Splügenpass - Border between Switzerland and Italy, August 2016On 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 en 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, The St. Olav's Way. A route of over six hundred kilometres in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims from Oslo to Trondheim. There is now a second guide, the Kristains Route. Two more guides are coming soon and an English translation of the first guide will be published in early 2024.

On this website you'll find stories/reports, photos and maps of our route about these travels. It's meant to inspire others and to supply information. Don't hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me with questions.

Have fun reading!


Recent cycling stories

Paradisbukta Krisitansand2023 On two wheels along the Norwegian fjords

From June 18 to July 31, 2023, we cycled together along Norway's west coast, from Kristiansand to Trondheim.


noorwegen olavspad2022 Norway and Sweden

For the fourth consecutive year I am working on new cycling routes in Scandinavia. Read all about these routes and how they came about.


noorwegen olavspad2021 Sweden and Norway

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...


St. Olavs fietsroute Noorwegen2020 Norway

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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zk j homepage2019 On two wheels through South-Korea and Japan

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

About me...

gea van veen portretfotoMy name is Gea van Veen. I am 49 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.

I would like to thank Ania Lentz-Michaelis and Remy Bosch for translating it specially for my Danish and Japanese friends, and all the other who prefer English.

For building this website, I would like to thank Joris Lange of Smart Joomla Websites. He was my navigator along the digital roads of a html landscape.

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