The Bucket LIST

World Bikepacking Tour

The Idea

You Only Live Once

In 2019, I took on the Munda Biddi Trail, a 1000km trail from Mundaring to Albany, it felt tougher than the Ho Chi Minh trail which was really remote and navigating throw bomb rough terrain and using packrafts for river crossings, my past lifestyle of heavy partying took its toll. My lungs gave out on the Munda Biddi trail, leaving me with only 10% breathing capacity upon returning to Vietnam. After nine months of medical treatments and battling tuberculosis, I faced uncertainty about future rides. However, three years later, my lungs recovered, fueling my determination to tackle even greater challenges a idea  was born  Bikepacking Bucket List. You Only Live Once , after all.

The Plan

Anywhere On The Planet

Live Track Exclusive Access to my Bikepacking Adventures! In real time mile by mile One of the incredible benefits of Live Track is the ability to interact and share Ideas. Imagine me receiving a message from you like, “Hey Mark, you’ve got to check out that stunning waterfall just a few miles away east from your live location is now. I camped under the stars there years ago, and it was absolutely amazing!” With Live Track, you’ll have the opportunity to connect in Real time anywhere in the world and 

 

The Goal

Over A Cold Beer

 

Embarking on a five-year solo bikepacking odyssey, I aim to fulfill my Bucket List dreams. From the icy tundra of Oimyakon to the ancient trails of the Aztecs and the vast Australian outback, I’ll traverse diverse terrains. Camping under the stars, witnessing the Northern Lights, and exploring forgotten historical sites will be highlights. This journey is not just about destinations; it’s about pushing my bike and myself to the limits, testing endurance, and embracing the true spirit of adventure. 

The Documentary

Netflix

 

Filming proved to be the most challenging and resource-intensive phase of preparation . Throughout 2023, I invested extensively in camera gear, underwent trials. From capturing content on trails, biking, and drone footage to editing, storage, and the crucial aspect of on-the-go charging, the learning curve was steep. While I’ve gained valuable insights, I acknowledge there’s much more to grasp. Some individuals are naturally adept at video creation, while others, like myself, must learn along the way. As I hit the road, I anticipate my creative skills evolving in the years ahead.

The Bucket LIST

Destinations

Namibia

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Namibia’s rugged beauty and diverse landscapes offer an unparalleled backdrop for an extraordinary bikepacking adventure. From the towering sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the vast plains of Etosha National Park, Namibia presents a myriad of challenges and rewards for cyclists. The desolate Skeleton Coast, with its haunting shipwrecks and dramatic cliffs, beckons adventurers seeking remote and untouched terrain. Moreover, the rich cultural heritage of Namibia’s indigenous peoples adds depth and meaning to the journey.

Australia

"Bikepacking Gold:

 

This is a fusion of two of my greatest passions: Bikepacking and prospecting for gold an endeavor I’ve yet to embark upon. And what better location to undertake this adventure than in the legendary Golden Triangle of Australia? My planned route spans over 1300 km of national park trails, each laden with a rich tapestry of gold-laden history. As I Bikepack 3 months these trails, I’ll relish the gold exploration, setting up camp amidst the rugged wilderness, armed with a Minelab SDC2300 and camera gear to document the adventure with one goal in mind: to find gold. I can’t wait!

Canada

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

Alaska

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

 

Iceland

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Iceland in the winter offers an enchanting setting for a bucket list bikepacking adventure, particularly for witnessing the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Camping beneath these dancing ribbons of light becomes a captivating experience, as the auroras illuminate the sky with vibrant hues, casting an ethereal glow over the landscape. The combination of biking through Iceland’s icy terrain by day and being awestruck by the celestial display of the Northern Lights by night creates a truly magical journey, fulfilling the dreams of any adventurous soul.

Mongolia

The Kazakh Eagle Hunters

“I aspire to undertake an epic bikepacking expedition across the vast plains of Mongolia, where I’ll delve into the ancient tradition of Kazakh eagle hunting. This adventure on my bucket list promises an unforgettable blend of physical challenge, cultural immersion, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Pedaling through the rugged terrain, I envision spending time with the Kazakh eagle hunters even if it just one night, and watch their age-old techniques and try to capture it on film , creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.”

 

Serbria

The Road Of Bone "2800Km"

Venturing onto the Bones Road: a 2,031 km winter bikepacking adventure. Guided by a bamboo fatbike, I’ll endure bone-chilling -50°C temperatures from Yakutsk to Magadan, Russia. This journey serves as a rigorous test, both for myself and my gear, pushing us to the limits in extreme conditions. As I pedal through the frigid landscapes, I embrace the challenge, fueled by the desire to conquer one of the world’s most daunting winter trails. One goal Don’t freeze to death 

Norway

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

The Nazca lines

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

Peru

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

 

Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Trail "1800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

United States

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

 

ARTINIA

The Ho Chi Minh Trail "1800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

North Korean

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

 

Finland

The Ho Chi Minh Trail "1800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

United States

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

 

Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Trail "1800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

United States

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.

 

Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Trail "1800Km"

 

Join me on Patreon as Navigator today and be part of this incredible Bikepacking adventure. With Live Track, personalized  recommendations, and the possibility of sharing a cold beer together, the experience becomes even more enriching. Let’s explore the great outdoors, create unforgettable memories, and Cheer’s to our passion of Bikepacking friendship

United States

The Great Divide "2800Km"

 

Not only that, but if you happen to be in the area as I pass through, let’s meet up for a refreshing cold beer. There’s nothing better than connecting with fellow Bikepacker’s enthusiasts, sharing stories, over a cold beer and discussing our mutual love for this exhilarating experience. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships and create lasting memories along the trails.