Cycling East Part 24 – The Grand Finale

After cycle touring across the remote Kegen border crossing into Kazakhstan it hit me that I was in the most amazingly picturesque spot with...

Cycling East Part 20 – Cycle Touring Uzbekistan Part 22

From cycle touring in Uzbekistan, Bukhara was probably my pick of the historical Uzbekistan towns, but next I was cycling to Samarkand with its...

Tibet, Yarchen Gar the final part – 8,000 nuns, a naked...

Yarchen Gar was such an unexpected place. We had never even heard of it only a week ago and here we were, two of...

Winter Bikepacking in Kyrgyzstan Pt 2

I can't believe where I'm riding it's ridiculously beautiful. The snow capped peaks the bleak empty steppe, just me on my bike alone with...

Review of Morvelo bike clothing

At the start of cycling east I was pretty anxious about using brand new and untested clothing for such a long trip. Put simply,...

Wakhi Races – Cycling the Wakhan Pt4

The next leg of our cycling trip saw us biking alongside the River Panj for several days. The Panj is a river in a...

Tibet Part 3 – Holy Lakes, big climbs and chicken feet

From the Tibetan city of Garze we headed West towards the biggest climb we've ever undertaken, we both wondered nervously how would we cope...

Practical Guide to Bikepacking in Kham, Tibet

Tibet is an amazing place for adventurous bikepacking. However it has changed rapidly over the last decade and unfortunately it's harder than ever to...

Practical Guide to Cycle Touring the Pamir Highway

Cycling the Pamir Highway AKA the M41 in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is known as cycling the "Roof of the world" with good reason -...

Bikepacking across Kyrgyzstan in winter – In 12 photos

It was a simple plan, I wanted to cycle across Kyrgyzstan. A country I've ridden from west to east and east to west and...

Bikepacking the Altai Pt3 (the best part) – Mongolia and Russia

We soon found our legs in Mongolia, they were where they've always been but they just got a bit tired with the riding in...

Cycling East Part 16 – Azerbaijan

Cycle touring across the border from Georgia to Azerbaijan went very smoothly, this route certainly had the greatest military presence so far, guns were...