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These pages contain reports, maps and pictures of my longer (cycling) trips as well as shorter cycling excursions. For starters, I also recommend the chronological overview and some highlighted reports. If you are more interested in bicycles you might want to have a look at some pictures of bikes I built for myself or for friends. For alpine cyclists I made a "collection" of mountain passes mainly in the Alps and Pyrenees, which are drawn into a map together with the bike trips. A visual overview is given by a map with all bike tours for which there are reports on this site.

I wish you a lot of fun.

Patagonia 2022/23

Carretera Austral and beyond - cycling Patagonia.. read more.

16 countries - 16 summits

16 countries and their highest summits - by fair means, cycling between the 16 ascents and no artificial oxygen. There are the Seven Summits and of course 14 Eight-thousander, but 16 is bigger than 14 and 7, so I call this the ultimate challenge, the last adventure... read more.

New Zealand 2015/16

In 2015/16 I spent 3.5 months biking in New Zealand and about a third of that vacation time walking on multi-day hikes. I cycled between Cape Reinga in the north and Stewart Island in the deepest south about 10000km.. read more.

Three Passes Trek

The three passes trek is the ultimate Everest circuit, it rises from Lukla to Chhukung, crossing the 5535m Kongma La to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp, continuing over the 5420m Cho La to Gokyo, then crossing the 5345m Renjo La to Thame and Namche Bazaar. Only for the truly adventurous. read more.

Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit is a trekking route around the Annapurna mountain range in the Nepalese Himalayas. It can be completed in 14 to 21 days by acclimatized and conditionally prepared trekkers. Most of the route passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Nepal's first and largest protected landscape area. read more.

Pamir Mountains

Much of the Pamir Mountains lie in the Gorno-Badakhshan Province of Tajikistan. A journey by bicycle from Dushanbe via Panj river and Bartang Valley to the "black lake" Karakul crossing the 4,655-meter high Ak-Baital Pass to the Hindu Kush mountains along Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor. read more.

Iran by Bicycle

I traveled by plane to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, 50km south of Tehrans city centre. I boarded a 5 hour Lufthansa direct flight from Munich to IKA and my bike was loaded on the same plane without any modifications, no wrapping, no need to lower the air pressure, even the pedals and handlebars were accepted "road ready". read more.

Alpen 2015 - I, CH, F, A

Es war mal wieder Zeit für eine Radtour in den Alpen, das Wetter war die 17 Tage Ende Juni bis Mitte Juli hervorragend, nur einmal erlebte ich nachmittags einen leichten Regenschauer. Umgekehrt war es mittags allerdings oft sehr heiss, in den Tälern zeigte mein Tacho/Thermometer regelmässig über 40 Grad an. Nach einer Bahnfahrt ab München (mit Umsteigen in Zürich und Visp) startete ich am späten Nachmittag in Martigny. read more.

Island 2013 - Rundherum und mittendurch

Zu Beginn ein paar kurze Eckdaten zur Geschichte Islands: die Besiedelung Islands - die sog. Landnahme - begann Ende des 9. Jahrhunderts, geschichtlich wurde insbesondere Ingólfur Arnarson vermerkt, dem kurze Zeit später etwa 400 Häuptlingsfamilien aus Norwegen folgten, die sich das Eiland untereinander aufteilten. read more.

Route des Grandes Alpes 2010

Ein Zug brachte mich nach Genf von München aus mit Umsteigen in St Gallen in rund 7 Stunden. Bei mässigem Wetter eine Kurze Etappe noch über Annecy zu einem Zeltplatz nahe Albertville, sogar ein erster Paß war drin, Col de Sion ... read more.


Wie schon so oft fuhr ich nach einem normalen Arbeitstag im Liegewagen des Nachtzugs abends um kurz vor 11 vom Münchner Hauptbahnhof zum Ostbahnhof in Paris.Paris, Stadt der Liebe, diese Liebe scheint sich heute sicherheitstechnisch in Schlössern zu manifestieren, wo bleibt da noch Freiheit für Revolution, Sehnsucht, Verführung und Romantik die man mit dieser Stadt verbindet. read more.

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