Map: France to Asia, 2019 to 2020
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 Kyrgyzstan, 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 November 10th, 2019
Departure from : Lagnes, France
Currently : Cycling in Greece
Days cycling : 66
Days on horseback : 32
Kilometers cycled : 3 370 kms
Kilometers on horseback : 756 kms
Highest point : 2190m, Dobërdolit pass, Northern Albania
Nights camping : 85
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, 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.
Coming soon: Our horse trek in central Asia, 2020
In spring 2020, we will undertake our second long horse trek, 1500km across Central Asia. We are currently refining the route we will take through Kazakhstan, over the border to Kyrgyzstan and hopefully all the way to China! We are looking for advice, horses, gear, partners, funding etc, don't hesitate to contact us.