What have I got myself into now again?

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage Switched to vanlife!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...

Biking is bad for teeth

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage Biking is bad for teethUsually 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...

There is rest in Coimbra

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage 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...

The wonderful world of Couchsurfing.com

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage The wonderful world of Couchsurfing.comAccording to my Couchsurfing.com profile I hosted 11 travelers and I have been a guest 15 times already now as a traveler.  The concept of couchsurfing is just lovely: I ask a local to...

8 days on the road

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage 8 days on the road Once my of my favorite writers wrote that it´ is better not to have any expectations: or everything happens the way you already imagined it and you won’t be surprised, or something goes different...

Done with the waiting!

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage BikelifeBram is real!It’s happening. Monday morning I got my first kilometers in and the adventure started for real now, like it started already weeks and weeks before in my head.  My dad biked with me the first long...

The final countdown

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage The final countdown: day -2With closing the door of my apartment I knew there was no way back anymore. Bikelife will be real SOON! I did not thought this would effect my feelings, but it did. Ofcourse it did, I have made...

Waiting, arranging and packing

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage Packing, arranging and waitingIt´ is all about waiting now. Every day is a day closer to the date of departure. The last weeks have been all about meeting my friends and family for one last time. I know I will see them...

My first bike Tour to Athens

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage My first bike tour: Groningen-Athens: 3300kmAthens was the destination of my first bike Tour, when I was 21. I put my study on hold, bought a bike, camping gear and in a blink of an eye I left the Netherlands. I never...

Off I go! Direction south.

Bikelife Bram My travel, my stories Homepage Off I go!It took me years and years to finally go for it, although deep inside I’ve always known bikelife is my life. Multiple times I did quit my job and got rid of my apartment, but always I got caught again in the...