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Bikepacking Expedition Bucket List

The Idea

In 2019 I completed the Munda Biddi Trail expedition Mundaring to Albany 1000km. It was the hardest trail I’ve ever done. Even harder than the Ho Chi Minh trail, which covered three countries. Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia – 2000kms of single track and using a packraft to cross the river. Sleeping in the jungles surrounded by bomb craters and unexploded UXO. 


The reason the Munda Biddi Trail kicked my ass was, the hill climbs were just killing. That’s being expected, as I’d never trained before any Bikepacking trip, usually in the bar the night before. I just trained on the trail and after about 10 days my body would usually adapt. Then everything would be fine that’s how I do it, right or wrong it works for me. This time was different though, as my lungs would burn and I’d be short of breath. I thought I was just getting old and my party lifestyle had finally caught up with me. After completing the trail which I renamed Hell, I flew back to Vietnam, where I went to the lung specialty hospital. Where they promptly released both lungs, which filled to the max with water. I’d been breathing on just 10%. 


I spent three months in hospital doing many tests from cancer to TB to lung drains. 10 liters total damn. The hardest part was not knowing if I’d be able to ride my bike again. If I survived this, I was going on the biggest ride of my life. I started writing down places I wanted to see by bike, My Bikepacking Bucket List.


The Plan

That heading is kind of funny. I’d never really planned any of my Bikepacking Adventure tours or train for them. There was one time I arrived at an airport in Maldives and was asked what flight I was taking. My answer was that I didn’t know. I hadn’t booked a flight, and that I’d just take the first one flight on the departure board. I ended up Bikepacking Sri Lanka for two months. Lol. But this is different in that each country has a special place which is my goal to go to explore. To traveling through the countries experiencing their food, culture and environment, pushing my Fat bike to the limit. This Is My Bucket List.



The Goal

To do a self-supported Bikepacking adventure, covering all four corners of the planet while ticking off my Bucklist. Places like Oimyakon the coldest place on earth, Aztec trails, Australian outback, etc. And of course pushing my gear to the limits of some actual real life gear testing.  Cheer’s Guys.

The Bucket List
Bikepacking Expeditions Austrilia

Bikepacking Expedition Australia -The Outback

The National Trail is Australia’s premier long distance, multi-use recreational trekking route. Stretching an extraordinary 5,330 kilometres from Cooktown in tropical far north Queensland to Healesville in Victoria. A friend Anthony from Gold Coast who does a lot of remote Bikepacking adventures recommended this adventure. I never heard of National Trail, but after reading the history it had to be on the list. It covers everything I am looking for in Australia outback adventure. Culture, remotest of the mountain ranges, deserts trails from the pass. My goal is simple: just complete the 5330 km in one go in under 3 months.

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Bikepacking Expeditions

Bikepacking Expedition Mongolia -The Last Hunter Tribe

Hi guys still in the planning stage from researching the route and mapping supple check points. Once completed, I update this Bikepacking Expedition Bucket List.

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Bikepacking Expedition Siberia - Bones Road

Bikepacking Siberia across the kolyma highway, i.e. the Bones Road. It’s going to be a challenge, not just on the extreme temperature. Getting down to low -50 but pushing myself and gear to the limits. As long as I keep going forward, I get there. Ever since I watched the long way round, I knew this had to be done. My goal is to get to Oymyakon the coldest place on earth and camp out under the stars. One more tick off the Bucket List.


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Bikepacking Expedition Alaska - The Final Frontier

Bikepacking Alaska across the wildernesses of Yukon Quest trail & Iditarod trail in the winter. Starting point will be the Whitehorse, then follow the historic trade routes of the Yukon quest trail to Fairbanks. Then head south to follow the Iditarod trail all the way to Nome. Ever since I watched the Bering Sea Gold reality television series. As a scuba diver instructor with a passion for metal detecting, this is going to be  a dream come true. I knew I would love to try this at least once in life, prospecting for gold. My goal is to get to Nome following both to famous trails. Then volunteer on one of those boats for a few days, diving and searching for gold. One more tick off the Bucket List. I really can’t wait for this adventure.

