World Bicycle Tour
Imke Frodermann and Ralph Lang, a German couple on a round-the-world cycling trip, finally reached Varanasi in January 2018 after setting out from the United States in August 2016! Through their travels, they encourage international cultural understanding and raise worldwide awareness about India. Their 17,000-km adventure was no cakewalk! They had to cross mountains and face extreme weather and wild animals. This is not their first trip to India. In 2014, Imke and Ralph started a school for poor children in Rajasthan, which they continue to fund.
Read more: https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2018/01/with-the-bicycle-around-the-world-to-visit-school-in-india/
From Munich to Mumbai
In 2016, travel writer and photographer Rishad Saam Mehta took a journey of a lifetime. He drove all the way from Germany to India in his Maharashtra-registered Audi Q7! The 60-day road trip covered nine countries and 40 cities across 20,000 kilometres. It kicked off in Ingolstadt, near Munich, which is home to German car manufacturer Audi, and ended at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The route he followed was once the only link between Europe and Asia—a fascinating route along which ideas, inventions, cultures, languages and spices reached other countries. It took him through Eastern Europe, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China and Myanmar.
Read more: http://www.natgeotraveller.in/in-photos-a-road-trip-from-munich-to-mumbai/
As part of the preparations, Luisa, Philipp and Dennis will reach Kochi on 30th March for a two-day training, during which they’ll test drive the auto rickshaw, learn basic repairs and pimp the rick. They’ll get to decorate it with their own funky designs before they “unroute”, that is, get to the starting line (Kochi) and make their way to the finishing line (Jaisalmer) with no set route in between! Guess getting lost along the way is part of the journey—and the fun!
All this fun is for a good cause (three, actually!):
1. Cool Earth: raise money for The Adventurists’ official charity working towards saving the world’s rainforests
2. The Child Trust (TCT): fund children’s education and health in India
3. Contribute to a children’s hospice in Cologne, Germany