18 months, 50 countries, 90.000 kilometers – how I rode around the world on a motorcycle solo as a female traveler and what I learned along the way.
This video is for everyone who wants to see some parts of my journey around the world – but the highlights and the most memorable and intimate encounters – the lows and highs of my trip – you will only find in my book.

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// Your family. Your friends. Your job. Your language. Your life, as you know it. Imagine you leave all of this behind, and just go on a ride around the world. 18 months, 50 countries, 90.000 kilometers of adventure.

In my travelogue I tell a story of falling and getting up again, of courage and serenity, faith in oneself and other people, empathy, hope and determination. About setting out – but not to learn to fear the world, but to find adventure, friendship and love.
The moment that changes everything can come at any time. For me it’s a normal Monday morning in the office when I saw a colleague watering a plant with Evian mineral water. I quit my job, left my comfort zone and set off on a trip around the world.
Just my motorcycle Cleo and me, all alone.
But what do you do when there’s a military coup right in front of your window? If your lover turns out to be a Russian sniper? Or if you burn your eyes in the highest altitude desert of the world? You learn your lesson and move on.
The journey takes me past 8,000-meter-high mountains in Pakistan, through temples in India, to the safe shores of Australia, into the driest desert in the world in Chile and Bolivia – and in the end back to Germany. Breathlessly, I let my intuition and instincts guide me, experienced the highs and lows of traveling alone. I begans to see the world from a different angle, and discovered life in all its different facets and forms.

“‘Dwell in the land and you shall be fed.’ – that is out of the question for Lea Rieck. The more adventurous, the better. The worst journeys, she says, are the best.” Hans Magnus Enzensberger

„Absolutely worth reading” – Podcast Cosmopolitan

“Lea Rieck […] convinces with polished language and clever analyses […] a brilliant read with challenges and surprises even for non-motorcyclists. One wants to go on riding with Lea forever.” – Motorrad Magazin

“Wittily written, but still very close to heart […] a real page-turner!“ – Motorrad Abenteuer

// Time of journey: May 2016 – November 2017


// Welcome to the journey! I am Lea Rieck, a journalist and author and I want to take you with me on a motorcycle overlanding adventure to all the wild and beautiful places in the world!

// I circumnavigated the world solo from 2016-2017 and now I am going to all other places I have not seen yet. Now on the channel: the first stage of the journey through westafrica, my motorcycle ride from Germany to North Cape “Expedition North” and the best places to do a roadtrip to in Europe.

// Riding a Triumph Tiger 800 XCA

//This epiosde is filmed with:
Very bad, very old gear, that I can’t recommend.

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