Two Years on a Bike


Could you live permanently on the road? When all your belongings fit in a few bags, your office is a roadside diner, and your home is a meandering route from Canada to the southern tip of Argentina?

In Two Years on a Bike, Martijn Doolaard puts it to the test. Strapping the necessities onto his bicycle, he ventures into desolate wastelands and sojourns in vast cities, exploring what it means to be at home in the world while embracing a life of minimalism and long-term travel.

Along the winding roads of California’s coasts, the impenetrable jungles of Mexico, the ever-higher passes of the Andes Mountains, and the severe alpine forests of Patagonia, Doolaard eschews comfort and convention for the sake of documenting life on one of the world’s most breathtaking—and notorious—routes.

Editors: gestalten & Martijn Doolaard
Release date: January 2022
Format: 24 x 32 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 416 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-050-0

Martijn Doolaard is a dutch photographer, designer and travel writer. He grew up in a small town in the Netherlands where fishing and camping holidays with his three brothers formed the inspiration of his current outdoor life. In 2015, he put his life in the city on pause and rode his bicycle to China, describing the trip in the widely acclaimed One Year on a Bike, published by gestalten. The itch of leaving again came quite soon...




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