From Berne to Iran by bike – 50 pictures

Ever since I turned 20 I have got a «bucket list». It keeps me focused on what I really want to do in my life. While cycling to North Cape in summer 2016 the idea of a bike trip to Iran developed and eventually became a plan. I told myself: «One day I will go for it!» This «one day» came at the end of May 2022 as I hopped on «Yellow Jeff» and headed off.

A few days ago I returned to Switzerland.

Behind me:
– 12 countries
– 5200 kilometres
– 62’000 metres in elevation gain

These are just figures. What counts are the experiences, the joys and pains while heading east.

Fews things are as rewarding as bikepacking, #ToTehran2022 is my very own roadmovie. (I missed out on Tehran due to a heatwave and moved on from Tabriz to Türkiye instead.)

 👉 👉 👉 Click on the first picture and it increases its size. As of then you should move the cursor to the little black button «>» which appears on the right hand side of every picture. Click through and you’ll know why I love bikepacking.

 👉 👉 👉 For the German speakers among you: I published a number of little stories about my trip. For example here. You find all of them in the sidebar on the right hand side.