Our Route

In September 2012 we left Germany to cycle the world. 21 months later we had cycled 26,000km through 23 countries on 3 continents and reached New Zealand. For more information on our past adventures you can read our blog here.

After a break of 15 months in Germany we embarked on a new adventure. We left on 2 August 2015 and flew to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Below is a more detailed overview of our route to date.

KYRGYZSTAN, 03 – 27 August, 2015

Distance: 1,048 km
Altitude gain: 13,602 m
Flat tires: 0

Running total: 1,048km and 13,602 m 

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TAJIKISTAN, 27 August – 20 September, 2015

Distance: 581 km
Altitude gain: 5,683 m
Flat tires: 0

Running total: 1,629 km and 19,285m

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The route isn’t exactly as we cycled (not available on the map): we also cycled the Wakhan valley along the Afghan border and took a taxi from Ishkashim to Dushane due to visa issues

UZBEKISTAN, 20 September – 8 October, 2015

Distance: 805 km
Altitude gain: 3,615 m
Flat tires: 0

Running total: 2,434 km and 22,900 m

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TURKMENISTAN, 9 October – 13 October, 2015

Distance: 354 km
Altitude gain: 1,228 m
Flat tires: 2

Running total: 2,788 km and 24,128m and 2 flats

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We took a train from Mary to Ashgabat to see the craziest city in the world

IRAN, 13 October – 9 December 2015

Distance: 2,604 km
Altitude gain: 12,508 m
Flat tires: 5

Running total: 5,407 km and 37,155m and 7 flats

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 9 – 20 December, 2015

Distance: 217 km
Altitude gain: 1,177 m
Flat tires: 2

Running total: 5,726 km and 38,332 m and 9 flats

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OMAN, 20 December 2015 – 14 February 2016

Distance: 2,056 km
Altitude gain: 9,591 m
Flat tires: 2

Running total: 7,679 km and 47,935 m and 11 flats

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We took a ferry from Shiraz to Khasab and cycled along the Musandam coastal highway back to the UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 14 – 27 February, 2016

Distance: 190 km
Altitude gain: 147 m
Flat tires: 0

Running total: 7,842 km and 48,082 m and 9 flats

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6 thoughts on “Our Route

  1. Iran is a good choice to start, for me is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been (I was there three months traveling in 2007 and 2008)
    Good luck for your new big adventure.

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  2. lieve Bärbel en Johan, we hebben jullie blog gekregen van je vader en willen jullie volgen op jullie reis. Maar eerst de beste wensen voor 2016 die hopelijk zonder problemen zal verlopen. Wat een prachtige reis en wat een avontuur. We genieten van de mooie foto’s. In Zuidlaren is alles goed behalve dat de temperatuur veel te hoog is. er is bepaald geen kans op sneeuw en dus is het ook dit jaar een groene kerst geweest. Jeroen is met de Kerstdagen bij ons thuis en doet jullie ook de hartelijke groeten
    Corry en Eltjo.

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