Bikepacking Europe city-to-summit adventure of a lifetime
From November 2021 to September 2022, I will climb the highest mountain in 44 European countries by road bike and on foot, as well as visit the most intuitively beautiful cities and towns. The mountain peaks range from a meager 171 m a.s.l. in Denmark to 5642 m a.s.l. in Russia and could hardly be more varied - just like the countless cities and villages between Lisbon and St. Petersburg, between Istanbul and London. Additionally there are national parks, lakes, seas, winding mountain passes, deserts, forests - in short just everything Europe has to offer - awaiting me. The freezing cold, the adverse weather conditions, the long and dark nights of the European winter, combined with the fact that my only retreat will be an ultra-light tent, will demand everything from me. In order to achieve the 200+ daily kilometers I am aiming for, I will be traveling as lightly as possible and foregoing any comfort, which ultimately adds to the adventure factor.
Countries: All 47
Summits: The highest ones per country
Cities: The most beautiful ones
Distance: 35‘000 kilometers
Daily distance: 200+ kilometers
Elevation gain: ½ million meters
Means of transport: No motorized (racing bike and on foot)
When: Nov 21 – Aug 22
Sleeping: outside in my sleeping bag
Route of my last stage
Follow me on INSTAGRAM to see where I am on a daily basis. If you want to meet me on the way or accompany me a piece, or even have a place to stay, I look forward to your MESSAGE. Places worth seeing and insider tips near the route are always welcome! :)
Complete route (draft)
My entire route can be found HERE! Since I am very spontaneous and the political situation in certain countries is rather critical, my actual route will of course deviate a little from this!