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Tiphaine Muller - Cycled 20,000+ km over 14 months throughout Europe and Africa

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Tiphaine in her own words:

"My name is Tiphaine, I’m from France and since I was a child my parents took me backpacking in other continents. They’ve opened me to the world. After three years of studies to obtain my Specialized Educator diploma, I felt the urge to explore more of this planet. I went to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa for a year. The adventures I’ve experienced there made me reconsider my whole perspective on life.

Inspired by my short cycling trips in Australia and New Zealand, I bought a bicycle and left, in June 2017, on my 23rd birthday. I started from my home in Paris, without a real plan, without a final destination and ended up cycling 20,000 km in 14 months, half of it with Martin (@hi.martin.cycles).

This trip, more than any others, showed me that dreams can come true and that travelling is a matter of motivation. Since then, I dare to live a different life, “unstable”, full of changes, adventures, experiences, that make me who I am today.”

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Show notes

  • Who is Tiphaine

  • Wanting some adventure

  • Deciding to head to Australia on a working holiday

  • Wanting to continue living this different lifestyle

  • Her younger years and spending time backpacking with her family

  • Not being afraid of travelling solo

  • Having a plan verses being more flexible and playing things by ear

  • Wanting to join the Civil Service in France

  • Rethinking her whole perspective on life

  • Realising how little you need to be happy

  • Coming back to Paris after 15 months of travelling

  • Not knowing what to do next

  • Paying for her cycle trip and saving up money

  • Why its cheap to travel by bike

  • Keeping costs down while on the road

  • Leaving Paris on her 23rd Birthday

  • The route and the plan

  • Meeting Martin in Africa @hi.martin.cycles and deciding to cycle across the Sahara together

  • Using Warmshowers in Europe

  • Wanting to explore more of Africa and heading to East Africa for 7 months

  • Dealing with elephants close to the tent!

  • Resupply and accommodation in Africa

  • Route planning and the challenging in Europe

  • Trying to pick the nicer routes and avoiding the main roads

  • Maintaining the bike on a long journey

  • Not knowing how to change a flat tyre at the start

  • Buying a simple bike for 450 EURO

  • Learning new skills on the road

  • Writing her first e-book: Little Miss Pedals: 20,000 km on a bicycle through Europe and Africa

  • Final words of advice to encourage you to take on your own challenge or adventure.

  • Why it’s worth it!


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Instagram: @littlemisspedals


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