Hi, and welcome to our brand new CyclingFurther.com site!

We are Nico (left) and +Yves Taquet (right), both belgians, knowing each other for quite some time, and having traveled together a lot over the past few years : several camping trips across eastern europe (mostly Croatian wonderful coast), music festivals -recommending Sziget and Dourfestival :)-, and more physical trips, such as Kilimanjaro climb with Oxfam Ireland last year, where we took that picture.

This time, we decided to take it to the next level and go for a big journey on bicycle, from Hungary (starting in Budapest, where the idea was born) to the chinese border. We both quit our jobs to do it and got prepared for the past few months, getting our gear right, planning the journey, getting the visas (still some work to do there), and trying to get fit (big fail for that part on my side 🙂

We are starting the trip on the 1st on May in Budapest, and aim at reaching the chinese border somewhere in august. From there we’ll fly back to Budapest to celebrate our success at the Sziget Festival and then going back to Belgium bicycling.
We’ll feed the site and our Google+ page with pictures and hopefully interesting stories along the way!

25 Responses to “About”

  1. Mad Queen Lind June 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    You guys are god damn AWESOME! Pedal on!

  2. Matti387 June 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    GOOD LUCK !!! 😀

    • youngmoneychina June 23, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      Amazing story guys, i moved to China this year from England but i didn’t cycle here.

      Wish you a safe trip and many happy memories.

  3. mara June 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    great idea, great pictures! have fun…

  4. dearferrero June 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    I just love the idea!

  5. coolcatcal June 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow,very inspiring. I May have to start riding a bike with these high gas prices..(chuckle). BTW- Nice smiles guys.

  6. G June 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    all the best. cheers!!!

  7. Alex June 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm #


  8. Koen Maegherman June 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Hey Nico and Yves,
    Impressed by your trip. We are considering to cycle coast to coast from Batumi to Baku. Maybe you can share us some thought, tips or experiences for biking in Georgia and Azerbaijan. Thanks for the info

    • cyclingfurther June 25, 2012 at 4:06 am #

      Cycling Georgia is amazing so far 🙂 People will give you food and open their doors. We have been advised to take M1 instead of A308 from Akhaltsikhe (skip Borjomi and Gori), as scenery is better and there is less traffic. Then in Ninotsminda go on A303 otherwise you arrive in Armenia 🙂
      Both roads are excellent, brand new. More hilly than the regular road, but awesome! From Tbilisi to baku, keep posted!

  9. Laura4NYC June 25, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    What a cool project!!! Hope you got all your visas by now… 😉

    • cyclingfurther June 25, 2012 at 4:08 am #

      Missing kazakh visa but it is apparently easy to get in baku, from what we’ve read they do it in one day. Lets hope its true!

  10. Epicurean Eva June 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Very cool! Love your blog and amazing photos!

  11. Vicky July 4, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Saw you blog via freshly pressed 🙂
    I’m hooked on your adventure now, it’s so easy to read and I love the photos.

  12. Bart Linssen July 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Good luck guys, have a good trip


  13. stasiaalexa July 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm #


    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    Go here – http://stasiaalexa.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/one-lovely-blog-award/ – to see what to do next. It’s really fun and easy.

    Thanks for sharing your awesome blog!

  14. mor July 30, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    NIKO!!! !we are so so jealous!!! everyting looks so perfect!! ure a genius u know… 🙂 love and kiss.. mor and gal

  15. Eric Alen August 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Hi Nic, Hi Yves!
    Cedric just send me your link ! Great trip ,great pictures, great achievement !
    Well done guys !!!

    Eric Mandy Jack and Kelly from London!

  16. Nathalie September 24, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    On a bien reçu la carte à Barrow St. Merci et bon courage dans ton aventure 🙂 Nathalie and Co

  17. Casteur Ariane April 21, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Je regarde souvent vos photos je les apprécient beaucoup elles me font voyager.
    Un petit bonjour à ta maman.
    Ariane l’infirmière des pommiers bisous

  18. The Road I Wander August 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I loved following your journey and have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Cheers! http://theroadiwander.com/2013/08/24/on-inspiration-and-the-inspirational/

    • cyclingfurther September 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks, we should have written the last 4 days of the trip long ago. And make a post to thank all the followers. But it will come one day 😉

  19. Angelo July 23, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    Met Nico today on South West of Ireland hitchhiking 👍 best of luck on any more travels.. I will try take some inspiration and do some of my own

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