After we bought those bikes, we also wanted to use them on our vacations. The first longer trips we took were long weekends. We liked it so much that we decided to go on longer trips. Our first longer vacation was a 5 week trip in northern Spain in 2009. In 2010 we cycled 2 weeks through Norway and we liked that country so much that we went back in 2011, this time we added a part of Sweden to the trip.
So we enjoy cycling, but to add a little diversity to our activities we also went hiking. At first we did only dayhikes in the national parks of the different countries we visited but in November 2010 we went on our first real hiking trip. We went to Patagonia, to the national parks Los Glaciares in Argentina and Torres del Paine in Chile, ultimate hiking destinations.
Hiking was nice for a change, but we like cycling better. So we decided to cycle from Ushuaia in Argentina to Alaska, our first really big trip. We quit our jobs, booked a flight, packed everything we thought we needed and left on December 11th 2012 for a trip of about 1,5 years through the America’s.