German Couple Embraces Over 11,000 Mile Cycling Tour Across 15 Nations from Europe and Asia

Published 02/10/2024, 1:18 PM EST

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A daring couple from Berlin has set out on an ambitious cycling adventure with an indomitable zeal. Defying geographical and cultural boundaries they are pedaling across the globe spanning 15 nations. Setting off from the bustling streets of Berlin in August 2023, this daring couple has embarked on this journey covering more than 11,000 miles. 

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Through rain and shine, this young German couple traversed through Germany, Austria, Turkey, Nepal, India, and beyond. Encountering a myriad of challenges and endless barriers they have strengthened their bonds to continue pedaling together across continents.

From Berlin to Kathmandu: a tale of two wheels and shared humanity

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Justin Wenze and Ann-Sophie started off their cycling expedition in August 2023, from Berlin. Crossing boundaries and overcoming challenges they witnessed the diverse nature of this world. From embracing the diverse cultures of different nations to exploring the world on pedals the couple has been creating a history.

Their itinerary for the trip included pedaling across 15 nations across Asia and Europe. Starting from their home country Germany their destination was fixed at the picturesque capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Pedaling across Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and India the duo finally reached Nepal.

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To keep up with the pace of their journey they also took a few occasional breaks via train or airplane but they continued to primarily depend on their two-wheeler. They paused in the city of dreams of India, Mumbai, and were fascinated by the vibrant and energetic lifestyle of the natives of Mumbai. From Mumbai Wenze and Sophie reached Patna before pedaling towards Kathmandu.

The duo had to battle against endless obstacles starting from harsh weather, and linguistic boundaries to diverse landscapes. Despite all the barriers, the warmth and love they continued to receive from the natives of these countries gave them the zeal and solace to continue their journey. Wenze shared, “We’ve discovered that despite our differences, we are all more similar than we think. The news often paints a dark picture of the world, but we’ve seen firsthand how shared humanity shines through.”

German couple’s cycling saga of resilience and connection

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While the duo was slowly reaching the end of their 18,000-kilometer cycling expedition, Wenze’s and Sophie’s hearts were filled with gratitude and amazement. Going against all odds they could finish their pedal-powered journey and on their way, they created a few timeless bonds and discovered the world from a completely different lens. 

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At times all it takes is the unyielding spirit and courage to embark on such a journey. From the cobblestone alleys of Europe to the rugged terrains of Central Asia, their journey is a testament to the indomitable human spirit. 

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