. The majority of us would be clueless in a true survival situation, having been coddled and cosseted by the comforts of civilisation. Cloistered away in our homes and offices, with fresh water at the turn of a tap, warmth at the touch of a button and food delivered to our doors, we have lost touch with the natural rhythms and resources that keep us alive. The acquisition and practice of survival skills seeks to redress this imbalance, and it has a name: bushcraft.

“With camping, you’re just existing in an outdoor environment,” Prideaux said, as we set off into the woods in search of edible mushrooms. “Bushcraft is about interacting with it in a meaningful way; knowing where your break points are with the environment.”

Louisa & Tobi Cycle Peru, The Land of Extremes

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.

You can also watch this episode on their Chains & Chords YouTube channel. The Video is 56 minutes.

Plan your European cycling trip using free EuroVelo GPX tracks

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.

EuroVelo has an easy to follow how-to article using various apps.

Watch Maudi and Eric begin their cycle tour of Iceland [Video]

From Wheels to Wander’s YouTube page »

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

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