We are Silvia and Vlad, a young couple from Romania and this is where we share our journey on bicycle following the ancient Silk Road from Romania to China.
We met for the first time at a New Year’s Eve in the Retezat mountains, a perfect setting for both of us to become friends. Not knowing each other too well, we made our first winter alpine route on 2nd January , 2016. Initially we left the cottage with the thought of climbing a ridge, but we finally choose an unmarked line on the opposite slope. It was a good idea though, because we gained trust in each other and made an exciting and thrilling route that we called the “The rout of Trust”.
Soon after we did some other climbing routes in the Bucegi massif, in Costila, one of the largest climbing area in Romania, so the passion for adventure was always there in our activities, therefore in March 2016 we made a pact to travel by bikes around the world. That’s how the madness started …
Meanwhile, Silvia moved to UK where for two years she worked for an established automotive brand, and Vlad joined her after a year. All this time we took full advantage of our free weekends and we did a lot of hiking, biking and climbing in the most known Natural Parks from North to South and from East to West.
We have also prepared the travel equipment including special touring bikes and all that is required for this type of adventure. We made plans over plans, we read as much as possible about what the two-wheeled trip involves, and we discovered a lot of people who already do this and so we set the foundations of our dream.