Hi! I'm Bram

Bike traveler.


My name is Bram, aka BikelifeBram, and I am entering my 30’s soon.

I grew up in the northern part of the Netherlands with my parents and three sisters. I’ve always been a quite active person – which made me look outside the school windows most of the time instead of paying attention.  I was member of an atlethics club and I played a lot of soccer with my friends. 

 After highschool I decided to move out and I started a bachelor in Journalism.  I lived the studentlife to the fullest. With some blood and tears I managed to graduate, although I did put my study on hold for a year to do my first bike tour to Athens and to work to earn some money.

After those study years I did several jobs, I worked in a bar, as a consultant, as a planner and I even started with the police academy to become a police officer. During those years I made bike tours to Casablanca, Lisboa and some shorter adventures from Barcelona to Bari and tours in Greece and Albania. 

During my working years I never felt I was in the right place at the right time. There was always this voice in my head telling me that I had to conquer the world by bike and now I can’t find any reason to not do so – I’m finally living my dream!

Feel free to contact me via Instagram or Twitter.

What have I got myself into now again?

I lost a bit of my bikelife and I switched into a vanlife. Via a Dutch bike packer website a Dutch girl named Janneke send me a message. She was traveling in the south of Spain and she would love to meet up and here my stories. So we did. We agreed on a date, time and...

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Usually I burn around 2000-3500 calories during a bike day. Which means I at least need to eat 4000 calories a day, almost double of what I should eat based on lenght and weight when I wouldn't work out day after day.  It is almost the mostly asked question on the...

There is rest in Coimbra

Almost 2200 kilometers by bike and a skipped bunch of kilometers by campervan brought me into Coimbra! There I met Merel, a Dutch friend who is walking to Santiago de Compostella, Spain. We both go in opposite directions in different speeds and different ways, but in...