In June 2011 Rupert and Fanny set off on KTM 990 Adventure motorcycles from Rupert’s home in Arniston on the southern tip of Africa to Fanny’s home in Shanghai on the eastern coast of China, a journey of 53,800 kilometers that took them through the bush, deserts, savannah, and jungles of Africa to Alexandria in the north of Egypt. They crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Turkey and rode through Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, back through France and across the Channel to England and Wales. They then rode over 12,000 kilometers on CF Moto TR 650 motorcycles across China, including Tibet where they rode through the Himalayas and across the Tibet/Qinghai Plateau at altitudes of over 5000 meters.
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Mont St Michael, France
Fanny in full flight, Namib Desert, Namibia
Rhone Valley, Switzerland
Sinai Desert, riding to St Catherines Monastery, Egypt
Sunset above the Nile in Aswan, Egypt
Fanny at the Pyramids, Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Ferry from Turkey to Greece
En route to Lhasa, Tibet, China
Camping in Arniston, South Africa
Fanny on her off road bike course, South Africa … bikes all shiny new.
Wadi Rum, Jordan…. a desert dog keeping up with me
Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
Victoria Falls, Zambia side
On way to my aunt, Joan’s house in Cotignac, Provence, France
Fanny and Rupert with Winfried in Bavaria
Zambezi River, Botswana Side
Fanny taking a picture of me going snorkeling in Dahab, Sinai, Egypt….standard biking kit of wolly hat and flip flops…
Ngoragora Crater, Tanzania… near Serengeti.
On the road out of Ethiopia towards border with North Sudan
Merow Pyramids, Sudan
Riding in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Coffee stop at “Strawbucks”, in middle of Nubian Desert, Sudan
St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt. Mount Moses behind…. Andrew Durant in foreground.
Maun, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Camping at Mountain Lodge, near Nanyuki on the Equator in Kenya (foothills of Mt Kenya).
The moon-like road to Moyale in north Kenya.
Merow Pyramids, Sudan
South Luangwa trails, Zambia…. inside the game park
Long shadows in Namib Desert
A Roman arch in France.
High up in Alps (Italy/Switzerland)
Masai Mara, Kenya…. zebras and wildebeest in the background….
Near Gonder, Ethiopia…. beautiful campsite, but lots of fleas and ticks.
Shores of Lake Nyasa in Malawi
Riding in Chongqing province…. beautiful
Bring your own customs official…. Wadi Halfa at border between Sudan and Egypt
One of many 5,000 meter passes we rode over in Tibet, China
Karoo/Cederberg …. South Africa
The dreaded sand…. although not so dreadful when you get used to it…Cederberg, South Africa
Camping with lamas in Tibet
Fanny at the Ben Hur chariot stadium in Rome, Italy
Sinai, Egypt…. bit of off roading in sand.
Diving at Blue Hole, Canyons, near Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt. Bike parked up with their Egyptian cousins.
Can you tell me how to get to Li cestor Square, Sir?
Camping at Ras Mohammed, very southern tip of Sinai peninsular
Fanny and her cheeky biking attire… camping by a canal in France
Saying goodbye to our new and hospitable friends in Tibet
Bedouin tea break in the Sinai.
Fanny , you have a very dirty face…. (north Kenya)
Typical construction site … otherwise known as China
Taking lama up to his temple in the mountains in Tibet so he can charge his cellphone….!!
Yak, yak, yak.
High up on Tibet/Qinghai plateau, China
Rupert & Fanny. Still smiling after 20 months of riding our motorcycles around the world. (Tibet)
Some video of big bike trip at: