Author Archives: Jean-Christophe

The cycle loop is done!

Quick stat: 5 weeks and 1800 km We are now back in Christchurch after the difficult route from Greymouth via Arthur’s and Porter’s Passes, but so beautiful and rewarding. Before Greymouth, we cycled through the West coast which was quite “wild”: we had to plan carefully in advance to have enough cash and food as […]

Going West

Quick stat: day ?? and ??? km (to be updated later) We are now back in Wanaka after riding our ways through the Crown Range, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Walter Peak, the Mavora lakes, Te Anau and Milford Sound. We came back by bus to avoid doing the same route. Now we are ready to set sail […]

The highest pass of New Zealand

¬†Quick stat: day 16 and 790 km We are now next to the most thrilling city of New Zealand: Queenstown. But do not expect us to do bumjee jumping or other crazy kiwi stuff, we had our own amount of thrill going up the highest pass of New Zealand ! A mere 1060 m, which […]

End of Autumn on the high plateau

Quick stat: Day 12 and 675 km The high plateau of the central South Island is awesome! Since Fairlie, we visited lake Tekapo and had an enjoyable time in a Spa nearby. Then we had a great day to lake Pukaki, and went up to the base of Aoraki/Mount Cook where we could enjoy some […]

Cycling to the high country

Quick stat: Day 7 and 420 km We are now in Fairly after some nice rides through the coast and the Canterbury plains. We are now heading to Lake Tekapu and Mount John. We hope to be able to spend a couple of days there, though it might be snowing next Wednesday…

The Isle of Sheep

We’re now touring New Zealand South island and are enjoying a bit of relaxation in Christchurch before heading inland. The coast line was pretty and not too difficult, though as we are just starting on our bicycle tour, we felt it harder than it really was. But we had cheering crowds along our way to […]

Back from Myanmar, the Sea is expecting us!

We are now back from Myanmar (Burma). The country is fantastic to visit thanks to the generosity and welcome-ness of its inhabitants, though they are living difficult times and a clear lack of freedom. We stayed on the beaten trails (which doesn’t mean that they are not bumpy!) as it was low tourist season and […]

Hello from Rangoon, Myanmar

After Cambodia, we came back to Thailand for a little rest near the sea in Ko Si Chang. We had the blue/green sea for us during five wonderful days. Our moral and energy is up again and we are ready for Myanmar. We should have land by now in Rangoon. But most probably we cannot […]