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Making dreams a reality on the TX-400.

Having already travelled first through Europe and then, with Tiphaine, through Africa on the TX-400 from our Expedition series in 2017 and 2018, the pair were planning a cycling trip from Germany to Thailand for 2020.  We all know what happened then to upset their plans. 2020 passed by and both felt that the situation was not likely to change much. So the two world travellers set off in March 2021 on a trip “just” around Germany. 15 of the 16 federal states were planned when it turned out, in early summer – just before the tour was completed – that travel in Europe was about to become easier.

A tour of Germany becomes a European trip

The pair spontaneously decided to continue their journey south. The Black Forest offered a first taste of the Alps in terms of climbs, and one highlight followed the next: from Lake Constance to Austria, over the Arlberg Pass to Tyrol and then over the Reschen Pass to South Tyrol. Here they discovered the gorgeous route from Lake Reschen to Bolzano - on extraordinary cycle paths from snow-covered peaks down to flowering gardens. As they neared the Mediterranean, however, they rode back to the Pustertal valley and later on to the "Lunga via delle Dolomiti" with the impressive Dolomite peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Monte Cristallo. 

Once the pair had passed through Italy to reach the French Riviera, they followed the Mediterranean coastline all the way to the Pyrenees and the Spanish border.

If the South of France is great, Norway is too!

After his journey, Dennis Kailing documented his experiences in moving pictures. His film "Besser Welt als Nie" shows breathtaking pictures in 111 minutes and provides numerous interesting insights into the 761-day journey. If you feel like being inspired by Dennis' journey, or just want to see a great travel documentary, you can find the film, a link to the trailer and much more on Dennis' website at





November 2021.
Tiphaine and Martin are “at home on the road” again.

Tiphaine and Martin had only just finished their tour of Europe when they were off again on their TX-400 bicycles to take to the roads of another continent. After just 3 weeks’ rest and preparation, they packed their bikes in crates to check them in at Brussels airport.

Destination: Cancun, Mexico!

Once they arrived, they travelled to Puerto Morelos, a pretty little town on the Caribbean coast. There, they put the bikes back together and got used to the summer temperatures. After a few days, they couldn’t wait to get back on the road with their TX-400s – along the Caribbean coast towards Merida, capital of the Yucatan peninsula. The first 500 km went by in a flash, with amazing sights to see: calm roads, friendly people, perfect beaches, incredible fauna and fresh, delicious fruit everywhere you went. In short: the biggest possible contrast to their previous tour of northern Europe. 


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