Some time ago, probably on a bike or canoe trip somewhere, we had the idea that we would like to go on an extended cycling trip. It was decided that the year between our 50th birthdays would be as good a time as any, so, arrangements were made, jobs put on hold and the bikes made ready.
We will start our cycling journey in Iceland, a place we’ve cycled before and enjoyed. Iceland is a challenging place to cycle and it will enable us to work out some of the kinks and get used to our nomadic lifestyle. From Iceland, we will fly to northern Norway and point our wheels south by an as of yet undetermined route.
We have about 15 months planned on the road but no definitive itinerary. The general plan is to cycle in Europe until the end of 2013 with Istanbul, Turkey as our destination. From there, we will head to Asia to cycle for another 9 months, with perhaps a stop in the Middle East en route.
Follow us along as we explore our world by bicycle.