Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

Goodbye Central Asia

A video of our final few days of cycling in Central Asia, starting in Osh, Kyrgyzstan at an altitude of 1000m, climbing a series of mountain passes up to 3,800m before reaching the Chinese border (which turned out to be closed for the weekend).

Held up at the border

We arrived nice and early on Saturday morning to cross the border into China…only to be told ‘come back in 2 days’ (it turns out this border is closed at weekends) So we made ourselves at home in one of the containers and settled in for 48 hours of eating, sleeping, playing cards and learning…

Retracing our pedals

After over a week in Osh for Mark and a fleeting visit home for Jules to visit new niece, Isla, we journeyed back to Sary-Tash, in order to cross into China. The 4000m descent that we enjoyed over 2 days on the way to Osh was rather a daunting prospect for the return journey, especially…

Downhill from the Pamirs

We thought this was the top… …it was not. The 4000m descent over two days was pretty good though. And the views weren’t bad either.

Cutting it fine

With a slightly later start than planned, a few setbacks along the way, not feeling 100% and some unexpected rough sections of road, we didn’t have much time to get to the border before our visas expired. We still found time to stop to cook up some eggy bread for lunch though. Made it with…

Back on track

After a slight detour across Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, we eventually made it to Tajikistan, crossing the most laid back borders of all, only a day after our visas started. We headed to Dushanbe, cycling over the impressive Anzob pass (in order to avoid the so-called ‘tunnel of death’) with Matt, Mark and Romain. This added…

Off the beaten track in Kyrgyzstan

We had been told by many people that the main road from Bishkek to Osh was ‘a bit crazy’ so we opted for the less travelled route via Ak-Tal, Zergetal and Kazarman. We tried to follow what looked like a short cut on the map, following the river valley west, but didn’t quite match up…

Where in the World is Tethys?

Tethys is still waiting to be found! Thank you to Al for your enthusiasm in finding photos of Tethys, but there was a slight misunderstanding… We would like you to tell us where in the world Tethys is. So far, Al has 1 correct answer: Cologne Cathedral. The rest are still up for grabs.