Links

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Links for cyclists

This link shows you the altitude profile of any route that you enter:
http://geo.ebp.ch/gelaendeprofil/

Another link to show you the altitude profile, less handy, but it tells calculates the overall altitude and how steep it is:
http://cycleroute.org

A guide for save cycling:
http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/index.htm

Motivating link, if you would just like to jump on your bicycle and go:
http://tomsbiketrip.com/how-to-cycle-around-the-world-in-3-easy-steps

A good blog with heaps of general information about cycling (e.g. gear, routes):
http://travellingtwo.com

A motivating website of and about single females cycling:
http://www.skalatitude.com/p/wow-women-on-wheels.html

 

General travel links

Advice for visa applications, border crossings, etc along the old silk road:
http://caravanistan.com

 

Cyclists we met
… and a couple and a woman who walk

Jana & Mark from Germany and Great Britain, met in Patra (Greece)
(Project: walking and hitchhiking from Europe towards the East):
https://dierumtreiberin.wordpress.com

Keith from Canada, met in Athens (Greece)
(Project: more than 5 years from Australia around the world towards the West)
http://keiththewheelman.com

Manu & Jonathan from Austria, met in Chios (Greece) and cycling together for 8 days:
(Project: approx. 2 years, starting from Austria overland to Azerbaijan, then backpacking Asia & Oceania)
http://fliegendemoewen2012.blogspot.co.at

Rose &  Jim from Great Britain, our hosts in Antalya (Turkey)
(Project: 3 months from UK overland to Turkey, then 1 year in China and Uzbekistan each)
http://rosyandjimstourdeworld.wordpress.com

Shu from Japan, met in Diyarbakir (Turkey)
(Project: approx. 1,5 years from France overland to Japan, collecting sweets recipes)
http://kyodogashi-kenkyusha.com

Maria & Zigor from Spain, met in Tehran, Bishkek, Chiang Mai
(Project: 2,5 years from Spain over land to New Zealand)
http://polikipolikibizikletan.wordpress.com

Jean-Pierre from the Niederlands, met in Tehran, Mashhad, Buxoro
(Project: approx. 1 year from the Netherland overland to China)
http://jpvdloo.blogspot.com

Jacques from France, met in Buxoro (Uzbekistan)
(Project: approx. 1 year from France overland to China)
http://hiimjack.com

Angélique &  Vincent from France, met in Buxoro (Uzbekistan)
(Project: 1,5 years in several countries with a Pino-tandem)
http://desandesauxindes.wordpress.com

Caroline from France, met in Buxoro (Uzbekistan)
(Project: 10 years walking overland from France around the world towards the East)
http://piedslibres.com

Will from Great Britain, met in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
(Project: more than 3 years from UK around the world towards the West)
http://www.carryoncycling.com

Laurens from Belgium, met in Bishkek (Kyryzstan)
(Project: more than 3 years from Belgium overland to Thailand)
http://stealcompasspedaleast.wordpress.com

Adrianne & Tyler from the USA, met in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
(Project: 4 months in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia)
http://adrianneandtyler.blogspot.com

Yohann & Nami from France and Japan, met in Osh, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
(Project: approx. 2 years from France overland to Japan)
http://blog.livedoor.jp/the_extreme73

Hugh & Pauline from Great Britian, met near Essik Plateau (Kazakhstan)
(Project: 10 months from UK overland to Kazakhstan)
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/HandPgoEastintoAsia

Minwah from the USA (didn’t meet, but almost and exchanged hints about Mongolia)
(Project: single female cycling 1 year from Europe overland to China)
http://www.minwahleung.com

Sylvie & Régis from France, met in (Tibetian High Plateau, China)
(Project: 1 year in different countries in Asia)
http://asievelovazy.eklablog.com

Sara & Matthieu from France, met in Hanoi (Vietnam)
(Project: 3 years from France around the world toward the East)
https://2migremajbicikloj.wordpress.com/itineraire/itineraire-realise

Fanny & Vincent from France, met in Hanoi (Vietnam)
(Project: 2 years from France around the world towards the East)
http://www.letandaimerlemonde.com

Peter from Great Britain, met in Hanoi (Vietnam)
(Project: in 14 months around the world, 60.000 km)
http://peterpedals.wordpress.com

Franceso from Italy, met on Quan Lan (Vietnam)
(Project: approx. 1,5 years from Italy overland to Vietnam):
http://ivegotabike.com

Nicholas & Raywat from Thailand (didn’t meet, but read their blog while in Bangkok)
(Project: approx. 1 year from London overland to Bangkok)
http://londonbkk2014.tumblr.com

Xinhan & Emilien from China and France, met in Singapore
(Project: 2.5 years overland from North to South America and via Antarctica to Africa)
http://theglobelovers.com/worldbiketour

Mat & Ania from Germany and Poland, met in Singapore
(Project: more than 3 years from Turkey overland towards the East)
http://gettingnowhere.net

Florian from Germany, met near Alice Springs (Australia)
(Project: since more than 3 years around the world towards the East)
http://onemanonebikeoneworld.com

Jacqui & Brett from Australia, met in Hobart (Australia)
(Project: 6 months cycling through Europe)
http://jacslifeontheroad.com

Annika & Roberto from Germany and Mexico, met in Nelson (New Zealand)
(Project: in approx. 5 years around the world towards the East):
http://www.tastingtravels.com