Map: France to Asia, 2019 to 2021
In January 2019, we began our expedition from France to Bali in Indonesia. Our route winds through Europe, central Asia and Southeast Asia. We travel primarily by bicycle except for Albania and Central Asia, which we tackle by horseback. Our cycling paths are not defined - if you can recommend a great mountain road or gravel route to cycle, let us know! The path below is approximate and will be refined more accurately as we advance.
Last update on Aug 13th, 2021
Departure from : Lagnes, France
Currently : Riding a long distance horse trek in Kyrgyzstan
Days travelling : 490
Kilometers cycled : 5860 kms
Kilometers on horseback : 2164 kms
Nights camping : 170
Happening now: Traversing Kyrgyzstan, summer 2021
After a year on pause, En Selle is back on the road! With our three Kyrgyz stallions Fidel, Tian, and Chai, we are riding approximately 2000km across Kyrgyzstan. To make our itinerary we overlayed maps of national parks, biodiversity hotspots and culturally significant places and connected the dots. We’ll cross paths with the ghosts of Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and all the Silk Road’s most notorious nomadic peoples, living and dead. To follow our route day by day, please follow this link.
Distance travelled to date : 1400km of 1500
Map: Our horse trek from South to North Albania, 2019
Nestled between Montenegro and Greece, Albania represents one of the last wild frontiers in Europe. After one month of horse shopping and intense preparation for the 800km trek, we departed from Gjirokaster in the south. Sticking to primarily mountain roads, we slowly marched north with our horses Johnny, Griva and Düldül, basking in the stunning landscapes and heartfelt local encounters. On July 5th, we arrived successfully in Valbona Valley, at the northernmost tip of the country. We are the first riders in Albania to complete such a long horse trek using the same horses. We strongly encourage other riders to undertake their own Albanian horse trek, as the country is a veritable playground for this method of travel.
We'd love to help other riders cross Albania! For full GPX file or technical questions, please contact us.