infront of the Muztagh Ata (7546 m) at Karakol Lake The Karakoram Highway/China-Pakistan Friendship Highway is one of the highest paved roads in the world. The landscape is amazing and the pavement as well, thanks to the chinese government. Some people told us that China wants to built a four lane highway out of it and we can’t believe it but you never know what CHINA is doing.
„Kashgar“ in the autonomous region Xinjiang: once a central station along the vibrant silk road, today the muslim Uigures are fighting against Peking who wants to assimilate them, police is everywhere!
Kyrgyzstan – we just love it! It’s probably our favourite country so far. Great people, wonderful mountains and beautiful roads for cycling. We will come back for sure!
two wonderful weeks on Peak Lenin despite a short unfortunate incident for Nedo in the mess tent – a second degree burn on his left angle making the summit attempt impossible.
after eight hours of climbing through the night I am reaching the Lenin statue on top of Peak Lenin – my first mountain over 7000m – thanks to my new russian friend Tanja who was accompanying me
cycling the Pamir Highway from Dushanbe (Tajikistan) to Osh (Kyrgyzstan)
for three weeks it has been like: „eat – sleep – ride“, deep valleys, wide plains, fascinating mountains, it’s something of the best you can cycle…
hot, hotter, hottest – up to 45 degrees
we spent seven days in Istanbul in a nice hostel. We easily managed to get our iranian visa, maintanaced our bikes and wandered around the city
when we were looking for a spot to set our tent one evening, we were invited by this beautiful couple. They didn’t speak a word of english and nor did we speak any turkish, so our communication was limited but we could manage somehow anyway
6 wet and long days through Greece
not really how you would describe greek weather experiences – getting soaked – almost like riding in Denmark
from Brindisi, Italy we took the ferry to the greek Island auf Corfu, where we spent three days of recovery after 15 days of riding. We had a great time with Swinde’s relatives Michal and Alexander – thanks for hosting us!
Foto: Max Kesberger