Episode 74 – Barbara & Jordi

2 Locos On Wheels Cycling Around the World

Have you ever dreamt of leaving everything behind to explore the world on two wheels? Barbara and Jordi, the inspiring couple behind “@2LocosOnWheels,” did just that. In the latest episode of Seek Travel Ride, they share their incredible journey of cycling across continents, overcoming challenges, and experiencing the kindness of strangers.

Barbara and Jordi from 2LocosonWheels in front of the sign for Ushuaia

Barbara and Jordi’s adventure began in Dublin, where they decided to leave their comfortable life behind. Their dream was simple yet ambitious: to see the world by bicycle. They started with smaller journeys around Ireland, gradually building up to longer trips, including cycling the Wild Atlantic Way and the Camino de Santiago. Their first major test was a ride from Dubrovnik to Athens, a journey that tested their limits and prepared them for the bigger adventures to come.

One of the most striking aspects of their story is the emotional and physical challenges they faced. Barbara recalls moments of doubt, especially while pushing their bikes through the Albanian mountains, questioning her capability. Jordi, with his easygoing nature, emphasises the importance of patience and enjoying every moment, despite facing some health challenges.

As they cycled through nine European countries, they made sure to visit family and friends in Poland and Barcelona before embarking on the next leg of their journey in South America. A very tough moment for Barbara in particular was saying a last goodbye to her mum when leaving Poland, knowing they may not see each other again.

A significant part of their journey has been the support and generosity of strangers. As warm showers hosts in Dublin, they welcomed fellow cyclists into their home, learning valuable lessons and gaining insights into the world of long-distance cycling. This experience prepared them for their own travels, where they have been hosted by countless kind-hearted individuals, reinforcing the belief that the world is filled with good people.

From the rugged terrains of Patagonia to the iconic Route 40, Barbara and Jordi’s adventure is filled with breathtaking landscapes and heartwarming encounters with locals. Their story highlights the beauty of slow travel and the deep connections formed with people along the way.

What really struck me about Barbara and Jordi’s story is it’s not really about the cycling at all; rather, it’s about living in the moment, embracing the unknown, and appreciating the simple joys of life. Their journey is a reminder that dreams require risk, but the rewards are immeasurable. Whether it’s the stunning views of the Carretera Austral in Chile or the emotional arrival in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, their adventure is a reminder of the endless possibilities that await those who dare to live out their dreams.

Tune in to the latest episode of Seek Travel Ride to hear Barbara and Jordie’s full story and let their experiences inspire you to take that leap of faith, pursue your dreams, and explore the world around you.

Follow their ongoing journey on Instagram and Facebook at @2LocosOnWheels and join them as they continue to pedal towards new horizons.

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