Juvimax adventures

An account of our lifestyle and family adventures around the world


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Wageningen to Halmstad

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 10:26 AM

May 25th, 2009

Wageningen (Netherlands) - Halmstad (Sweden)


So far we cycled 2600km from southern France.


After spending 2 days visiting friends and family we left on a rainy Sunday morning.

We cycled northeast through The Netherlands for another 2 days to reach Meppen in Northwestern Germany. We continued Northeast through the fields and villages. As we were going along, we noticed what looked like a life-siz...

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La Tapie to Wageningen

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM

May 15th, 2009

Already 1410 km in these last 2 weeks!


We are currently in Wageningen, the Netherlands.


We started once again from Philippe's parents home in Southern France. We biked north, following small roads connecting remote villages in the 'Massif Central" mountains. We cycled through Auvergne, a French vulcanic region. Here we cycled along scenic mountain farmland landscape overlooked by snowcapped vulcanoes.

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On the road again

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM

April 30, 2009


On the road again!

Currently bicycling from southern France to Northcape and then around Iceland.

We'll be travelling through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Once we reach Northcape we will fly to Iceland where we will cycle around the country. This trip is planned to take a total of 3 months.

We arrived at Philippe's parents in southern France a couple of weeks ago. We've spent...

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Soon to go again

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

April 3, 2009


We stopped our business in October 2007, to take some time off for traveling the world.

The first of March, 2008 we took off for our fist leg, a 500 km adventure on snowshoes. leaving from the front door of our house, finishing a few weeks later in Carmacks (Yukon Territory). After the breakup of the Yukon river, we continued from Carmacks, this time by canoe. Paddling the entire river, 3500km, all the way to the Bering sea, whe...

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Happy new year

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM

March 3, 2009


Happy new year everybody! It has been a few weeks since we completed our amazing trip by bicycle, but the memories are still fresh in our heads. We have been very busy working on our house, and serving for the Canadian forces, which gave us the opportunity to travel to Iqaluit in Baffin Island (Nunavut) and perform a patrol in northern BC and the Yukon.

Dahab to Cairo

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 10:20 AM

December 15, 2008

Dahab (Egypt) - Cairo (Egypt) Final destination for 2008.


Cheers to a succesfull 100 days and 6706 km of life changing experiences!


We arrived in Cairo after some crazy experiences on the Sinai Peninsula.

From the warm and friendly village of Dahab, we rode through the desert mountains. We passed few bedouin settlements where children came running to the road to ask us for food. After a day in ...

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Petra to Dahab

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:18 AM

December 8, 2008

Petra (Jordan) - Dahab (Sinai peninsula, Egypt)


We have sat in our saddles for 95 days and 6232 km.

We had a long steep climb out of Petra and followed a road that took us over the hilltops, going up and down but giving a breathtaking view of the desertic mountains surrounding us.

We made our way to Wadi Rum desert area famous for landscapes of red sand and towering peaks. We first stopped 20 km before the ...

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Damascus to petra

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 10:17 AM

December 1, 2008

Damascus (Syria) - Petra (Jordan)


We have ridden 6020 km in 88 days.


We left Damascus and had 120 km to the border. Our speed was fast, an average of 30km/h. We made 75km by 11am and reached the border around 3pm. It took us an hour to get through the process of getting our visas. We camped between two hamlets in a sandy hill.

Next day we decided to head towards Jerash, which was supposed to be j...

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Adana to Damascus

Posted on November 25, 2008 at 10:16 AM

November 25, 2008

Adana (Turkey) - Damasus (Syria)


We have travelled 5600 km and 82 days since we left.


This last week has been very special.

The day we left Adana we tried to camp at the beach. Just before arriving to the beach a group of people invited us for some fish. We enjoyed their company and went on as it got dark. On the beach we noticed someone walking back and forth constantly, checking on what we wer...

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Goreme to Adana

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 10:15 AM

November 18, 2008

Goreme - Adana (Turkey)


We have travelled 5120 km since we left, 75 days ago.

It has only been a few days since we last wrote, but we like to keep you up to date.

Leaving the Cappadoccia region, we decided to take a small road. There was barely any traffic and it was passing through magnificent valleys. We went through Canyons, along lakes, modest agricultural areas, and volcanic landscapes wıth more p...

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Ankara to Goreme

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 10:14 AM

November 14, 2008

Ankara - Goreme (Turkey)


We left La Tapie 71 days and 4800 km ago.

We've made our way out of the Turkish capital, and climbed our way up, higher on the central plateau. The road was very hilly, and still is. We climb an average of 1100m a day. The effort is easily forgotten by looking at all the nice landscapes we paddle along, desertic valleys and volcanic mountains, beautifully colored in red, pink...

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Istanbul to ankara

Posted on November 9, 2008 at 10:13 AM

November 9, 2008

Istanbul - Ankara (Turkey)


4500 km and 65 days since leaving from France


First of all we would like to thank everyone for the encouraging messages via our guestbook, and emails.

It has been an adventurous week, we arrived in Istanbul in the morning heat on Monday. We spent a full day enjoying some of the many sights this town has to offer. We visited the sublime downtown, the Grand bazaar, the ...

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Posted on October 31, 2008 at 10:11 AM

October 31, 2008

Odessa, Black sea (Ukraine)


Our week off in this city of many wonders has been very delightful.


We have been busy strolling around the downtown area, the beach and harbour. Also, we have spent many hours on the internet, doing research on the destinations to come. We have puzzled out different options, and tried to fit them in the 7 weeks we have left.

Odessa was our ultimate eastern goal for this fall...

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Orhei to Odessa

Posted on October 26, 2008 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


October 26, 2008

Orhei (Rep. of Moldavia) - Odessa (Ukraine)

We have paddled 3853 km in 52 days since we left from France.

We enjoyed a gorgeous day off in Orhei (Republic of Moldavia), and left the next morning in the rain. On our way to Tiraspol, we were very excited to see the first road sign showing Odessa at only 175km away.

Aproaching Tiraspol, a city shown on the map as part of the Moldavian republic, we...

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Zalau to Orhei

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM

October 23, 2008

Zalau (Romania) - Orhei (Republic of Moldavia)


We have 48 days and 3600 km behind us since we left from France.

It's been an interesting week. We kept traveling through Transsylvania under a sunny sky until we reached the Carpat Mountains. Unfortunately, we climbed the first passes under a heavy rain and thick fog. The roads were under construction most of the way up and were very very muddy.

We got some nice weathe...

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