On Two Wheels
On two wheels (Op twee wielen). Just turning the pedals around and some steering here and there. That's it. Is there a more beautiful way to explore the world? You determine the distance and speed. You feel, taste, smell, see and hear nature and culture around you.
My ideal way to spend a holiday. Gain physical strength and relax mentally. Maximum enjoyment.
The more serious travels by bicycle I started on my own in 2007. In 2010 Mr. Right came riding in my life literally and since then we travel together. In 2021, I published my first cycling guide, Het Olavspad. A route of over six hundred kilometres in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims from Oslo to Trondheim. There is now a second guide, the Kristians Route, and even a translation of the first one: the English cycling guide Gudbrandsdalsleden. Two more guides are coming soon.
Have fun reading!
Recent cycling stories
From June 18 to July 31, 2023, we cycled together along Norway's west coast, from Kristiansand to Trondheim.
For the fourth consecutive year I am working on new cycling routes in Scandinavia. Read all about these routes and how they came about.
Last summer I cycled through Sweden and Norway for a continuation of the bicycle route The St. Olav's Way. And that was hard work...
Read the story behind the development of the Dutch bicycle guide of the St. Olav's Way here. The guide is now in print and will be available from May 8th. Pre-order? Go to the Via Gaia website.
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Oh, little snail
Slowly, but gradually
You climb, mount Fuji
According to the eighteenth-century Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa everything is possible as long as you take the time for it to do it. Even a humble snail can climb mount Fuji - the highest mountain of Japan.
Other travel stories (e.g. Scotland, Denmark, Czech Republic, England, Italy...) you can read here
My name is Gea van Veen. I am 50 years old and live with Remy on the coast of South-Holland. On this site you will find a record of one of my great passions: cycling holidays.
For building this website, I would like to thank Joris Lange of Smart Joomla Websites. He was my navigator along the digital roads of an HTML landscape.
Photo: © Øyvind Wold, 2023