Crossing continents, living off the bike and exploring remote regions of the world.
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Tales on Tyres
a.k.a. Franzi and Jona
Year of birth: Franzi: 1986 | Jona: 1987
Where do you live:On our bikes
Sponsors: Bombtrack Bicycle Co., Wilderness Trail Bikes Ortlieb Waterproof Bags, Katabatic Gear, Sinewave
Bike: Bombtrack Bicycle Co. “Beyond Plus”
What do you like to ride most: Dirt roads and trails
Meet Franzi and Jona
Franzi and Jona, grew up in the north-western part of Germany were born in the mid-eighties. Franzi (a professional photographer) and Jona (carpenter) both spontaneously quit their jobs in 2012 and started a 5-year long journey around the globe.
After starting to explore the world by foot (New Zealand, India, Nepal) and getting increasingly frustrated by the slower pace they switched to bikes and continued to travel the area from Iran to Mangolia on two wheels. Following this, they moved to Canada for work and saving some money, then continued their cycling trip from Alaska down to Patagonia. Their stories are fascinating to follow, their photography tremendous and their tips and advices for inexperienced bikepacking are invaluable.
Currently taking a few months break back at home, maintaining the gear and refuelling their wallets they are already planing to continue their mission early 2018 - this time we are already excited to experience what Europe has offer to through the lens of Tales on Tyres.
We loved exploring South America by bike. Especially the landscape of the southern Andes is incredible and we can’t wait to go back one day and explore more.
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Tales on TyresRiding the Baja Divide