100,000 kms in 7 years
green and social
for people and nature
world bicycle tour
We are Ben and Linda discovering the world by bicycle. XPLORid! On Monday June 15 2020 we started our world tour for 7 years. From Maastricht our route goes to the east, crossing Turkey, Iran, China and Mongolia. Then to the south, visiting India, Indonesia and Australia. After that, we will head towards Japan, Canada and the US. Through Central America, we will cycle to Patagonia. Finally, we will ride through Africa back to Europe.
In total 100,000 km!
We want to finish this route as green as possible.
We look for a sailboat when we have to cross an ocean.
Here you can have a look at the route we’ve planned.
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XPLORid is a blog with our travel stories.
Every day is a new adventure. We cycle about 60 km a day and never know where we will stop for the night. We look for a suitable place. A church, chapel or cemetery. Inside or under a shelter. We ask locals if we can sleep in their garden, garage or shed. We sleep in our tent or under a mosquito net on a mattress.
We meet a lot of people through this way of traveling. We get to know their culture, country and environment. We want to inspire you to travel close to nature and culture as well.
We are committed locally and directly to our aid projects. We give help to people living in poverty and support projects that focus on nature conservation. We introduce you to the people we help and describe their living situation. We also make reports on the nature projects we visit.
what we do
We show you the wonders of the world and generosity of human kind.
We write about our travel stories.
We make short videos of our adventures.
We photograph nature, locals and culture.
We describe our green and social aid projects.
We collect 1 euro for each kilometer we cycle. That equals € 100,000 for our aid projects. Would you like to support us in this goal? This can be done very easy and safe by making a donation through Geef.
We help people we meet, when needed, in any kind of way. Not by giving money, but by buying the things they need. Besides this we support nature conservation projects which we visit during our world tour. We share this ambition by writing stories and taking photos and videos.
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