A Quest

We're Eric and Amaya, two ordinary people on a quest to bicycle through every country on the planet.

World Biking began in June 2006 as a 30 country/30,000 kilometer ride through Africa.

Somewhere between Senegal and South Africa, we fell in love with the idea of becoming full-time bicycle nomads and touring the world.

Now we’ve cycled more than 180,000 kilometers through 102 countries on all six permanently inhabited continents.

Our aim is to become the first couple to cycle through every country on the planet.  All 195 of them.

More about Eric Schambion

Eric has had a passion for travel ever since he was a small boy accompanying his father in the cab of his lorry throughout Europe. He grew up in Obernai, France and later moved to Darmstadt, Germany where he began his career with the European Space Agency.

More about Amaya Williams

Amaya grew up in Montana. She set off to explore the world in 1995 when an old high school friend (thanks Tracy!) asked her the probing question, "Is this really what you want out of life?” Caught up in the corporate rat race at the time, the answer was an emphatic ‘NO.’  

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Meet Eric

Chief flat-fixer, news junkie, podcast addict, ramen noodle fan, penny-pincher, philosophy nut
Meet Amaya

Meet Amaya

Photography enthusiast, dog lover, coffee addict, podcast junkie, yoga fan, creative wannabe, lover of chocolate

Getting Started

For help planning your own bicycle tour, have at look at the Resources  Section.

Check out our bikes and tent,  gear recommendations and favorite bike touring clothing pages for ideas on preparing for your bike tour.

Follow along on our ride around the world in the Tour Updates section.

And don't forget to download our FREE bicycle touring e-books.

Be sure to check out our supporters page to see which companies are helping us on our quest to become the first couple to cycle every country on the planet.

The A-Z of Bicycle Touring Project is a collaborative effort of the international bicycle touring community. Dozens of bicycle travelers of all different nationalities are coming together to inspire more people to hop on a bike and explore the world.

Get Connected

E-mail us: worldbiking(at)gmail.com

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