This question above is the one I get 80% of the time when I tell someone about my upcoming bicycle tour 🙂 So, I’ll try to be brief, that’s why:
About five years ago in 2013, I started saving money for a future world trip, not knowing when this trip will take place, how long it would take or if it all remains a dream. As I then, in early 2015 bought and read the book “Zwei nach Shanghai” (i can highly recommend!), a bicycle tour from Berlin to Shanghai by the Hoepner-Brothers, I was hooked from the beginning.
From then on I knew “this is it!” and this whole thing slowly but surely started to become a plan, even if subconsciously in the beginning. Now, three years later I’m convinced the right time is now, so I set a date and will start pedaling on the 12. January 2019.
But why by bicycle?
For me, this way of traveling not only offers me almost unlimited freedom, it covers all the things I like the most: adventure, camping, cycling and many new physical and mental challenges. While traveling by bicycle, you’re fast enough to get ahead and slow enough to perceive the environment and its changes through different areas or countries.
It offers the opportunity to explore these unknown roads and villages away from the big cities, sense nature and experience the conditions being outdoors all the time, aswell as getting in touch easier with natives and hearing their stories. And.. not to forget, there is that small but fine fact that I love cycling! Hard and challenging uphills or well-earned, long and refreshing downhills are just a few reasons why I cycle several times a week. I’m ready for more!
As an ambitious photographer / videographer, I’m going to document this journey, the cultures and their people so as the other beauty our planet has to offer. My goal is not only to inspire others to travel more, going outdoors and enjoying nature, my aim is also to show people what we have to lose and keep fighting for, the planet we live on.
It’s not only a dream of mine to see, experience and learn as much as possible and really get to know our planet, it’s also my motivation to make a contribution and give something back to the world and the people who are in need for help. For this reason, I’m going to to raise money for a charity in the environmental / Disaster Relief & Humanitarian field and I’m sure, that together we can make a move! More soon..
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