Sofiane Sehili

Silk Road Adventure 2017

Sofiane Sehili

Silk Road Adventure 2017

Collection by Sofiane Sehili

83

Tours

855:14 h

10,138 mi

447,500 ft

A 16.000km, 3 months long journey between Paris and Taiwan, across Europe, Central Asia and China.
It's the big one. The one I spent many years dreaming about, until I gathered enough courage to undertake such a gigantic and intimidating endeavour.
It started from my doorstep a took me across 18 countries, over many mountain passes, in temperatures ranging from -5 to 40°C. Dusty deserts, snow capped peaks, great lonely plains, high plateaus, lush valleys; the landscapes were increbibly various and enchanting.
I did not plan much ahead. I just needed a general idea of the countries I would visit in order to arrange my visas beforehand. Then I just improvised day by day, often changing my mind, sometimes listening to the advice of other travelers met on the road. The only thing that mattered was to be eastbound. For this trip, I used an Omnium CXC frame and fork, with DT Swiss R460 rims laced to a DT350 hub in the back and a Shutter Precision dynamo hub in the front. I mounted them with Schwalbe marathon supreme tubeless tires. I used an old Shimano 1x9 groupset and TRP spyre mechanical disc brakes. I carried very little gear in my Apidura packs. [I used GPX files retrieved from another website were they had been uploaded 3 years ago. For some reason, they show the route average speed rather than the actual average speed]

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Tours & Highlights

  • 20:45
    204 mi
    9.8 mph
    15,275 ft
    15,725 ft
  • 17:10
    154 mi
    8.9 mph
    11,250 ft
    10,925 ft
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  • 10:16
    135 mi
    13.1 mph
    5,775 ft
    5,700 ft
  • 11:11
    127 mi
    11.3 mph
    3,850 ft
    3,775 ft
  • 10:40
    135 mi
    12.7 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,525 ft
  • 10:43
    120 mi
    11.2 mph
    5,125 ft
    5,425 ft
  • 10:56
    142 mi
    13.0 mph
    8,125 ft
    9,875 ft
  • 10:43
    125 mi
    11.7 mph
    6,025 ft
    5,150 ft
  • 05:24
    57.5 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,700 ft
  • 03:51
    33.7 mi
    8.8 mph
    4,850 ft
    1,650 ft
  • 10:24
    141 mi
    13.5 mph
    11,525 ft
    13,650 ft
  • 11:43
    141 mi
    12.0 mph
    6,250 ft
    8,750 ft
  • 09:56
    92.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    3,950 ft
    3,425 ft
  • 10:04
    132 mi
    13.1 mph
    2,600 ft
    7,525 ft
  • 08:21
    122 mi
    14.6 mph
    4,375 ft
    3,775 ft
  • 07:26
    122 mi
    16.4 mph
    3,000 ft
    2,600 ft
  • 08:47
    130 mi
    14.8 mph
    4,250 ft
    4,875 ft
  • 10:53
    162 mi
    14.9 mph
    10,850 ft
    5,975 ft
  • 08:32
    125 mi
    14.6 mph
    3,225 ft
    1,525 ft

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    83
  • Distance
    10,138 mi
  • Duration
    855:14 h
  • Elevation
    447,500 ft

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