Currently we are in the preparation for a project of a special kind.
We call it the "global triathlon". Its a ultimate 3-part competition on three continents:
1. Discipline: Paddling through Europe
2. Discipline: trekking in Southeast Asia
3. Discipline: Cycling across New Zealand
The "Danube tour" is starting in May 2012 and will be our launch phase. We will follow Europe´s second largest river for 2500 km with our kayak through ten countries till we reach the Black Sea. As part of the tour we are associated with companies and organizations to get active as an "ambassador" to the "International Danube Day" (www.danubeday.org) on 29/06/2012. We want to show our interest and participation in conservation of the fauna and flora of the danube river. In July 2012 we want to achieve Romania's Tulcea on the Black Sea.
We will fly out of Istanbul in July to Southeast Asia. Starting in Thailand we will trek down to Malaysia and Indonesia with our backpacks within three months. We prefer to travel by train, bus and on foot from north to south. Trips to the sandy coasts of Thailand, walks in huge rain forests of Malaysia and exploring the highlands and the volcanoes on Indonesiaare are on our"to do list"
From Indonesia, we fly to New Zealand (Auckland.) in October The geographically isolated island nation is finally the end of our global triathlon. We will cycle across the North Island and South Island. In about half a year. We will travel several hundred kilometers distance by bicycle. Also, some multi-day hikes through the New Zealand back country are planned.
More information can be found in the categories of left legend.