• Cycling Cape2Cape

    [EN]Cycling Cape 2 Cape: Angola, a rushed Namibia and an unexpected pandemic

    Capetown was finally starting to feel within arm’s (or in the case leg’s) reach. Adi and Fabian had only 4000 out of 35000 kilometres left to cycle and after almost two years on the road there was nothing that could stop them from reaching their goal. Except a global pandemic. With close to no notice, the unscheduled life of wilderness was over, and the everlasting African plains were suddenly substituted by the green mountains of Switzerland. Covid definitely knows how to ruin a party.Their last months of travel were spent in both Angola and Namibia and that’s what we will mostly talk about today. After all, the world is still…

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    [EN] Cycling Cape 2 Cape: The Africa of Kings & Kings

    29000km is a lot of kilometres but that’s exactly what the legs of steel of Adi & Fabian have cycled in the past year and half. Their journey is now reaching its final stages with only three countries to go: Angola, Namibia and South Africa, but that’s the future.   Today we will go through the Africa of Kings and Kings – I don’t think Queens are a thing there – where coronations still happened and each territory has its leader. Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Congo were the backdrop of their last four months and that is exactly where we are traveling today. In the last interview you seemed…

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    [EN] Cycling Cape 2 Cape: Into the heart of Africa

    I think it’s safe to say that these guys have super powers. By now they are sort of a “Malariamen” who have survived the virus at least four or five times and, somehow, managed to keep cycling through some of the least developed countries in the world where roads are practically mud. Since we last met – and I apologize for the long hiatus on this series of interviews – Adi and Fabian cycled Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and are currently in Benin. Following them is not only great to increase my knowledge of African geography (can’t wait to play Trivial Pursuit…

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    [EN] Cycling Cape 2 Cape: The beginning of Africa and loads of desert

    We have reached the point where two Swiss guys are more tanned than me. It’s sad, but it’s true. Anyway, there are more important things to talk about! Adi and Fabian have spent their Christmas and New Year’s in some very deserted lands and they are now close to have completed half of their kilometres goal (32 000). The past months have been a cycling version of “Paris – Dakar”, as they have crossed Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Senegal and are now taking a break in Cape Verde (wish I could join!). By what I saw on social media, cycling Africa really seems like a whole other level of…

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    [EN] Cycling Cape2Cape: The End of the European Tour

    And just like that, the European leg of Adi & Fabian’s cycling adventure is over. They crossed 12 counties, cycled 12 000 (!!!) kilometres and got a brilliant cycling tan. Eight months of different roads, landscapes and cultures. Still, it was Europe. The real adventure starts now, in Africa, the wildest continent in the world, where basically everything can happen. In this post I want to go through the best and worst moments of the European Tour and try to grasp what is the next year of cycling going to be all about. Since we last spoke, you crossed France and Spain. As usual, I would like to ask you…

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    [EN] Cycling Cape 2 Cape: The UK and Ireland Tour

    It’s hard to believe that more five months have passed since Adi and Fabian started their cycling journey. I have managed to see them twice already during their trip, both times in the UK, and had the opportunity to catch up a bit with them and learn about their stories. However, everything is better when shared and here’s this post and interview to keep you updated on their progress. Just to place our readers in time (and space) how many kilometres have you cycled until now and how many countries have you crossed so far? We already cycled more than 9’400km and crossed 11 countries on our way. The distance…

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    Call for Inspiration,  Cycling Cape2Cape,  Suíça

    [EN] A trip of a lifetime: a bike journey from Cape 2 Cape

    One of my favourite things about traveling is the amazing people I meet. They have the most extraordinary life stories to tell and better: they are hungry for more. So they will keep going to new places, discovering new ways of connecting to people and live more. One of these awesome people I’ve met is Adi. We met in Borneo for no longer than one day but we kept in touch for what it has been, today, more than one year. And now he’s doing one of the most incredible things I’ve ever heard of: A trip from Nordkapp (North Cape) in Norway to Cape Town in South Africa by…