It's finally time to bring out some exciting news. In the early Spring of 2018, we will quit our jobs, sell everything we own and start with our several year-long bicycle expedition around the world. An extraordinary adventure conducted by us and our two dogs: Huub & Liska. With our expedition, we want to create more awareness about the environment and animal abuse, but also as a fundraiser for charity.
Although we’ve been preparing our expedition for several months, there is still some huge work which needs to be done before we can actually start our adventure. From now on you can follow our preparations and bicycle expedition on the website, Facebook & Instagram or subscribe to our mailing list.
What brought us up to this idea?
We don’t know who came up first with the idea. But for sure it is a combination of many passions. We love to cycle, being in the outdoors, meet new people, discover other cultures and to challenge ourselves.
Our biggest reason is simple (and a cliché one): We want to see the world. We don’t want to look our future-self in the mirror and regret we didn’t follow our dreams. We want to look back and say: We did it! (or at least tried it).
Yes, it would be easier to travel by car or train. Also more safe, comfortable and relaxed. Unfortunately, traveling this way makes you experience the world from behind a window. There is a distance between you and that unique moment. Instead, a bicycle can bring you to places that are purer, have more contact with locals, can explore the unbeaten paths and if you want you can be in the outdoors 24/7. Cycling will bring you to places that are not used to tourism and where they most-likely never have seen the strange combination of a Dutch couple and their two dogs.
When traveling by bicycle, you meet, see and experience things you would have never even thought about in your life. Another very good reason is that we can eat whatever we want, whenever we want. Say hello to all the chocolate we can eat! 🙂
Besides cycling around the world, we wanted to make our expedition more meaningful. That is why we started Green Travel Guru, with the idea to create more awareness about the impact of traveling on the environment and to help other travelers to make their journey more responsible. Our blog is in constant development and with our bicycle expedition, we hope to increase the reach of our message.
The most important part of the expedition is our Cleanwater Fundraising. With this fund, we will raise money for people who don't have access to clean and safe drinking water. Clean and safe drinking water is the first requirement for survival in every situation. The raised money will be used for the production and shipment of water filters. Our partner for this project is the non-profit organization Ibota, which produces the filters in cooperation with social projects for underprivileged people.
Our Current Plan
We want to cycle and camp as much as we can to keep the budget as low as possible. Our budget is roughly €50 p/d (calculated everything in). We’re open for any adventure/(voluntary) job/activity which will come on our path.
- 35.000 km
- 3 days cycling 2 days rest, 100+ km a day
- 3 Continents, 42 Countries
- Avg. €50 euro per day
- No end date
- Collect money for water filters for people in need, more info >>
Our plan is roughly calculated and we will see how it will end up during the expedition. We love adventures and surprises, that's what's the best part about traveling.
The Planned Route
Below you can see our global route.
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Meet Huub & Liska
Another part of the pack are our two dogs, which will companion us during our Expedition. A quick introduction about our four-legged globetrotters.
- Huub is an over-enthusiastic Dachshund. He is our average all-round friend, loves attention, has more toys then a 3-year old, has already been to 5 countries with us and several camping trips.
- Liska is an Austrian Pincher, She is a very energetic and protective dog. Always ready for adventure and standing by our side. Liska has been abused when she was a puppy, so we decided to adopt her.
We cannot imagine going on this adventure without them, they are part of our pack! We are aware of all the papers, treatments, health certificates, quarantine, permits etc. that you need for every country in the world. We will never ever put them in danger or push them to limits (we change our route/plans for them if necessary)!
Do you want to collaborate?
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