This is the travelblog of Cyril Ducau and Niccolo Manno on their adventure from London (Cyril), Munich (Niccolo) to Hong Kong on motorbikes.
It took us short of 3 months to do 20,000km on bikes, trains and planes. We crossed the following countries together:

Austria - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Bulgaria - Turkey - Georgia - Azerbaijan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia - China - Hong Kong

On this site you will find some info on both of us, our bikes, some of our friendly helpers in Hong Kong and London and loads of pictures on our trip. 

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Thanks for watching our blog - Enjoy as we did it!

Our path

Our path
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Istanbul - Made it Across Europe

A quick update while surfing the web for adresses & information ahead of a busy schedule in Istanbul tomorrow. Anybody knows the adress of the Honda dealer?

We arrived in Istanbul this afternoon after riding across Sebria and Bulgaria and just had a nice diner with my parents (sympa la retraite...). Finally had some nice weather on the way and we really enjoyed some of the scenery (especially the montains and monastries at the Serbian border). People were extremely friendly all across but a special mention for the police motorbike squad in Turkey that even asked us to take pictures with us.

We will post a more complete story tomorrow incuding some anecdots on border crossings, communist style hotels, petrol stations in Serbia, almost running out of petrol on the highways, Turkish trucks traveling across Europe...

(Nicco in the Serbian montains)

(Nicco's new ride in Sofia)

(new friends on the Turkish highways)

1 comment:

Charlotte Pouget said...

hello guys, salut les eapiens,

je suis contente de voir que vous avez la peche et le gout de l'aventure. Profitez des paysages et ouvrez bien vos yeux et votre coeur. J'adorerais faire ce voyage mais pas a moto et en dormant dans des hotels 4 etoiles... Il faudra que j'attende quelques annees car si tout va bien, j'accouche du petit frere de Jean dans 3 semaines.
je pense a vous et tire mon chapeau a vos femmes pour leur patience et devouement.


- Maddy, the head of our "London HQ", special technical and weather advisor, and because she is simply the best and has been so supportive over the last few months
- My family and friends for their understanding and moral support
- Robert Roe (alias Bob) from Motoselect Franham for preparing the bike with such good care
- Anastasia from thevisacompany for helping me deal with so much red tape
- Claudio von Planta for sharing his valuable experience on Long-way Round and Long-way Down and answering so many of our questions
- Ronnie, Emmanuel and Benjamin for their enthusiast support and precious advise
- The Techtransalp team for their excellent website and advertising our adventure

- clearly Manon as she has always been supportive of this trip even though this means 3 months without me
- My mother for not giving up on me, for receiving all the parcels at home in Austria and for not freaking out!
- Amy and Steve for pushing over several months to keep focus on the organisation
- Xavier, for trusting me to be in France in June and be his best man at his wedding
- Cyril, for posting our tracks on the blog
- Louis, for looking into getting Continental to sponsor us
- Romain, for getting us the Turkmen visas
- My friends for all telling me "DO IT"!
- Claudio von Planta, Sambor and Maciej for sharing their great experiences on their numerous motorbike trips
- Henry, Yau and Tan from BMW HK for their support with the bike, the preparation and the bike sale
- Yasser, Mark, Michael and Christoph from BMW Munich for their help with all the accessories and the last minute bike purchase
- Bertrand and Alice for your help with the tyres in Almaty