• Bali bike tour Ubud
    Indonesia,  We12bike

    Bike tour Ubud: cycling through Bali’s rice fields

    Bike tour Ubud: cycling through Bali’s rice fields Have you seen ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ where Liz Gilbert cycles through the Bali rice fields? It’s very romanticized and I figured it would be hard to find such scenery when in Bali. I had heard that the Ubud area has changed a lot over the years and that I shouldn’t expect too much of it. However being Dutch, I figured that exploring Bali by bike would be a fun activity. I looked around for a bit and eventually found a Bali bike tour by Bali Breeze tours, that promised to show me a piece of Bali that only few people visit.  …

  • biking in Norway
    Norway,  We12bike

    Biking in Norway: an amazing ride from fjord to fjell

    Biking in Norway: an amazing ride from fjord to fjell It’s on a Monday afternoon when I open my mailbox and received an invite from Visit Norway. If I’d like to come biking in Norway. In two weeks time. My agenda is usually quite full, but for a bike trip in Norway I don’t mind shuffling my appointments and work around for a little bit. After making some phone calls, I manage to free six days in my schedule and two weeks later, I board the plan to Bergen to go biking in Norway.   Bike the Fjords is an initiative of Marta and her husband Sigbjørn. They are living…

  • biking in norway
    Norway,  We12bike

    Biking in Fjord-Norway in pictures

    This is why you want to go biking in Fjord-Norway As you may have noticed while visiting my social media channels, I was biking in Norway over the past week. I was invited on this trip by Innovation Norway and I accepted the invite without hesitation. Interest in biking in Norway is increasing and becoming more and more popular. Detailed blogs with tips and tricks as well as my route and more will of course follow, but for now I wanted to already give you a sneak peek of what I have seen along the way. I started my adventure in the small town of Voss, biked across mountain passes…

  • cycling the otago rail trail in new zealand
    New Zealand,  We12bike

    Cycling the Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand

    Cycling the Otago Rail Trail: about pedalling and sheep When you are from The Netherlands, aka “the country where everyone always rides a bike” (and NOT, “the country where everyone visits family on their ice skates because we have so many canals”, as it has been said during the recent winter Olympics), there’s no way we could say no to a little adventure on the Otago Central Rail Trail while in New Zealand.  This 150 kilometer former railway takes you through some truly stunning scenery in Central Otago and shouldn’t be too much of a problem for anyone who knows how to ride a bike. In this blog I’ll tell…