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 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.

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!



Via Gaia2024 In the footsteps of Saint Olav

For the sixth consecutive year, I am working on new cycling routes in Norway and Sweden. Read all about these routes and how they came about.


Recent cycling stories

Southern England2024 Southern England on two wheels

We are cycling in southern England. The country where the first bicycle was invented, where the founder of cycling holidays comes from, and where the first book about cycling holidays is set...


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.



Other travel stories (e.g. Japan, South-Korea, Scotland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy...) you can read here

About me...

gea van veen portretfoto - credits: Øyvind WoldMy 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.

In addition to this website, I can also be found on the website of my own company, Via Gaia. A company that is involved, among other things, in developing cycling routes in Norway and Sweden.

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

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