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Bikepacking Expedition Canada - The Great Trail

Bikepacking & Bikerafting expedition, you couldn’t ask for a better place than the great trail Canada. Connecting water ways and bike trails with over 24000 km of outdoor adventure. Total respect to a girl that just hiked it. It took her over 2 years. My plan is to focus on 3000km part of the trail and water ways. From Victoria to Yellowknife by bike. Then jump on water ways with my pack raft and bike strapped tight for the pack rafting adventure. The goal is to packraft as much as I can all the way to Tuktoyaktuk. 


It’s going to take a lot of planning and training especially understanding the water ways. Not sure what is possible as there is very limited info about the route that I am planning. Still in the early stages of planning the 3000 km route. But it’s going to be the ultimate pack rafting survival adventure. My goal is to survive simple as that. To put myself into an impossible situation and get myself out of it. One more tick off the bucket list.

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Bikepacking Expedition USA - The Great Divide

Bikepacking the Great Divide is one of those races that we’ve all heard of, especially in the Bikepacking world. For me, I am not so interested in Bikepacking racing or any other type of competition. I just like to compete against myself, pushing me to the next adventure. But I am very interested in ultra light gear setups for that race being a gear junkie. For me that’s the appealing part to see how light and minimalist I can go. I really think it will be brilliant to have completed Great Divide at least once. To be a part of the Great Divide experience. To at least follow the route that legend Mike Hall did. He completed the Great Divide in record time: 13 days, 22 hours, and 51 minutes. 


It would be a tick off the bucket list just to take apart. And if I can just complete it even better, bigger tick off  the bucket list.

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Bikepacking Expedition Mexico - The Aztec Empire

The Aztec Empire Trail is over 2500 km following the expansion of the Aztec and Maya civilization. From Valley of the Throat cutters to Xelha Mayan ruins, a true historical experience. Bikepacking the dirt trails that cross from east to west of counry exploring rural temples. The Aztecs & Maya architecture is something that has always fascinated me since my history class at school. And of course the Mexican cuisine special at small mammy & pop run restaurants along the way. Ever since my last visit, I yearn for the Mexican food even to this day. If I come across a Mexican restaurant outside Mexico, I have to go in and try. Only to be very disappointed that it wasn’t authentic, just a tourist trap. 

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Bikepacking Expedition Peru - Machu Picchu

Hi guys still in the planning stage from researching the route and mapping supple check points. Once completed, I update this Bikepacking Expedition Bucket List.

 

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Bikepacking Expedition Chile - Atacama Desert

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Bikepacking Expedition Patagonia - Perito Moreno

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Bikepacking Expedition Argentina - South Ushuaia

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Bikepacking Expedition Iceland - Aurora Borealis

Hi guys still in the planning stage from researching the route and mapping supple check points. Once completed, I update this Bikepacking Expedition Bucket List.


Have You been Bikepacking here do you have some Bikepacking route ideas & general advice please get in touch thanks 

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Bikepacking Expedition North Korean - The Unknown

Hi guys still in the planning stage from researching the route and mapping supple check points. Once completed, I update this Bikepacking Expedition Bucket List.

 

Have You been Bikepacking here do you have some Bikepacking route ideas & general advice please get in touch thanks 

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Vietnam - The Ho Chi Minh Trail

Vietnam - The Ho Chi Minh Trail

Vietnam is my training ground and my base camp for the past few years. I spent 2 years with my good Russian friend Pavel, exploring the Ho Chi Minh Trails which covered Vietnam LAO and Cambodia. We did a lot of research combining google earth with old Russian military maps. Even got a hold of CIA bombing routes map of the trail. We spent many seasons out on the trails testing gear, well destroying gear. The Ho Chi Trail is my test ground and what an amazing place to explore. 

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